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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, each with its own attributes and each assigned to a year. This year, 2013 (or 4711 in the Chinese lunar calendar) is the Year of the Snake. This is counted as a lucky year for those born in previous years of the […]

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Calling all Christmas trees and wrecked tech. Are you tired of maneuvering your vacuum cleaner around that now-droopy evergreen, shedding needles in the living room? What about the cracked camcorder that was conveniently replaced this year? Well now is your chance to dispose of them in a safe, environmentally-friendly way as New York City brings […]

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The deadline to apply to Borough President Scott Stringer’s office to become a Manhattan community board member is coming up next week on Jan. 18. After that date, applications can still be submitted but will be kept on file to fill vacancies that may arise mid-term. The competition is always stiff, but Stringer’s office reports […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New York is a city where anything can happen, and it does. Last week, Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel director of the Museum of the City of New York and president of the South Street Seaport Museum, received a letter enclosing a check for half a million dollars to help […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Lower East Side community leaders are optimistic about the progress of a survey aimed at helping the Two Bridges neighborhood strengthen its local food economy, following the Dec. 22 closing of a Pathmark supermarket that had for nearly three decades been a lifeline for that neighborhood’s elderly and low-income residents. In […]

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  As the giant steel section of 1 World Trade Center’s massive spire went through Lower Manhattan on Sun., Dec. 15 to its rightful place at Ground Zero, it seemed to dominate the streets it would soon by surveying from on high. The steel cylinder was one of eight pieces to arrive in New Jersey […]

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Seven New York City teachers have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in math and science classrooms, including Michelle Persaud, a science teacher from Murry Bertraum High School. “She has a special talent as someone who can create really interesting curricula,” said Mary McCormick, president of the Fund of the City of New York, which […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS |Most of Tribeca’s Pier 25 is expected to reopen to the public Monday but the beloved playground is months away from being rebuilt after being ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. The playground is closest to land but it fared much worse than the rest of the pier because of damage done to the […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The Districting Commission has released its final revised boundaries to be submitted to the U.S. Justice Dept. and Council Member Rosie Mendez is feeling happier about the latest lines. In the previous round, the northern part of her District 2 had been pushed crosstown and uptown significantly, zigzagging up through the […]

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  BY HELAINA HOVITZ | Thanksgiving dinner usually doesn’t take place at noon on a Monday, but when you have more than 1,000 hungry mouths to feed in a single day — and a slew of high-profile celebrities to schedule in — you’ve got to make it work. The holiday came early for many of the […]

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