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By JOSH ROGERS  | (Posted May 4, 2015 and last updated May 7) It was 40 or 50 small steps for man, and though it won’t be remembered as “a giant leap for mankind,” it did make a little World Trade Center history. Yves Guelat, a Swiss businessman on his way to a meeting at one […]

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While Shakespeare Downtown’s free performances of “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton have been canceled for this summer; Bard lovers should fret not, for the New York Classical Theatre is performing “Measure for Measure” inside and outside the grounds of the historic Castle. Now in its 16th season of free outdoor productions, New York Classical […]

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Long-running Art and play Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Mondays – Wednesdays,10 am–noon,; Free. Preschoolers drop-in and play with other toddlers, in this interactive play time on the grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories too.   Basketball clinic Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; www.bpcparks.org/event; Mondays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free.  Staffers teach children of […]

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Famed Austrian chef, Eduard “Edi” Frauneder, will open a new restaurant in the Financial District. He plans to move into the former Bunrasa space at 109 Washington St., between Carlisle and Rector Sts. It will be an Austrian-leaning restaurant — a neighborhood joint offering good food with solid wine, beer and cocktail selections, he told […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON    |  Standing on one of the new Whitney Museum of American Art’s outdoor terraces, one can take in the whole sweep of the surrounding neighborhood. According to the museum, this was the intent: to have the terraces face inward toward the city, as opposed to outward toward the Hudson River. From […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  | On Tues., May 19, the Museum of Jewish Heritage will premiere a never-before-seen 1945 documentary directed by Alfred Hitchcock. However, unlike a typical film by the master of suspense, this isn’t a psychological thriller that will leave viewers wondering until the mystery is finally unraveled at the last minute. Rather, the […]

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New restaurant Vbar Seaport may be opening May 15 or sooner, Enrico Ciotti, founder of Vbar & Company, told Downtown Express recently. The third restaurant for the group, at 212 Front St., will be open all day. The menu is focused on seafood with a Mediterranean vibe. “We don’t like to rubberstamp” our restaurants, said […]

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(Posted May 7, 2015 and last updated May 13) Taste of Tribeca chefs say mother knows best. Many of them reminisced about the first meal to inspire them and a trend was noted: mom was usually the cook responsible. They learned a lot from mom over the years and now they have chosen to pass […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  It was 40 or 50 small steps for man, and though it won’t be remembered as “a giant leap for mankind,” it did make a little World Trade Center history. Yves Guelat, a Swiss businessman on his way to a meeting at one World Financial Center, ended up being the first to […]

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Stranger slashes woman It turned ugly when a woman ignored a man who tried chatting her up at the Brooklyn Bridge station (J, Z 4,5,6) in the Civic Center on Sat., May 2 at around 6 p.m., police say. The man, who was later described to police as around 35, 5’6” and 165 pounds, tried […]

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