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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Billie Andersson has tried everything and everyone — foundations, corporations, and government agencies — to get enough money together to put on “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton this summer. Andersson, artistic director for the new company and non-profit Shakespeare Downtown, is now trying a crowd-funding site, Indiegogo (Shakespeare Downtown at […]

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BY JUDITH MAHONEY PASTERNAK  |  The legendary Judith Malina, co-founder of the Living Theatre, died April 10 at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. She was 88. Diminutive in stature, immense in her influence, a passionately committed pacifist and anarchist who respected no rules, but cherished everything and everyone human, Malina spent […]

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A taxi driver went into cardiac arrest and rammed into a city tour bus in Tribeca Sunday before being killed, police say. Harry Laventure, 68 and from Brooklyn, was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The accident happened at around 11 a.m. at Church and Murray Sts. […]

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Child abuser attacks Samaritan, police say On Sat., Apr. 11, a woman cursing and threatening at a young toddler on the A train at 9 a.m. attacked a woman who tried to intervene, police say. The attacker — it is not clear her relationship to the girl — was threatening the child with a bottle […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC |Billie Andersson has tried everything and everyone — foundations, corporations, and government agencies — to get enough money together to put on “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton this summer. Andersson, artistic director for the new company and non-profit Shakespeare Downtown, is now trying a crowdfunding site, Indiegogo, to raise the […]

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Four years after opening, the owner of the luxury tower housing Spruce Street School has just inked a deal to bring a retail shop to the building: Birch Coffee. The high-end coffee shop already in the West Village and three other Manhattan locations, hopes to open in “New York By Gehry” by the end of […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  While the future of local groups’ ballfield time remains cloudy, the Battery Park City Authority has no established written guidelines for its permit process, according to its spokesperson. The Battery Park City community was taken by surprise this year when the authority decided to open up the permit process for […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  (Posted April 9, 2015) | Old enough to assert itself but young enough to learn new tricks, the 14th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival is back where it started. Here we go round again — this time with a new multi-screen venue, a sprawling events hub and prestige premieres all taking place […]

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Move over Empire State Building, there is new game in town. One World Observatory will be opening Fri., May 29 — offering spectacular vistas of the city from above 1,250 feet. Located on three levels — 100, 101 and 102 — of 1 World Trade, the observatory will be high-tech. Upon entering, visitors will be […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The stress-ridden middle school admission process in District 2 lacks any real choice, according to some, and there’s a new idea intended to fix that, but it could strain schools already flooded with applicants. Eric Goldberg, a member of the district’s Community Education Council for the last four years, said […]

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