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PUBLISHED ONLINE Aug 6, 2013   |  PUBLISHED IN PRINT Aug 14, 2013  |BY MADELYN WILS  | On Monday August 5, two days after her 53rd birthday, my friend Lizzie died.  Such a simple statement, yet in my life and others, an irreplaceable loss.  Liz Berger was a relentless champion of Lower Manhattan, a loving mother, […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FOR EID As of Friday, August 2, there is no R train service between Court St. in Brooklyn and Whitehall St. in Manhattan. On weekdays, the R will operate in two sections: Brooklyn only, and Queens and Manhattan only. On weekends and late nights, the R train […]

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  A man and his kite on Saturday night on Tribeca’s Pier 25.

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Reverend Billy connects local dots to global concerns BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  You’re halfway home to making a sale if your book jacket delivers a compelling promise of things to come — and boy, does Revered Billy nail it. But is it too late to for salvation, even if you buy the message? With his […]

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  The East River and the Downtown Heliport provided a scenic backdrop for this couple last week.

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Good stand on Stand Your Ground To The Editor: Thank you for your outstanding editorial on the Trayvon Martin killing (editorial July 17 – 30, “The Trayvon verdict”). Your analysis of George Zimmerman’s actions within the larger context of so-called “volunteer” security officers enlisted in too many neighborhoods around the country got to the crux of […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Friday is an Accident Alert Day, kicking off the most dangerous month statistically on the road. With summer construction ramping up and lots of families heading out of town, early August sees four of the year’s ten deadliest driving days. I urge drivers to be especially cautious […]

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Electrical installation at the Police Memorial postponed: Superstorm Sandy dumped around nine feet of water into the vault that holds the electrical equipment for the New York City Police Memorial fountain, for the Kowsky Plaza dog run and for the playground known as “Pumpkin Park.” The equipment hasn’t worked since. Recently, the Battery Park City […]

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The annual Figment art installation opened on Governors Island in June but the art work, including many pieces designed for children, will be there for the rest of the summer, including a tree house with art pieces, which is back for its third year.  The house is made from old doors found on Brooklyn streets.  […]

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Who’s stopping who? Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been the most frequent defender of N.Y.P.D.’s stop and frisk policy, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told us she holds Mayor Bloomberg responsible for the large number of stops. “As it relates to stop and frisk, Ray Kelly has implemented, I believe, the plan as his […]

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