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Caught wielding sword in Chinatown On the afternoon of Wed., May 29, a police traffic sergeant noticed a man acting erratically and carrying a 16-inch long sword near Canal St. in Chinatown. She gave chase while calling for backup. Within moments, uniformed and plainclothes officers from the Fifth Precinct cornered the man in a Chinese […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE |The R Train’s connection between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn will close for over a year to repair damage sustained during Superstorm Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced this week. The Montague Tube, a pair of mile-long tunnels that connect Brooklyn Heights with the Financial District, will shut down for 14 weeks starting […]

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Dates: Thursday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 11 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Here’s Transit Sam’s review of New York City’s new bike share program after 8 rides throughout Downtown: 1-      These are good-looking bikes that ride and handle great. 2-      Stations are ubiquitous in Lower Manhattan meaning many taxi and subway […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |Dance New Amsterdam trains professional and aspiring professional dancers how to perform without injury and how to overcome injuries, but D.N.A. itself has taken one bruising after another. On May 28, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. New York City’s landlord/tenant court has given the non-profit organization until the end of […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE |On a sweltering Friday afternoon, a handful of people were scattered throughout the small graveled plaza near the southern end of Washington St., most of them consulting maps or iPhones for their next destination, while a few chatted over iced beverages from a recently-opened Starbucks. The pedestrian plaza opened between Carlisle and […]

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UPDATED MAY 30, 2013 D.I.D. endorsements Downtown Independent Democrats endorsed John Liu for mayor Wednesday night over Bill de Blasio in a runoff. In the hotly contested City Council races, the club not surprisingly went with its district leader, Jenifer Rajkumar over Councilmember Margaret Chin, but surprisingly went for Corey Johnson over Yetta Kurland, even […]

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  ‘Connections’ kicks off summer theater fest season BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com and indietheaternow.com) | New York City’s busy summer theater festival season kicks off on May 29 with Planet Connections, a four-week celebration of independent theater and social consciousness that is now in its fifth year. a Its official moniker is “Planet Connections […]

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Avant-garde, acoustic, other sounds make the coming months rock and swing BY SAM SPOKONY | Whenever the seasons change, it’s like I’m seeing everything for the first time…again. Yes, maybe I could chalk that up to some rapid diminishment of long-term memory — a possible result of all those things I may or may not […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  |  A new ballet school opened last week in Battery Park City, focused on making ballet accessible to young children, as parents enroll their kids in dance lessons at younger and younger ages. Children’s Warehouse, a ballet studio for children ages three months to six years, opened its doors at The Club […]

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A wave of anti-gay violence in recent weeks, escalating with the murder of Marc Carson in Greenwich Village on May 18, prompted a march of 1,500 people from a nearby L.G.B.T. Center Monday, May 20, to the site of the shooting on 8th St. The most recent victim of anti-gay crime was gay rights activist […]

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