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Manhattan Happenings, Week of July 18, 2019

BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MARKET Summer Ice Cream Blizzard: While the Grand Bazaar NYC runs every Sunday, this weekend it will be especially chill. That’s because the indoor/outdoor market will feature the “best and most unique artisanal ice cream makers.” In addition, as usual, there will be more than 130 artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage […]

BY LYNN PACIFICO | When our mothers told us to go out and play, they might have just wanted us out of the house. But we benefitted from those afternoons in the park — in more ways than we imagined. Science is proving the staggering benefits of spending time in nature for all of us, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local skateboarders are pushing back against a Parks Department move to lay down synthetic turf in a corner of Tompkins Square Park that has been popular with skateboarders going back three decades. The planned upcoming East Side Coastal Resiliency Project would close East River Park for three-and-a-half years while 8 to […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | With wild cheers from adoring fans, a whirlwind of confetti, the mayor and the governor in tow, purple hair, tattoos and some swigs of well-deserved bubbly, the victorious U.S. Women’s National Team rolled up lower Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes Wednesday, from Battery Park to City Hall. The talented, spirited and inspiring […]

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BY PAUL DeRIENZO | On Tues., June 25, Community Board 3 voted 33 to 3 with 1 abstention to approve, with conditions, the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. An “October surprise” dropped on the community last autumn, the E.S.C.R.P. would close East River Park for at least three-and-a-half years. It would raise the 57-acre park by […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | New York City’s park bathrooms stink. That’s the finding of a report from City Comptroller Scott Stringer. That is, they’re subpar. The report, “Discomfort Stations: The Conditions and Availability of NYC Park Bathrooms,” highlights the dire state of the city’s 1,428 park restrooms, which were found to have 400 damaged sinks, toilets, […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Playground One, in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Two Bridges, will be completely reconstructed. Councilmember Margaret Chin, state Senator Brian Kavanagh, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and students from P.S. 1 (the Alfred E. Smith School), the playground’s namesake, gathered there on June 25, to break ground on the $3.5-million project. According […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | After moving its home last year into a new building a few neighborhoods south, Murray Hill, the Turtle Bay Music School is preparing for another change as it sets to open a preschool this fall. The school was founded in 1925 on E. 49th St. It was then at 244 E. […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   PRIDE LaMaMa gathering: L.G.B.T.Q. artists from New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, Italy and South Korea will participate in Stonewall 50 at La MaMa, at Tony Award-winning venue La MaMa ETC, at 66 E. Fourth St., from May 23 to June 30, as part of World Pride. This weekend they present […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | West Prep Academy middle school on the Upper West Side offers a unique service learning program that gives students a special opportunity to work abroad with vulnerable children in Costa Rica. Seventh and eighth graders at West Prep, at 150 W. 105 St., participate in the program, which partners with the nonprofit […]

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