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BY GABE HERMAN | There was a groundbreaking at Seward Park on May 31 to kick off renovations there as part of the city’s Parks Without Borders program. The program was launched in 2015 with the goal of better connecting parks with surrounding communities, including providing better access and adding amenities to underused park areas. […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | You better grab a seat for this one. In the greatest number of schools participating in a citywide parks event ever, students from 30 schools recently unveiled their powerful social-action “bench murals” in Washington Square Park. The brightly painted benches — 30 of them in all — were arrayed along the edge […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | With community board members and youth sports advocates up in arms over the recently released draft legislative amendments for Pier 40, at least one lawmaker is saying local politicians now must “balance the various needs” of the W. Houston St. pier and Hudson River Park more sensibly. But time may be running […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH |   ART ‘Flashy’ student art show: The first-ever art exhibition featuring work from 75 Morton/M.S. 297 students will take place for one night only on Tues., June 11, at La Nacional, the Spanish Benevolent Society, at 239 W. 14th St. “Made x Morton” will feature the work of 75 sixth and […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The votes are in, and the winning projects have been announced for the City Council District 2 Participatory Budgeting process. Nearly 4,800 votes were cast in the district during the voting process, from March 30 until April 7, according to Councilmember Carlina Rivera’s office. Council District 2 includes the East Village, part […]

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BY ALICIA SKOVERA | With camp beginning at the end of June, children attending New York summer camps who have mental health issues won’t be getting the care they need and deserve. Under current law, New York camp directors are unable to hire mental health practitioners to address the myriad of mental health problems campers arrive […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Borough of Manhattan Community College Foundation’s board of directors hosted a gala on May 16 that raised $922,000 for scholarships for the school’s students. Called “Invest in a Future, Celebrate Success,” the college-boosting confab was attended by 480 people. Honorees included Tim Gokey, C.E.O. of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., and special […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated May 29, 8:00 p.m. | As expected, the legislative amendments being proposed by state lawmakers for Pier 40 include allowing commercial office development on the jumbo-sized W. Houston St. pier. However, the modifications also call for bumping up the amount of the pier’s public open space by 23 percent. But what the […]

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BY JONAH BENTON, BUXTON AND LISA MIDYETTE AND ANSHAL PUROHIT | Toward the end of last year, the future of our Blue Ribbon award-winning school, P.S. 150, the Tribeca Learning Center, hung in the balance. That is when the families and staff members learned that after 25 years in our beloved home, our school would […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Two Stuyvesant High School students have been chosen to be among this year’s select group of Milken Scholars. The scholarship is from the Milken Institute and the Milken Family Foundation and was founded in 1989. The program selects high school seniors based on factors such as academic performance, community service, leadership skills […]

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