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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A New York State Appellate Court ruled in favor of the American Natural History Museum and the city in a lawsuit filed by park advocates who wanted to stop the museum’s expansion into Theodore Roosevelt Park. The group sued the museum to block it from building the Gilder Center for Science, Education […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A comprehensive exhibit about the Auschwitz concentration camp has opened at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park. “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” is produced in partnership with Musealia, an international exhibition firm, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland. Featuring more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs, […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A recently released summary of community feedback on the design of Gansevoort Peninsula is inaccurate, according to Community Board 2 residents. The summary drafted by the Hudson River Park Trust states that community members want the 5.56-acre space to sport a soccer field, open green space and some sort of water-related feature, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON |   ENVIRONMENT E-recycling: The Meatpacking Business Improvement District is hosting an electronic waste-recycling event on Fri., May 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your old phones, laptop computers, printers, batteries, monitors, mice, TVs, VCRs, DVDs, phones and more to dispose of them and help keep our environment healthy. South side of […]

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Back in 1911, the Tompkins Square Park playground had a boys’ side and girls’ side. The Lower East Side playground was apparently very heavily used back then, even in the winter. It was an era before civilian use of radio. The advent of television and, later, computers and then smart phones were decades away. Families […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Lower East Side is filled with hazardous playgrounds, according to a newly study released by Comptroller Scott Stringer. The report, “State of Play: A New Model of NYC Playgrounds,” states that 13, or 25 percent, of the playgrounds in Community District 3 were found “unacceptable” by the Parks Department inspection program. […]

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The school year is coming to a close, and it’s time to fill your kids’ schedule for summer break. One-day visitors and longtime residents alike know there’s no shortage of things to do around Manhattan when the weather is right. From art festivals to amusement parks, the kids will be busy. Renting a minibus or […]

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Greenwich Village Little League held its Opening Day ceremonies Sat., April 6, at Pier 40, at W. Houston St. A full lineup of local politicos was on hand, including Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, state Senators Brad Hoylman and Brian Kavanagh, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and District Leader candidate […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS AND RICO BURNEY |   COMMUNITY L-Train Open House: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Department of Transportation will be holding their last open house at which residents can learn about and give feedback on the upcoming L-train “slowdown” and the future of M14 crosstown bus service. Mon., April 8, at the […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Google is doubling down on its efforts to foster greater diversity among tomorrow’s tech leaders. Its Chelsea-based program, Google Code Next, now has a larger physical space. The enlarged center, twice the size of its previous incarnation, officially opened on March 5. Besides its increased size, the space has a fresh and […]

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