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Hudson River Park sees new highs in attendance and green initiatives

BY GABE HERMAN | Hudson River Park had a record-breaking 2019 for attendance and some of its environmental programs, according to a recent announcement from the Hudson River Park Trust. The park had almost 200,000 people attend the park’s nearly 800 events and programs during the year. Such programs include dance and music events, movie […]

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | All were bundled many layers thick, against a frigid Thursday evening. “Sing for the Season” with Third Street Music School Settlement brought out dozens of children and parents and adults — students at the school to celebrate the time of year. Holding their 22-page caroling booklet in mittened hands, the seven […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | When Brother Thomas Casey first arrived last June as the new president at the college preparatory boy’s Catholic high school La Salle Academy on East 6th Street, he looked at the diversity of its student body in astonishment. “This looks like New York!” he said. Brother Thomas has worked with many varied […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Last Friday, Santa’s sleigh traveled down MacDougal Street at 42-feet long and with red lights flashing, on his way to Father Fagan Park. That’s how he rolls, New York City style! Descending from Greenwich Village Hook & Ladder 5 (the firehouse is at 6th Avenue and Houston Street) with a gold bag […]

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BY SALLY CURTIS | As more families move into Lower Manhattan, there is an ever-increasing demand for ballfields for youth team sports. Ballfield advocates are pitted against real estate interests and developers who want commercial development and tourist attractions like the Highline. The conflict is all the more acute since it is taking place in […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A Chelsea school is getting $25,000 worth of new computers and technology thanks to a donation by B&H Photo and Intel. P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep, an elementary school at 281 Ninth Ave., was chosen by B&H for the donation after the electronics store won Intel’s 10th Annual Score with Intel Core […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Bright sun warmed the November chill.  It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Sunday at Chelsea Waterside Park, 11th Ave and 23rd Street, when throngs of families flocked to the second annual fall festival of pumpkin smashing hosted by Hudson River Park. A Chelsea mom stacked six big but shrinking pumpkins […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The West Village’s Grove Street Court, a grouping of six brick-faced townhouses, has become a pumpkin patch. Easily spotted through the wrought iron fence are seven — with one letter carved on each to spell a word with a clear message: “I-M-P-E-A-C-H.”

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BY GABE HERMAN | After the Halloween fun is over, the question is, What to do with those rotting pumpkins? One way to get rid of them responsibly is at a “Pumpkin Smash” event being hosted by Hudson River Park’s Community Compost Program. The free event will be on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. […]

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BY ELISE BIRKETT | In a city that less than a decade ago labelled honeybees as equally dangerous as hyenas and venomous snakes, beekeeping has become not only a hobby for many New York City residents, but a platform for bee conservation and food-insecurity education. In July, bees were declared the most important species on […]

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