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BY GABE HERMAN | It turns out the skateboarding will continue in Tompkins Square Park after all. The Parks Department announced on Fri., Sept. 6, that it would not — as previously planned — be laying synthetic turf over a portion of the East Village park that has been used for decades as a spot […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Advocates want kids to remember that it’s “back to school” not “back to JUUL.” Thurs., Sept. 5, marked the first day of classes in New York City. Members of the Flavors Hook Kids NYC coalition marked the occasion by gathering signatures for a petition supporting legislation to restrict the sale of flavored […]

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For decades, the Gifted and Talented program has given some of the sharpest young minds in the New York City public school system a chance to challenge themselves, hone their skills and cultivate their minds to their fullest potential. But if a group of education reformers whispering in the ears of Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

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BY CARON SHAPIRO | At Stuyvesant High School, a display case of Christian evangelical materials doesn’t seem quite kosher to some parents and students. It’s located near the auditorium where you might expect to find school football or debating trophies. The outfacing books in the exhibit, such as “The Case for Christ” and “Why Become a […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   PERFORMANCES   Salsa till you drop: The New York International Salsa Congress runs through Sept. 1, featuring full days of concerts by live bands, dance showcases, instructional workshops and nonstop late-night social, bachata and world-music dancing until 4 a.m. At the New York Marriott Marquis, at 1535 Broadway, between 45th […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |    KIDS Summer on the Hudson: Game Days: Children age 12 and younger are provided with games like giant tic-tac-toe, hopscotch, jump rope and more. Wed., Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at 125th and Marginal Sts. on the West Harlem Piers. Free. Family Festival: Young Artists en Plein […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Hudson River Park Trust is starting the process of taking over management of The River Project after the retirement of the latter’s founder, Cathy Drew. The two groups announced the transition earlier this month. The River Project, an independent marine science group, has been on the West Side since the […]

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A young bootblack, with his shoeshine equipment at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, gave a direct look to the camera on July 25, 1924. The photographer, Lewis Hine, was also a sociologist who used photography to advocate for reforming child labor laws. Hine was an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee from […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MUSEUM “Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story”: This exhibition takes as its starting point the painting “The Death of Michael Stewart,” informally known as “Defacement,” created by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1983. The work commemorates the fate of the young black artist Michael Stewart at the hands of New York City Transit […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The renovated Chase bank on 125th St. buzzed with excitement a few weeks ago when, meeting each other for the first time, 30 young people were about to embark on a remarkable experience. They hailed from New York, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Oakland. During a 72-hour road trip to New Orleans […]

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