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BY EMILY DAVENPORT | One of Manhattan’s most progressive universities will be celebrating 100 years of education with a week-long festival. On Oct. 1-6, The New School will host The Festival of New to celebrate the school’s centennial anniversary with one-of-a-kind performances and discussions, as well as academic and cultural offerings with the change-makers who are […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Comptroller Scott Stringer and state Senator Brad Hoylman stopped by the Jacob Riis Early Childhood Learning Center in the East Village on Monday as part of a tour of the city’s daycare centers.  After briefly playing with toddlers, both elected officials held a mini-round table discussion with parents and childcare workers — […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The Hudson River Park Trust and its hired landscape architects presented an updated design for the planned park on Gansevoort Peninsula last week, and it contains a regulation, high-school-size soccer field. But there are still some community concerns about the treatment of the planned “beach” on the peninsula’s southern edge. Gansevoort — […]

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By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech and Gabe Herman |   FOOD Speakin’ of vegan…: The Hester Street Fair will hold a Vegan Food Fest on Sat., Sep. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a new venture at Hester Street Fair, which is celebrating its 10th year and will be partnering on this one with Cheff’ […]

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BY HOWARD BRANDSTEIN | The coastal resiliency problem we are facing is precipitated by decades of decisions that did not address the core cause and problem. We should take this opportunity to act in a new direction that can address them. Over the past 10 years New York City has spent more than $150 million to […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As much of the East Side community remains strongly opposed to the city’s coastal-resiliency plan, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilmember Carlina Rivera this week announced the hiring of an independent consultant to review the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. Community complaints about the E.S.C.R. — a flood-protection project — include that […]

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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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