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BY MATT WINDMAN | What in the name of Zeus is “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” — a lightweight and makeshift children’s musical based on Rick Riordan’s 2005 novel that launched the popular “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” fantasy series — doing on Broadway instead of an elementary school auditorium? A sort of successor […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has selected a design for the forthcoming $500,000 monument to journalist Nellie Bly in the island’s Lighthouse Park.  “The committee, made up of RIOC employees and community leaders, unanimously selected this bold installation that will not only represent Nellie Bly’s time here, but her impact on the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea public housing residents protested this spring after the mayor proposed a plan that would let private developers build on public land as a way to raise needed funds for the NYCHA developments. Now, before the plan goes any further, elected officials have announced a working group that will include local […]

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BY SHAYE WEAVER | Just seven months after its official opening, the ritzy Hudson Yards area has become the most expensive neighborhood in New York City, dethroning TriBeCa for the title, according to a report by Property Shark. The report released on Wednesday says that the median sale price, between April 1 and June 30, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Daily Goods, a healthy fast-casual shop, has opened a location in Chelsea Market. This is the store’s second location, after a spot in the Financial District at 116 John St. The nutritionist-curated menu comes from Director of Nutrition Molly Knauer and Executive Chef Christopher Patt. The new location expands its menu […]

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The following are notable crimes within the 19th and 20th precincts: Kitchen knife threat A man robbed an Upper East Side CVS by threatening an employee with a kitchen knife, police say.  At 11:42 p.m. on Oct. 2, the suspect walked into a CVS Pharmacy located at 305 East 86th Street, took items off the […]

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The following are notable crimes from the 10th Precinct: Chelsea cellphone robbery caught on video Police are looking for a suspect in a sidewalk cellphone robbery in Chelsea on Thursday, Sept. 12. Around 1:25 p.m., in front of 532 West 22 St., a man approached a 37-year-old woman and grabbed her cellphone from her hand, […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Swimmers, rejoice! The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center Indoor Pool at Clarkson and Seventh Avenue South reopens on Saturday after a much-needed renovation. The New York City Parks Department fixed leaks, cracks and regrouted the tiles of the entire 70-foot-long pool, which will be refilled during the week before it opens on Saturday — almost […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | “Drag queen,” “femme,” “queer,” “trans,” “drag king” — if any of these terms interest you, you’ll want to see “A Night at Switch n’ Play,” a new documentary that examines the Brooklyn-based drag and burlesque collective “Switch n’ Play.” The film, directed by Cody Stickels and produced by Chelsea Moore, is […]

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BY SHAYE WEAVER | During an Aug. 5 drawing of the New York Lottery, a Manhattan resident discovered he had the winning numbers for a $7 million jackpot. “It’s surreal,” the winner, Stephen Deiro of Manhattan, said. “I knew I would win one day. I always play the same numbers.” Deiro went to the Lex & […]

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