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BY BRIANA BARTENIEFF |   1, 2, 3, 4 Those are the number of ridges on my keys that I count as I rub my sweaty fingertip on as I walk home It stings and becomes raw and distracts me from the nightmare 1, 2, 3, 4 Breathe In and out Breathe in 1, 2, […]

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Hello from Atlantic City: Jessica Berk may have given up on us — but, no, we haven’t forgotten about her. She gave us the first report after she left her longtime Christopher St. home a couple of months ago. But we’re here to say that she sounds like she’s happy in Atlantic City, where she […]

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year, the firecracker ceremony was held at Grand St. in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Tues., Feb. 5. In addition to lots of fun explosions, there were live performances, including singing and dancing, and vendors. This is the Year of the Pig, and it sounds like everyone will really be shakin’ […]

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BY RICO BURNEY |    COMMUNITY “Building the Garden”: Calling all gardeners! Join members of the New York Parks Department’s Parks Greenthumb program for a session to learn how to build connections with elected officials so they will allocate capital funding for your community garden. Tues., Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Arsenal, the […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | Picture this: a photo of a skyscraper groundbreaking ceremony featuring a confident-looking petite Chinese woman flanked by architect Philip Johnson and a young(ish) Donald Trump, all smiling. The woman is feng shui master Pun-Yin and these powerful men listened to her. In 1995, Trump consulted Pun-Yin and her renowned father feng shui […]

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BY ANNA SPIVAK | Eat your heart out, Manhattan! A dazzling new dining experience will promote the unique cuisines found in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx next month! Dine The Boroughs, a two-week culinary tour of some of the outer boroughs’ best bites, will feature some 200 restaurants offering pre-fixe menu options for just $28, from […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH |  Tennis great Billie Jean King and fellow protesters volleyed barbs at the American Museum of Natural History last Saturday over the Upper West Side institution’s planned expansion in Theodore Roosevelt Park. The demonstrators rallied on the museum’s steps on Central Park West at the Feb. 2 action. The legal challenge against the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A senior cyclist from the East Village died Monday after being struck by a hit-and-run truck driver in Midtown, according to police. The rider was identified as Joseph Chiam, 72, of 127 First Ave., between E. Seventh St. and St. Mark’s Place. At 5:52 a.m., on Feb. 4, police responded to a […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | New York University has opened its first dining hall that is completely halal, meaning in accordance with Islamic dietary rules. On Jan. 27, Lipton Dining Hall, at 33 Washington Square West, at Washington Place, became the “first fully dedicated residential dining location at a major university in North America certified at the […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Artist Scooter LaForge moved to New York from San Francisco in 2001, one month after 9/11. Much of the evolution of his art is the result of two things: art critic/educator Peter Schjedahl and New York City itself. After college in Tucson, LaForge spent 10 years making art — and working […]

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