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No Commuter Tax

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To the Editor: Borough President and potential 2013 mayoral candidate Scott Stringer’s support of the commuter tax (“Scott Stringer Engages the City,” April 8) missed the potential consequences of his position. The metropolitan New York area, comprising New York City, Long Island, northeast New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and parts of southwestern Connecticut, is in [&hellip
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Governors Island: A Different Idea

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Gov. David Paterson recently relinquished the state’s one-half control of Governors Island to New York City, giving Mayor Michael Bloomberg complete authority over the future of the 172-acre property. Numerous proposals have been floated for this space, but few offer an appropriate use of the remaining land. I would like to propose a novel idea: [&hellip
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City Week: April 30–May 6

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Friday, April 30 Play the Park—Central Park becomes a virtual board game for Arbor Day weekend. The “World Park” is an interactive walking tour and trivia contest temporarily installed in the park, and anyone with a web-enabled smart phone can participate. Upon arrival, everyone is given a map of the park with destinations to find, [&hellip
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Healthy to the Bone

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Q: Do men get osteoporosis? A: Yes, men do get osteoporosis, but women are at greater risk. Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. This condition creates an increased risk of fractures
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Harry Brown

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In Harry Brown, Michael Caine plays a vigilante pensioner. That might have been a more memorable title for a movie that pretends to have a social conscience as it exposes London’s current drugs and gang epidemic. It takes a military vet like Caine’s Harry Brown, seeking revenge for an old mate’s murder by a group [&hellip
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The Anti-Greenberg

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White guilt is so out-of-fashion that Nicole Holofcener’s Please Give invokes charity instead. It takes on the obscure subject of self-aware people who cannot rise above their class advantages yet are, in fact, weakened by them. Kate (Catherine Keener) feels compelled to give money to homeless people loitering outside her Village condominium. She runs a [&hellip
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MTA Prepares To Take Properties Via Eminent Domain

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is moving to take private property, both temporarily and permanently, to continue construction on the first phase of the Second Avenue subway. Notices were sent March 26 to various properties" owners and residents along Second Avenue from the East 60s to the East 80s, and around Lexington Avenue and East 63rd [&hellip
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Waitlist Update: Extra P.S. 290 Class A ‘Band-Aid Solution’

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Upper East Sider Lucy Appert signed up her 5-year-old son, Henry, for P. S. 290 the day after registration opened in February. But Henry is 85 on the East 82nd Street primary school"s waitlist. “I can see the school from our apartment, Appert said. “We were told that it"s going to be fine's that there [&hellip
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Subway Construction Updates

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Sam Schwartz engineering recently released a schedule for Second Avenue subway construction through May 10. Work surrounding the 96th Street Station includes the restoration of pavement and sidewalks between East 99th and 100th streets, starting May 11. Between East 97th and 99th streets, workers will be installing a 12-inch water main and excavating and installing [&hellip
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Second Chance for Star-Studded Theater

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In its heyday, the Jan Hus Theater, tucked in the basement of Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, has been the artistic home to the Light Opera of Manhattan and Chicago City Limits, featuring top-tier entertainers like Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams and Jerry Seinfeld. About four years ago, though, Chicago City Limits left for a new venue [&hellip
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