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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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TWO-ALARM FIRE IN E. 80s

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A fire broke out on the Upper East Side in the early morning hours of April 22. At 3:36 a.m., the fire department received a call that a single-family brownstone, at 12 E. 80th St. between Madison and Fifth avenues, was in flames. More than 100 fire fighters were at the scene by 4:02 a.m., [&hellip
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FAIRWAY UNLOADS SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION CONCERNS

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Fairway may be eying a new Upper East Side location, but the gourmet food market is already concerned about Second Avenue Subway construction. Fairway is considering opening an outpost at 240 E. 86th St., between Second and Third avenues, an area that will soon see heavy subway construction that would block truck loading and unloading [&hellip
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Not Your Father’s Public School

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The virtual walls of the building that will house P.S. 59 and Art and Design High School have gone up, and real ones are not far behind. Designers from Skidmore Owings & Merrill, known for the new Avery Fisher Hall and the Condé Nast cafeteria, said the building"s steel infrastructure will go up by November, [&hellip
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‘Double Depositing’

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To the Editor: In the article “D-Day: How to weigh college acceptances and make the big decision (April 16), my remarks were inadvertently mischaracterized in a way that made it seem as if I were recommending that admitted students put down enrollment deposits at more than one college. No responsible admissions professional would suggest that [&hellip
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City Week: April 30–May 6

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Friday, April 30 Play the Park's 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 [&hellip
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Bad Bar Behavior

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A customer assaulted a bartender at a pool hall April 16. Cops said the customer was looking for his property behind the bar at East Side Billiards, 163 E. 86th St. between Lexington and Third avenues. When the bartender, a 21-year-old East Harlem resident, asked the customer to get out from behind the bar, the [&hellip
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Employee Assaulted

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A 23-year-old woman was assaulted April 20 outside of Spence Chapin, an adoption agency at 410 E. 92nd St. and First Avenue. Police said the Bronx woman was taking out the trash at 8:45 p.m. when a man approached her and said, “Nice sneakers. She felt uncomfortable and tried to rush inside. The man grabbed [&hellip
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Best-Dressed Burglar

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An elderly man with expensive taste was burglarized April 19. The victim, a 74-year-old resident of a building on East 68th Street and Second Avenue, left his apartment at 8:30 a.m. When he returned later in the day, his tie clips, watches, chains, a diamond encrusted cigar cutter and other items were missing. The total [&hellip
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Restaurant Burglarized

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Fig and Olive, a restaurant at 808 Lexington Ave. and East 62nd Street, was burglarized. A witness from a nursery school on the second floor of the building told police April 17 that she heard someone trying to break in. She saw a heavy-set man forcing open the front door to the restaurant. The safe [&hellip
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