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Hidden Treasures

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Hidden between retail shops, on nearby islands, in Central Park, and in other public spaces are little-known places to go and things to do in Manhattan. While the list is subjective and the options endless, here are a few treasures. Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park At 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, takes [&hellip
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Free Events

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Summer in New York is many splendid things. A certain number are free, and many of those are quite good. Here are our picks for places to go. Even though they are free, some require tickets. UPPER EAST SIDE Shakespeare in the Park May 28 to June 30 July 23 to Aug. 18 The Public [&hellip
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Festivals

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Summer festivals send us outdoors. Here are a few outdoor events at which we can engage with the city and other New Yorkers. Museum Mile Festival Tuesday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is Museum Mile unencumbered by autos and buses between 82nd and105th streets. The event takes place rain or shine. [&hellip
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Movies

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The Tribeca Film Festival gave a good headstart to this year’s summer movie releases. Tribeca’s best offerings previewed what to look forward to, taking the guess work out of Hollywood blockbusters and art house fare. Fact is, some of summer’s most exciting and challenging films got their New York premieres at Tribeca as well as [&hellip
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Local Church Hosts “Vagina Monologues” Benefit

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The Fourth Universalist Society church performs the play to stop violence against women and girls By Angela Barbuti Continuing an annual tradition on the Upper West Side, forty women will unite onstage at the Fourth Universalist Society on Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 23rd, to perform a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues. This [&hellip
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Senators Endorse Squadron for Public Advocate

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On Monday, a broad coalition of state Senators endorsed Democrat Daniel Squadron for Public Advocate in 2013, including Senators Joseph Addabbo (Queens), Martin Malave Dilan (Brooklyn), Michael Gianaris (Queens), Brad Hoylman (Manhattan), Gustavo Rivera (Bronx), and Jose M. Serrano (Manhattan/Bronx). The Senators highlighted Squadron’s record as a reformer and his vision for the role of [&hellip
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Computer Thief

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An unknown man came into a computer store on Broadway on March 4th in the afternoon. He spoke with a tech employee, a 26-year-old man, about a phone issue. When the employee walked away, the perpetrator stole a laptop computer worth $1,087, and left the store. Police are on the lookout for a bald Hispanic [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: Instagram, Uncropped and Unfiltered

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lady smarts A serious malady is striking smartphone users around the city Are you between the ages of 18 and 35? Female? Male? If you answered yes to one of these questions, then chances are you’ve tried Instagram. Whether you’ve merely dabbled in the occasional filter here and there or are already a full-blown Instagrammaddict, I’d like [&hellip
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