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Reality Doesn’t Bite

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Kristine-Keller How cognitive distortions can lead to faulty conclusions By Kristine Keller There are times when you’re playing back a situation in your mind and a split screen appears. On one side of the screen there’s reality—the version of events that actually happened. But it’s the second screen we zero in on in high-definition, with surround [&hellip
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Downtown Real Estate Bounces Back Strong and Tight

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376px-Butterfield_House_37_West_12th_Street Low inventory is the story, market-wide By David Gibbons That the financial crisis is over and our economy is in full recovery is old news—at least from the viewpoint of several high-profile real estate insiders, all experts on the downtown market. “The word ‘recession’ is not even used in the last six to nine months,” [&hellip
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Think Outside the Chocolate Box

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By Sharon Feiereisen While you might be hard-pressed to find a gal who wouldn’t delight over some red roses and Neuhaus chocolates, this Valentine’s Day, why not go beyond the lovey-dovey standards and give her—or him—something they’ll truly never forget. Vice Merchants Sheet Sets $99-$235. Available at the Museum of Sex (233 Fifth Ave.) Frette-quality, [&hellip
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Bloomberg Outlines City Budget As Fight With UFT Continues

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400px-Mayor_Michael_Bloomberg Mayor’s funding priorities leave him open to strong criticism on education By Nick Powell Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined his preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014 last Tuesday, emphasizing that the budget will be balanced without any tax increases. But what stood out was the glaring loss of $724 million in state education funding over the [&hellip
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Straus News Enters the Manhattan Neighborhood News Market

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Jeanne Straus, President of Straus News, looks over issues of her company's newly acquired New York City weeklies with
William Pecover, Tom Allon and Richard Burns of Manhattan Media. Photo by Aaron Adler. Family-owned media company returns to its NYC roots Straus News, a leading community news publisher and owner of weeklies in the tri-state region, today acquired Manhattan’s premiere weekly newspapers. The weeklies include one of New York City’s best-known papers, Our Town, along with its sister publications Our Town Downtown, The West Side Spirit, The Chelsea [&hellip
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Q&A with ‘Koch’ Documentary Director

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koch-1.photo07 ‘Koch’ director Neil Barsky speaks candidly about honoring Mayor Koch            By Angela Barbuti In a sad twist of fate, former mayor Ed Koch died on the same day that a documentary on his life premieres in theaters. The late mayor will undoubtedly be immortalized though this touching and powerful film. The Twitter page of @KochTheMovie [&hellip
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Atlas New York’s All-Star Amenities

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Project Runway’s Season 11 debuted Thursday, Jan. 24, once again highlighting Atlas New York, the upscale, modern rental building in the heart of the Garment District that has become an iconic landmark for the show much like The New School or Mood Fabrics. Project Runway contestants are no strangers to Atlas; the building’s owner and [&hellip
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A New Medical Drama the Doctor Ordered

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Actor Jamie Bamber on his new role as a surgeon on TNT’s Monday Mornings By Angela Barbuti Jamie Bamber still enjoys a cadre of loyal fans from his Battlestar Galactica days. “It’s an extraordinary thing, what happened with Battlestar. People are still discovering that show online every single day,” Bamber said of the popular sci-fi [&hellip
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American Folk Art Museum Promotes Patriotic Purchasing

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492px-Archives_of_American_Art_-_Letterio_Calapai_-_3129 By Laura Shanahan Looking for that elusive “Made in U.S.A.” label? Whether for ecological or ideological reasons, increasing numbers of consumers are searching for domestically made wares. While stores have sprouted across the country boasting exclusively U.S.-made everyday items, who you gonna call when you want some charmingly offbeat novelty items, folk-art crafts and classic [&hellip
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