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Classes Offer City Seniors Knowledge and Friendship

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By Laura Shin After a successful 30-year career at the United Nations, Upper East Side resident Gail Winograd is now a student. On a recent Thursday morning, she treks out in frigid weather to attend a literature course on Somerset Maugham. During lunch, Winograd and her friend discuss the novel they are reading for the [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Nadler Ranks, Hoylman Backs Lappin, ‘My Micro NY’ Wins Bid

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Jessica_Lappin_2006_CROPPED ‘My Micro NY’ Wins Bid The results are in: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Steel and Development Commissioner Mathew Wambua announced the winners of the adAPT NYC Competition last week. Among the 33 proposals submitted, the winning proposal, “My Micro NY,” came from a development team made up of Actors Fund [&hellip
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Subway Tragedies Spark Outrage from Politicians

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants answers after a recent spike in deaths, injuries By Caroline Lewis A man jumped onto the subway tracks as an R train came hurtling toward the platform at the Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street Station in Park Slope on Sunday morning. The man was taken to the hospital and remained in [&hellip
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The Rise of the Book Trailer

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Picture 2 Will trailers replace literary reviews any time soon? If the book and movie industries have their way, they just might. By Ben Crompton A gangster is shot down by his best friend, bullets fly, and liters of animated blood spill on the pavement. Movie trailer? Nope. Video game? Guess again. At the end of the [&hellip
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Exclusive Sneak Peek Inside the Digs of Project Runway Season 11 at Atlas New York

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The lobby of Atlas New York, the official “home” of Project Runway (credit: Gotham Organization) Project Runway’s Season 11 debuts tomorrow night, and to toast the occasion, Atlas New York, an upscale, modern rental building in the heart of the Garment District, is giving us a sneak peek inside the contestants’ vibrant Manhattan digs. The building’s owner and developer, Gotham Organization, has housed the contestants there for nine out of eleven seasons (Season 6 [&hellip
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Another Curtain Call for a New York Success Story

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ACTRESS reflects ON SCARLETT JOHANSSON, STUDENT LOANS, the tv hit ‘glee’ AND TENNESSEE WILLIAMS By Angela Barbuti Debra Monk has a résumé most actresses can only dream of—with roles on Glee, NYPD Blue and Grey’s Anatomy—and those are just her television credits. The 63-year-old has just opened on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin [&hellip
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Housing Works: Good Bargains for a Good Cause

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USMC-05518 By Laura Shanahan How would you like a tall, elegant, black-glazed ceramic mug with an outsized curvy handle for only two bucks? Pretty darn good deal, eh? How about if I told you the mug had “CPW Dentistry,” along with the business’s phone number imprinted in white? Would that be a deal-breaker—or up the ante [&hellip
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