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Naming Names

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Russian monikers take the stage in local productions By Leslie (Hoban) Blake While Christopher Durang’s celebrated Broadway hit Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike boasts a slew of Chekov-inspired Russian monikers, there’s nary a Slav to be found in its rollicking send-up of that esteemed playwright. But two Off-Broadway productions, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet [&hellip
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Reckless Driving Law Passed in Senate

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New law would make it easier to punish dangerous drivers; cops could issue penalties without witnessing accidents Safety advocates have long decried the loopholes in some of New York State’s existing traffic laws, especially in those intended to punish drivers who injure cyclists or pedestrians. Hayley and Diego’s Law was passed after two young children, [&hellip
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Condo Gone-Dough

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By Jerry Danzig In the afternoon of May 20, the managers of a condominium on 62nd Street reported that their accounting firm had discovered during an audit that an unknown perpetrator had removed $234,609 from the condo’s account during the years of 2011 and 2012. A theft of this magnitude could give the condo board [&hellip
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Vanishing Vuitton

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By Jerry Danzig Late in the evening of Tuesday, May 21, a 26-year-old woman placed her handbag on the outside landing of a building on 81st Street. When she returned an hour later, her bag was gone. A canvas of the area was conducted, but her bag was not located. The woman canceled her credit [&hellip
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