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Menin Picks Up Endorsements

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Julie Menin, former chair of community board 1, picked up endorsements from five Democratic clubs in her campaign for Manhattan Borough President last week. The Village Independent Democrats, Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change, United Democratic Organization, the McManus Democratic Association and the Lower East Side Democrats have all endorsed Menin in the race. Menin is [&hellip
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Stuy Town Throws Shade on Sunbathers

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Gothamist reported last week that some residents of Stuy Town aren’t pleased with what the sunny weather has turned out on their communal lawns. The Stuyvesant Town Report blog recently asked its residents: “When is a playground not a playground?” and answered itself: “When it’s being used by our college/university student population for sunbathing. Playground [&hellip
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Seaport Preps for Summer Pop Ups

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Trendy eateries will set up temporary shops at the South Street Seaport this summer By Nora Bosworth This Memorial Day weekend, the South Street Seaport will come alive again, arguably for the first time since its devastation during Hurricane Sandy. On Wednesday, members of Community Board 1 gathered downtown to discuss both South Street Seaport’s [&hellip
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At Mayoral Forum on Women’s Rights, All Issues are Feminist Issues

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Candidates for mayor talk women’s issues at a downtown event By Adam Janos Of all the different special interest groups grappling for power in New York City, the Women’s Rights movement is one of the largest and most diverse. According to the New York City Department of Urban Planning, there are nearly 400,000 more women [&hellip
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A Celebrity Interview with a Celebrity Interviewer

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Jersey Shore’s Vinny gets a new talk show By Angela Barbuti Vinny Guadagnino is living life vicariously through himself. At least that’s what the quote on his Twitter page’s background says. When asked about it, Guadagnino explains that he was only being sarcastic. But it does make a lot of sense that he would be [&hellip
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Knee Deep in 20/20 Experiences

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Timberlake defines himself and today’s pop By Ben Kessler Justin Timberlake’s enduring commercial, critical, and street-level success can perhaps best be explained with an insight from Sigmund Freud: There is no “negative” in the unconscious. Ironically, though, in our messed-up culture JT’s shameless lack of negativity must be defined negatively. In other words, JT demands [&hellip
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Goals for Life Gala

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Upper East Side chefs raise money for Brazilian children’s illness research institute By Helaina Hovitz Two of the Upper East Side’s most prominent chefs also happen to be among the most world renowned, and they were the MVPs the Goals for Life Gala, which took place on Wednesday, May 8th. Along with four other chefs, [&hellip
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