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Friday, January 10 Give the People What They Want 123 East 24th Street, between Park and Lexington 8 p.m., $15 A collection of seven short plays that explore love, sex, truth, sex, money, sex, and justice. In that order. 800-838-3006; thepit-nyc.com Saturday. January 11 Art Gallery Tour in Chelsea Meet at 526 W. 26th Street, [&hellip
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The Next Sandy

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Planning for the next storm while recovering from the last one For those living along the feebly protected shores of Lower Manhattan, 2013 passed with a collective breath-holding, dreading another superstorm that would rip through the painstaking reconstruction after Sandy had her way with the city in 2012. Last year, we were lucky. This year, [&hellip
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New Kid Downtown

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Johnson steps into Quinn’s slot Immediately after winning election to the city council seat formerly held by Christine Quinn, incoming council member Corey Johnson was inundated with requests from local residents and groups and has spent the past several months in a frantic pace of meetings and introductions. When he jumps headfirst into the position [&hellip
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A Community Board Wish List

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By Catherine McVay Hughes, Community Board 1 Chair As 2013 ends, we reflect on how hard work, persistence and working together has accomplished so much, especially with recovery after Superstorm Sandy and reaching the homestretch of the completion of the World Trade Center site. However, we must keep the momentum going. Community Board 1 has [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 3 Cirque Éloize: Cirkopolis Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place 8 p.m. $40 Bursts of color pierce a grey industrialized landscape and awaken one office worker who finds himself propelled on a journey of circus, dance, acrobatics and theater – finding real connections through his fantasies in an isolating factory-city. [&hellip
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Rethinking the Schools

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De Blasio’s tax hike for pre-Kers is only the beginning Just because there’s a new tenant in Gracie Mansion doesn’t mean public school issues won’t continue to dominate in 2014. Bill de Blasio, for instance, has promised to tax the rich to fund universal pre-kindergarten. But while that high-profile plan is executed, other school issues [&hellip
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The De-Manhattanization of Politics

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De Blasio has vowed to turn his attention to the outer boroughs For the past dozen years, Manhattan has received a disproportionate amount of love from City Hall. Michael Bloomberg not only lived in the borough, but his entire life and social circle were encompassed by it. And that was reflected in his biggest initiatives. [&hellip
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A Community of Homelessness

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By Matt Krivich, Assistant Director, The Bowery Mission The Bowery Mission will celebrate its 135th anniversary on the Bowery in 2014, and we’re not standing still. In fact, we are in an exciting season of change and expansion. We recently received a grant to renovate two floors of our men’s residential program at 227 Bowery. [&hellip
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