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Opening Doors, and Memories, at the Freedom Tower

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The first major new building at the Trade Center opens early in 2014 One World Trade Center reopens early in 2014 — reopening for many New Yorkers memories of the city’s darkest day. The building, known throughout the world as the Freedom Tower and officially crowned last year as America’s tallest building, will for many [&hellip
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Patients celebrate at Beth Israel

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More than 400 current and former pediatric patients, many recovering from brain-related ailments, visited Beth Israel Medical Center earlier this month for its Ninth Annual Holiday Party. The party included food, gifts, arts and crafts, game booths, face painting, a live DJ, and a special visit from Santa Claus. The event was co-sponsored by the [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, December 27 Kwanzaa Celebration African Burial Ground National Monument, 290 Broadway, Duane Street 11 a.m., Free Week-long African American holiday which focuses on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce and self improvement 212-637-2019; www.nps.gov/afbg The Mistletones South Street Seaport, Pier 17 1-3 p.m., Free The Mistletone Carolers are back this December [&hellip
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Yippie’s Online Buzz

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Readers responded online to our story “Remembering the Yippies,” by Daniel Fitzsimmons, December 5, 2013. Here are some of their comments: “How sad to hear the Pieman is in a wheelchair. Seems not that long ago that we were running down the street in San Francisco together after pieing Supervisor Quentin Kopp. Also sad is [&hellip
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Leman Prep students join in on NYSE tree lighting ceremony

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Twenty-two students from Léman Manhattan Preparatory School participated in this year’s lighting of the New York Stock Exchange Tree Lighting, one of the most anticipated holiday events in Lower Manhattan. The Léman Manhattan Singers, comprised of third through fifth graders and conducted by Ryan John, serenaded the crowd of 200 with a rendition of “Silent [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, December 20th La Soiree Union Square Theatre, 100 E 17th St #1, East of Park Ave. 3-10 p.m. $49- $130 Discover the decadent and downright dangerous show that Entertainment Weekly calls “a mesmerizing hybrid of sideshow, vaudeville & burlesque” and Flavorpill says is, “definitely not for kids but oh so much fun for adults.” [&hellip
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Asphalt Green Battery Park City Launches Daytime Talks

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The recreation center will host a series of informative noontime lectures every Tuesday, starting on January 7, 2014. Debbie Himmelfarb, the former Director of Daytime Programs at 92YTribeca, the downtown site of the 92nd Street Y which closed its doors last summer, will curate Tuesday Talks, gearing the series to audiences as diverse as parents [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, December 13 Santa’s Winter Garden 220 Vesey Street 3-6 p.m. Free Visit Santa, his reindeer, and some lively elves in the festively decorated Winter Garden. Bring your family, co-workers, and friends for a memorable holiday photo with Saint Nick. Photo packages start at $20, with proceeds benefiting New York Theatre Ballet. brookfieldplaceny.com Cabot Cheese [&hellip
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Holiday Listings

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Holiday Culinary Tour Learn about Union Square’s rich history while cutting the lines for sweet treats at the Union Square Hliday Market’s special holiday Sugartooth tour, Fridays-Sundays through the Union Square Holiday Market. Includes 6 tastings, lasts between 60-90 minutes, and presale tickets are available for 20% off at $40/person. Dine with St. Nick at [&hellip
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