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Friday, November 22 Literary Partners Event: Poems of Ecological Sanity Poets House, 10 River Terrace Free A reading and conversation regarding eco-poetics and the environment. With particpants Quincy Troupe, Nancy Mercado, Eliot Katz and Dean Kostos. Radical Responsibility Program for Professionals Shambhala Center, 118 West 22nd Street, btwn 6th and 7th Avenues 7 – 9 [&hellip
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Friday November 15 Free Flu Shots Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and Visiting Nurse Service of New York are providing free flue shots. Co-sponsored by Manhattan Community Board 1-12 RSVP is required to ensure adequate supply. 212-669-4451, rsvp@manhattanbp.org The Downtown [&hellip
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Friday November 8 This Is Your Cigarette The Players Theatre 115 Macdougal Street Between West 3rd & Bleecker Streets 8:00 p.m. $5 A man believes he has created a cigarette that when smoked, the person will become the idealized version of who he wants them to be. He visits his three closest relationships to get [&hellip
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Friday November 1 Edith Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts 1 Pace Plaza $25, $35, $45 The evening will begin in Paris’s most famous artistic neighborhood, Montmartre. Jill Aigrot, who gave her vocals for the song “La Vie en Rose” in the award winning film of the same name, will entertain the audience with the [&hellip
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Downtown Biz Hosts “Nice Try Sandy” Party

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Meade’s, a locally-owned bar and restaurant at 22 Peck Slip at the South Street Seaport, is throwing a bash to celebrate its survival one year after Hurricane Sandy nearly destroyed it forever. Owner Lee Holin recalls surviving a 5-foot storm surge of ocean water and a harrowing three weeks of no electricity, broken equipment, not [&hellip
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Council Approves New Business District in Soho

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The City Council approved a measure to establish the SoHo Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership designed to provide better services for businesses down an overcrowded stretch of Broadway. The project, which follows Broadway from Houston Street to Canal Street, has been years in the making. After an initial proposal was met with resistance [&hellip
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Friday, Oct. 18 Uncorked Comedy at City Winery Guest comics at this regular series have ranged from Comedy Central stars to Late Night regulars. Sit back, laugh, an enjoy one of City Winery’s house-barreled wines, or a selection from their expansive, affordable wine list. City Winery 155 Varick Street, 11:30 p.m., $8 www.citywinery.com Movie Night—with [&hellip
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Friday Oct. 11 Art in Odd Places Festival This wacky festival invites dozens of artists each year to create artistic riffs on a theme throughout public spaces along 14th street, from river to river. This year’s theme is “Numbers.” Maps and program guides are available online to create a self-guided tour. Free, all day through [&hellip
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Spirit of 1976

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Graffiti covered for 37 years surfaces during building repair In Lower Manhattan, at the corner of Broad Street and South Street, is a wall about six feet high that faces out to New York Harbor. It’s part of an office complex at 125 Broad Street. The wall is being repaired, and as the white facing [&hellip
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Astor Place & Cooper Square Reconstruction Begins

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This week, work will begin on a City project to reconstruct the streetscape surrounding Astor Place and Cooper Square in the East Village. Over the next two years, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), which is managing the project on behalf of the Department of Transportation (DOT), will install permanent pedestrian plazas on Astor [&hellip
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