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Friday, February 21 A Lantern Festival with Dance Works by H.T. Chen Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd floor (corner Mulberry & Bayard) 7 p.m. $10-$25 The celebratory, family-friendly teahouse format features pre-show activities and refreshments served before and during the show, along with lanterns with riddles for audience members to solve. 212.349.0126;feb2014teahouse.eventbrite.com Family [&hellip
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Plotting Downtown Traffic Deaths

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A new study of pedestrian fatilities in New York pinpoints the danger zones downtown. The report by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign analyzes traffic fatality data for the entire region, showing details of each death in the three years from 2010 to 2012. According to the group, 26 pedestrians died from traffic accidents below 23rd Street [&hellip
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Celebrating older workers

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The New York Academy of Medicine, in conjunction with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announced the winners of their first annual Age-Smart Employer Awards, which recognizes NYC employers who value older workers. The winners include the Montefiore Medical Center, Pfizer Inc., Renewal Care Partners and Ristorante Settepani & Settepani Bakery. All winners were judged on [&hellip
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CUNY students pitch business plans

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More than 200 students from the City University of New York, faculty and members of New York City’s business community attended the kick-off event for the 12th Annual IVE SmartPitch Challenge, hosted by Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. The Smart Pitch Challenge, created by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 14 Okamoto Studio: I Heart Ice Sculpture 220 Vesey Street 12 p.m. Renowned artisans from Okamoto Studio transform ordinary blocks of ice into fantastic and beautiful Valentine’s Day themed sculptures. Enjoy live carving, wander through the installation, and join in the fun by taking your picture with a sculpture and sharing it on [&hellip
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Village gathers to mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman

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In what has become a ritual of tragedy, residents of the West Village convened by the hundreds over the weekend in front of the Bethune Street apartment where actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died on Saturday. Police erected parade-style barriers to fence off fans and neighbors, who began to congregate almost immediately following news of the [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 7 Jewish Return to Poland: A Presentation Village Temple, 33 East 12th Street 6:45 p.m., $15 The rebirth of Jewish culture in post-Communist Poland will be explored in a presentation by Dr. Katka Reszke, researcher, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, following a special service. villagetemple.org. Lost Child – Sayon’s Journey Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper [&hellip
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Johnson named to health committee

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Freshman councilman Corey Johnson has been selected to chair the City Council’s Committee on Health. The committee oversees the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Health and Hospitals Corporation and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Johnson, who represents the West Side from SoHo to Central Park, succeeded former councilwoman and one-time mayoral [&hellip
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