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9/11 museum to charge $24 entrance fee

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The 9/11 Memorial Museum will charge $24 for a general admission ticket, according to an announcement made by museum president Joe Daniels. Daniels said the decision was made by the museum’s board and the funds generated will go towards ensuring the museum’s financial health and necessary operational costs. “The 9/11 Memorial does not yet receive [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 31 Catch & Release South Street Seaport, Pier 17 11 – 7 p.m., Free A participatory design project that aims to capture and celebrate the extraordinary efforts of a community in a time of crisis. South Street Seaport is a waterfront neighborhood with a strong maritime tradition that has historically subsisted on its [&hellip
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Memorial for a Math Mentor

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Stuyvesant High teacher remembered for his love of numbers and inspiration to students When Richard Geller took the stage to address Stuyvesant High School’s graduating class of 2011, he asked the audience, “Why me?” He had taught math at the school for 29 years, but hadn’t ever been chosen to give the faculty address. “Maybe [&hellip
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City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, on pedestrian deaths on the Upper West Side

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“It’s unthinkable that a single neighborhood should experience three pedestrian fatalities in one week. The UWS stands together in sympathy with the families affected. We’ve engaged the Mayor’s Office directly on this issue, and recommend that the West 96th Street corridor, including 97th Street and West End Avenue, be one of the Vision Zero study [&hellip
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Luther Gulick Park gets $2.5m in state grants

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced that $2.5 million in state grants were secured to fund major improvements at Luther Gulick Park on the Lower East Side. The grant will pay for the construction of pathways, sidewalks, lighting, bicycle parking, greenery and landscape amenities in the park, said Silver’s office in a press release. Silver, who [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 24 Dzul Dance Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue on 25th Street 8 p.m., $25 The company will perform Javier Dzul’s Mexico Maya, an evening length journey through the rich history of Maya and Mexico into contemporary western culture. Performed in three sections, the work opens with a telling of the Maya [&hellip
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Noisy Bowling Alley?

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Bowlmor Lanes at Union Square has been getting multiple complaints lately about noise and loud parties from residents who claim that the popular party spot has not been a good neighbor, and has frequently played extremely loud music. One neighbor, Anne Walker, who lives on 12th Street right by the bowling alley, says that it [&hellip
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Math Center Opens Near Union Square

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Mathnasium has opened a new location in downtown Manhattan just south of Union Square offering after‐school math programs for children in grades K‐12. The new location, at 46 East 11th Street between University Place and Broadway, is the third learning center owned by Tammy and Marc Goldberg, who have operated their Upper East Side center [&hellip
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New Chief at Tekserve Reseller

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Tekserve, a New York Apple reseller, announced the appointment of Jerry Gepner to CEO, effective immediately. Gepner has most recently served as Divisional CEO for the Services Division at the Vitec Group, where he oversaw the operation of the company’s broadcast services and other businesses located in the U.S., U.K. and Europe. Prior to this, [&hellip
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