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Friday, February 28 Experimenting with Watercolor National Academy School, 5 East 89th Street 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., $300 A one-day intensive watercolor workshop for students of all levels and artistic backgrounds. Under the guidance of a team of expert instructors, students will create a large-scale work in the water media of their choice, with [&hellip
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Community Boards ID Dangerous Streets

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has asked each community board in the borough to identify the worst traffic spots for pedestrians Last week, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer released a very long list of what community members say are problematic intersections and streets for pedestrians in Manhattan. The list is compiled by each of the [&hellip
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Camps Speak an International Language

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Some American camps are teaching international language and customs There’s a passionate debate going on — whether men and women should share child-rearing responsibilities — even if it means the father sometimes stays at home. Native American, Nigerian, Kyrgyz, Israeli, Bosnian, Azerbaijani, and American teens each express their points of view. And it’s only 9 [&hellip
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What happened to Full House Antiques?

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A tipster says the high-end consignment store closed — with clients’ merchandise hanging in the balance Full House Antiques, a consignment store on 3rd Avenue and East 80th Street, specialized in high-end furniture, brought in by local customers, with sales being split between customers and the store. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, Feb 21 Project Printmaking Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Free with price of admission Learn about the jewelry and costumes of New York’s 19th century elite. Children learn how to make clothing designs by creating a line sheet, a page that [&hellip
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Letters To The Editor

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To The Editor: The argument by certain “pro-horse-carriage” individuals that carriage horses “would die” if the carriage industry were banned, is admittedly an entrapping one. Yet, it seems to me that it can be a matter of the lesser of two evils. If horses can be properly cared for and not overworked and if the [&hellip
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Lappin lands at the Downtown Alliance

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Former East Side councilmember Jessica Lappin has taken a job as the president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, an organization that promotes businesses and services for residents in Lower Manhattan. In her time representing the 5th City Council District, Lappin helped push through the Cornell tech center project on Roosevelt Island and worked [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 14 Shorewalkers Harlem River Valley Walk Harlem River Valley, 207th Street under the #1 train 10 a.m. Walk over University Ave. Bridge and south along the Harlem River. Walk north over the George Washington Bridge into High Bridge Park. Bring Lunch. Hike leader: Cy Adler; adlercy@gmail.com shorewalkers.org Love Bites! A Night of Valentine [&hellip
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Letters

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Could you use the power of the press to SHAME well-funded large corporation storefronts that refuse to clean sidewalks or busstops in front of their properties? Maybe grade these a la restaurant grades. Perhaps the 30-year mom and pop shops can’t get the job done. But how dare the likes of CVS, Duane Reade, Bank [&hellip
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