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April 4 Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Comedy Master Class Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza 6:30 p.m., Free The Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisational and Sketch Comedy Training Center is the only accredited improv and sketch comedy school in the country. UCB faculty and alumni include writers and performers for Saturday Night Live, [&hellip
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Spring Protection for Cats and Dogs

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Pets The warm weather means it’s time to check up on your pets’ well being and safety As we say goodbye to the chills and snow and hello to the sun, be aware of seasonal hazards that can threaten your pets. Experts at North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and [&hellip
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Op-Ed: The Cost of an S.R.O.’s Empty Beds

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By Helen Rosenthal The Imperial Court at 307 W. 79th St. has been a rent-stabilized Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building for decades. SRO apartments are modest, composed of a single room that shares a bathroom and kitchen with several neighbors, but they are invaluable to low-income residents, who have few other options. For those of [&hellip
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Is construction noise a problem in your neighborhood?

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   “I haven’t noticed noise particularly with construction. I think there are bigger problems we should worry ab out.” Gabrielle M., Downtown “Construction is a problem maybe sometimes on the weekends and mornings. Especially the roadwork.” Daniel N., Upper East Side “I think it’s most annoying when you’re trying to sleep. The morning is the [&hellip
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Dos and Don’ts for College Admissions Interviews

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Teen Life There’s one more crucial step for teens with their sights set on top colleges It’s college application time and your teen has taken the SAT or ACT, kept up his or her grades, written a stellar essay and completed all college applications. There is one more piece to the college admissions puzzle that [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 21 Mark Dignam Concert Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street 8 p.m., $18 Mark Dignam is an Irish born, U.S. based songwriter who began as a busker on the streets of Dublin. He has opened for Billy Bragg, David Gray, Richard Thompson, Joan Armatrading, Vic Chestnut, The Frames, Paddy Casey and a host [&hellip
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Dear Margaret

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On a recent cold night in the city, a friend and I called for a cab using an iPhone app. The app confirmed that a taxi was en route and would be arriving in 6 minutes. After about 2 minutes had passed, an available cab drove by and we quickly decided to flag it down [&hellip
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Heedless Pedestrians to Blame, Too

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Drivers who kill people should be held accountable – and so should careless walkers By Anthony Bellov, West End Avenue Upper West Side This letter is motivated by reading several of your articles in the issue of March 13. While the terribly tragic deaths of Ariel Russo and Cooper Stock, both killed by totally irresponsible [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Felonies Spike Along Park While crime has gone down in most of the city, there has been a notable increase in crime along the borders of the city’s parks. James Fayette and his son were among the five people stabbed by a man with scissors in Riverside Park last year. “We live in a broken [&hellip
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