Out & About

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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 residents protest plan to move some criminal-justice offices

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Downtown residents protest plan to move some criminal-justice offices At a Community Board 1 meeting on Oct. 22, more than 100 Tribeca residents came to protest a city plan to move a criminal summons court to 71 Thomas Street, in a residential neighborhood with a high concentration of schools. Deputy Mayor for Operations Cas Holloway [&hellip
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Village Cops Hone in on Unruly Cyclists

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Residents and officers agree that bikes are creating problems in the neighborhood At a recent meeting at the 6th precinct, the Community Council President Maureen Remecale said that complaints over bicyclists are far and away the most common she hears when meeting with other council presidents across the city. “We all have problems with bicycles,” [&hellip
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A Front Row Seat to the Ballet

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

New York City Ballet’s Chase Finlay on The Nutcracker, fantasy football, and his company’s new online series The largest ballet company in the country is getting personal. Although the New York City Ballet captivates its audience night after night, not much is known about the dancers’ individual journeys. This is where the new AOL On [&hellip
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Is Politics Cyclical?

Written by Tom Allon on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

If history repeats itself, the city is due for a big shift in leadership Historians often point out that political movements work in cycles. After a few terms of Republican presidents, for example, we often see a shift to a Democratic President, like when Obama followed Bush junior and Bill Clinton defeated Bush senior (who [&hellip
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Twenty Writers’ Worth of Crime in New York City

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Editor and writer Jonathan Santlofer gives us a behind-the-scenes look into his collaborative crime novel It is said that the generosity of crime fiction writers exists because the authors get their frustrations out on their twisted pages. There is no better tribute to their kindness than when they use their words to benefit charity. The [&hellip
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Lower Art Side

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Two neighborhood entities team up to showcase emerging LES art and artists Founders of The Lo-Down teamed up with The Yard, a co-working space on the Lower East Side, to showcase art inspired by the LES and its residents. Andy Smith, a writer and producer with The Yard, said the space had a long-running exhibit [&hellip
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