Theater Prop Brings Bomb Squad

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A local playwright who directed a show called the “American Suicide Bomber Association” unwittingly sparked a bomb scare when he threw a prop from the production into the trash at his West Village home. Playwright Ethan Fishbane tells The New York Post he wasn’t thinking when he discarded the fake bomb while cleaning out his [&hellip
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City Seeks Seaport Proposals

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Mayor Bloomberg’s sweepingly ambitious idea to build a Battery Park City-like extension of Manhattan on the East River has moved one step closer, in theory, to becoming reality. Last week, the city’s Economic Development Corporation issued a Request for Proposals for the first stages of the grandiose project, called Seaport City, beginning a process that [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

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Throughout August LMCC’s LentSpace program brings “in-the-meantime” cultural activity to temporarily vacant spaces and provides opportunities for artists to create and present their work to local communities. Varick St. btw Canal & Grand Sts. Historic Walking Tour of Wall Street: Discover how the Financial District evolved into the economic powerhouse it is today. Starts and [&hellip
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Dancing with the Star on Broadway

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The celebrity dancer on diversifying his resume, being an older brother, and the tango When Maksim Chmerkovskiy walked into the Starbucks on Broadway, he was momentarily unrecognizable from his usual tanned, costumed, and sometimes shirtless self on Dancing with the Stars. Wearing sunglasses, a tank top, and carrying a duffel bag, he made his way [&hellip
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East Side No Longer Quietest Neighborhood

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Second Avenue subway construction increases noise on East Side; downtown still hotspot for loud zones With the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park season now behind us, it could seem like an interminable wait before the next season of free concerts, but fear not, because there is a public program that will continue to [&hellip
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Citi Bike Adds Bikes, Helmets

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Riders who use New York City’s bike-sharing program can now rent a helmet too. Bike tour and rental company Bike and Roll NYC is partnering with Citi Bike to provide helmet rentals to all users of the program. Helmets can be rented at 10 locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They can be rented in one [&hellip
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