7 Ways to See Lady Liberty

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This Independence Day weekend, gaze upon the glory of the city’s iconic monument to freedom The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen to visitors on July Fourth for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. But for those who just want a photo op with the statue, there are many other vantage points downtown. STATUE [&hellip
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Washington Square Park Gets Conservancy

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New public/private partnership will raise funds, maintain park By Adam Janos Manhattan’s Community Board 2 voted to approve the Washington Square Park Conservancy on Thursday June 20th, creating a private/public nonprofit entity that will raise funds to maintain the landmark. Executive director Sarah Nielson will play a dual role as head of the group and [&hellip
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Vendors Say Counterfeit Law Would Hurt Business

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Chinatown vendors weigh in on Council Member Chin’s proposal to outlaw purchasing counterfeit products Be careful next time you consider pinching pennies for a knockoff Gucci bag or pair of “designer” sunglasses in Chinatown. Council Member Margaret Chin has recently proposed a bill that would qualify the purchase of such counterfeit goods as a misdemeanor, [&hellip
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9/11 Memorial Settles Lawsuit

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The Sept. 11 memorial has settled a lawsuit with a former manager who said he was fired for identifying health and security concerns at the Manhattan site. Court records show Thomas Cancelliere settled this month with the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. Memorial representatives and Cancelliere’s lawyer declined to discuss terms. Cancelliere lost his [&hellip
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City Flirt

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Former NYU classmates turned co-authors flirt their way onto bookshelves By Angela Barbuti Although we may not always give it much thought, there is a certain art to capturing a man’s attention. After spending seven years exploring what makes men fall in love with them, friends Ariel Kiley, 32, and Simone Kornfeld, 31, released Smitten: [&hellip
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New Autism Camp More Than Summer Play

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Watch Me Grow, with locations downtown and on the Upper West Side, employs occupational therapists to work with autistic campers By Helaina Hovitz This summer, Watch Me Grow, a 4,000-square-foot space located at 361 E. 19th St, is offering a special six-week program for kids ages 3 to 5 years old. The studio, which has [&hellip
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Pride Week 2013

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The best events to celebrate LGBT pride this week If you want family-friendly fun FREE: The Rally Friday, June 28th, Hudson River Park’s Pier 26, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. You have to come to the official kick-off of NYC Pride! Motivational speakers will get you excited and surged up for the week ahead. The [&hellip
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