‘Because I Said So’ Says This Soprano

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Actor Steve Schirripa outlines his philosophy on parenting (no matching tattoos or underage drinking in his house!) By Angela Barbuti Steve Schirripa proves that any man can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy. In his new book, Big Daddy’s Rules: Raising Daughters Is Tougher Than I Look, he [&hellip
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Venture Backstage with the Stars

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The Theater District gift shop is a haven for musical-lovers By Laura Shanahan Sing along with me now: “Mem-reees, misty blah-blah mem-reees…” You got memories? Mad for music? Cuckoo for choreography? Over the moon for musicals? Bananas for Broadway? Stop me before I alliterate again. Have I got a store for you: Backstage Memories, a [&hellip
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It’s a Match

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Balance theory may explain why couples start to mirror each other By Kristine Keller The other day I sat on my favorite downtown bench gazing at the throngs of passerby. I spotted gaggles of girls entering my favorite café, all dressed similarly in summer fare – cut-off shorts and gladiator sandals – hair all cascading [&hellip
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Renting Out Rooms May Cost You

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Locals who list rooms and apartments on the travel site AirBnB could face serious fines from the city By Adam Janos David, a resident in a two-bedroom on Rivington Street, is just trying to make ends meet. He has no agenda to destroy affordable housing in the city. And yet recent actions by the city’s [&hellip
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Oblivious Walkers Cause Bike Woes

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Bike lanes mean new rules for the road. Look for cars and bikes. A woman talking on her cell phone on the corner of 86th Street and First Avenue steps into the bike lane on 86th Street without looking. A bike zooms past and just misses hitting her. She was lucky. Yet, accidents in which [&hellip
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Bike Share Blamed for $475 in Parking Tickets

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A New York University graduate student was hit with $475 in parking fines after workers moved her car to an illegal spot while clearing space for New York City’s new bike-share program. The New York Post reports that Patricia Preston left her car at a legal parking place in Manhattan on April 30. When she [&hellip
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9/11 Remains Come to Rest in New Location

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The City chief medical examiner’s office says the remains of Sept. 11 World Trade Center victims will be kept at a forensic laboratory building because the previous location was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The medical examiner’s office said last week that the remains were moved as a precaution before the late October storm. The old [&hellip
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Senator Schumer: New Statue of Liberty Security Risky

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Neighborhood Chatter New security plans for the Statue of Liberty could leave visitors vulnerable when it reopens July Fourth, New York officials said last week. Sen. Charles Schumer and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called for the National Park Service to reverse its plan, which calls for visitors to board boats either lower Manhattan or New Jersey and [&hellip
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