Free Kids’ Sports

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City Parks Foundation kicks off its free sports programs for kids on July 1 this summer, offering tennis and track and field in East River Park. CityParks Tennis provides free tennis lessons to children, ages six to 16. The program promotes physical fitness while building self-confidence and is designed to make the sport of tennis [&hellip
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Bee-Wrangler Called to East Village

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An NYPD detective is being credited with removing about 12,000 bees that suddenly appeared on an East Village street on Wednesday, June 5. WABC says Detective Anthony Planakis used his well-honed bee-wrangling skills to remove the hive from the tree it was attached to. He says the bees didn’t pose an immediate threat. But they [&hellip
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The Cronut Craze

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Crunchy, sweet doughnut-croissant packs Soho bakery By Leanne Italie Oh the pull of that elusive reservation at the hot new restaurant. And double-oh the sweet and fatty decadence of a well-made dessert. Combine the two foodie emotions and you’ve got the Cronut. There’s a frenzy goin’ on for the croissant-doughnut hybrid that went on sale [&hellip
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‘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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