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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Léman Graduates their Inaugural Class

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LemanGraduation Léman Manhattan Preparatory School graduated its inaugural senior class on Saturday June 1 in their ballroom on 41 Broad Street. The graduation honored 20 students who will be attending top universities in the fall, including the University of Pennsylvania, Duke, John Hopkins University, and the American University of Paris, among others. The commencement address was [&hellip
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C’mon Let’s Get Happy

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STREET SHRINK PIC Reaping benefits from the power of positive thinking By Kristine Keller The other day I was walking in Washington Square Park, taking the time to savor the newly bloomed crimson-red tulips, unfettered from worry, when I felt a snap. I looked down and noticed the strap on my new leather sandals torn neatly in half. [&hellip
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Going Down(town) in History

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Celeb_JohnStrausbaugh_credit Christine L Walker Author John Strausbaugh paints the colorful history that permeates Greenwich Village By Angela Barbuti Life as we know it was greatly influenced by what once happened below 14th Street. “This place, for almost 400 years, was like a magnet for artists and a refuge for misfits and outcasts,” said John Strausbaugh, who literally walked miles [&hellip
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Is Homelessness New York’s Number One Issue?

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IMG_3837 Organizations rally for affordable housing for all in the City “What?” “Affordable housing!” “When?” “Now!” That was the rallying cry last Friday as volunteers from Habitat for Humanity New York City, the Interfaith Assembly on Housing and Homelessness, mayoral candidates and representatives from a variety of other organizations gathered on the front steps of City [&hellip
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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Lush Ka Pow Set There’s just no excuse for getting him a tie. By Helaina Hovitz For the foodie father: Head to (2245 Broadway, 212-787-2000, www.zabars.com) and pick up the Swiss Diamond Skillet, perfect for the health-conscious cook who loves healthy, high-performance tools. The nonstick coating, reinforced with real diamond particles, is designed for virtually oil-free cooking to reduce [&hellip
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Allen Ginsberg Made it Famous, Preservation Groups Want to Save it

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Downtown organizations rally to save Mary Help of Christians Church from demolition Prolific Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg immortalized the East Village Mary Help of Christians church in his verse, – he lived directly across the street for over two decades – and now preservation groups are fighting to stop its demolition by developers. According [&hellip
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