Art Project for Lower East Side

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A temporary public art installment is planned for First Street Green Park Lower East Side residents will soon be able to enjoy “The 12×12 Project: A World Policy Institute Project on Smart Consumption,” a public art installation planned for the small park sandwiched between two buildings at 33 E. 1st St, near Houston Street. According [&hellip
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Chris D’Elia D’elivers Laughs at Carolines

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The comedian and actor on his first gig, his witty family, and “Whitney” By Angela Barbuti If you go to see Chris D’Elia’s comedy show at Carolines this weekend, some of his act will be about dating. It’s not surprising that he gets his material from hanging out with friends at diners late at night. [&hellip
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Keep Libraries Open

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By Jonathan Bowles and Julie Sandorf At a time when many New Yorkers struggle to make the transition to today’s knowledge economy, no institution is doing more to bridge the gap than the city’s public libraries. The city’s 206 branch libraries have become the go-to places for those who lack the essential literacy, language and [&hellip
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Find One-of-Kind Sweaters and More at Granny-Made

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Brick-and-mortar store moves online-only in July By Laura Shanahan Say it ain’t so, Joe! But it is so: As per last week’s news item in this very paper, owner Michael Rosenberg’s singular store Granny-Made, which served the Upper West Side and fans from beyond – way beyond – for 27 years will be closing, with [&hellip
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New New Yorkers, from the Very Old Country

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A new Georgian restaurant wants to bring a taste of the home country to NYC By Adam Janos “Not to burn the kebab, not to burn the stick,” Beka Peradze, co-owner of new restaurant Oda House (76 Avenue B), explains. It’s an old idiom from his native land, the Republic of Georgia, a nation of [&hellip
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DA Warns Seniors: Beware of Scams

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The District Attorney & Department of Aging warn about fraud and financial crimes A woman living on East 79th Street received an alarming phone call in mid-May from “Captain Tom Piscani” head of financial crime in New York who told her that she was in possession of counterfeit bills. He told her to cash a [&hellip
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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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