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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Bike Share Blocks Ambulence in Village

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The New York Post reported last week that a co-op on West 13th Street, The Cambridge, is filing a lawsuit against the city for the placement of Bike Share racks directly outside the building’s entrance. Residents say that their fears about the potential problems with the racks came true when emergency personnel had trouble getting [&hellip
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NYU Profs Took Bribes from China

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Three New York University researchers from China divulged results from a U.S.-funded study to Chinese competitors in exchange for tuition, rent and other expenses, federal prosecutors said last week. Professor Zhu Yudong and Yang Xing, a lab engineer, were to appear in court in Manhattan to face commercial bribery and other charges. The third defendant, [&hellip
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Hosseini Talks New Novel at Union Square Reading

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The popular author shared his thoughts on his latest book, And the Mountains Echoed By Hillel Italie Khaled Hosseini, whose novels have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide, knows what a lucky man he is. “What separates me from someone in the streets of Kabul is such a thin line,” says the Afghan-American author [&hellip
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MMMBop-ing at Irving Plaza

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Zac Hanson talks about becoming a musician at six, respecting Paul Simon, and posting on Twitter By Angela Barbuti In 1998, the Hanson brothers made their Grammy debut at Radio City Music Hall. All under 20-years-old at the time, the boys were nominated in an impressive three categories. Now the men, who are all grown [&hellip
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No Safe Bets in Mayoral Race

Written by Tom Allon on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Now that the third ring of the circus is complete with the arrival of Anthony Weiner’s high-wire act to the mayoral race, perhaps we can try to take a sober look at why this election really matters for our city’s future. What is the single most important thing a mayor does? You can all put [&hellip
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