Out & About

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March 21 Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night Charlotte’s Place, 107 Greenwich St. between Rector & Carlisle 6-7:30 p.m., Free It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place. trinitywallstreet.org Paula Poundstone The City Winery, 155 Varick Street [&hellip
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On Pointe in New York City

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ABT’s Misty Copeland on living in a convent, Café Luxembourg, and Taye Diggs By Angela Barbuti Misty Copeland took her first ballet class in gym shorts, a t-shirt, and socks because she could not afford a leotard and tights. The 31-year-old American Ballet Theater soloist has come a long way from her 13-year-old self, and [&hellip
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Do you think potholes are a problem in your neighborhood?

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“It depends on where you look. There’s a lot of roads. You start shutting areas and people are going to get upset.” Ryan O.   “There’s always some construction. It always creates a problem. Even when I’m on my bike it’s a problem.” Marley G.   “It is a problem, my street has a lot [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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Alleged Drunk Driver Facing Tougher Charges Domonic Whilby, who allegedly hijacked a delivery van and crashed into a bus, killing William Pena, an MTA bus driver last month, is now facing up to life in prison. Whilby showed no emotion when he plead not guilty to an indictment that included murder, aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular [&hellip
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Neighborhood Scrapbook

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BARUCH STUDENTS AT CUNY NOBEL SCIENCE CHALLENGE Baruch College students shined during the 2013 Nobel Science Challenge recently presented by the City University of New York. Baruch students Abdullah Ayaz, a junior, won first place in the category of Economics; Nancy Zhu, a sophomore, won second place in the category of Physics. Abdullah, who will [&hellip
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L.E.S. high school dodges co-location bid

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

University Neighborhood High School saved by de Blasio’s stance on charter schools Last year, students and parents of University Neighborhood High School were told that the Dept. of Education had plans to phase in 500 additional students as part of a new technical high school to be co-located in their building. The UNHS community rallied [&hellip
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Where could Success Academy go now?

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Success_Academy_Harlem_1_jeh In the wake of de Blasio’s move, the charter school powerhouse could be in the market for real estate. After Mayor Bill de Blasio blocked the co-location and expansion of three Success Academies, the charter school empire headed by former city council member Eva Moskowitz, the question remains as to where her displaced schools could [&hellip
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Manhattan Residents Vie for Community Board Seats

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Borough President Gale Brewer has received almost 600 applications to fill spots on Manhattan’s 12 community boards By Gabrielle Alfiero Interviews of prospective community board members began last week, after nearly 600 applications were submitted to Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer’s office for the 2014-2016 term. Of the 596 candidates who applied to serve on [&hellip
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Signs of life on Pier A

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

A long-ignored structure on the tip of Manhattan gets a restaurant spiced with history Battery Park City For more than two decades, Pier A has sat empty, decrepit and neglected on the tip of Lower Manhattan just across from Ellis Island. Built in 1884 as the headquarters of the New York harbor police, it was [&hellip
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