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

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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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Reckless Driving Law Passed in Senate

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New law would make it easier to punish dangerous drivers; cops could issue penalties without witnessing accidents Safety advocates have long decried the loopholes in some of New York State’s existing traffic laws, especially in those intended to punish drivers who injure cyclists or pedestrians. Hayley and Diego’s Law was passed after two young children, [&hellip
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ID Theft & Fraud Forum

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State Senator Brad Hoylman and other local elected officials will host a forum titled “Identity Theft & Consumer Fraud: How to Protect Yourself & What to Do if You’re a Victim” on Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Hospital, Conference Room B, 1000 Tenth Avenue, second floor (between 58th and 59th Streets). Hoylman [&hellip
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Union Square Condo Goes Smokefree

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Homeowners in Zeckendorf Towers, the 29-story, 647-unit pyramid-topped building right on Union Square, voted overwhelmingly to become the largest completely smoke-free condominium in the city. Eighty-five percent of unit owners voted on the policy, and 83.5 percent voted in favor of the amendment to prohibit smoking in both residential units and public areas for all [&hellip
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Greenwich Village Murder a Devastating Call to Action

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By Alissa Fleck In the morning hours of May 18, 32-year-old Mark Carson was gunned down outside a Greenwich Village pizzeria after being trailed and threatened with anti-gay slurs. Before opening fire early Saturday, the gunman confronted the victim and his companion on the street and asked if they “want to die here,” Police Commissioner [&hellip
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