Matt Gross Shares 30 Years of Travel

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9780306821158 Former New York Times columnist settles down to write a travel memoir By Angela Barbuti You know you’re a frugal traveler if you’ve eaten fried spiders in Cambodia, slept in a Roman convent, and booked a flight with Ryan Air. Matt Gross has done all of the above while penning the Frugal Traveler column for [&hellip
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The Battle Over P.S. 64 Continues

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The fate of a vacant school building has residents up in arms against the property’s owner By Adam Janos The long battle between Gregg Singer of Singer Financial Corporation and residents of the East Village over the fate of the old P.S. 64 building went another round this week, with the East Village Community Coalition [&hellip
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Wireless Comes to More Subway Stations

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the addition of wireless services to 30 new subway stations in Manhattan. Downtown stations which will now have WiFi access include five 14th Street stations. Wireless users will be able to log on for free at the 8th Avenue A,C,E and L train lines; the 7th Avenue 1,2,3 lines and [&hellip
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Controversy Over Cooper Union Tuition

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The Cooper Union Board of Trustees recently voted to end Cooper Union’s universal free scholarship program in 2014. The school’s small size and selective admissions process allowed the tuition-free program to endure for 150 years.  Students will continue to receive an automatic scholarship and financial aid and admissions will be “need-blind” according to the school. [&hellip
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P.S. 150 Parents React to DOE’s Plan to Relocate School to Chelsea

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P.S. 150 Principal Jenny Bonnet sent a letter to parents informing them their children’s school would be moving from its Tribeca location to Chelsea after one more year in its current spot. Bonnet said the Department of Education and the school would work together to make this transition as smooth as possible, including using school [&hellip
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Arts Grants Support Local Institutions

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The National Endowment for the Arts announced grants for local cultural institutions The National Endowment for the Arts recently released their grants for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, and several major cultural institutions downtown and throughout Manhattan reaped the benefits of the extra funds. Downtown, Tribeca Film Institute received $100,000 for a professional development program and [&hellip
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Ways to treat your mother to something special this year By Helaina Hovitz Brunch at Betel: Moms Eat Free 51 Grove Street, 212-352-0460, Betelnyc.com With unique smells, textures, and flavors, the Asian infused spin on traditional American brunch fare will satisfy mom’s cravings for sweet, salty, sour, and spicy! Best bets are the Bircher Muesli, [&hellip
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