A Murder Mystery with a Lot of Personality

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Murder for Two’s director keeps his audience in stitches and suspense There is no mystery to directing a successful musical. Scott Schwartz, the director of the new Off-Broadway show, Murder for Two, combines all the elements a theater audience craves – suspense, romance, humor, and, most importantly, superb acting. There are only two actors on [&hellip
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East side nurse wins national honors for Superstorm Sandy efforts

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Jill Goldstein, a nurse with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, has been honored with the nation’s largest nursing recognition award, sponsored by Nurse.com. Goldstein was recognized for the relief efforts she organized and implemented during Superstorm Sandy that went well beyond her call of duty. The award, sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson [&hellip
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East Side police precinct council marks four decades

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The 19th Police Precinct’s Community Council celebrated its 40th anniversary on the Upper East Side. The council gathered earlier this month at the Church of the Holy Trinity, with live music, lots of food, and many of the precinct’s former officers, who came to reminisce and celebrate. Kathy Jolowicz, a vice president and founding member [&hellip
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HOLIDAY LISTINGS

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Rawther Fancy Tea with Santa The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 58th Street December 13 and 20th, 2-3pm and 4-5pm $150 per adult-child pair, $90 per additional child Enjoy tea with Eloise and Santa at The Plaza: tea sandwiches, storytime, treats, and photos with Santa await, as well as a goody bag. Don’t forget to [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, December 13 Choir Concert Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, btwn 68th and 69th streets 7:30 p.m., $13; $5 children, students, seniors The Hunter College Choir, under the direction of Paul F. Mueller and Matthew Rupcich, will present Handel’s stirring Foundling Hospital Anthem and Finzi’s evocative In Terra Pax, as well as Vivaldi’s energetic Dixit [&hellip
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From the Archives: Bill Bratton on his political future in 2011

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In May of 2011, speculation about who might run for mayor on the Republican ticket landed briefly on William Bratton, former NYPD Police Commissioner under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, from 1994 to 1996. Bratton had recently finished a 7-year stint at the chief of police in Los Angeles and had returned to New York to work [&hellip
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New MSK complex gets Manhattan Borough OK

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The 1.15 million-square-foot MSK-Hunter College medical complex/educational center that has sparked controversy on the Upper East Side has officially received a go-ahead from the Manhattan Borough Board. The complex will take up most of E. 73rd and 74th streets along the FDR Drive. Concerns have been raised by the community about traffic, congestion and pollution [&hellip
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Last Blast

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MTA finally ends underground explosions on Second Avenue Good news for businesses on the Upper East Side: the constant blasting noises from the Second Avenue subway project are finally over. According to the MTA, the project’s final blast occurred at 5:21 p.m. on Monday, November 18, on the north side of 86th and Second Avenue. [&hellip
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