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After State Senate Primary, Candidates Unify

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By Dan Rivoli A week after Adriano Espaillat won his primary election for State Senate, he held a meeting with his former opponents to hear their ideas for the district. Espaillat, an Assembly member from Washington Heights, held a breakfast meeting at Dyckman Express Restaurant Sept. 23 with candidates Mark Levine, Anna Lewis and Miosotis [&hellip
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Movie Man

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The cinematic life of William Wolf By Allen Houston William Wolf is a walking encyclopedia of film theory and history. Whether interviewing Ingmar Bergman, Charlie Chaplin or screening the latest indie flick, Wolf, a famed film critic, president of the Drama Desk and NYU professor, has been documenting the highs and lows of the New [&hellip
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Food as Life

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Chef Kevin Garcia shares lifetime of experience at Academia Di Vino By Linnea Covington On a recent Friday afternoon, as the staff prepared Accademia di Vino Broadway for dinner service, Kevin Garcia sat at the bar trying to figure out how to recreate a dish he sampled on a chefs’ tour of Sicily. The photo [&hellip
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Q&A: Marni Nixon

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The voice behind some of Hollywood’s greatest musicals By Shilpa Agrawal and Hannah O’Grady “I’m not wearing any makeup so I have to tell the truth,” the lively 80-year-old Marni Nixon said as she made her way through her living room, filled with books, photographs of family members and a well-worn piano by the wall. [&hellip
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A Plan to Force Parking Freeloaders to Pay

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By Dan Rivoli Should free meter parking on Sundays say its prayers? An Upper West Side business owner is trying to eliminate free Sunday parking in front of meters in the neighborhood—a practice the City Council instituted in 2005 after outer borough religious leaders and their driving parishioners complained about having to leave Mass to [&hellip
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Senate Candidates Get Endorsements

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By Dan Rivoli Democrats in the race to succeed State Sen. Eric Schneiderman recently won endorsements. Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat got the backing of his ally, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg, who is unaffiliated with any party after dumping the GOP, cited Espaillat’s independence in Albany
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