Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

10 Great Kids Events for November

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Family

Cupcake-Hat-1024x681   Our Picks Of The Month For What To Do With Your Kids By Angela Bunt Now through January 13  STUFF LEGENDS ARE MADE OF [ALL AGES] The Big Apple Circus is back and better than ever with a new Legendarium show at Lincoln Center! Inside the Big Top circus tent, which holds more than 1,700 [&hellip
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Is This Vito Lopez’s Last Election?

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

VitoRampup1-300x224 Assemblyman Vito Lopez coasted to re-election on Tuesday, fending off a challenge from Republican stand-in Richy Garcia, but he signaled that it might be his last term in office. The embattled legislator had already lost his coveted housing committee and Brooklyn Democratic Party chairmanships this summer when news broke of allegations that he sexually harassed [&hellip
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Tapped In: Lenox Hill Recovers, Celebration Saved, Taxi Driver Rescued

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Taxi LENOX HOSPITAL FUNDS EMPLOYEE HURRICANE RELIEF Lenox Hospital held its annual Autumn Ball on Monday evening, only this time the money raised did not benefit the hospital itself, but its employees. North Shore LIJ Health System announced last week that proceeds from the fundraising gala, which was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Midtown, [&hellip
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Tapped In: Crane Secured, Gas Lines Stretch, Race for Relief

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

crane TEETERING CRANE SECURED After six days of precarious dangling 74 stories above the ground, the damaged construction crane alongside 157 W. 57th St. was secured on Sunday. The crane’s 150-foot boom snapped in the middle of Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds, which left it suspended by only a few metal beams at its base as it [&hellip
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Still in the Dark: Why Hurricane Sandy Wasn’t a Surprise

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Hurricane debris near the damaged ConEd power plant on 14th Street and Avenue C. Photo by Laura Mishkin. This week power returned downtown, kids went back to school and the crane dangling 74 stories above West 57th Street was secured. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, however, New York City is far from fixed. More than 70,000 residents remained without power on Monday. The inundated Brooklyn-Battery and Queens-Midtown tunnels remained closed. Ruined homes [&hellip
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A Whale of a Tale: Samuel D. Hunter’s Play Offers Plenty of Food for Thought

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

thewhale-joanmarcus What is it with writers and whales? Ever since Herman Melville’s magnum opus, Moby-Dick, was published 160 years ago, cetaceans have provided an interesting allegory for man’s quest to defeat others and understand himself in literary forms. Just last year, Melvillean influence permeated Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, arguably the best novel of the year. [&hellip
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Downtown Organizations Help with Hurricane Relief

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

dt_localresponse_2_AA After Hurricane Sandy blazed its path of flooding and power outages through downtown Manhattan, many residents and groups plunged right in to help their neighbors, showing that even a mega-storm and unprecedented damage won’t keep New Yorkers from helping each other in times of crisis. The headquarters of Nazareth Housing, at 206 E. Fourth St., [&hellip
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Sandy Tears Swath of Destruction through Downtown Manhattan

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Photo by Aaron Adler By Paul Bisceglio Sandy hit New York on Monday evening with the fury promised by ominous forecasts and left behind a wake of devastation wrought by the 80 m.p.w.-plus winds and extensive flooding of lower Manhattan. The grim numbers began to roll in as the post-tropical storm faded on Tuesday: over half a million residents [&hellip
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Board of Elections In Disarray As Election Day Approaches

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

NYC Board of Elections Commissioner “J.C.” Polanco (via Twitter) With Election Day rapidly approaching, the devastation from Hurricane Sandy could have residual consequences that may alter the outcome of local and federal elections. With many polling sites still without power and thousands of residents displaced due to flooding and damage to their homes, the New York City Board of Elections has been scrambling to [&hellip
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