The Protagonist: Spider-Man The Book—Insight Into a Closed World or Capitalizing on Failure?

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The New York Times announced this week Glen Berger, the playwright of reported media circus “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” signed on with Simon & Schuster to pen a book about the “most controversial musical in Broadway history.” It was also the most expensive, according to the Times. Berger was charged with helping rewrite the [&hellip
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F.B.I. Accuses Man of Attempting to Blow Up Manhattan Federal Reserve

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 23, arrived to the United States in January on a student visa, and settled in Jamaica, Queens.  About six months later, according to court documents, Nafis attempted to recruit various men for a jihadist terrorist attack on American land. But there was a substantial glitch in his [&hellip
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Jewish Groups Sue City over Restriction on Ultra-Orthodox Rite

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Via Wiki Commons by Nora Bosworth On Thursday a coalition of Jewish groups sued the city over the Department of Health’s regulation on an ultra-orthodox form of circumcision, mandating that parents provide written consent before going through with the procedure. The rule, implemented last month, refers solely to the circumciser’s ancient practice of using his mouth to suck [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: How to Find . . . an Apartment

Written by Meredith Russo on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

woman By Meredith Russo lady noun [ley-dee] 1. a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken. 2. any woman; female.   smart(s) noun [smahrt] 1. a sharp local pain, usually superficial, as from a wound, blow, or sting. 2. keen mental suffering, as from wounded feelings, affliction, grievous loss, etc. 3. Slang. intelligence; common sense.   [&hellip
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Music Island Reemerges Amid Prospect Park

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

Courtesy of Wiki Creative Commons by Nora Bosworth New Yorkers who have walked around Prospect Park of late probably noticed that long construction sign curving around the Southern part of the pedestrian loop, advertising the soon-to-be “Lakeside” site. What they likely didn’t know about was Music Island, nestled quietly in a cove off the lake’s southeastern shore, waiting to be [&hellip
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Comptroller’s Financial Report on M.T.A. Shows Tough Fare Hikes Planned

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. The New York State comptroller released a report on Tuesday showing that while the Metropolitan Transport Authority’s finances are better off than they were two years ago, there’s still a long way to go; unfortunately, the M.T.A.’s path to fiscal sustainability will include more fare hikes. In 2010, fares went up by 7.5 percent. The [&hellip
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In Battle to Unionize, Cablevision Workers Broaden Offensive Against CEO Dolan

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Dolan via City & State After months of fruitless negotiations and strong-arm tactics by upper management, Brooklyn Cablevision workers wrote a letter to Cablevision CEO James Dolan saying that they now plan to leaflet the venues he owns, which include Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theater and Radio City Music Hall, in an attempt to put pressure on Cablevision to [&hellip
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Housing Works Hosts party for ‘How to Survive a Plague’

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

DSC_0832 copy Photos by Aul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com Housing Works Bookstore Café in Soho was the perfect location for the documentary How to Survive a Plague’s after-party. The film, about HIV/AIDS activist groups ACT UP and TAG, which helped turn the virus from a death sentence to a treatable condition in the 1980s and 1990s, had its premiere at [&hellip
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21-Year-Old’s Rape in Hudson River Park Sparks Protest, Demands and Self-Defense Classes

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Photo by Philocrites. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. by Nora Bosworth A 21-year-old woman was taking in the sunrise from Hudson River Park on Saturday, when a man dragged her into the bushes and brutally raped her.  Once her attacker fled the woman ran naked and shouting to nearby policemen; soon after the police apprehended John Stewart, 25, a homeless and convicted sex [&hellip
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