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You know, I’ve just never really liked Boca Raton…

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  My great friend Sidney Zion is gone two years now, but I can hear him loud and clear. “Schmuck!” he is shouting at Willard Mitt Romney… . “Schlemiel! Goyische kopf! You don’t even know how to think and talk, and then down there at Boca Raton — of all places! — you read more here »

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Letters, Week of Oct. 4, 2012

Down with the D.O.T. dictatorship To The Editor: Re “D.O.T. backs off Essex St. bus stop, at least for now” (news article, Sept. 27): Just let the city Department of Transportation try to revisit the Seward Park bus stop issue. The community will be even more up in arms than before! What in the world read more here »

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An important ruling

On Monday, The New York Times reported that a federal judge has ruled that the New York Police Department illegally arrested large numbers of demonstrators at a protest in Lower Manhattan during the 2004 Republican National Convention. Yet, at the same time, the judge — Richard J. Sullivan of Federal District Court — upheld certain read more here »

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O.K., cut! That’s a wrap!

It seemingly took forever, but Julian Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi is finally sporting a new coat of Pompeii Red paint. A year ago, scaffolding was erected around the whimsical tower, on W. 11th St. between Washington and West Sts., causing speculation that a repainting job was in the works. When the black construction netting first came read more here »

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Hard to put a name on how much Bob Fass has meant

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  I am troubled and saddened by the fact that America is losing its middle class and becoming a country divided into the rich and the poor. Romney certainly made that point clear with his recent statement, saying 47 percent of the population is basically made up of non-taxpaying freeloaders seeking a read more here »

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Harrowing, haunted, spectral…and full of stars

So much good stuff on the boards, it’s scary BY TRAV S.D.  |  October is my favorite month to see Downtown theatre in New York. The madness of the summer festivals is well past, and all the hometown companies bring out their “A” games. Also, as a general rule, it is neither too hot nor read more here »

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Building on the work of ‘good old carpenter’ Ibsen

1882 play is a sign of election year times BY JERRY TALLMER  |  Good old carpenter Henrik Ibsen, who saws every board as true as daisies and drives every nail piercingly home, never goes out of fashion. And as long as suicidal brainless human greed despoils what’s so delicately termed “the environment” — not to mention read more here »

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Just Do Art!

  HOUSING WORKS BENEFIT: “UKULELE HERO” JAKE SHIMABUKURO  “If everyone played the ukulele,” asserts, “the world would be a better place.” Few, however, are likely to reach the lofty heights of technical virtuosity and genre versatility that our man Jake has brought to the four-stringed, pluck-friendly miniature guitar. No matter. His sunny disposition is contagious, read more here »

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It takes three (days) to do DUMBO

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  | Between Friday and Sunday, over 225,000 people are expected to descend upon the DUMBO neighborhood’s parks, bridges, galleries, loading docks, studios and repurposed spaces. The work of more than 500 artists will be on display throughout 100 studios and 50 galleries — and on numerous stages and streets. Map your own strategy read more here »

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BY CHRISTOPHER HASSETT  | I’ve been thinking about meditating as a way of relieving stress. Do you think this will help? If so, do you have any suggestions on how to go about it?      — Rory, Fort Greene  Meditation is a great way to reduce stress in the moment, though in the beginning the read more here »

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