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Déjà Newt: Silver-slick one speaks with forked tongue

By JERRY TALLMER  |  One evening when I was in senior year in high school and trying to decide where to head next, my father brought home for dinner a young man who had recently completed four years at Dartmouth College up in Hanover, New Hampshire — far enough from and yet near enough to read more here »

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s new home is an instant classic

[media-credit name="Photo by Eric Weiss " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, in Mary Flagler Cary Hall. DiMenna Center provides a place to rehearse, record, recharge BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |   Selective forgetfulness, it seems, is often the cost of applying a laser-like focus to one particular skill. How else do you account for musicians read more here »

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Feinstein preserves Popular Music, praises Sinatra

[media-credit name="Photo by Zach Dobson " align="alignright" width="600"][/media-credit] Michael Feinstein comes to praise our buried past. American Songbook guardian, on lost era of irony-free cool BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Michael Feinstein knows how to make an entrance. He also knows what to do for an encore. That’s good news — because generally speaking, second acts read more here »

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Just Do Art!

[media-credit name="Photo by Ann Bettison Enzminger" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Heartbreakers Rev. Jen and Stormy Leather. See “Faceboyz Folliez.” BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  FACEBOYZ FOLLIEZ  It’s installment #3 of “Faceboyz Folliez” — and your darling host Faceboy only has 12 years and nine months to go if “Folliez” is to match “Faceboyz Open Mike” in terms of read more here »

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Partial fix for Pier 40, but ‘holistic’ plan is the goal

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  With nearly half of Pier 40′s rooftop deck in deteriorated condition, threatening the loss of parking revenue and the pier’s eventual shutdown, the Hudson River Park Trust’s board of directors has voted to authorize a partial renovation job for the aging, concrete-and-steel structure. Meanwhile, a new idea for the pier’s redevelopment read more here »

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N.Y.U. calls out the troops in support of its mega-plan

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  In what opponents blasted as an “orchestrated” show of support for N.Y.U.’s 2031 large-scale development plan, union construction workers — along with university deans and even the women’s basketball team coach — testified on behalf of the ambitious development scheme at Community Board 2’s packed full board meeting last Thursday night. read more here »

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City Planning O.K.’s Rudin condo project  for St. Vincent’s site

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  The City Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved Rudin Management’s plan for the residential redevelopment of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus. The Jan. 23 vote, with Amanda Burden, commission chairperson, and 11 other commissioners attending, took less than 10 minutes. It was the next-to-last step in the city’s uniform land read more here »

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Wanna buy Trump Soho hotel? Well, then, you’re hired!

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  A partner in the 46-story Trump Soho, the condo hotel that opened in April 2010 in the Hudson Square district over the objections of neighborhood preservation advocates, last week put the building on the auction block. Alex Sapir, the partner of the Bayrock Group in building the hotel managed by Donald read more here »

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Ray’s 79th Birthday
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The 411 from the Feline

[media-credit name="Photo by Clayton Patterson " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Dana Beal, left, and Michael McKenna, the Yippie! Cafe’s manager, during Beal’s recent visit at 9 Bleecker St. Prison blues: It looks like Yippie icon Dana Beal unfortuntaely will be spending another year in the slammer. Last time we spoke to him he said it sounded like read more here »

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