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Memorial for ‘underground artist’

In the C/E train station at Spring St, on the uptown side, on the wall of the stairway landing, is a mosaic mural, “Subway Station,” created by Edith Kramer in 1994, which features the 14th St.-Union Square station. At the work’s base a candle burned all last week next to some flowers, while a pair read more here »

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Foodies pour in for cookie cup

Following on the heels of the wildly popular, and often immitated, cronut, Spring St. pastry maestro Dominique Ansel unveiled his newest creation last Friday — the cookie cup. Ryan Khosravi, a New School writing student who lives on the Lower East Side, left, was the first in line, and as such was given the “faux read more here »

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Slow down,  you move too fast

Concerned the city might not follow through on its Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic fatalities — and that promised Slow Zones might not be implemented — the activist group Right of Way, on Sunday, put up 20-mile-per-hour signs in 11 neighborhoods around town. Above, they attached the signs to poles in the Hudson Square read more here »

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On Sat., March 8, at 8:30 p.m., two yellow taxis collided at the intersection of Broome and Eldridge Sts. One taxi, the sedan, was reportedly traveling northbound on Eldridge St. “at a high rate of speed.” An S.U.V.-style cab heading eastbound on Broome St. broadsided the sedan cab in the intersection, flipping it onto its read more here »

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Oi! The first  sign of spring?

A punk displayed his plumage in Union Square this week. Clocks were set forward one hour last weekend, and the vernal equinox is on Thurs., April 20, the first day of spring. 

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Hamanah, hamanah — whole lotta hamantashens

A party of New York University Chabad members came to the Greenwich House senior center on Washington Square North bearing dozens of hamantashen — triangular pastries in the shape of Haman’s hat, with poppy seed, prune or apricot filling, for a pre-Purim party. They led the seniors in song and dance and told an abridged read more here »

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Fat Tuesday in the Village

On Tuesday, New School jazz students held a Mardi Gras march down 13th St. from Sixth Ave. to Fifth Ave., where they entered the new University Center building. They continued playing up on the fifth floor, above, where the university’s jazz studies program is based.

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New addition reflects better on hotly disputed garage

Work is still underway on the three-district Department of Sanitation garage at Spring and Washington Sts., including adding energy-efficient, rotatable, vertical slats on the building’s southern side. A construction worker on the street observing the slats’ installation the other week said they will be electronically controlled, and will be used to deflect sunlight away from read more here »

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As part of his pre-K plan campaign, Mayor de Blasio visited a classroom at P.S. 130, on Baxter St. in the Chinatown / Little Italy area, Tuesday. He went with a classic — reading Dr. Seuss’s “The Foot Book” to the pre-kindergarteners, before giving it his mayoral endorsement. And before he left, if they wanted, read more here »

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Protests against the government have been roiling Venezuela for weeks. At least eight protesters, including a local beauty queen, have already died. On Saturday, hundreds gathered in Union Square to echo the demonstrations against president Nicolas Maduro and the economic inequities wracking the country. Carrying signs reading, “#We Are Your Voice Venezuela” and “S.O.S.” — as read more here »

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