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Superheroes and — Pow! Bang! — super costumes
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Hudson River pull-ups

Tuesday was another beautiful day during this summer-like fall. For Jerry Solon, Hudson River Park near Canal St., was the perfect place to hang out —literally — on this sculptural structure. Despite a sign stating “No hanging or climbing,” the graphic designer / coffee company C.E.O. said a lot of people use it for pull-ups read more here »

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Stories amid the stacks at Jefferson Market Library

As part of the French Institute Alliance Française’s FIAF Fall Fstvl, “Crossing the Line,” artist Fanny de Chaillé (above, in the library’s balcony overlooking the stacks) introduced a new take on storytelling at the Jefferson Market Library on Fri., Sept. 27. Twelve storytellers each told his or her own “book” in 20 minutes to members read more here »

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A big day for Sara Curry and Little Missionary’s

At the unveiling of the new Sara Curry Way honorary street co-naming sign in the East Village on Saturday, actress Kelly McDonald experienced some slight technical difficulties as the paper covering ripped instead of sliding off. (This seems to frequently happen at these street-sign unveilings!) Susan Stetzer, district manager of Community Board 3, at left, read more here »

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Flowing with the warm spell

It’s still so unseasonably hot outside that the foot-washing feature on the High Line is still flowing.

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Hydrating amid the hydrants

The Soho Grand Hotel on West Broadway offers its guests a special feature — a gated dog run right next to the hotel. The dog run features plants in stone vases, slate pathways, a water trough for lapping tongues and, in a special touch to make the pooches feel at home, a slew of fire read more here »

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Panel tears the lid off the culture of surveillance

On Sept. 23, James Bamford, a leading expert on the history of the National Security Agency and its ever-expanding snooping capabilities, joined Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and independent journalist Paul DeRienzo for a forum on “Ethics, Law and Surveillance Culture” at the Great Hall at Cooper Union. Also read more here »

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First, Citi Bike; Next…Citi Arch?

According to posters that recently popped up all over the Village, the Washington Square Arch could soon be gaudily festooned with more brand names than a Vegas strip mall. “The City of New York is selling corporate naming rights to Washington Square Arch,” declare the posters, from a group calling itself Save Our Village.org. Listed read more here »

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Word up! Artists reopen gallery in ‘novel’ fashion

    BY BOB KRASNER  |  Artists wore their books on their sleeves when Central Booking gallery, on Ludlow St., held its reopening bash on Thurs., Sept. 12. The Lower East Side gallery, which is dedicated to the idea of the book as art, hosted hundreds of guests, who  packed the new 2,700-square-foot space for what read more here »

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Harvest hauls in food lovers for Union Square Park

The 18th Annual Harvest in the Square, New York’s premier local food and wine tasting event, took over Union Square’s northern plaza on Sept. 17. Chefs from the hottest Union Square restaurants prepared signature dishes using fresh farm produce right from the Union Square Greenmarket. The food fest is sponsored by the Union Square Partnership read more here »

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