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LAST MAN STANDING

CARL GLASSMAN

Joseph Demane, a partner with his father, John, in Simply Seafood, stays open each night until 9 in the Pier 17 food court, awaiting a judge’s decision over a lease dispute.

In the condemned and half-lit mall on Pier 17, one seafood seller stays to the bitter end. [PAGE 9]


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To the Editor: “Down the Tracks,” Oliver E. Allen’s article about the demolition of the El in the Trib’s October issue, was a great trip down memory lane. The original BMT (Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corp.—today’s B, D, J, M, N, Q, R and Z lines) and IRT (Interboro Rapid Transit Corp.—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Franklin Ave. and Times Square shuttles) were constructed and managed by the private sector with no government operating subsidies. Financial viability was completely dependent upon farebox revenues. But as part of the franchise agreement that owners had to sign, City Hall had control over the fare structure. For a while, owners actually made a profit with a five-cent fare. After 20 years, they asked City Hall for permission to raise the fares, in order to make more repairs, increase the frequency of service, purchase new subway cars, pay employee salary increases and support planned system expansion. For years, politicians more interested in the next reelection refused this request. In order to survive, owners of both systems curtailed maintenance, delayed purchases of new subway cars, postponed salary increases and canceled plans for system expansion. In the 1930s, NYC began building and financing construction of the new IND (Independent Subway System— today’s A, C, E, F and G lines) that was directly subsidized by taxpayer dollars and competed with both the IRT and BMT. The city forced them into economic ruin by denying them fare increases and eventually made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. The owners folded and sold out to City Hall. Larry Penner

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Robert Ripps, a Tribeca resident, sent us this photo taken by H.F. Dutcher after reading a story in last month’s Trib (see Old Tribeca at tribecatrib.com) about the demolition of the Sixth Avenue Elevated Railway. Ripps bought the photo 10 years ago from a local art gallery. The three-story house on the lower right is at the northeast corner of West Broadway and White; the curved building further up the street on the west is the American Thread Building at West Broadway and Beach.

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To the Editor: Thank you for your recent article about the Tribeca Trust’s request to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for expansion of Tribeca’s historic districts. Readers should know that the best argument for expansion might be found at www.tribecatrust.org. There, they can view a two-minute slide show of photographs entitled “What Happens When You Under-designate a Historic District? The Case of Tribeca.” Readers might also want to know that Community Board 1 issued a resolution in favor of historic district expansion and that organizations such as the

Landmarks Conservancy and Landmarks West! have written letters of support for this cause. Interested Tribecans can see our website for photos of the blocks and buildings in Tribeca that merit inclusion in our historic districts. We also welcome new volunteers and supporters through our website links. This winter we will be organizing the republication of the wonderful book “Texture of Tribeca” by Professor Andrew Dolkart of Columbia University and organizing a conference on the future of Tribeca. Sign up for our newsletter to stay abreast of our activities. Lynn Ellsworth Chair, Tribeca Trust

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Deputy mayor defends plan as benign, but sparks worries over probation office in FiDi

BY CARL GLASSMAN Nearly 100 people who live near the intended site of a summons court in Tribeca appeared at a Community Board 1 meeting last month to say, as one of them emphatically put it, “Not over here, not now, not ever.” The city is shuffling many city agencies as part of the sale of two city buildings. With the transfer of 346 Broadway to a private developer, the displaced summons court is moving to 71 Thomas, at the corner of West Broadway, where a state civil court has been for 20 years. The court that is moving in, officially known as the Summons Arraignment Part, adjudicates tickets issued by more than 40 city agencies and written for a gamut of offenses, from littering and bicycle riding on the sidewalk to marijuana possession, noise, and fighting. By far the most common summons is for public consumption of alcohol, according to the city’s statistics for 2012. Although 346 Broadway is just three blocks from 71 Thomas Street, opponents argue that the Broadway site is far less residential, and they fear the additional crowds and the potential for crime that could come with it. “This is 101 of what not to do to a neighborhood,” said Martin Vahtra of 60 Thomas St., who compared the court to the methadone clinics that disrupted communities in the 1960s and ’70s. “This can rip the heart out of our street and our neighborhood.” “These buildings are in the civic center for a reason,” said board member Tricia Joyce, who lives nearby on Duane Street. “There’s a civic center and then there’s the residential part of this neighborhood. Now they’re going to put condos in the civic center and, much to my fear, they’re trying to move city offices into a residential neighborhood.” Opponents of the plan spoke in the public session at the beginning of the board meeting. A short time later, with

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the public session over and most of the group gone, Cas Holloway, deputy mayor for operations, who had overseen the move, along with several high-level city court officials, came before the board to give the city’s reasoning for the move. Their appearance came as a surprise to many in the room, and it was not clear why it had not been announced to the residents before they left. “There’s been a lot said about what the 71 Thomas Street plan is, and a lot of it is not true,” Holloway said. “So I want to go through what the facts are.” “We’d love it if you could come around to the administration’s way of thinking,” he added. That didn’t happen, as CB1 later voted in opposition to the move. But

Above: At CB1 meeting last month, residents who live near 71 Thomas, left, show their numbers. Right: Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway tells CB1 that the reshuffling of court functions will be a benefit to Tribeca. Diagram shows how up to 250 people can queue inside 71 Thomas.

standing at a lectern on the bare 50th floor of the yet-to-open 4 World Trade Center, Holloway insisted that the board should see the move as benign once it was understood. The infractions the court handles are not criminal but “quality of life,” he noted. And unlike 346 Broadway, where people wait in long lines on Leonard to enter the building, the interior of 71 Thomas will be reconfigured to hold up to 250 people. “That’s more than we think we will ever need,” said Holloway, who estimated the anticipated number of visitors to the court at 500 per day. The board was also unpersuaded by Holloway’s noting that, as part of the deal negotiated with Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Borough President

Scott Stringer for their support of the buildings’ sales, a $20-million digital media center for youth will open at 346 Broadway. In addition, Holloway pointed out, the convicted criminals who had been going to 346 Broadway for probation visits—as well as another court service—would be served elsewhere. “All you’re going to be left with is a court for minor infractions, nine to five, Monday through Friday,” he said. Where would the convicted criminals be going, Holloway was asked. “Sixty-six John Street,” he replied, to a collective groan from board members, who also represent the Financial District. “You know that area is the fastestgrowing residential area in Manhattan,” said Joel Kopel, noting the schools and children in the area. “So why would you want to put something that toxic there?” Holloway said he was not prepared to talk about the probation office move that evening but would consider returning to the community board next month. After the meeting, the Trib asked Holloway if the outpouring of objections to the summons court relocation, including 1,100 signatures to an online petition, could persuade him to change the plan. “Unlikely,” he replied.

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Boat at Pier 25 Is the Repeat Target of Intruder THE TRIBECA TRIB NOVEMBER 2013

BY CARL GLASSMAN These days, before she goes aboard the 1933 former Coast Guard steamship Lilac, moored at Tribeca’s Pier 25, Mary Habstritt first looks for broken windows. Then once on the boat, she carefully peers into each room before entering. A newly purchased canister of pepper spray hangs from her belt. Habstritt, who is the director of the historic museum boat, the Lilac Preservation Project, has been thinking hard about safety, following repeated breakins last month by a man who she and crew members fear will return again. On the wall of the boat’s gyro room, where exhibit materials and a donation container are stored, are enlarged photographs of the man, Shawn Alexander, 41, made from photo IDs he left behind on one of his visits, according to Habstritt. “The first time I discovered he’d been here I opened it up to get the sign boards out and, like, where’s the donation bottle?” The container and its contents of $200 were gone, she said. Then she found a door closed that’s always left open. And a missing door knob. And cigarette butts in the captain’s cabin. And the ship’s American flag, normally folded up, laying on a bunk. A crawl space, always covered by a piece of plywood, was open. Habstritt knew she’d had an unwanted visitor— maybe still on board.

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Left: Mary Habstritt on the Lilac, at Pier 25. Inset: Photos of Shawn Alexander, are on the wall of a room he allegedly broke into.

“I grabbed my flashlight and pocket knife and stuck my head in the crawl space and looked around,” she recalled. “And then I go, ‘This is really stupid. I should just call the police.’” “That was the first time.” Alexander returned five more times within less than two weeks, according to Habstritt. Two days after the first break-in, Habstritt said, a volunteer with the River Project looked through the pilot house window and saw Alexander inside. She called the Park Enforcement Patrol and a PEP officer escorted Alexander off the boat, Habstritt said, but he returned in the

afternoon. This time, as Habstritt put it, “he appeared to have quickly made himself at home.” A DVD player and flat-screen TV were set up on a counter, and a digital projector had been placed on a table. Alexander was arrested. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny, and two members of the boat staff were given orders of protection against him. Alexander was released the day of his hearing on the condition that he stay out of trouble and not violate the protection orders for a year. According to Habstritt, Alexander also received a mental health assessment PHOTOS BY CARL GLASSMAN

after stating that his mother had bought him the ship. That night, Habstritt said, Alexander walked up to the ship as Frank Hanavan, a volunteer supervisor, was closing up. He left, only to break in the next night and sleep over. Habstritt said the boat’s engineer discovered him and called the police, but he escaped, this time leaving behind his wallet and IDs. The next night, Oct. 12, she said, Toby Young, who runs the Pier 25 concessions for Manhattan Youth, saw him trying to break in and called PEP. He got away again. Alexander had not been seen on the pier since that last incident, as of Oct. 30, nor had he been arrested again, according to police. Still, Habstritt remains cautious. “I expect he’ll be back,” she said.

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The Last to Leave Seaport’s Pier 17 Mall

PHOTOS BY CARL GLASSMAN

Above: John Demane, 69, and son, Joseph, 42, are the last merchants to remain in the after Sept. 9. Above left: German tourists Heike Moldenhauer and Jan Diehl ate the stand twice during their weeklong stay in New York. Left: In the empty, half-lit mall, Joseph Demane prepares to close Simply Seafood for the night.

Owners of Simply Seafood stay open to the bitter end, awaiting judge’s decision.

A sign in front of the Pier 17 entrance notifies visitors that the mall is closed except for Simply Seafood, which, as of late October, was still open for business on the third floor.

BY ALINE REYNOLDS AND CARL GLASSMAN

It was a fancy, blue carpet event that South Street Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corp. held last month to celebrate the groundbreaking at Pier 17, where the 28-year-old mall will soon be gutted to make way for a new waterfront shopping outlet. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, city officials and even members of the press were shuttled by golf cart the short distance from South Street to the mall’s entrance. As Bloomberg walked through the all-but-shuttered pier building to get to the ceremony on the other side, a lone voice came from the second floor. It was John Demane, co-owner of Simply Seafood, a longstanding family food business that is the one holdout in the otherwise-deserted mall. “I called out to him,” Demane later recounted, “‘Mayor Bloomberg, I’m a tenant in Pier 17—I have seven years left on my lease, and Howard Hughes is trying to kick me out. Can you do anything for the small businesses?’” “He looked up and said, ‘I’ll look into it.’” Despite the mayor’s promise, the wrecking ball is coming and the Demanes, John and his son Joseph, will probably soon be out. The two men are in court with

Howard Hughes over a disputed lease agreement that the Demanes argue is in effect until 2020, but that the developer claims is invalid because of rent arrears. “Although the lease agreement gave the company a 10-year lease term extension option,” a Hughes spokesman said in an email, “Simply Seafood was unable to exercise the option because it had breached several terms of the lease.” According to the Demanes, the “breach” occurred in part because the Howard Hughes’s predecessor, General Growth Properties, failed to deposit their rent checks in 2005, and there is now a dispute over how much is owed. Awaiting a judge’s decision, which they were told would be this month, the father and son have been keeping their fish stand open seven days a week, from 10 in the morning to 9 at night, in the eerie emptiness of the former food court. There on the third floor, where there’s hardly a sound but for the hum of passengerless escalators, and where

deserted food stalls still beckon with pictures of lobster rolls, bubble tea and teriyaki, only Simply Seafood has remained open. Howard Hughes formally closed the mall on Sept. 9 but a sign at the entrance informs visitors that the eatery is still in business. The Demanes’ lawyer has advised the owners to remain open or face claims of business abandonment and risk forfeiting their case. “If the judge rules we have a lease and they can’t get us out, then I guess we sit here until they come and [negotiate] with me,” Joseph said. “Or the judge says, ‘You don’t have a lease, you have to get out,’ and I leave. What are you going to do?” With the help of one other worker, the father and son sell a sampling from their menu—fish and chips, mussels and red snapper—to the 20 to 25 diners who find their way to the stand each day. Between their loyal customers, the absence of competition, and a courtmandated low rent, the Demanes say they’ve even been turning a profit. But for the elder Demane, 69, the

lawsuit, now in its ninth year, has taken its toll. “I’d like to win,” he said, standing behind a refrigerated display case containing only a shrimp cocktail, crab sandwich and red snapper salad. “But at this point, I just want to get it over with.” With plenty of time on his hands, John Demane said his thoughts turn to his wife in Florida, who he hadn’t seen for two months. “And I think about the aggravation of going day in and day out to court,” he added. John Demane makes near-daily appearances at 111 Centre Street, where their drawn-out lawsuit is being adjudicated. If the ruling is in their favor, Howard Hughes will likely have to negotiate a buyout of the remaining seven years on their lease. According to a Hughes lawyer, the return of Simply Seafood to the new mall is out of the question. If they lose, it will be the end of a family business that dates back to the mid-1940s, when John’s father started as a fish wholesaler on South Street. In 1983, the business moved to the Fulton Market Building, where they operated a fish store and a clam bar. In 1995 they moved to the pier. “It was a good business but the last eight years have taken the fun out of it,” said John. “It’s just draining.” “Your life’s on hold. You can’t plan anything,” Joseph said recently, as 9 p.m. approached and he prepared yet again to close up shop in the half-lit food court. “It’s like being in purgatory. You’re just waiting to see what happens.”


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Renderings of the building looking northwest (left) and southwest (below). The larger, northern building would nearly abut 17 White Street. Community Board 1’s Landmarks Committee said the buildings’ roofs “look like they were drawn by a separate architectural firm.” Stores are slated for the ground floor.

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At a Community Board 1 meeting last month, David Schoonmaker, at microphone, and others with him criticized the design of a building proposed for a lot next to 17 White St. They convinced the board to revisit its position on the plan.

Landmarks Commission to consider modern glass structure in historic district.

ty, at 17 White Street. “It’s all glass. It makes really not much reference to the true historical identity. It is ahistorical.” “The fabric of historic Tribeca is being taken over by these modern developments,” said David Schoonmaker, also BY CARL GLASSMAN of 17 White St. Developers are gearing up to put a Lynn Ellsworth, speaking for her glass-faced residential building on two preservation group Tribeca Trust, called oddly shaped lots—now parking lots—in the building banal and too big, and the Tribeca. Its design, the neighbors com- use of certain design elements to be plain, is an affront to their block. “kitsch and make a mockery of our hisThe proposal, for a shiny eight-story toric district.” building at 100 Franklin Street, with a “We’re not against a building on this highly modern interpretation of a man- site. It’s a tiny site,” she said. “Surely there’s another way to approach it.” The proposed building, actually two connected triangular structures with a single glass front, would stand on the southernmost block of Sixth Avenue, between White and Franklin streets, with an entrance on Franklin. “The irregulariTwo triangular parking lots between White and Franklin streets are the irregular site of the proposed building. The lots were formed ty of the site prewhen Sixth Avenue was extended south in 1930. sented an extreme architectural chalsard roof, is due to go before the Land- lenge spacewise,” DDG architect Peter marks Preservation Commission on Nov. Guthrie told CB1’s Landmarks Com12 for the first of several city approvals mittee earlier in the month. “You’re closthat are required of the developer, DDG ing into the corners of these triangles— Partners. there’s very little space.” About 20 people, most of whom live The unusual facade would be fourclose to the site—a parking lot since layered—a sheet of outside glazing, with 1949—came to Community Board 1’s brick arches and structural material monthly full board meeting on Oct. 22 to behind the glass and, behind that, the say that the building’s design does not fit apartment windows that open within the the character of the neighborhood. building. The design also calls for vine“Once we saw the plans, people were wrapped cables to hang from the buildvery, very upset,” said David Linden- ing. baum, who lives next door to the proper“The brick was an idea to connect to

the same time we feel that that move is not a radical stretch from the dormer language from the late 1800s. This is the claim we’re making.” The resolution out of that committee slammed the roof design as “a jagged, rambling mess” that is “hard to fathom.” But the committee also called most of the design “a handsome, clean and coherent structure” and advised the Landmarks Commission to approve the design if the roof were refashioned and the “bulbous bulkheads” on top were brought down. (Bruce Ehrmann, who wrote the resolution, likened the bulkheads to “giant mounting points from which a helicopter could carry the buildings away.”) That resolution didn’t sit well with the group that came out to speak against the project, some whom had told the committee earlier in the month that they worried about the impact of construction on hurricane damaged 17 White Street. They condemned the entire design at the full board meeting, and called for a reconsideration of the plans. “All we want to do is have a postponement so that we can understand what is being presented to us,” said Prudence Carlson of 17 White St. “From the first blush, it is completely non-contextual, in terms of character, materials and scale.” The board voted to table the resolution, giving the residents more time to study the plans and meet with CB1’s Landmarks Committee on Nov. 7, in advance of the Landmarks Commission hearing. RENDERINGS BY DDG PARTNERS

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Pen Parentis’s guest authors this month specialize in the subject of food. Reading aloud from their work will be Caroline Grant (co-editor of “The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family and How We Learn to Eat”), John Donohue (editor of “Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families”) and food journalists Edward Lewine and Aleksandra Crapanzano. The free event is Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall St. Information at penparentis.org.

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R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville, whose hits include “Everybody Plays the Fool,” “All My Life” and “Don’t Know Much,” will perform classic soul music from the 1960s and ’70s and ballads from the late ’80s and early ’90s at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., Friday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $45 and up. Call 212-220-1459 or go to tribecapac.org/aaron-neville.

Food Drive

Bond New York is holding a food drive at its office at 25 Hudson St. from Nov. 6 to Dec. 30. Donations, which will be given to City Harvest, can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The most helpful food items are canned fruits, vegetables and tuna and salmon, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and hot and cold cereals (family-sized).

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Eleventh-century trobadors of Occitania, an area which encompasses the Mediterranean areas of Spain, France and Italy, have long inspired American poets and singers. “Trobadors: A Symposium on Occitan Poetry” features talks on Occitan language, culture and literature, a buffet-style Gascon dinner and cooking demonstration and a musical performance by the NY’OC Trobadors. Email joe@poetshouse.org for reservations and dinner price. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2–9 p.m. $10; $7 students, seniors. Poets House, 10 River Terrace, poetshouse.org.

Ellis Island Reopens

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum closed last year after the island was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. The museum partially opened at the end of last month and visitors can once again visit the Great Hall, where immigrants were inspected, and see the first-floor exhibit. “Journeys: The Peopling of America 1550-1890,” which tells the story of American immigration before Ellis Island opened. There are also free audio tours and park ranger programs. The park’s million documents and artifacts, most of which are being stored in a climate-controlled facility in Maryland, will be reinstalled in the museum next year. For hours and fees, go to nps.gov.

Talking About Death

The first meeting of Death Café was held in London in 2011. Since then, there have been hundreds of these informal gatherings in Europe, the United States and Australia, during which people drink tea, eat cake and share their questions, concerns and experiences about any of the many aspects of death. The goal is to increase participants’ awareness of death and thereby enjoy their lives more. The free Death Café meets Nov. 18 at 74 Trinity Pl., 2nd floor (behind Trinity Church), from 7 to 9 p.m. and the third Monday of every month. To RSVP, go to community@trinitywallstreet.org. More information about the meetings is at deathcafe.com.

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from her wallet, which the victim had put in her locker at New York Sports Club. When the victim called her credit card company to cancel the cards, she was informed that one of them had just been used at American Apparel, at 140 West Broadway. The victim obtained a description of the alleged thief and pointed her out to police when she returned to the gym a little later. When stopped and questioned by a cop, the woman admitted she had used someone else’s credit card to buy the American Apparel items.

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Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. A man’s $3,000 Rocky Mountain bike was stolen.

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from the street the lamplight I work by casting itself democratically. I take a hammer to a plank because it’s not about emotion. Here comes a man with his spaniels.

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I have this evening as I monkey-wrench Thinking Machines together, I hope likewise to install in him. This is freedom. To think the project had been said to lack ambition! Hope, hope, go gears that turn silent in me. Thinking Machines is now completed. Behold! Think, think. Thinking Machines is pledging allegiance.

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We are settling down. We are settling, and I am preparing a beast for us to eat. Across from each other we are seated, our hands in our respective laps in heaps. We could speak but we are not speaking. We could think but we are not thinking. We behold gleaming screens where things are happening. What is happening? I’ve been thinking. WhereTo Be is

a question, I must solve for the machine. What is the point of Thinking Machines? What is the meaning of our machinations? I thought we’d speak. Can you hear me?

I thought we’d reach an understanding. Now I take a hammer to creation because it’s not about emotion. One way to keep going is you just keep going.

“Thinking Machines,” by Sarah V. Schweig, is a poem commissioned by The Tribeca Trib in cooperation with Poets House.

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The Band Plays On

Above: Gabe Conley, Emmett Dunn, Baker Kolvenbach and Ty Cutler get together during a break. Right: Edith Liben, Liza Bonomi, Aoife Schmitt enjoy their reunion.

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P.S. 234 graduates return to the place of their musical birth

BY JULIET HINDELL he season’s first rehearsal of the Downtown Alumni Band at P.S. 234 last month had a decidedly shaky start. But halfway through the evening, an air by 17th-century composer Henry Purcell finally became recognizable. And Matt Ragsdale, the school’s brass teacher and conductor, stopped to take note. “This,” he said with obvious pleasure to his band of 13 middle school musicians, all P.S. 234 graduates, “is where the magic happens.” Now in its fourth year, the Downtown Alumni Band was the brainchild of Ragsdale and Paul Vercesi, who have run the school’s PTA-funded music program since 2002. The band members had learned to play their instruments through the program. “Many of our graduates wind up going to middle schools with limited or no music programs and they lose the opportunity to keep playing the instruments they played for two years here,” said Vercesi, who teaches woodwinds. The teachers charge a small fee and students must bring their own instruments—hence a motley collection of the borrowed, inherited and brand-new, such as a cherished pocket trumpet and a bright blue trombone. After some chitchat, the musicians took their places, and without preamble, Ragsdale launched them into the first measure of the Purcell air that he had arranged for them. “Good sight-reading, everyone,” he told the group after the band’s enthusiastic if somewhat raucous start. There followed some reminders of how to play G sharp on the trumpet and how far to push the trombone slide for an

Above: Matt Ragsdale conducts as woodwind instructor Paul Vercesi joins Louis Guilleman in the oneman flute section. Above right: Vercesi helps out Beattie Bernfield and Aoife Schmitt on clarinet. Left: From left, brass players Tom McKillop, Baker Kolvenbach and Ty Cutler.

A sharp. Vercesi darted back and forth, now picking up a clarinet, now a saxophone, now counting over students’ shoulders and pointing out the correct measure. There were false notes, missed beats and a much giggling. But soon the musicians got into their groove and were playing

more or less together and in tune. “Now we have something that approaches music,” Ragsdale said. Many of the kids conceded that they had not practiced in a while. “I was a bit rusty, because I haven’t played since before the summer, really,” said Liza Bonomi, a trumpeter, before

executing a remarkably smooth number from “My Fair Lady.” She then competed with two clarinetists to see who could hold a note the longest. “When I left here I was sad to stop playing in a band,” said Aoife Schmitt, a clarinetist, and a 6th grader at Clinton School, which does not have a music program. “I don’t like playing alone.” Some of the musicians, such as Louis Guilleman, a three-year band veteran and the sole flautist, must fit rehearsals into their busy schedules. “On Mondays I have soccer practice,” explained Guilleman, an 8th grader at I.S. 289, “so then I have to rush back home, take a shower and then rush over here for the band.” As the musicians packed up their instruments, Ragsdale gently offered one last piece of advice. “Practice a bit,” he told them. “I can show you how to play, but I can’t practice for you!”


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When families arrive at school in the morning, a bell rings—at our school it’s an old-fashioned brass bell rung by the principal—and like magic, teachers emerge from the building ready to lead the students into the classrooms. Yes, there are children who believe that teachers live at school. For some of them, it may CONNIE feel that way. SCHRAFT As we all know, there is a mistaken assumption floating around that a teacher’s job is easy—a sixhour workday. This is a misconception that continually SCHOOL needs to be disTALK pelled in our society. Teachers generally arrive at least an hour before the start of school, and leave a few hours after the students are picked up, unless they are tutoring a child from another school—which many of them do to supplement their teacher’s salary. (It is against the chancellor’s regulations for a teacher to be paid to tutor a student at her own school.) What do teachers do during those hours when they are alone in the class-

room? As you can imagine, they are planning lessons and preparing materials for those lessons. They are making modifications based on the specific needs of each individual child in the classroom. But picture this—a teacher wrestling with the office laminator or making 25 student books with the binding machine. Some teachers have student teachers to help with these tasks, but more often than not it is the teacher herself who is painstakingly using the heavy-duty paper cutter that could amputate an arm to

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child’s outside therapist, working to devise behavior plans that will be consistent at home and at school. At monthly staff meetings and weekly in-school professional development sessions, teachers are continually called on to do something extra. Whether it is preparing their classes for the required safety drills, creating a class project for Operation Respect week or collecting innumerable forms and payments—there is always something more being added to the teachers’ plates. This school year the new teacher

There is a mistaken assumption floating around that a teacher’s job is easy—a sixhour work day. This misconception needs to be dispelled in our society. make mattes for hanging student work on the bulletin board outside her classroom. In the morning or after school, teachers respond to parent emails and phone calls, and may confer with their gradelevel colleagues on the logistics of a trip the next day. They might also stand in line outside the principal’s office for a chance to discuss a particular child or situation with an expert. Teachers have been known to spend an hour or more on the phone with a

effectiveness program has gone into effect, which affects every teacher in the city. By the end of October, each of them had to meet with a principal or assistant principal for an IPC (initial planning conference). At that meeting, they had to choose which option they preferred for the year’s observations. Option 1 calls for one formal observation and three informal and unannounced observations, while Option 2 consists of six informal, unannounced

observations. Each observation, which must last at least 15 minutes, will be followed by a conference. At the observations, all 22 components of a teacher effectiveness rubric must be rated, whether observable or not. The ratings are Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, or Ineffective. The ratings will eventually be entered into a computer program, which will calculate the teacher’s ultimate grade based on the observations and students’ test scores. It is the principal (and assistant principal, if there is one) who conduct these observations and conferences, and follow up with written reports. (It is hard enough to describe the process, let alone perform all the required time-sensitive work.) There is now also an APPR (Annual Principal Performance Review) for the principal, entailing two unannounced visits by the district superintendent, who will be completing his own rubric to evaluate how the school is running. He can ask to visit any classroom he wishes—the room of a new teacher, a struggling teacher, or a science teacher— again, unannounced. Fortunately, there has been no movement to evaluate New York City’s parent coordinators. Not yet, anyway. Connie Schraft is P.S. 89’s parent coordinator. For questions and comments, write to her at connie@tribecatrib.com.

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Book Party A release party for the eighth book in the popular series by Jeff Kinney “Diaries of a Wimpy Kid.” In “Hard Luck,” Greg loses his best friend and tries a gamble to make new friends. Tue, 11/5, 11 am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St., bn.com.

g Manga Drawing Put your manga story ideas on paper, learn how to draw your characters, plot your stories and more. All materials provided. For ages 12-18. Wednesdays (except 11/27), 3:30 pm. Free. Battery Park City Library, 175 N. End Ave., nypl.org.

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Native American Stories “Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning,” and other Native American holiday and harvest stories. Sat, 11/9, 1 pm. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, nmai.si.edu.

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Preschool Play and Art Activities and nature-related theme days for toddlers and preschoolers with an accompanying adult. Thursdays (except 11/28), 11/7-12/19, 10 am & 3 pm; Fridays (except 11/29), 11/8-12/20, 10 am. $120 for 6 sessions. Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, 6 River Terrace, bpcparks.org. g Build ’Em Sky High Kids learn about super-slim residential towers on the rise in Manhattan and tour the museum’s exhibition, “Sky High.” Then they will design and build their own skyscrapers using dry spaghetti, tape and gumdrops. Ages 8-14. Sat, 11/2, 10:30 am. $5. Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl., skyscraper.org. g

Diorama-Rama! Children’s author and illustrator Carin Berger leads a diorama-making workshop in which kids build miniature worlds using plastic boxes and fun ephemera, then fill them with poetry. Sat, 11/16, 11 am. $5; free under 4. Poets House, 10 River Terrace, poetshouse.org. g

Plains Indian Games Learn about the games played by Native American children in the plains region, then make a ring and pin game to take home. Fri, 11/29, 2 pm. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, nmai.si.edu.

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avid Grover and his band, Grover’s Gang, usher in Hanukkah with songs about the importance of family, planet preservation and respecting each other. The event, for ages 3–10, is at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Sunday, Nov. 24. There are also holiday crafts and a museum tour for families. Crafts are from 1–4 p.m.; concert at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, $7 for children 10 and under. The museum is at 36 Battery Pl., mjhnyc.org.

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Stories from the Seventh Fire Based on the paintings of Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, four short animated films tell the stories of the trickster rabbit Wesakechak and other tales from Great Lakes Native Americans. Daily, 10:30 & 11:45 am. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, nmai.si.edu. g Mary Poppins A screening of the classic 1964 film starring Julie Andrews about a magical English nanny who takes the children she cares for on exciting adventures and encourages them to use their imaginations. Pizza will be served. Fri, 11/15, 6 pm. Free. Charlotte’s Place, 107 Greenwich St., trinitywallstreet.org.

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g Ricky Martin In “Santiago the Dreamer in the Land Among the Stars,” Santiago dreams of performing on stage. But when he doesn’t land the lead in the school play, his father encourages him to keep reaching for his goal. Santiago learns that with work and dedication, he can achieve more than he imagined. Tue, 11/12, 6 pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St., bn.com.

are designed to introduce and excite children about the nature of the world around them. Kids will make predictions, perform experiments and draw conclusions as they explore various solids, liquids and gases. For ages 512. Wednesdays (except 11/27), 4 pm. Free. Battery Park City Library, 175 N. End Ave., nypl.org.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS g El Dia de los Muertos Celebrate the indigenous Central American holiday of Day of the Dead, which honors people who have passed away, with arts and crafts activities and a dance performance by Cetiliztli Nauhcampa. Sat, 11/2, 12–5 pm. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, nmai.si.edu. g Family Yoga Class Kids learn the foundations of yoga, breath and age-appropriate yoga poses, plus games, art projects, songs and more. A healthy, vegetable-based snack will be served. Yoga mats available. Fri, 11/22, 6 pm. Free. Charlotte’s Place, 109 Greenwich St., trinitywallstreet.org.

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STORIES & POETRY g Tiny Poets Time Poetry readings and related activities for toddlers. Thursdays, 10 am. Free. Poets House, 10 River Terrace, poetshouse.org. g Melissa Guion Children’s author Melissa Guion will read from her book “Baby Penguins Everywhere,” about a penguin who adopts a bevy of abandoned baby penguins and finds out how hard it is to raise a family. The story will be followed by a short movie and craft activity. For ages 3-12. Fri, 11/1, 11:30 am. Free. New Amsterdam Library, 9 Murray St., nypl.org. g Bilingual Birdies A Spanish-language and live-music program for children with a parent or caregiver. The bilingual musicians teach basic vocabulary and short phrases through playing with instruments and props, songs, movement, puppetry and games. The program ends with a lively dance party. For infants-5 years. Mon, 11/4, 4 pm. Free. New Amsterdam Library, 9 Murray St., nypl.org.

g Hard Hat Area: Introduction to Construction Kids will hear a reading of “Hard Hat Area” by Susan L. Roth about how skyscrapers are built. Then they will design a skyscraper. Ages 2 and up. Sat, 11/16, 10:30 am. $5. Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl., skyscraper.org. g

Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell A reading of “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition,” that explains that Santa Claus knows who has been naughty and nice by sending an elf to every house. Sat, 11/16, 11 am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St., bn.com.

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Conversations with Anne: The Sounds of War During the two years that Anne Frank lived in hiding in the annex, she recorded the horrors of the war around her in her diary, from bombings and air raids to nightly roundups of people in her neighborhood. This one-woman show focuses on her thoughts about war, taken directly from her diary. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the audience, with Anne still in character. Sat, 11/2, 1 pm. $8; $5 students, seniors; free under 8. Anne Frank Center, 44 Park Pl., annefrank.com. g

Sleeping Beauty A reading of the classic fairy tale by storyteller David Gonzalez. In a rhymed-verse spin on the story, live music and image projections create a magical world in which the princess may or may not be awakened by true love’s kiss. Ages 4–10. Sun, 11/17, 1:30 pm. $25. Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., tribecapac.org.

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At age 24, Daphne Cheng is the proprietor and chef of Suite ThreeOhSix, a vegan supper club that she began in May at 59 Franklin St. Guests pay $59-$79 for a one-of-a-kind, five- to seven-course vegan dinner. She spoke about her culinary life to the Trib’s April Koral. I think about food pretty much one hundred percent of my waking hours, and probably in my sleep, also. I went to UC Berkeley for a year and dropped out after figuring out that was not the direction I wanted to go in life. My sister was in New York and she told me about a culinary school that was a year program. So I moved to New York and went there. The supper club started out one night a week for 16 people. Now it’s grown to two nights a week for 24 people each night. I’m pretty confident in general, but there is always a fear that people aren't going to like what you serve. Sometimes if it’s a very quiet room, I get concerned because I don’t know whether they’re enjoying it. Most times it’s not until I go to the market that I decide what to serve. I’m mostly inspired by what I see. Recently, I saw kale and snow fungus and I thought they would be really interesting together because they have a similar curly look and would play on each other. When I’m creating a dish, I can imagine what it tastes like in my head.

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Above left: Daphne Cheng preparing for a supper. Above: A recent dinner. Dishes, left to right: seaweed caviar, truffled ricotta, shiitake bacon, herb oil and phyllo shells; napa cabbage, celery, amaranth greens, toasted buckwheat and ginger aioli; sweet pea mousse, ground almonds, smoked balsamic and pea shoots.

Even though I haven’t had dairy in eight or nine years, I like to recreate it because I loved cheese and yogurt. For example, I make a roasted cauliflower dish with house-made yogurt made of almond milk and arrowroot that creates the same flavor and texture and mouth-feel that I remember from dairy yogurt. For the supper club, I mostly only try the individual components, not the whole dish. I don’t really experience that until my staff and I eat together at the end. Sometimes I’m surprised at how good it is, better than I actually imagined and that’s a great thing. Then sometimes I feel like I could have done a lot better.

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he Shanghai Ballet, one of five ballet companies in China, will perform “The Butterfly Lovers” at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., on Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. The folk ballet, often called the Chinese “Romeo and Juliet.” takes place during the Tang Dynasty and tells the story of a young couple’s ill-fated romance. Tickets are $25 (mezzanine) and $35 (balcony) and can be bought by phone, 212-220-1460 or at tribecapac.org.

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Hip Hop & Hoops: An Indigenous Experience Electronic music and hip hop meet traditional Native American music and dance in this program directed by Lakota artist Frank Waln. The performers, local students from Chinatown, tell traditional tales, as well as their own stories through this hybrid artform that they learned in a week-long workshop with Waln. Fri, 11/8 & Sat, 11/9, 7:30 pm. $12; $10 students, seniors. Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry St., chendancecenter.org.

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In Our Language Four short documentary films present the significance of speaking one’s own indigenous language. “The Amendment” focuses on a family in northern Quebec, while Native Americans in British Columbia are featured in “Our First Voices Series.” “Horse You See” is a film in Navajo with English subtitles and a Nuxalk filmmaker honors her heritage in “Cry Rock.” Daily, 1 & 3 pm (plus Thursdays, 5:30 pm). Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, nmai.si.edu.

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Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War A documentary about Waitstill Sharp, a Massachusettsbased Unitarian minister and his wife, Martha, whose two rescue missions to Nazi-occupied Europe helped save hundreds of Jews. Sun, 11/3, 2:30 pm. $10; $7 students, seniors. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., mjhnyc.org.

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Canstruction Teams of architects, engineers, contractors and designers build large-scale structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The often whimsical sculptures will later be dismantled and the food donated to City Harvest for those in need. To Wed, 11/13. Daily, 10 am– 6 pm. Free, nonperishable food donations are accepted. World Financial Center Winter Garden, worldfinancialcenter.com. g

Enxuto & Love “Anonymous Paintings” by Joao Enxuto and Erica Love are made with the online art platform Google Art Project. The artists selected censored images that are blurred due to

copyright restrictions, examining what happens when art is taken out of museums and put into the public realm. To Sun, 11/24. Thu-Sun, 1-6 pm. Carriage Trade, 62 Walker St., carriagetrade.org. g

Heather Stoltz and Yona Verwer Artwork featured in “City Charms & Sewing Stories” address the subject of people’s vulnerability. The pieces are based on traditional Jewish texts and liturgy, and Stoltz’s quilted wall hangings and fabric sculptures feature Biblical women, often overlooked in Jewish history. To Sat, 11/30. Synagogue for the Arts, 49 White St.

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Billy Kidd Large-format photographic prints of black-and-white female nudes juxtaposed with lush images of elegant but dying flowers. Entitled “Transience,” the show explores themes of feminine beauty and desire. To Sat, 12/7. Tue–Fri, 11 am–6 pm. Masters & Pelavin, 13 Jay St., masterspelavin.com.

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Linda Winters Abstract paintings that use everyday objects found in her studio as a catalyst to explore the relationship between color and space. To Fri, 1/3/14. Warburg Realty, 100 Hudson St.

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Jill Magid Artist and writer Magid critiques our relationships with authority figures, including police, military personnel, secret service agents, corporations and CCTV surveillance in “Woman with Sombrero.” Sat, 11/2-Sat, 12/21. Opening reception: Sat, 11/2, 6 pm. Tue–Sat, 12-6 pm. Art in General, 79 Walker St., artingeneral.org.

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Morgan Post In “Studies of Gender in Western Art,” Post uses glass plate photography, a 19thcentury technology, to create contrast and tension in his exploration of the meaning of gender. His work highlights the social ethos of what he sees as a rapidly evolving definition of gender, and features images depicting relationships, love, beauty and intimacy. Wed, 11/6-Sat, 11/30. Opening reception Tue, 11/5, 6 pm. Wed–Sun, 1-6 pm and by appointment. Soho Photo, 15 White St., sohophoto.com.

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Scaryoke!!! This interactive exhibition is an inquiry into the joy and terror of singing in public. Visitors are invited to perform karaoke, using songs from a playlist selected for the show, and add to what we know of the science behind public singing. Thu, 11/7-Sat, 12/21. Tue, 11 am-6

pm; Wed, 12-8 pm; Thu, 3-11 pm; Fri, 1 pm-1 am; Sat, 11 am-10 pm. apexart, 291 Church St., apexart.org.

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Bruce Tolman In his solo exhibit “Sea Weave” the artist displays prints on cracked, painted backgrounds. Wed, 11/13-Sat, 12/7. Mon-Fri, 11 am-6 pm and by appointment. Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, 35 N. Moore St., cherylhazan.com.

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Life Among the Gypsies: The Pre-War Photographs of Jan Yoors, 1934-40 Thirty-four photographs by Belgian photographer Jan Yoors provide a visual representation of Roma (Gypsy) history, customs and culture during the pre-war years. Most of the photos are of Yoors’ adoptive Romani family, with whom he spent the summers as a teenager. To Fri, 1/3/13. Tue-Sat, 10 am-5 pm. $8; $5 students, seniors; free under 8. Anne Frank Center, 44 Park Pl., annefrank.com.

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The Lee Family of New York Chinatown, Since 1888 An exhibit of vintage photographs, original artifacts and other ephemera that explores one family’s long line of businesses that have occupied a space on Pell Street for 125 years. Ranging from a curio shop to a foreign currency exchange, a movie theater to a travel agency, and now an insurance agency, the Lee family tells the story of how small businesses are an essential part of immigrant communities like Chinatown. To Sun, 4/13/14. Tue, Wed, Fri–Sun, 11 am-6 pm; Thu, 11 am-9 pm. $10; $5 students, seniors; free under 12. Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., mocanyc.org.

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Sky High and the Logic of Luxury This exhibition examines the recent proliferation of superslim, ultra-luxury residential towers on the rise in Manhattan. To Sat, 4/19/14. Tue-Sat, 11 am-6 pm. $5; $2.50 students, seniors. Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl., skyscraper.org.

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Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes Juxtaposing modern works with historic, ancestral objects reveals the stories, experiences, and histories of Anishinaabe life in the Great Lakes region. Pieces include: dodem or clan pictographs on treaty documents; bags embroidered with porcupine quills; painted drums; and carved pipes, spoons, and bowls. To

The Fed at 100 An exploration of the complex inner workings of the nation’s central bank on its centennial. The exhibit highlights the pivotal role the Federal Reserve has played throughout the history of American finance. To October, 2014. Tue–Sat, 10 am-4 pm. $8; $5 students, seniors; free under 6. Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall St., moaf.org.

g Come Celebrate with Me: The Work of Lucille Clifton Writings by Clifton, including poems from the 1950s through her last in 2010, drafts, manuscripts and letters as well as unseen photographs and other materials from the poet’s archives. Opens Tue, 11/19. Opening reception, Tue, 11/19, 5:30 pm. Tue-Fri, 11 am-7 pm; Sat, 11 am-6 pm. Free. Poets House, 10 River Terrace, poetshouse.org.

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Concerts at One: Britten 100 Music by the composer Benjamin Britten in honor of his 100th birthday. Favorites and rarely performed works of Britten’s repertory will be presented, led by Director of Music and the Arts Julian Wachner and performed by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street. Other featured artists include tenor Nicholas Phan, cellist Matt Haimovitz and the Trinity Youth Chorus. Thursdays (except 11/28), 1 pm. Free. Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall St., trinitywallstreet.org. g

Aaron Neville The tenor R&B and soul singer will perform classic soul music from the 1960s and ’70s, as well as ballads from the late ’80s and early ’90s. Fri, 11/15, 8 pm. $45-$65. Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., tribecapac.org.

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Plan of the City and Other Works Music and video by indie artists, including Judd Greenstein, Joshua Frankel and the Now Ensemble, that match music and sound to whimsical images on film. Tue, 11/19, 8 pm. Free. Brookfield Place Winter Garden, brookfieldplaceny.com.

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passing Mediterranean areas of Spain, France and Italy, have long inspired American poets, including Ezra Pound. This afternoon-long event features talks on Occitan language, culture and literature, a buffet-style Gascon dinner and cooking demonstration and a musical performance by the NY’OC Trobadors. Email joe@poetshouse.org for reservations and dinner price. Sat, 11/23, 2–9 pm. General admission: $10; $7 students, seniors. Poets House, 10 River Terrace, poetshouse.org.

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Deep Roots of Rock and Roll The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, under the direction of Toshi Reagon, explores the origins of rock and roll with a multimedia performance that traces the music back to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. Poet/performer Carl Hancock Rux DJs and special guests will join the band. Sat, 11/23, 7:30 pm. $35. Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce St., pace.edu.

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Photo Slide Show Idell Conaway shows underwater photos taken in the Philippines. Tue, 11/26, 6 pm. $2. Tuesday Evening Hour, 49 Fulton St. tuesdayeveninghour.com.

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Rajas: Exploring Sounds of India Contemporary musicians experiment with classical Indian styles and rhythms. The resulting sounds are heavily influenced by bandleader Rajna Swaminathan, an expert in jazz and South Indian rhythmic concepts. Sat, 11/23, 8 pm. $20; $15 students, seniors. Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St. 4th Fl., alwanforthearts.org.

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Mary-Kate Olsen Is in Love Grace is 27 and her marriage to her high-school sweetheart is a lonely existence, lodged inside a maze of empty pizza boxes, TV commercials and the incessant blips of Call of Duty. Then the Olsen Twins arrive on the scene and transform everything. A satire about love and growing up and being “real.” To Sun, 12/8. See website for schedule. $15–$35. The Flea Theater, 41 White St., theflea.org.

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Soldiers’ Stories from the Front In recognition of Veterans’ Day, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will read their original writings about their experiences overseas. Tue, 11/12, 6:30 pm. Free. 9/11 Tribute Center, 120 Liberty St., tributewtc.org.

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he New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin St., will showcase works by Martha Erlebacher that span her artistic career. The show includes figurative as well as still-life pieces. Shown above is “The Cycle of Life, Water,” 2008. Tue., Nov. 5–Sun., Nov. 24. Reception: Tue., Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. Gallery hours: Tue.–Sat., 2–8 p.m.; Sun., 11 am–5 pm. nyaa.edu.

Pen Parentis Literary Salon Writers, including Aleksandra Crapazano (journalist and James Beard award winner), Edward Lewine (“Death and the Sun”), Caroline M. Grant (“The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family and How We Learn to Eat”) and John Donohue (“Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers who Cook for Their Families”), read their newest food-related poems and prose. Tue, 11/12, 7 pm. Free. Pen Parentis at Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall St., penparentis.org.

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Jeremy Dauber The author talks with Jason Zinoman about his book, “The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Man Who Created Tevye,” about the “Jewish Mark Twain,” who provided a window into the world of late-19th century Eastern European Jewish life, and whose own life was as rich as those of his fictional characters. Wed, 11/13, 7 pm. $15. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., mjhnyc.org.

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Stacy Keach In his memoir “All in All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage,” Keach discusses his career in films such as “Fat City” and “American History X” and on the stage, as well as his life. Thu, 11/14, 6 pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St., bn.com.

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Bryna Kranzler Author and historian talks about her book “The Accidental Anarchist,” the true story of Jacob Marateck, an Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death three times in the early 1900s in Russia for his role in the Polish revolutionary underground movement that sought to overthrow the czar. Thu, 11/14, 6:30 pm. $8; $5 students, seniors. Anne Frank Center, 44 Park Pl., annefrank.com.

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A Reading with Adelia Prado and Ellen Dore Watson One of the foremost poets of Brazil, Adelia Prado is author of eight books of poetry, two of which have been translated into English, including her newest collection, “Ex-Voto.” She will read her poems with a translator. Thu, 11/14, 7 pm. $10; $7 students, seniors. Poets House, 10 River

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Erica Stoller Author discusses her book “Looking Twice: Understanding Urban Construction Through Photographs,” about documenting buildings’ construction. Tue, 11/19, 6:30 pm. Free. Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl.. skyscraper.org.

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Regalia-Making Demonstration Beadmaker Cody Harjo demonstrates traditional techniques for making Native American costumes. He will talk about basic beadwork styles, plus porcupine quillwork and other decorative techniques. Wednesdays, 2 pm. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, nmai.si.edu.

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Artist’s Talk: CounterMemories Montrealbased artists Khadija Baker and Mona Sharma, of Kurdish and South Asian descent respectively, discuss current conflicts, displacement and marginalized voices in Asia and the Middle East and how this is reflected in their artwork. Their art will be on view for the following three days. Wed, 11/6, 5 pm. Free. Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St. 4th fl., alwanforthearts.org.

shares his thoughts on high-risk investing from the perspective of seed investors in startups. Fri, 11/8, 12:30 pm. Free. Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall St., moaf.org. g

The November Pogrom Rabbi Ronald Sobel marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht by discussing how the violence of November 9-10, 1938, marked a lethal turning point in the Nazis’ persecution of the Jews. Sun, 11/10, 2:30 pm. Free; donations accepted. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., mjhnyc.org.

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Prolonging Life: Legal, Ethical and Social Dilemmas The ability of modern medicine to prolong life has raised a variety of difficult legal, ethical and social issues. Among these is the morality of euthanasia and organ harvesting. A panel of doctors and medical professionals discuss the complicated questions regarding when and how to use or withhold life-prolonging treatments. Tue, 11/12, 7 pm. $15; $7 students. New York Academy of Sciences, 250 Greenwich St., nyas.org.

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British Soldiers, American War Don Hagist will discuss the history and dynamics of the American Revolutionary War, and the role Lower Manhattan played during that tumultuous era. Thu, 11/7, 6:30 pm. $10. Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St., frauncestavernmuseum.org.

Judaism: The First Book Centered Religion Biblical historian Aaron Demsky will talk about the pivotal period around 450 BCE, when Ezra the Scribe was challenged to reintroduce a populace newly returned from exile in Babylon to their Jewish heritage. Ezra’s innovations to make the Torah text relevant to the people shaped Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Wed, 11/13, 7 pm. Free. Tribeca Synagogue, 49 White St., tribecasynagogue.org.

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Blinded by the Light: Risks to Friends, Family and Angel Investors in Start-Ups Venture capitalist and technology entrepreneur Pascal Levensohn

Trobadors: A Symposium on Occitan Poetry Eleventh-century trobadors of Occitania, encom-

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9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Learn about the World Trade Center site, and stop by the New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, Federal Hall, the Wall Street bull and Bowling Green. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 11 am; Sundays, 1 pm. $27. Reservations at wallstreetwalks.com. g

Lower Manhattan and the Financial District Visit Bowling Green, Battery Park, Wall Street, City Hall Park, the World Trade Center, Wall Street bull, New York Stock Exchange, Woolworth Building and more. Meet at Broadway and Whitehall St. Wednesdays, 2 pm. Pay what you wish. Free Tours By Foot, freetoursbyfoot.com.

g Downtown Modern Historical Matt Postal will discuss modernist architecture in Lower Manhattan, including One Chase Manhattan Plaza and the former Marine Midland Bank Building, as well as buildings by Gruzen & Partners, I. M. Pei and Mario Romanach. See website for meeting place. Sat, 11/2, 11 am. $20. Municipal Arts Society, mas.org. g

Seaport Historic District Hear about the district’s architecture, history, the preservation movement in the 1960s and more recent events that have shaped the neighborhood. Sat, 11/2, 2 pm & 11/16, 12 pm. $20; $15 students, seniors. Big Onion Walking Tours, bigonion.com.

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History of Wall Street History of the financial industry in the neighborhood. Meet at the museum. Thu, 11/21, 11 am. $15. Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall St., moaf.org. Evacuation Day Tour Follow the path of Washington and his troops as they entered the city on Nov. 25, 1783, and drove out the British, who had occupied it for seven years. Sun, 11/24, 11 am. $20. Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St., frauncestavernmuseum.org.

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PENTHOUSE PLEASURE TriBeCa. Stunning duplex PH loft, beautifully renovated. 3200SF, 3BR, 3 bath, 2 private landscaped terraces, chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen, fplc, huge skylight, CAC. Established TriBeCa condo bldg. $19,500/month. WEB# 9075000. Siim Hanja 212-317-3670 Rudi Hanja 212-317-3675 GOLD COAST TOWNHOUSE VESTRY ST LOFT TriBeCa. 3BR 12th Street. Brilliantly renov and sun- OFlCEBATHSMARTLYDESIGNED 3,647SF PREWAR LOFT CONDO mOODED THISHOUSEISTHEPERFECTPRIME ANDlNISHED4RI"E#AHOME(IGH ceils, arched wndws, exposed brick. W Chelsea. Beautifully renov w/private 6ILLAGEHOME'LASSDOUBLEHEIGHT atrium overlooking lush South garden, Storage-rich, W/D. 1 or 2 year lease. elev, expansive great rm, 2-3 BR, chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $17,500/month. WEB# 8844153. kit, N/E/W expos, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceils, CAC, PT/ 4-5BR. $10.5M. WEB# 9096978. Amanda Brainerd 212-452-4515 Beth Hirsch 212-452-4493 DM bldg. $5M. WEB# 8635289. LUX BOUTIQUE OFFICE BLDG Nancy Candib 212-906-9302 4RI"E#A"EAUTIFUL OPENOFlCESPACE Dominic R. Paolillo 212-906-9307 w/exposed brick, beams, South light, FS ON THE HIGH LINE West OFlCESANDVIEWSOF4RI"E#A"LDG Chelsea. With 700+SF private outdoor has banquet facility and restaurant. space, this 2,044SF 2BR, 2.5 bath duplex 2 BEDROOM NEW CONDO Chinatown. Just when you thought $10,900/month. WEB# 8611821. has a LR w/19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceils and mint, modern you were priced out of the market, Filipacchi Foussard Team 212-452-4468 lNISHES-7%"Â? THISSUNNYTOPmOOR"2W*ULIET Iestyn L. Jones 212-452-4461 Erin Boisson Aries 212-317-3680 balc beckons. Elev, rfdk & low $680 COOL TRIBECA 3 BEDROOM Nic Bottero 212-317-3664 monthlies. $699K. WEB# 8508875. TriBeCa. New to market lofty real Andrew J. Kramer 212-317-3634 3BR, 2 new renov baths, good light N/S/W expos. Funky and chic design, great location. Near Whole Foods, fab restaurants, all subways, Park. $9,500/month. WEB# 9107984. SPRAWLING LIGHT TRANQUIL Brahna Yassky 212-906-0506 FiDi. Lofty 2,028SF, high ceils, light, WEST STREET RENTAL Philippe Starck design, 2 bath, huge TriBeCa. True, authentic 1BR + 2 bath mstr w/6 cstm clsts + 2 sleeping areas/ loft w/open layout, timber beams and CALEDONIA CONDO West OFlCES5BERLUX$- POOL GYM  #HELSEA.EWONMARKET(IGHmR SLEEK roof dedk. $1.925M. WEB# 9011375. columns, great kit, 2 wbfp, W/D and private sauna, smartly furnished avail split 2BR, 2 baths, river and city views Brahna Yassky 212-906-0506 Dec 1st. $8,750/month. WEB# 9187470. FROMmOOR TO CEILWNDWS'REATSOUGHT LOVELY LOFT FiDi. Exquisite. Beth Hirsch 212-452-4493 after neighborhood w/endless amenities. 1,376SF 2BR, 2 bath, N/S sunny expos, SUNNY 2 BEDROOM LOFT Pets ok. $2.695M. WEB# 9182106. high ceil, great clsts, open mod kit, Miele TriBeCa. Large 2BR TriBeCa loft Nada Rizk 212-317-7705 W/D, btq condo by new Fulton Transit GRAMERCY PARK Downtown. Hub & 1 WTC. $1.45M. WEB# 9181552. with exposed brick and high-beamed Huge gut renov corner 1BR in pristine Richard N. Rothbloom 212-452-4485 ceilings. Features sunny living room, open kitchen, private basement storage. condition w/N/W expos in FS cond-op, $8,500/month. WEB# 9164587. no brd, rfdk, investors, foreigners, sublet Filipacchi Foussard Team 212-452-4468 friendly bldg. $1.395M. WEB# 9177766. Iestyn L. Jones 212-452-4461 Rajan Khanna 212-588-5625 LIVE/WORK W/FRONTAGE 60 GRAMERCY PARK 4RI"E#A'ROUNDFLRLIVEWORKAPTOFFERS ARCHITECTURAL LOFT Chelsea. Downtown. 1 below the PH flr â&#x20AC;&#x201C; lrg 1BR wndw kit, wndw bath. S/E expos, high Impeccable design & renov by Charles 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of street frontage in heart of TriBeCa. beam ceil, prewar FS Emery Roth Co-op 'WATHMEY 3&  "2 BATH Features exposed brick, lrg bedroom, and gym/bike rm/central laundry/pet friendly loft w/brilliant light & endless south city storage. $5,800/month. WEB# 3811585. BLDG+EYTO'0+7%"Â? views. 4-6 month furnished no pets. Filipacchi Foussard Team 212-452-4468 Iestyn L. Jones 212-452-4461 $35,000/month. WEB# 9072535. Rajan Khanna 212-588-5625 Erin Boisson Aries 212-317-3680 PH DPLX W/OUTDOOR SPACE Nic Bottero 212-317-3664 Midtown West. Arch unique 2BR dplx with views of Empire St. Bldg. Double CLASSIC PENTHOUSE LOFT TriBeCa. Dramatic 2,800SF loft has height ceils, exp brick, renov kit & baths, 3BR, 2.5 bath, 26 windows, 4 expos w/ spiral stairs to master w/prvt outdoor CONDO TERRACED PH East 6ILLAGE,IGHT lLLEDANDOPEN THISCONDO views for miles, wbfp, and private roof oasis. $3,995/month. WEB# 9182658. Andrew J. Kramer 212-317-3634 has 3BR, 2.5 baths, wbfp and 2 prvt terrs deck. Fully furnished for up to 1 year. $23,5000/month. WEB# 9069474. FS IN WEST CHELSEA West with great city views. 2,100SF + chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chelsea. South-facing 1BR in kitchen = great. $4.75M. WEB# 9089285. Leslie Mintzer 212-452-4473 doorman condo, W/D, gym, garage Liz Dworkin 212-906-0509 TRIBECA DREAM LOFT 2BR CONDO W/PARK VIEWS 4RI"E#A&ULL mRLOFTFEATURESABRIGHT and roof deck. Center of Arts District 'REENWICH6ILLAGE3UNNYRM "2 LR, timber beams, and expsd brick walls. and 1 block from Highline Park. in boutique condo opp. Jackson Square It also has open kit, prvt terrace, and own $3,595/month. WEB# 9072717. elev. $21,000/month. WEB# 9058776. Erin Boisson Aries 212-317-3680 Park w/10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ceils, Miele appliances, W/D, marble master bth and great storage. All Filipacchi Foussard Team 212-452-4468 Nic Bottero 212-317-3664 amenities. $3.464M. WEB# 8848156. Iestyn L. Jones 212-452-4461 Thomas Burchill 212-396-5818 NORTH MOORE CONDO LOFT TriBeCa. Spacious loft features exposed brick, sun-drenched LR, fplc, and curved glass wall that wraps around to provide a quiet den/office. $3.5M. WEB# 8555301. Filipacchi Foussard Team 212-452-4468

Erin Boisson Aries

Gramercy/Chelsea

Jennifer Breu

Chinatown

2BR W/DEN & TERRACE ,AFAYETTE3T0ERCHEDONTHmR THIS 2,415SF 2BR+ den, 2.5 bath condo has 2,021SF private terraces, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceils, gas fplc, and open S/E/W exposures. FS bldg. $7.5M. WEB# 3884910. Kyle Blackmon 212-588-5648 2BR W/PRIVATE TERRACE ,AFAYETTE3T0ERCHEDONTHmOOR  this 2,057SF 2BR, 2.5 bath condo has 2,010SF private outdoor space, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceils & gas fplc. Open N/E/W expos. FS bldg. $6.25M. WEB# 3884919. Kyle Blackmon 212-588-5648

SoHo/NoHo CLASSIC SOHO LOFT Downtown. &ULLmR 3&TRUE3O(OLOFTW 5BR, 3 baths, wbfp, planting terr, huge wndws and real cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open kit on fab Wooster St. $4.75M. WEB# 9166245. Mike Lubin 212-317-3672 ESSENCE DE SOHO SoHo. Clean open volume of true loft space. Fully usable 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x80â&#x20AC;&#x2122; dimensions + foyer entry, N/S/W expos, 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, expos brick, open kitchen. Pure SoHo aesthetic. $2.45M. WEB# 8706379. Siim Hanja 212-317-3670 Rudi Hanja 212-317-3675

TriBeCa

FiDi/BPC

William Grant

Beth Hirsch

Sarah Orlinsky-Maitland

Rentals

Village

HOUSE FOR ALL REASONS TriBeCa. Private garage in stunningly renovated 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide corner townhouse. #ONlGUREDW "2 ELEV SUPERBROOF garden. $19.5M. WEB# 3850292. Paula Del Nunzio 212-906-9207 Shirley A. Mueller 212-906-0561

Jacques Foussard

Leslie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shea

Frans Preidel

Candace Roncone

Lisa Vaamonde

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