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Seen & Heard: Open-air recital at Duane Park piano

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OPEN AIR RECITAL AT DUANE PARK
Local musicians will hold court on the Sing for Hope Piano at Duane Park tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12, from 6:30 to 8:30p. The piano will be in residence through June 23.

PUBLIC HEARING ON JAIL PLAN
Borough President Gale Brewer will host a public hearing on the Manhattan component of the borough-based jails plan TODAY at 6p at Pace University Student Center (use Park Row entrance). Community Board 1 has already voted no on the plan; the BP will issue her formal ULURP recommendation in early July.

NEW ANIMAL LOVER IN TOWN
Reade Street Animal Hospital has a new vet on staff – Dr. Abigail Sine. Abby grew up in Kentucky, got her undergrad at the University of Washington, rescued stranded harbor seals in the San Juan Islands, then moved to New Zealand where she earned her veterinary degree from Massey University. While in vet school she also helped to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife, worked as a rehabilitator during New Zealand’s worst oil spill to date, and conducted several research projects involving wildlife health and rehabilitation. Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, geriatric medicine and alternative/complementary therapies. She lives in Brooklyn with her two cats, Sparky and Calvin. (Though the kittens above – Duane and Reade — belong to the firefighters at Ladder X on Duane Street.) We have already earned some points with the doctor: “The people here are so loving towards their animals and take amazing care of them,” she said. “It’s inspiring and fun to see and to be a part of that.”

LADYBUGS COME TO STAY AT WMP – JUNE 15
The Friends of Washington Market Park will host its annual Ladybug Day, where the plant-friendly creatures get released into the wilds of the park. This Saturday, June 15, 11a, on the lawn.

FOR FIVE AT ONE LIBERTY
Queens-roasted coffee spot For Five opened in the lobby of 1 Liberty Plaza (across from Zuccotti Park) on Thursday. Open Monday through Friday from 7a-6p. For Five Coffee was founded by two friends from Queens who roast their beans in Maspeth. Beans are sourced from high altitude areas near the equator. The company already has an outpost in One World Trade on the 64th Floor (photo above) and one is coming this winter to Brookfield. They also have a bunch more around the country.



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