The 'Flying Latke' features a food fight, a media frenzy and a UFO scare.
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For all the stories of Maccabees and cruses of oil, Chanukah is ultimately a holiday about family togetherness. So mused the multitalented artist Arthur Yorinks when he sat down more than a decade ago to write “The Flying Latke,” a children’s book about a Chanukah pancake that magically circumnavigates the globe. Now the tale’s play version, which sold out its run last year in Tribeca at The Flea Theater, returns to the same theater just in time for this year’s Festival of Lights.
Young, largely unaffiliated families are flocking to the area and infrastructure is growing. Can all the groups get along?
It’s 2:45 on a Monday afternoon, and Rabbi Darren Levine is standing outside P.S. 276. The elementary school, across the street from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, opened just a year ago, and like seemingly everything else in Battery Park City, its brand-new meticulously clean appearance doesn’t quite feel like it belongs in Manhattan.