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Manhattan Snaps: Village Scouts honor Casey Stengel in ’60

A photo from the Aug. 11, 1960, issue of The Villager showed local Cub Scout Stephen Cossu, of 118 MacDougal St., presenting Yankees Manager Casey Stengel with a neckerchief and slide at Yankee Stadium. To the right of them, Thomas Aimone, of 8 Morton St., made the presentation speech on behalf of Troop 371, St. […]

A children’s garden opened in Tompkins Square Park in the spring of 1934. This photo is from an opening ceremony that was performed that April.

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An article in The Villager’s May 20, 1982, issue reported that many LaGuardia Place residents were continuing to oppose a new community garden near the corner of Bleecker St. running down the block toward W. Houston St., even as gardeners were beginning to prepare the plot for planting all types of vegetables. The issue was […]

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Fifty years ago, in July 1969, Mayor John Lindsay addressed a crowd at a groundbreaking in Washington Square Park. The renovation project would include lowering the fountain in the central plaza, adding a raised plaza in the southeast area of the park, and building three concrete play mounds. “The Mounds,” as they were known, in […]

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On Nov. 5, 1985, in a protest at New York University’s Loeb Center, on Washington Square South, activists used a big prop to call for a freeze on deploying cruise missiles. There were antinuclear protests worldwide in 1985 demanding that the U.S. and NATO halt missile deployments that were part of the arms race with […]

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On June 10, 1987, revelers celebrated the summer solstice on a sunny day in Tompkins Square Park with lots of music and dancing.

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