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See the canine costumes from this year’s Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Despite the rain, the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade was held on Sunday, Oct. 20. Spectators and scores of costumed canines attended the festivities at East River Park. Here are some of the highlights.

BY GABE HERMAN | The Parks Department will not be lowering the fence height at the East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park after the community pushed back against the plan that was part of upcoming renovations. The decision was announced by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera on Oct. 18, and Parks confirmed […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A man is wanted by police after a recent theft at the New York Sports Club at 20 Astor Place, officials said. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, around 3:15 p.m., a man allegedly entered the office of the fitness center and took a wallet containing credit cards, which belonged to a 32-year-old […]

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GABE HERMAN | The Dec. 23, 1971 issue of The Villager featured an article with the headline, “Art Groupies Invade SoHo For Benefit Auction.” The auction at the LoGiudice Gallery was to raise money for Sundance, a new magazine for news, art and poetry. The event brought out some big names, including Allen Ginsberg, Jerry […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | These days, perhaps the only thing scarier than Halloween is single-use plastics. The Hudson Square Business Improvement District (BID) has installed an art display as part of its “Hudson Scare” celebration that highlights recycling and sustainability. “Forevermore” is a series of over 150 birds made from plastic bags, tin foil, newspaper […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Rainy weather didn’t dampen spirits at a ceremony to co-name the corner of MacDougal and Houston Streets “Lucy and Lenny Cecere Way” in honor of the late Greenwich Village fixtures. The Cecere couple bought nearby 51 MacDougal St. in 1962, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Lucy died […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A man was robbed at gunpoint in Chelsea on Monday evening, according to police. On Oct. 14, around 7:45 p.m., a 54-year-old male victim started talking with another man in front of 400 West 25 St. Police say the two men agreed to walk to another location as they continued talking, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea public housing residents protested this spring after the mayor proposed a plan that would let private developers build on public land as a way to raise needed funds for the NYCHA developments. Now, before the plan goes any further, elected officials have announced a working group that will include local […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Daily Goods, a healthy fast-casual shop, has opened a location in Chelsea Market. This is the store’s second location, after a spot in the Financial District at 116 John St. The nutritionist-curated menu comes from Director of Nutrition Molly Knauer and Executive Chef Christopher Patt. The new location expands its menu […]

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The following are notable crimes from the 10th Precinct: Chelsea cellphone robbery caught on video Police are looking for a suspect in a sidewalk cellphone robbery in Chelsea on Thursday, Sept. 12. Around 1:25 p.m., in front of 532 West 22 St., a man approached a 37-year-old woman and grabbed her cellphone from her hand, […]

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