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Assault at Union Square and E-bike thefts in Village Blotter

 Bike rider assaults pedestrian at Union Square An e-bike rider attacked a pedestrian near Union Square last month, officials said. On Saturday, Dec. 7, around 4:30 p.m., a 29-year-old male victim was walking in a crosswalk at East 14th Street and Fourth Avenue. Another man, riding an e-bike, stopped in front of the pedestrian and […]

BY BOB KRASNER | Today, the East Village home of Bara and Roger de Cabrol houses their children Annabelle and Sebastien, the fluffy canines Ludwig and Wilfried, artwork, books, music and some fabulous furniture. But back in 1905, their second-floor dwelling held nothing but horse drawn carriages. The first floor was a stable with an elevator, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new bakery opened on Dec. 19 in the East Village that offers quality desserts in a modest space. Red Gate Bakery is at 68 E. 1st St., between First and Second Avenues, and comes from Greg Rales, who was formerly at Flour Shop on Lafayette Street. Rales named the shop […]

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Restaurant burglary in East Village There was a late-night restaurant theft in the East Village on Tuesday, Nov. 26, police said. Around 12:50 a.m., a man allegedly entered Ruby’s Café at 198 E. 11 St. through the front door, then took about $160 from the cash register before fleeing in an unknown direction, officials said. […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | In the beginning, there was a rabbit. John Casey, who emigrated from Ireland in 1967 at the age of 17, thought he was going to make some cash in the field of numismatics, but he left that endeavor behind when he discovered rubber stamps. He created a design for a simple […]

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East Village man attacked and robbed A 19-year-old male was mugged in the East Village on the evening of Friday, Nov. 8, police said. Around 6:30 p.m., opposite 217 First Ave., two males approached the victim and briefly engaged him in conversation, police said, before allegedly chasing after him, knocking him to the pavement and […]

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In the April 2, 1987 issue of The Villager, some 200 activists marched through the East Village and Lower East Side as part of a campaign to get drug dealers out of their neighborhoods. Organizers, including Cooper Square Committee and other groups, said that a bad problem had gotten worse lately.

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BY BOB KRASNER | There are times when input from a gallery director can be a catalyst for change. For Antony Zito, the “magic words” from Howl Gallery’s Ted Riederer regarding his latest show were the instructions, “all new work, and go big!” “I’ve always mainly done straight portraits,” explains Zito, an Acker Award winning […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A singing group for older adults is set to wrap up its first season in the East Village with a free concert on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The 7:30 p.m. performance at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, at 131 E. 10 St., will last about an hour and be split between two groups from […]

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Stolen watches on Christopher Street Cops are looking for the thief who found the time to steal luxury watches from a Village store. The theft occurred at around 12:55 p.m. on Nov. 27 theft at the Leffot shop at 10 Christopher St. Authorities said a man asked for assistance from an employee to see lighters […]

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