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BY BOB KRASNER | In a world of divisiveness, the Monday evening performance by the members of the ECHOensemble presented a world where contradictions not only existed peacefully side by side, they meshed in a way that presented unlimited possibilities. Dressed completely in black, the seven performers dealt with their unusual stage with improvised creativity. […]

Thanksgiving day store robbery Police are looking for three men who robbed a grocery store on Thanksgiving with guns and a knife, officials said. At 4:55 p.m., the three men entered the store at 67 Eldridge St., police said, and two of them then produced handguns. The third man allegedly produced a knife, and all […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | For the second time this month, a community board has rejected the city’s proposed plan to require special permits for hotel development just below Union Square. Community Board 3 passed a resolution against the plan at its Nov. 26 meeting, after the plan was poorly received and voted against at a […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Finally, the saga of an East Village residential block being used to park garbage trucks overnight for the past 14 months seems to be coming to an end. Community members and local officials have been protesting the situation since last September, when the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) started using a block […]

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72-year-old attacked on East Houston Street An older woman was assaulted while walking on East Houston Street, according to police. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, around 6 p.m., in front of Russ & Daughters at 179 E. Houston St., a 72-year-old woman was approached by another woman, who punched her, police said. The blow caused the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Divya’s Kitchen is an East Village restaurant that offers healthy vegetarian food, but without sacrificing one bit of flavor. It opened in 2016, at 25 First Ave., as the city’s first authentic Ayurvedic restaurant, meaning it’s based on a traditional medical system of India called Ayurveda. The goal of Ayurveda is […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local officials and nonprofits broke ground on Nov. 15 on a development that will offer dozens of affordable rental apartments in the East Village. The new building at 302 E. Second St., between Avenues C and D, will be called “East Village Homes,” and offer 100 percent affordable housing. The project is […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | After the blockbuster Jean-Michel Basquiat show that announced the presence of the Brant Foundation on East 6th St., the nonprofit organization has taken a step back to present a quieter show, “Third Dimension: Works From the Brant Foundation.” Featuring sculptural works from the Foundation’s collection that they have not been previously […]

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Early morning night club theft There was a recent burglary at the Rumpus Room night club at 249 Eldridge St., according to police. On Sunday, Oct. 13, around 6:30 a.m., a man entered the location through the front door after the establishment was closed. Once inside, he took about $760 from the cash register, then […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | When Larry Krone first spotted his future husband Jim Andralis in 2004, the man was playing an accordion in the now-defunct Starlight bar on Avenue A. Fortunately, Krone needed an accordion player for his upcoming debut at the same venue and, as luck would have it, he had a Friendster account (go […]

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