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East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park will keep fence height after community complaints

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 […]

BY GABE HERMAN | Police are looking for a man who broke into the Karma Lounge in the East Village last week. Law enforcement sources said the main gained entry into the office of the hookah bar at 51 First Ave., between East 3rd and 4th Streets, at around 3:55 a.m. on Oct. 3. Once […]

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9th Precinct Shoplifter attacks worker A man who tried to shoplift at a Duane Reade and then attacked an employee who attempted to stop him remains at large, according to police. Cops said the robbery occurred at 10:35 a.m. on Sept. 9 at the pharmacy located at 52 East 14th St. According to law enforcement […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | John Holmstrom’s been there, done that and he’s still here — specifically, in the East Village, where he has resided in the same apartment for over 40 years. The artist — notable for his role as a founding editor of Punk magazine and as the artist whose work graces the covers […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Under a sunny sky, with autumn-perfect weather, local neighborhood community gardens, playgrounds and block associations in Greenwich Village and Soho celebrated the season this past weekend. In the Swedish clothing store Gudrun Sjödén on Greene Street, visitors added their own toppings —peanuts, chocolate chips, coconut and more to fresh warm caramel topped […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Information about liquor licenses for local businesses will soon be more accessible to the public, after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law today that was sponsored by Lower Manhattan lawmakers. State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Deborah Glick sponsored the legislation to give the public more information about on-site […]

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BY MARK HALLUM | Buses reigned through the raindrops on the first morning of the 14th Street Busway Thursday, as cops cleared the way for M14 buses — with few exceptions — to operate along six blocks of the bustling Manhattan thoroughfare. Police were directing traffic at each corner, diverting cars mistakenly turning left or […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | After months of protests and lawsuits, the 14th Street Busway on the Chelsea/East Village border has arrived. The plan converting six blocks of 14th Street between 3rd and 9th Avenues into a buses-only thoroughfare — every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. — took effect this rainy Thursday morning. For […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Third Street Music School Settlement is launching a series of concerts and special events to celebrate its 125th anniversary, starting with a community block party this Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. The “125th and Beyond Block Party” will be held in front of the East Village school, on East 11 Street […]

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9th Precinct How does he sleep after stealing pillows? Cops are still looking for a burglar seeking comfort from an East Village apartment building during the summer, police recently announced. Law enforcement sources said a man allegedly gained entry at a residence on Second Avenue between East 9th and East 10th Streets at 4 a.m. […]

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