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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 SOFÍA CERDA CAMPERO | Data on the 14th Street busway was presented at a Community Board 2 meeting on Thursday, indicating increased bus travel times and ridership, along with increased bike ridership, as some community members expressed disapproval of the new system. Members of CB2’s Traffic & Transportation Committee gathered with neighborhood residents to […]

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From the Jan. 14, 1988 issue of The Villager, legendary folk singer Pete Seeger sang, joked and told stories at a Sunday afternoon event at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St. The article, by Richard Thompson, noted that Seeger and fans were supporting “Save the Village,” a group dedicated to […]

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Bank robbery on Sixth Avenue There was a bank robbery in the Village on Monday, Jan. 6, around 4:50 p.m., police said. At the Chase bank at 340 Sixth Ave., a man allegedly passed a note to a teller demanding money. The 21-year-old male employee complied, officials said, and the man fled with $1,100. No […]

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The June 28, 2000 issue of The Villager included photos of the 31st New York City Lesbian and Gay Pride March, which drew half a million participants and spectators. First Lady Hillary Clinton marched in the parade, while her GOP rival in the senate race, Congressmember Rick Lazio, chose to campaign Upstate. In this photo, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Governor Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 26 vetoed a bill that independent pharmacists said would protect them and patients against health care middlemen causing higher fees. The bill would have required Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to be regulated and licensed. Advocates for the bill have said PBMs effect the health care system […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Now that the holidays are over, let the mulching begin. The city’s Mulchfest program, which collects people’s Christmas trees to recycle them and create mulch to help trees and other greenery, runs through Jan. 11. City officials gathered at Washington Square Park on Jan. 2 for a formal celebration of the […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Pizza Rat greets those entering the theater, which is in the lower level of the Archive Building on Christopher Street. Charming New York-accented narrator Pizza Rat (Marisol Rosa-Shapiro) is the host/tour guide through Greenwich Village, the environs of Jane Jacobs. Now in its second year, the UP CLOSE Festival, running through […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Taboonette, a fast-casual Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant, opened a Village location this past summer, offering a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. The origins of Taboonette are in the Hell’s Kitchen restaurant Taboon, founded in 2004 with Chef Efi Naon. The name comes from the taboon oven, a traditional […]

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Employee robbed in East Village An employee at an East Village restaurant had her purse stolen on Saturday, Dec. 7, police said. Around 6 p.m., inside Ruby’s Café at 198 E. 11 St., a 24-year-old employee went to retrieve her purse and discovered it missing. She then contacted the police. An investigation found that two […]

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