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Credit cards stolen at Astor Place gym in Greenwich Village

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 […]

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 TEQUILA MINSKY | Swimmers, rejoice! The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center Indoor Pool at Clarkson and Seventh Avenue South reopens on Saturday after a much-needed renovation. The New York City Parks Department fixed leaks, cracks and regrouted the tiles of the entire 70-foot-long pool, which will be refilled during the week before it opens on Saturday — almost […]

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The following are notable crimes in the 6th Precinct: Subway perv masturbates in front of woman at West Fourth Street Police are looking for a creep who they say masturbated in front of a woman in the West 4 Street subway station. On Friday, Sept. 20, around 2 p.m., a 47-year-old woman entered the station’s […]

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BY EMILY VOIGT | A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 2nd for Susan Korn, “the beating heart of P.S. 3” — the progressive elementary school where she served as guidance counselor for 33 years. Those who wish to remember her are welcome to join at 2 p.m. in the P.S. 3 auditorium at […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Animal lovers from across The Village and beyond brought their four-legged creatures to Judson Memorial Church on Oct. 6 for a special “Blessing of the Animals.” Reverend Micah Bucey of Judson Memorial Church cares deeply about animals, kids and the environment, so it’s no surprise that he presided over the special […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A large stretch of the West Side Highway is getting a lower speed limit as part of an effort to improve traffic safety under the Vision Zero program, officials announced on Oct. 10. Starting Oct. 12, the speed limit will drop from 35 mph to 30 mph from Battery Place up […]

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BY SHARON WOOLUMS | The memorial for Andrew Quarles Blane, who died on Sept. 6 at the age of 90, was held on Oct. 6 at Grace Church. A Greenwich Villager since 1965, Andrew quintessentially represented all the best of the Village then and now. Best known for his contribution to Amnesty International (AI), which […]

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This photo is from the front page of the Oct. 29, 1987 issue of The Villager. The caption read: “Youngsters from the Village Neighborhood School model some of the Halloween masks they have created for their own Halloween Parade, set for Friday at the Sullivan Street school. The route of march will take the kids […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Greenwich Village activists gathered outside the former West 9th Street home of muralist and decorative artist James Wall Finn on Oct. 7 to dedicate in his honor an historic plaque that Village Preservation furnished. “Finn, though not a household name, had a remarkable career,” said Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman […]

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