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Sidney Lumet biography explores roots and films of the great New York director

BY GABE HERMAN | A new biography of filmmaker Sidney Lumet traces his life from childhood years on the Lower East Side to becoming a legendary director who often filmed in New York. “Sidney Lumet: A Life” (St. Martin’s Press) comes out on December 10, and was written by Maura Spiegel, a native New Yorker […]

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 | 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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BY GABE HERMAN | The Lower East Side school P.S. 140 Nathan Straus is holding its annual fundraiser to feed families at the school during Thanksgiving time. The Turkey Drive is being done through the school’s PTA, with an online donation page organized by PTA President William Bray. So far, the campaign has raised over […]

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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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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 GABE HERMAN | As the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project begins its process through the City Council, there continues to be some community pushback, including a petition signed by over 1,800 local NYCHA tenants who oppose the current flood protection plan at East River Park. A group called NYCHA Speaks is behind the […]

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This photo, from the Nov. 13, 1980 issue of The Villager, shows a tenant rally in Tompkins Square Park. The photo was part of a story about tenant activists in Loisaida fearful that large-scale real estate speculation in the area would force rents up and local residents out. Brent Sharman, an organizer with the group […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new book by the Bowery Mission’s chapel director explores the homeless service through his personal experiences there and also looks back at its 140 years of history on the Lower East Side. In “Bowery Mission: Grit and Grace on Manhattan’s Oldest Street,” which came out on Tuesday, author Jason Storbakken […]

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BY SHARON WOOLUMS | “Harry Smith at the Chelsea Hotel,” a black comedy with a feminist underbelly, was read at Dixon Place on Oct. 23 to a packed audience. Set in 1970, it follows the mysteriously fraught love story of Bix and Gwinn, and moves on to scenes in the salon-like atmosphere of their friend Harry Smith. […]

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