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Third Street Music School Settlement carols its way through the Lower East Side

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | All were bundled many layers thick, against a frigid Thursday evening. “Sing for the Season” with Third Street Music School Settlement brought out dozens of children and parents and adults — students at the school to celebrate the time of year. Holding their 22-page caroling booklet in mittened hands, the seven […]

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | When Brother Thomas Casey first arrived last June as the new president at the college preparatory boy’s Catholic high school La Salle Academy on East 6th Street, he looked at the diversity of its student body in astonishment. “This looks like New York!” he said. Brother Thomas has worked with many varied […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | There are times when input from a gallery director can be a catalyst for change. For Antony Zito, the “magic words” from Howl Gallery’s Ted Riederer regarding his latest show were the instructions, “all new work, and go big!” “I’ve always mainly done straight portraits,” explains Zito, an Acker Award winning […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Yearning to see Santa? Want to avoid the crowds? Questions about the North Pole? Santa will answer them when he (re)appears at the Front Room Gallery on Saturday, December 14. He was there last Saturday sitting amidst photos of the ruins of Wayne Hills Mall, his former staging area where he […]

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Stolen watches on Christopher Street Cops are looking for the thief who found the time to steal luxury watches from a Village store. The theft occurred at around 12:55 p.m. on Nov. 27 theft at the Leffot shop at 10 Christopher St. Authorities said a man asked for assistance from an employee to see lighters […]

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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 […]

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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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