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BY GABE HERMAN | The city recently announced a record 65 million visitors last year, the ninth straight year of increased visits. This was hardly surprising for locals, who see the streets and city’s great institutions get more clogged by the day. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one such crowded gem of the city. Its […]

On Saturday, the Women’s March once again took it to Trump. Again he was demonized by the protesters, as seen by one marcher’s button. But then again, who hasn’t he demonized? Immigrants certainly top his list, followed by what he called “s—hole” countries, kneeling pro football players, NATO, our allies…the list is “yuuge.” The Notorious […]

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BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Two years after women and their allies in untold numbers turned out the day following Donald Trump’s inauguration to protest the new president, Women’s Marches were once again staged in numerous cities on Jan. 19. As is not unheard of in protest movements, this year’s events were marred by internal divisions. In New York, […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | “I smile from the minute I come in until the minute I leave,” said Joyce Steinglass, 80. Steinglass is one among more than 25 weekly  participants in Naomi Goldberg Hass’s  movement class at the Dapolito Recreation Center, at Varick and Clarkson Sts. The majority of students come from the Village area, […]

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Sunday afternoon, firefighters from Engine 28 at the E. Second St. stationhouse responded to a gas leak at the building at 188 Orchard St., which contains a smoke shop on the ground floor. Meanwhile, Gerry Visco, a fabulous figure from the New York nightlife scene (and also Columbia’s classics department), stopped by the photographer’s famed […]

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BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | On Sun., Jan. 20, Overthrow New York, at Nine Bleecker St., put on a free event for 50 youth from ages 10 to 23. The idea was that boxing can improve health, like eating the proper foods, and helps young people learn to channel and release aggression and anger. There were two […]

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On Mon., Jan. 14, the 2019 Blackboard Awards for Schools and Principals, presented by New York Family, honored 14 of the city’s finest schools and principals in a special ceremony at the New York Institute of Technology. The event was hosted by Vicki Schneps, the president and publisher of Schneps Media, and Mia Weber, the executive editor of New York […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Friends — some sporting sequined G-strings and twirling chest tassels — helped Avenue A egg-cream icon Ray Alvarez celebrate his 86th birthday on Mon., Jan 14. Dancing — combined with disrobing — on the counter at Ray’s Candy Store has become his birthday tradition for more than 10 years running now. Each year […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | The band Puss n Boots packed the house with a surprise show last week at Coney Island Baby, a new East Village bar that already feels like it’s always been there. The “alt country” trio includes Sasha Dobson, Catherine Popper and Norah Jones. All three traded lead vocals, inside jokes and musical styles, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Dig this! Dig Inn has opened its first location in the Village. The fast-casual restaurant is known for using locally sourced farm foods and a menu that changes with the seasons based on what foods are available. The new spot, at 691 Broadway,between W. Third and W. Fourth Sts., offers more […]

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