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Mass arrests at climate die-in at City Hall

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A total of 62 protesters calling on the city to declare a state of climate emergency were arrested on Wednesday outside of City Hall. The protest was organized by Extinction Rebellion, which was founded last year and has been taking part in daily demonstrations as part of its “Week of Rebellion.” According […]

BY ROSE ADAMS | Lower East Side artists Julius Klein and Raken Leaves have raised an unconventional family. Since meeting in 1981, the couple has given birth, so to speak, to scores of avant-garde art pieces, from Julius’s tongue-in-cheek sculptures to Raken’s collection of faces made from leather and fur. “They’re my heads, my family,” Raken […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Joseph Pasquenza, a World War II veteran who was a longtime devoted member of the McBurney YMCA and St. Francis of Assisi Church in Chelsea, died on Feb. 11. He was 97. Pasquenza belonged to the Secular Franciscan Order. Though he wasn’t ordained, friends called him “Father Joe.” He attended services at […]

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BY ROBIN ROTHSTEIN | A recent survey revealed that the global population on average spends close to two-and-a-half hours a day on social media. How much of that time do you find yourself in partisan scuffles on Twitter? Or getting into policy frays on Facebook? How about applying the time you spend getting steamed on social media […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A report by The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation found that the East Village has lower retail vacancy rates in its landmarked areas. The results, released April 11, came from a survey of East Village retail vacancies that was done over several months last summer and fall. The survey was conducted […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Northwell Health’s Lenox Hill Hospital could soon undergo a $2.5 million renovation that would see it become a much taller presence in its Upper East Side neighborhood. Late last month, Lenox Hill Hospital’s Vice President Josh Strugatz and Executive Director Dr. Jill Kalman presented the proposed renovation plan to Community Board 8. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Lower Manhattan’s residential population has nearly tripled since 9/11, which means a lot of growth but also a problem: more garbage to deal with. The Alliance for Downtown New York released a guide in early March for how residents and building managers can reduce waste, including the garbage left out on streets. […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | At a press conference outside of The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, at 31st St. and 10th Ave., Jumaane Williams called out how the $25-billion Hudson Yards project focuses on the wealthy, in more ways than one. While people knew this project was “not meant for the majority, to begin with, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | It’s been five years since Northwell’s stand-alone emergency department opened in the wake of the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital in April 2010. Now known as Lenox Health Greenwich Village, the E.D. is on Seventh Ave. between W. 12 and W. 13th Sts. The Social Services Committee of Community Board 2 will […]

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Greenwich Village Little League held its Opening Day ceremonies Sat., April 6, at Pier 40, at W. Houston St. A full lineup of local politicos was on hand, including Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, state Senators Brad Hoylman and Brian Kavanagh, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and District Leader candidate […]

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