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The mantra at Hudson River Park’s pumpkin composting event: Don’t trash it, smash it

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Bright sun warmed the November chill.  It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Sunday at Chelsea Waterside Park, 11th Ave and 23rd Street, when throngs of families flocked to the second annual fall festival of pumpkin smashing hosted by Hudson River Park. A Chelsea mom stacked six big but shrinking pumpkins […]

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The West Village’s Grove Street Court, a grouping of six brick-faced townhouses, has become a pumpkin patch. Easily spotted through the wrought iron fence are seven — with one letter carved on each to spell a word with a clear message: “I-M-P-E-A-C-H.”

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BY GABE HERMAN | After the Halloween fun is over, the question is, What to do with those rotting pumpkins? One way to get rid of them responsibly is at a “Pumpkin Smash” event being hosted by Hudson River Park’s Community Compost Program. The free event will be on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. […]

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BY ELISE BIRKETT | In a city that less than a decade ago labelled honeybees as equally dangerous as hyenas and venomous snakes, beekeeping has become not only a hobby for many New York City residents, but a platform for bee conservation and food-insecurity education. In July, bees were declared the most important species on […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Elizabeth Street Garden hosted its 7th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26. The afternoon event included free food and beverages donated by local businesses, and activities that included pumpkin decorating, face painting, games, arts and crafts with McNally Jackson Bookstore, Spooky Storytime with the Mulberry Street Library and Tai […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology have unveiled a sprawling mural that includes 90 panels to celebrate the Chelsea school’s 75th anniversary. The work called “ChalkFIT” covers the outside of school buildings from 26th to 28th streets along Seventh Avenue. Each panel represents a different year, going back to the school’s […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Parks Department will not be lowering the fence height at the East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park after the community pushed back against the plan that was part of upcoming renovations. The decision was announced by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera on Oct. 18, and Parks confirmed […]

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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 GABE HERMAN | The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is in the midst of a month-long residency in the city, giving students and community groups throughout the boroughs a chance to record in the nonprofit’s studio and promote activist causes. The nonprofit, in its 22nd year, offers a state-of-the-art mobile facility and free workshops […]

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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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