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BY GABE HERMAN | At a June 13 meeting for the Envision Soho Noho process, preliminary recommendations were presented for issues in the area, based on the process of community input that included four public workshops from February to May. Some top issues included protecting artists and the artistic tradition of Soho while officially allowing […]

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What a difference having a Democrat-controlled state Senate has meant. And nowhere has that been more apparent than in the sweeping and historic win for tenants this past Friday. With votes of approval by the state Senate and Assembly followed by the signing by Governor Andrew Cuomo of “The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act […]

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BY BARBARA RUETHER | I have lived in the West Village on Bank St. since 1958. I worked in the Department of Community Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical and Trauma Center until it closed in 2010. I left work in corporate America to work serving people in our then-community, very idealistically taking a $20,000 pay cut […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Bondi Sushi opened two years ago in NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) and offers tasty sushi at reasonable prices. Located at 6 W. 28th St., between Fifth Ave. and Broadway, the casual restaurant has been around since November 2017 and features seafood from around the world. The menu includes king […]

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Vaccine stunner To The Editor: Re “Vaccines double standard” (letter, by Martha Danziger, June 6): I am stunned that Martha Danzinger justifies not immunizing her child because of a “double standard” — that she should not be required to vaccinate her children because the U.S. admits immigrants who have not received good medical care in […]

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BY BILL WEINBERG | In an outlying industrial area of the Eternal City, along the Via Prenestina, is one of Rome’s most public and eccentric squats, or occupazioni — the Metropoliz. This won fame on the underground film circuit with its 2011 cinematic project “Space Metropoliz,” about squatters colonizing the moon (a nod, if not an intentional […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The city’s “experiment” on 14th St. is set to kick off Mon., July 1, as through traffic will be banned between Third and Ninth Aves. and buses and trucks will rule the road. On the same day, the M14A and M14D routes will be converted entirely to Select Bus Service, with a […]

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Necklace theft There was a robbery on the street at the corner of Sixth Ave. and W. 47 St., according to a police report. On Tues., May 28, around 1:40 p.m., a 60-year-old woman was walking down the pavement when a man approached and forcibly removed her necklace. He then fled west on Sixth Ave. […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Doctors at New York University’s and VillageCare’s Take Charge of Your Health Today! community health forum stressed the importance of diet, exercise and good mental health as ways to manage chronic pain. The theme of the June 5 forum — the eighth annual — was “Your Pain Matters— Understanding and Speaking about Chronic […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Late Thursday afternoon June 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on state Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz’s bill banning religious exemptions for vaccinations. Now New York joins a short list of states, including California, West Virginia, Mississippi and Arizona, that have made it illegal to exempt children from school […]

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