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BY SHAYE WEAVER | In concert with the FBI, the NYPD has arrested a suspect in the 1995 murders of two teenagers on an East Harlem rooftop. After two decades, Ramon Solla, 45, was arrested and indicted on Thursday, Oct. 17 for the deaths of Ricky Santiago and Christopher Torro, who were both 17. Authorities say […]

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GABE HERMAN | The Dec. 23, 1971 issue of The Villager featured an article with the headline, “Art Groupies Invade SoHo For Benefit Auction.” The auction at the LoGiudice Gallery was to raise money for Sundance, a new magazine for news, art and poetry. The event brought out some big names, including Allen Ginsberg, Jerry […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | These days, perhaps the only thing scarier than Halloween is single-use plastics. The Hudson Square Business Improvement District (BID) has installed an art display as part of its “Hudson Scare” celebration that highlights recycling and sustainability. “Forevermore” is a series of over 150 birds made from plastic bags, tin foil, newspaper […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A new series of anti-Trump protests are set to start in the city this Saturday, Oct. 19.  Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix, a founding organizer of Refuse Fascism and representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, will lead the first of five protests set to take place every Saturday until Nov. 16. […]

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BY VINCENT BARONE | Ridership has jumped on the M14 SBS since the roll out its 14th Street busway pilot, according to early MTA data.  MTA Transit President Andy Byford attributed the initial uptick to “incredibly encouraging” improvements in speed and reliability along the major Manhattan route since the busway took effect Thursday, Oct. 3. “This […]

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BY ALEX MITCHELL | The NYPD officer accused of mercilessly beating a handcuffed 19-year-old man in a Chelsea NYCHA project and later lying about the incident was convicted by Manhattan prosecutors on Thursday, Oct. 17. A New York State Supreme Court judge found the 49-year-old Bronx man and NYPD member Elijah Saladeen guilty on misdemeanor assault […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Rainy weather didn’t dampen spirits at a ceremony to co-name the corner of MacDougal and Houston Streets “Lucy and Lenny Cecere Way” in honor of the late Greenwich Village fixtures. The Cecere couple bought nearby 51 MacDougal St. in 1962, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Lucy died […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police are asking for the public’s help in finding an assailant who attacked a man at a Midtown subway station and left him with a fractured skull. At 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, authorities said, the suspect punched a 28-year-old man in the face during an argument inside the 34th Street […]

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BY SHAYE WEAVER | Each year, the Michelin Guide awards restaurants in New York City with its Bib Gourmand distinction, and this year, list includes 133 restaurants spanning cuisines from Korean to Balkan and more. Having the Bib Gourmand distinction means inspectors were able to enjoy an affordable yet “remarkable” dining experience, according to the organization. Those […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A man was robbed at gunpoint in Chelsea on Monday evening, according to police. On Oct. 14, around 7:45 p.m., a 54-year-old male victim started talking with another man in front of 400 West 25 St. Police say the two men agreed to walk to another location as they continued talking, […]

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