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BY GABE HERMAN | At a June 11 public hearing about the city’s East Side Coastal Resiliency plan, Lower East Side residents mostly disapproved of the current flood-protection plan and called for more community input into the process. Held by the Community Board 3 Parks, Recreation, Waterfront & Resiliency Committee, the meeting was part of […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police are turning to the public to help find a man wanted for forcibly touching a teenage girl on the subway last month. On the morning of  May 16,  a 15-year-old Bronx girl took a 4 train Downtown. According to police, as the train approached E. 59th St. at 7:20 a.m., […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | There was an attempted theft in broad daylight on Minetta Lane in the Village, according to police. On Fri., May 17, around 2 p.m., near Minetta Lane and Sixth Ave., a young man reportedly snatched a cell phone from a 49-year-old man’s hand, then ran south with it on Minetta Lane. […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH| The Transportation Committee of the Upper West Side’s Community Board 7 approved a proposed northbound protected bike lane along Central Park West on June 10. The Department of Transportation’s proposed bike lane would run north from W. 59th St. to W. 110th St. The plan would require the removal of 400 parking […]

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Artist David Datuna’s installation “Cloning Eternity” offered parkgoers in Washington Square a unique perspective during its 12-hours-only run, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on May 31. The work’s two pieces, made from myriad eyeglass lenses, reflected the viewers’ images back toward them in a kaleidoscopic effect. In 2017, Datuna created an ice sculpture, “This […]

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Music was in the air — including atop a bus and in the park — on Saturday. More specifically, a mariachi band teamed up with the roving Abracadabra bus in Union Square, and Hare Krishnas danced ecstatically to hypnotic beats in Washington Square Park at their Hare Krishna Festival. The mariachi band members were celebrating […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MOVIES “Movies Under the Stars”: As part of the Stonewall 50th Anniversary and Celebrate Pride celebrations, the Washington Square Park Conservancy will be screening “Rebels on Pointe” (2017), directed by Bobbi Jo Hart. There will also be a Q&A with featured dancers from the film prior to the screening. The […]

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BY GABE HERMAN |A new section of the 9/11 Memorial recently opened to the public, following a dedication ceremony the same morning. The 9/11 Memorial Glade honors rescue, recovery and relief workers, along with survivors and members of the Lower Manhattan community who are sick or have died from 9/11-related illnesses. The memorial’s design includes […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE | Guests arriving at Walker Hotel Greenwich Village are greeted by a facade featuring copper-clad bay windows, cast-stone trim and restoration antique-glass illuminated by gas lanterns reminiscent of the early days of Greenwich Village. The exterior of the hotel, on W. 13th St. between Fifth and Sixth Aves., was inspired by the Georgian-revival […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH| More than 50 residents of  the Penn South Co-operative had their artwork displayed at the Penn South Social Services’ third annual multimedia art exhibition last weekend. Dozens of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs lined the walls of the residential co-op complex’s community room on June 8 and 9. The exhibition was open and […]

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