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BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | The phrase “We The People” in the Constitution still has the power to wake the sleeping idealist within us. It’s a clarion call to our better nature, to get off our asses and bend the arc of history toward something better, to come together to make decisions for the general welfare. It evokes […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Villager’s front page on April 21, 1988, featured an article on a Village event for Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign. Jackson held a pre-primary rally in front of the Gay and Lesbian Center on W. 13 St. between Eighth and Greenwich Aves that drew 5,000 people. The rally was organized by the […]

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Sewing as Triangle link To The Editor: Re “Threads of connection to Triangle tragedy” (news article, April 11): It was an inspiring weekend. Children also participated in sewing onto the ribbon. It is appropriate that sewing, as a contribution by the public to the permanent memorial, has been incorporated into the final design. Sewing for […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS | When Alex Nuñez’s father, Patricio, returned home one evening in 1994, he asked his 12-year-old boy for an unusual favor. “Son,” he said, “cut my hair.” Patricio sat in a chair by the bathroom mirror and Alex stooped over him, gliding a pair of electric clippers over his scalp. When the buzzing […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Met museum’s new “Play It Loud” exhibit is an impressive collection of memorabilia from rock-and-roll history. It’s like walking into a giant shrine to the history of rock music, and is worth a visit for hardcore or even casual fans. The show, which opened April 8, is chock-full of guitars and […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Bob Gruen still recalls the moment vividly — and, no, it didn’t involve an event from his storied career as a rock-’n’-roll photographer. “When I got the call that there was an apartment for me in Westbeth,” he said, “it was the most exciting moment of my life.” That was in 1970, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Mental-health “screening” is taking on new meaning at Northwell’s Downtown stand-alone emergency department. Northwell Health opened its new Emergency Telepsychiatry Hub on April 11 at Lenox Health Greenwich Village, at Seventh Ave. between W. 12th and 13th Sts. The telepsychiatry center is 770 square feet and includes nine video-equipped workstations. It will […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Young immigrant artists are getting some much needed space in an Upper East Side apartment building. Some commercial space at the St. Tropez building on 340 E. 64th St. has officially been transformed into a new gallery by Chashama, a nonprofit organization that finds unused real estate for artist gallery and studio […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | Residents around E. 14th St. are breathing a sigh of relief that the impacts from the upcoming L-train tunnel repairs won’t be as bad as had been expected when the project called for a full shutdown of the line’s Manhattan leg for 15 months. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently made some announcements […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Now there is a way to explore thousands of Downtown buildings online. Earlier this year, the Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation launched East Village Building Blocks, a series of “virtual tours” of more than 2,200 buildings. Visitors to the Web site can either search for a specific building or explore one […]

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