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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Pizza Rat greets those entering the theater, which is in the lower level of the Archive Building on Christopher Street. Charming New York-accented narrator Pizza Rat (Marisol Rosa-Shapiro) is the host/tour guide through Greenwich Village, the environs of Jane Jacobs. Now in its second year, the UP CLOSE Festival, running through […]

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19th Precinct  A Stabbing on 92nd Street At the corner of Park Ave. and East 92nd St.,  a 25-year-old man sustained minor injuries after he was stabbed with a knife on Monday, Dec. 16, at about 8:21 p.m. The victim heard the perp say, “watch where you’re going,” just before he felt a sharp pain on […]

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Bank robber gets a grand There was a bank robbery near Times Square on Thursday, Dec. 26, police said. At 3:55 p.m., a man entered a Capital One bank at 1407 Broadway, approached a teller and allegedly handed her a note demanding money. The teller complied, and the man fled with $1,000.   Jacket thief […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Taboonette, a fast-casual Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant, opened a Village location this past summer, offering a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. The origins of Taboonette are in the Hell’s Kitchen restaurant Taboon, founded in 2004 with Chef Efi Naon. The name comes from the taboon oven, a traditional […]

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Employee robbed in East Village An employee at an East Village restaurant had her purse stolen on Saturday, Dec. 7, police said. Around 6 p.m., inside Ruby’s Café at 198 E. 11 St., a 24-year-old employee went to retrieve her purse and discovered it missing. She then contacted the police. An investigation found that two […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new exhibit in Chelsea explores the life of poet Emma Lazarus and the history behind her famous poem “The New Colossus,” which appears on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. The exhibit was produced by the American Jewish Historical Society, and is at the Center for Jewish History, at 15 West […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Hudson River Park had a record-breaking 2019 for attendance and some of its environmental programs, according to a recent announcement from the Hudson River Park Trust. The park had almost 200,000 people attend the park’s nearly 800 events and programs during the year. Such programs include dance and music events, movie […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | New Yorkers are used to seeing just about every kind of performance in the subway – break dancers, karaoke singers, accordions, folk music, jazz trios, violin virtuosos and some that are, let’s say, somewhat less talented. This time of year it’s not unusual to catch lots of Christmas tunes in the […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Members of the West Village Chorale enjoyed the mild December weather as they left Judson Memorial Church and meandered through the neighborhood singing Christmas favorites. The Chorale is a 70-voice avocational ensemble from varied backgrounds who love to make beautiful music and perform several concerts a year. With many wearing Christmas […]

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The front page of The Villager on May 20, 1971, included a story about Villagers sweeping up in the neighborhood with large brooms as part of a program to clean up Greenwich Village. It was Community Planning Board 2’s Environment and Sanitation Committee’s kick-off event in the effort, and included over 50 Villagers, Boy Scouts […]

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