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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL DOMENECH | A new public-service campaign for the Child Victims Act was launched in Times Square on Tuesday.  Safe Horizon, the largest victim services nonprofit in the United States, along with New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, unveiled the campaign, designed to educate adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse of their rights […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Beware of aggressive squirrels in Rockefeller Park.  On Aug. 9, the Battery Park City Authority published a warning on its Web site stating that it has received reports of aggressive squirrels biting visitors around the playground in Rockefeller Park. According to ABC7 Eyewitness News, the New York City Health Department receives about […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chick-fil-A just opened a location in Chelsea, making it the fast-food company’s ninth in Manhattan. But despite long lines for the grand opening at Sixth Ave. and W. 22nd St. on Thurs., Aug. 8, not everyone in the area is welcoming the business, which has drawn criticism for its stance on […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated Tues., Aug. 13, 12:45 a.m. | Call it busway rage. Transportation Alternatives, the pro-cycling and mass-transit advocacy group, is seething that Village and Chelsea residents have dared to throw a monkey wrench into the city’s “experimental” pilot plan for a 14th St. busway. And they are especially furious at one man, […]

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BY JENNIFER FALK | Union Square-14th St. is a destination like none other in New York City or anywhere in the world. Here the city’s most vibrant and historic site of activism and protest sits shoulder to shoulder alongside one of its most peaceful public refuges. The Union Square Partnership (USP) is proud to serve as […]

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BY COREY JOHNSON | A budget is more than just numbers. It is a reflection of values. While the current White House administration is trying to kick 3.1 million people off food stamps, New York City is making unprecedented investments in programs that serve the most vulnerable, including those who are food insecure. While the federal […]

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By Ed Hamilton and Debbie Martin | Mayor de Blasio, we are calling on you to return Richard Born’s and Ira Drukier’s campaign contributions and the $90,000 that was raised at their March fundraiser for you. With the presidential primaries underway and your reputation for standing up for tenants on the line, you must make it crystal […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently announced that it will be upgrading the 42nd St. Shuttle and its stations at Times Square and Grand Central, including adding more train capacity and improved accessibility. More than 100,000 people use the Shuttle every day, including 10,000 during peak hours, according to the M.T.A. The […]

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A photo in the May 18, 1972 issue of The Villager captured a Hare Krishna proselytizing to a crowd in Washington Square Park. The caption read: “An interesting study in faces was captured recently by photographer Fermin Benedetti who watched a Hare Krishna devotee explain his philosophy to group of Villagers in the park.”

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Walking tax next? To The Editor: Re “Court: 14th St. car ban can start” (news article, Aug. 1): The local citizens should be able to vote on our fate through a referendum at the ballot box. The next dictate will be a sidewalk walk tax. Perry Rothenberg   ‘Call it Zero Vision’ To The Editor: […]

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