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Here are a couple of local Downtown snaps from the week, including some Thanksgiving spirit in the window of Little Italy staple Albanese Meats & Poultry on Elizabeth Street. And a “city streets” scene along 14th Street.

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Animal rights advocates, with Mayor de Blasio and local politicians, packed the gym at the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center to help celebrate the Mayor’s signing legislation into law on Monday to protect and promote animal welfare — specifically the welfare of dogs, horses, and birds. The legislative package of six bills include […]

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This Wednesday, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is launching a video campaign to spread the news about the importance of local businesses. “Small Businesses Thrive in Landmarked Neighborhoods” profiles small, independently-owned business in, as the name would suggest, landmarked neighborhoods. The series currently feature three business in the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District, which was […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The latest installment of the “Up” documentary series, which has followed the lives of a group of English people from childhood into old age, opens this week in Greenwich Village. A new film in the series is made every seven years to update the subjects’ lives, and the latest one is […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The holiday season in Greenwich Village will once again include the Annual Police Roast Beef Dinner, the fundraiser where Sixth Precinct officers cook and serve meals to those in attendance. The charming neighborhood event, which goes back more than 20 years, will be on Monday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 9 […]

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BY SUSAN QUINBY | Devoted denizen of the Greenwich Village community for nearly a century, beloved member and spirited staffer of the Bagel Restaurant (“What’s good to eat?!”) for 32 years, lifelong bachelor and lover of his friends and family, the Plaza Hotel and all things Kardashian — Jose “Evelio” Alvarez died on Sunday, Nov. […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The displays of SoHo florist Julia Testa, at 111 Thompson St., just south of Prince Street, decorated the sidewalk this week in all the symbols and color vibrancy of autumn. Red maple leaves, squash and pumpkins were all included, brightening up what can be gray days in November. Passersby were invited […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Just in time for the holiday giving spirit, 9/11 healthcare advocates presented a generous check to support firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer. The $100,000 donation came from an anonymous donor and will go to the FDNY Foundation’s Fired Up for a Cure program, which supports current and retired firefighters […]

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Thrift shop jewelry theft A thrift shop had over $6,000 worth of merchandise stolen on Thursday, Nov. 14, police said. Around 2 p.m., a man entered the Cure Thrift Shop, at 111 E. 12 St., and allegedly took jewelry from over the counter while the store clerk was helping other customers, officials said. The man […]

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Burglaries and broken glass at three restaurants A man is wanted in connection with three burglaries at Midtown restaurants, police said. All three occurred on Thursday, Nov. 21, and involved the man allegedly breaking the front door glass of each establishment. Around 1 a.m., at Vino Tapas at 201 E. 31 St., the thief allegedly […]

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