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BY GABE HERMAN | The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) hosted its 16th Annual Safe City Safe Streets luncheon on Dec. 12, which honored local police officers for their work in the communities. The event is held every year to award police officers for their service and work in local precincts, and also to […]

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Two men are wanted by the police for allegedly robbing a man outside of a Columbia University-owned apartment building earlier this month. Police are asking for the public’s help finding the two alleged crooks who stole the 21-year-old’s wallet and ear pods as he walked passed 415 Riverside Drive at about 11 p.m. on Dec. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new bakery opened on Dec. 19 in the East Village that offers quality desserts in a modest space. Red Gate Bakery is at 68 E. 1st St., between First and Second Avenues, and comes from Greg Rales, who was formerly at Flour Shop on Lafayette Street. Rales named the shop […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | In the neighborhood celebrating Chanukah Sunday night—the first night of Chanukah, Yiddish New York had a Chanukah candle lighting on the first floor studio of the 14th St. Y with multiple menorahs brought by Yiddish New York participants. Set on the window ledge facing the street, the flickering candles on the menorah could […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | On Thursday, all four of the Greenwich House senior centers served a holiday lunch to their members, a way to celebrate the season. At the Judith C. White Center on Barrow Street, members were treated to a choice of ham or turkey and all the trimmings with apple pie for dessert. Members […]

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Restaurant burglary in East Village There was a late-night restaurant theft in the East Village on Tuesday, Nov. 26, police said. Around 12:50 a.m., a man allegedly entered Ruby’s Café at 198 E. 11 St. through the front door, then took about $160 from the cash register before fleeing in an unknown direction, officials said. […]

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Missing wallet leads to attempted credit card use Police reported that a woman had her wallet taken earlier this year and attempts were then made to use a stolen credit card. On Jan. 23, around 6:30 p.m., near Sixth Avenue and West 43 Street, a 23-year-old woman realized that she no longer had her wallet, […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | In the beginning, there was a rabbit. John Casey, who emigrated from Ireland in 1967 at the age of 17, thought he was going to make some cash in the field of numismatics, but he left that endeavor behind when he discovered rubber stamps. He created a design for a simple […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | All were bundled many layers thick, against a frigid Thursday evening. “Sing for the Season” with Third Street Music School Settlement brought out dozens of children and parents and adults — students at the school to celebrate the time of year. Holding their 22-page caroling booklet in mittened hands, the seven […]

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  BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Downtown Independent Democrats (DID) held its holiday party downstairs at Von on Bleecker Street. It attracted a lively crowd,  many taking a welcome break from watching the House of Representatives impeachment hearings. Jeanne Wilcke ran into her solidarity sister, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick. What’s the hand gesture? Jeanne explains: NYC is a true superhighway […]

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