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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | When Brother Thomas Casey first arrived last June as the new president at the college preparatory boy’s Catholic high school La Salle Academy on East 6th Street, he looked at the diversity of its student body in astonishment. “This looks like New York!” he said. Brother Thomas has worked with many varied […]

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In recent years, it seems like there is construction wherever you turn in Greenwich Village and throughout Manhattan. But this may be a case where everything old is new again, as this Con Edison ad in the Sept. 3, 1959 issue of The Villager seemingly addresses peoples’ complaints about frequent construction and digging. It partly […]

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has said no to a Lenox Terrace rezoning proposal that would allow five new 28-story mixed-used buildings to be erected at a Harlem complex. The complex, located between 132nd and 135th Streets, is owned by the Olnick Organization and is already home to six 16 story towers and five one-story […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new Italian restaurant called P.F. Pasta Al Forno opened earlier this month in the West Village and bills itself as the only place in New York that offers “Baked Pasta Only.” The 800-square-foot space is at 167 Seventh Ave. South, at Perry Street. It’s a counter-service restaurant, and an homage […]

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East Village man attacked and robbed A 19-year-old male was mugged in the East Village on the evening of Friday, Nov. 8, police said. Around 6:30 p.m., opposite 217 First Ave., two males approached the victim and briefly engaged him in conversation, police said, before allegedly chasing after him, knocking him to the pavement and […]

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Subway creep sexually assaults woman: Cops A woman was groped inside the Union Square subway station on Friday, Nov. 29, police said. Around 5 p.m., on the platform for the downtown R train, a man approached an 18-year-old woman from behind and allegedly touched her crotch over her pants. The creep then ran from the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | When it comes to Washington Square Park’s garbage, it’s out with the old and in with the new. The NYC Parks Department finished in recent weeks installing 58 new trash receptacles in the park. They replaced 48 garbage cans that were over a decade old and in poor condition, according to […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) this week officially designated five historic buildings on West 28th Street that were part of the legendary Tin Pan Alley for sheet music publishers. The five adjacent buildings, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, are buildings number 47, 49, 51, 53 and 55 on the block. They […]

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In the April 2, 1987 issue of The Villager, some 200 activists marched through the East Village and Lower East Side as part of a campaign to get drug dealers out of their neighborhoods. Organizers, including Cooper Square Committee and other groups, said that a bad problem had gotten worse lately.

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BY GABE HERMAN | Talk about an electrifying move for Manhattan! The MTA rolled out on Sunday morning its first all-electric articulated bus, one of a new fleet that is part of the agency’s plan to shift away from diesel-powered buses in the years ahead. The 15 new electric articulated buses will serve the M14 […]

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