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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Hellen Osgood was on her way home from running errands around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, when the first fire truck arrived at her apartment building at 20 E. 9 St. Soon there would be 11 more units including EMS standing ready, filling East Ninth Street at the Broadway corner and […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Community Board 3’s Land Use committee rejected an air rights transfer application from developers wanting to build a 10-story office building at 3 St. Marks Place. In June, Real Estate Equities Corporation was given the green light by the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission to buy $4 million worth of air rights […]

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BY CHRISS WILLIAMS  | 20th Precinct.  3 Men and a Grand Larceny A surveillance video allegedly shows three men entering Sprint at 2148 Broadway on Saturday, Dec. 7 at approximately 3:50 p.m. The men promptly removed three cellphones valued at $2797 before exiting the location and fleeing northbound on Broadway. Police canvassed the area looking for the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The upscale bakery Las Delicias, perhaps already well-known to those who like to frequent local farmer’s markets, opened its first brick and mortar location this fall at Chelsea Market, at 75 Ninth Ave., called Las Delicias Chelsea. All of the bakery’s products are kosher, vegetarian and non-GMO. They’re also made with […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | There are times when input from a gallery director can be a catalyst for change. For Antony Zito, the “magic words” from Howl Gallery’s Ted Riederer regarding his latest show were the instructions, “all new work, and go big!” “I’ve always mainly done straight portraits,” explains Zito, an Acker Award winning […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Yearning to see Santa? Want to avoid the crowds? Questions about the North Pole? Santa will answer them when he (re)appears at the Front Room Gallery on Saturday, December 14. He was there last Saturday sitting amidst photos of the ruins of Wayne Hills Mall, his former staging area where he […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A singing group for older adults is set to wrap up its first season in the East Village with a free concert on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The 7:30 p.m. performance at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, at 131 E. 10 St., will last about an hour and be split between two groups from […]

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Older man attacked at Port Authority A 71-year-old man was assaulted inside the Port Authority subway station on Monday, Dec. 9, police said. Around 3:40 p.m., the victim got into an argument with another man, and it escalated until the other man allegedly struck the older man in the head with a belt buckle, causing […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Last Friday, Santa’s sleigh traveled down MacDougal Street at 42-feet long and with red lights flashing, on his way to Father Fagan Park. That’s how he rolls, New York City style! Descending from Greenwich Village Hook & Ladder 5 (the firehouse is at 6th Avenue and Houston Street) with a gold bag […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Police officers in Chelsea’s 10th Precinct are looking to address homelessness through a recently-added neighborhood policing approach and by adding more compassion into its philosophy. The Neighborhood Coordination Officer (NCO) initiative was introduced in 2017 at the 10th Precinct and involves its officers getting out more into the community to make personal […]

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