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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Where many of the politicos must go, including judges, those running for judge, and those people who want to be judges, the Village Independent Democrats seasonal party is an annual event everyone looks forward to. Frieda Bradlow opens her home, everyone brings food, and there is plenty of great eats. The […]

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Stolen watches on Christopher Street Cops are looking for the thief who found the time to steal luxury watches from a Village store. The theft occurred at around 12:55 p.m. on Nov. 27 theft at the Leffot shop at 10 Christopher St. Authorities said a man asked for assistance from an employee to see lighters […]

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Locker room robbery at fitness center There was a theft at the Athletic and Swim Club, at 787 Seventh Ave., on Nov. 22, police said. Around 3:30 p.m., a man entered the location, went into the men’s locker room and allegedly pried open a locker. He then took a 60-year-old man’s money clip, which contained […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | There are a couple of things that the Dutch/German cabaret performer Sven Ratzke would like you to know at the start. In town for a two-week run at La Mama for his show “Where Are We Now,” featuring the songs of David Bowie, Ratzke is quick to mention that his performance […]

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The front page of The Villager on Jan. 21, 1982, featured a photo of a demonstration by the United Farm Workers, which was held in the snow outside the Grand Union supermarket at LaGuardia Place and Bleecker Street. “The protest against non-union Andy Boy broccoli,” the caption read, “was attended by approximately 20 people who […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Chelsea has started a new fashion magazine that presents untouched photos and aims to portray more diverse issues in the fashion world. The bi-annual, digital magazine is called NOEMI (pronounced “no Amy”) and can be found at https://www.thenoemimagazine.com/. It was founded by […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new biography of filmmaker Sidney Lumet traces his life from childhood years on the Lower East Side to becoming a legendary director who often filmed in New York. “Sidney Lumet: A Life” (St. Martin’s Press) comes out on December 10, and was written by Maura Spiegel, a native New Yorker […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | St. Peter’s Church Chelsea will host the 45th Annual Candlelight Carol Service on Sunday, Dec. 15, featuring music and a reading of the poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” The event, at 6 p.m., is sponsored by Chelsea Community Church, and will be at 346 W. 20 St., between Eighth and […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | In a world of divisiveness, the Monday evening performance by the members of the ECHOensemble presented a world where contradictions not only existed peacefully side by side, they meshed in a way that presented unlimited possibilities. Dressed completely in black, the seven performers dealt with their unusual stage with improvised creativity. […]

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The Jefferson Market Library building has a long and storied history, including being built in 1876 as a courthouse and a preservation effort starting in 1960 to save the Venetian Gothic building. Before the current building and tower were built, there was a previous Jefferson Tower, pictured above, that was made of wood, according to […]

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