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BY BOB KRASNER | Today, the East Village home of Bara and Roger de Cabrol houses their children Annabelle and Sebastien, the fluffy canines Ludwig and Wilfried, artwork, books, music and some fabulous furniture. But back in 1905, their second-floor dwelling held nothing but horse drawn carriages. The first floor was a stable with an elevator, […]

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Everyone knows the folk story in which hungry strangers convince townspeople that a delicious soup can be made from a stone (and the mere adding of a small amount of their food). And so it was. Riffing on this, Judson Memorial Church offered “stone soup” following its Sunday-before-Christmas service: chicken, beef or […]

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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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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 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 | 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 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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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 TEQUILA MINSKY | Oh, the weather outside was frightful, but Our Lady of Pompeii center was delightful. Friends and members had a place to go, in spite of the sleet and snow. The miserable weather on Monday night did not keep away neighbors from the annual roast beef fundraiser when officers from the Sixth […]

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