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Photos: Rally in Foley Square against war with Iran

On Thursday evening, protesters turned out in the cold January weather to demonstrate against war with Iran, as hostilities have increased lately between the United States and Iran. A simultaneous rally was held at Columbus Circle, and NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams was among those at the Foley Square event.

BY GABE HERMAN | Governor Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 26 vetoed a bill that independent pharmacists said would protect them and patients against health care middlemen causing higher fees. The bill would have required Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to be regulated and licensed. Advocates for the bill have said PBMs effect the health care system […]

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Here are images from the Times Square anti-war demonstration on Saturday, when hundreds protested the escalation of hostilities between the U.S. and Iran.

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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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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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BY GABE HERMAN | It’s been over a year since the City Council held a hearing on the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), and while some advocates have expressed frustration that the bill has still not passed, officials say further work is being done to assess its impact, and new legislation has been introduced […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | For the second time this month, a community board has rejected the city’s proposed plan to require special permits for hotel development just below Union Square. Community Board 3 passed a resolution against the plan at its Nov. 26 meeting, after the plan was poorly received and voted against at a […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Animal rights advocates, with Mayor de Blasio and local politicians, packed the gym at the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center to help celebrate the Mayor’s signing legislation into law on Monday to protect and promote animal welfare — specifically the welfare of dogs, horses, and birds. The legislative package of six bills include […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The city’s proposed plan to require special permits for hotels below Union Square “misses the mark,” according to locals. The plan, which was was presented at a Community Board 2 meeting on Nov. 13, was met with criticism and skepticism from the committee and members of the public. The plan would […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Participants in this year’s Veterans Day Parade included Al DiRaffaele, who has been a Charlton Street resident (Hudson Square/West Soho) for 34 years. This Bensonhurst-raised Brooklynite served in Vietnam in 1966 & 1967. He waited on the corner of 24th Street to join Vietnam Vets as they walked the parade route. […]

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