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Sidney Lumet biography explores roots and films of the great New York director

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 […]

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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BY GABE HERMAN | Police released another photo of a Bahamian model who went missing from Tribeca in October. Jenelle Hollingsworth, 35, was last seen at her hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, at 100 Greenwich St. near the World Trade Center, on Thursday, Oct. 24. Police said she is 5 feet 8 […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new art installation went up last month in Hudson Square that features geometric, translucent 3-D sculptures mounted on light poles on Varick Street. Five pieces make up the installation, which is called “Street Cathedral” and interacts with changing light to reflect colors and shapes onto the nearby streets. The art […]

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Creep exposed himself on train: Cops Police are looking for a man after an alleged public lewdness incident on the subway, police said. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, around 7 a.m., a 45-year-old woman was riding on a downtown M train at the 42nd Street/Sixth Avenue station, when she allegedly saw a man exposing his private […]

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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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Thanksgiving day store robbery Police are looking for three men who robbed a grocery store on Thanksgiving with guns and a knife, officials said. At 4:55 p.m., the three men entered the store at 67 Eldridge St., police said, and two of them then produced handguns. The third man allegedly produced a knife, and all […]

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BY SALLY CURTIS | As more families move into Lower Manhattan, there is an ever-increasing demand for ballfields for youth team sports. Ballfield advocates are pitted against real estate interests and developers who want commercial development and tourist attractions like the Highline. The conflict is all the more acute since it is taking place in […]

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