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Schneps Media’s Manhattan newspaper group is proud to honor Keith Wright — former state assemblymember and current New York County Democratic Party chairperson — as its Person of the Year. BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Updated Thurs., Jan. 17, 10:15 p.m.: Anyone who knows New York City politics knows Keith Wright well. He’s a veteran of politics […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | It was the party of the year — and we’re only 10 days in! Decked out in a red velvet frock with a “Happy Birthday” sash, Doris Diether held court like a queen, her glittery birthday hat festooned with paper flowers. Diether turned 90 on Jan. 10. She helped save Shakespeare in the […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | In the cozy basement of the Henry Street Settlement’s offices at the Vladeck Houses, Ruth Taube, 95, has kept a fortress of fabric scraps, knitting and crocheting tools and sewing machines. She even has a fitting room. Since 1966, the basement has been the location of Taube’s Home Planning Workshop — tea […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Another Downtown landmark is shuttering. This time it’s the Continental, a dive bar and former rock venue that’s been on Third Ave. near St. Mark’s Place since 1991. The Continental’s closing was expected this summer, but got pushed back. The final night is set for Dec. 31. Real Estate Equities Corporation […]

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BY MARY REINHOLZ | A two-hour memorial on the afternoon of Sat., Dec. 1, for pacifist and democratic socialist leader David McReynolds began and ended just as he had carefully planned it. It started with blues by jazz great Bessie Smith and concluded with Beethoven’s Ninth. The powerful choral symphony seemed to swell into hosannas from […]

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BY GARY SHAPIRO | Soon after arriving in Greenwich Village in 1950, Doris Diether crossed the doorstep of Judson Memorial Church. This was 69 years ago, more than half the entire history of Judson, whose construction was initiated in 1890. Her 90th birthday will be celebrated at the church on Thurs., Jan. 10. Over the […]

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Mary V. Rosado is the Democratic judge-elect for New York State Supreme Court’s First District, after winning last month’s general election. She has been a Manhattan Civil Court judge since November 2013. Prior to being a judge, Rosado had 30 years legal experience at several law firms and in her own practice. As a teenager, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Florence Amarosa, a lifelong Greenwich Village resident who was an active member of the community, died Nov. 23 at age 99. The cause of death was heart failure, according to her family. Amarosa was born in 1919 on Sullivan St., and lived there until 1930, when her family moved to Carmine […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Anita Zonin, a lifelong Village resident whose family owned Artie’s hardware store on W. 14 St., died on Nov. 26. She was 86. The cause of death was liver cancer, according to the family. Zonin was born on Sept. 23, 1932, and grew up on King St. in the Village. She […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Eileen A. Avezzano, who founded and ran Eileen’s Special Cheesecake shop in Soho going back to the 1970s, died Nov. 23. She would have turned 72 on Dec. 4. Avezzano opened the bakery in 1976 at 17 Cleveland Place, near Kenmare St. “It was before Cleveland Place was even on the map,” […]

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