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BY LEE STOLIAR DUFRESNE | Arthur P. Stoliar, the first chairperson of Manhattan’s Community Board 2, died peacefully at his Jane St. home of natural causes at age 90 on July 9. He had Parkinson’s Disease, which made his last five years quite hard for him, but he was staunch, weathering every new difficulty with […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | You may wonder, what is a retired elementary school principal doing in Tompkins Square Park with an old 4-x-5 camera, making images of East Village denizens using a process that dates back to the Civil War? Portrait photographer Robert Kalman, who has been shooting with large formats for 30 of his […]

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    Marni Halasa is a lawyer, journalist, activist and performance artist, and the founder of Revolution Is Sexy, a one-stop shop for activists, groups and organizations needing advice and counseling on how to stage protests that attract the attention of mainstream media. Halasa, who was active in Occupy Wall Street, was an editor for […]

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BY ROBERT CHISHOLM AND SUZANNE CHISHOLM | Gail Borden Chisholm, a longtime gallery owner and collector / dealer of vintage original posters in the Village and Chelsea, died July 5 after a three-month illness. The cause of death was lung cancer. She was 62. Gail chose to spend her final days at home surrounded by […]

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BY SHARON WOOLUMS | Robert E. Rambusch, a liturgical artist, stained-glass designer and one of the four nationally recognized pioneers in the profession of liturgical design consultation, died May 23 at age 93. He was a Villager for more than 70 years. On the board of the Liturgical Conference and a founding member of major […]

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BY ALBERT AMATEAU | Judy Seigel, artist, photographer and passionate advocate for the preservation of  Greenwich Village, died Wed., May 10, in the Morton St. brownstone where she and her husband raised their family and made their home for 60 years. She was 86. Although she lost her short-term memory because of Alzheimer’s, diagnosed seven […]

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Gina Zuckerman, the local senior who fearlessly fought off a mugger who tried to steal her duffel bag from her cart on Fifth Ave. last September, died at home on April 15. She was 91. Zuckerman had lived at 10 W. 15th St. since 1993. According to a statement by the building’s board of directors, […]

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BY PAUL DeRIENZO | I first heard of David Peel, who died April 6 following a heart attack at the age of 74, when I was given a copy of “Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia” for my 13th birthday by my rocker uncle. In the pre-Internet world, its pages were my bible, turning me on to The […]

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BY ANDY HUMM | Gay pioneer and artist Gilbert Baker, who died in his sleep at age 65 on March 31 at his home in Manhattan, did not just create the iconic rainbow flag. He gave it away freely to the world where it was embraced in every corner — from its origins in San […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | When Ravi Ragbir tried to address the crowd at Foley Square on March 9, he was overcome with emotion. At least for that night and the next month he would be going home. Also, during the day’s whole ordeal, he was clearly moved that hundreds came out to support him. Only […]

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