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BY RICK HILL | Friends, relatives, fellow actors and admirers gathered Sun., Feb., 12 at Greenwich Village Funeral Home on Bleecker St. to remember actress Mary Tahmin. Tahmin died Jan. 29 at age 89 in her apartment at 12 Fifth Ave. near W. Eighth St. following recovery from a fall and a brief stay in […]

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BY DENNIS LYNCH | Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart died at her home in Brooklyn Tuesday at age 77 of complications from breast cancer and a number of strokes, according to media reports. Stewart was disbarred and served prison time for passing messages from one of her most famous clients, convicted Egyptian terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman […]

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BY DENNIS LYNCH | Alan Colmes, a liberal radio personality, Fox News television host and Greenwich Villager, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center late last month at the age of 66 of a rare form of lymphoma, his wife said on Feb. 23. Colmes was perhaps best known as the liberal voice across the […]

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On Wed., March 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be a free tribute to the life and work of director / playwright / composer Robert Dahdah at Theater for the New City,155 First Ave. (near E. 10th St.) Robert (Bob) Dahdah, a prolific writer and director, was a major contributor to the creation of […]

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BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | After fighting a two-year battle with cancer, longtime AIDS housing activist Gina Quattrochi succumbed to the disease on Dec. 13. She was 63. Quattrochi was the chief executive at Bailey House starting in 1991. At that time, Bailey House was already operating Bailey House, later named Bailey-Holt House, at the west […]

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BY LAUREN BERGER | What started as a passion project on Instagram for Benjamin Grant garnered more than 460,000 followers. The 27-year-old Villager’s high-definition satellite photographs provide a new perspective on the human impact on landscapes around the world. Grant’s Instagram page, in turn, led to his new, large-format 288-page hardcover book, “Overview.” Grant’s venture […]

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BY SARAH FERGUSON | Scores of family members and admirers filed through the Ortiz Funeral Home on First Ave. last month to pay their respects to Carmen Pabon, the ardent community activist and so-called “Godmother of Loisaida,” who passed away on Nov. 12 at the age of 95. A mother of eight, Pabon spent five […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Mark Seliger has been on assignments around the world, photographing more boldfaced names than he can remember. But his latest portrait project couldn’t be further away from his usual fare, or closer to home. The award-winning celebrity lensman has shot Obama, Kardashian, Dylan, Springsteen, Schumer, Cobain, Roberts, DiCaprio — and the […]

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Carmen Pabon, the revered Loisaida poet and gardener, has died. She was 95. Valerio Orselli, executive director of the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association, confirmed the news on Monday afternoon, saying it came from the longtime director of CHARAS. “I’ve just been informed by Chino Garcia that Dona Carmen Pabon, longtime activist / gardener and […]

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Dr. Emily Lucretia Sisley, a psychologist and writer who co-authored “The Joy of Lesbian Sex,” died Oct. 21 in New York City. She was 86. Sisley was born May 7, 1930, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, daughter of Frederick W. and Harriet Litman Sisley. At 21, she moved to New York City and never looked back. For […]

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