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BY MICHELE HERMAN | I got one of the landlords of the Cornelia Street Cafe on the phone this morning, but as soon as I said my name and “The Villager,” a gruff voice said “no comment” and hung up. So that leaves me to tell the sad story of the cafe’s imminent closing through the eyes […]

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BY SHARON WOOLUMS | For our lawmakers, when is enough enough? The slow destruction of the Village continues year after year while they “talk” about the importance of small businesses and concoct yet another survey to assess the damage. How many iconic businesses must close because merchants have no rights when their leases expire before our […]

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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 GABE HERMAN | Berber Street Food, a small, fast-casual restaurant serving Afro-fusion food, has been an instant hit in the Village since opening in August at 35 Carmine St. With dishes and flavors from countries all over the world, and prepared on location in a homemade style, Berber has gained a loyal following. About […]

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Don’t move/remove Scoopy! To The Editor: A belated welcome to the new owners of The Villager, Schneps Community News Group. Reading The Villager is a treasured part of the life of this community. We understand that every new administration brings about change and a new signature. This new organization has done this well and with […]

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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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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A Northwell Health researcher’s quest to find a treatment for lesser-known symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease could transform patients’ and caregivers’ lives one day. Though dementia and memory loss are still top symptoms for Alzheimer’s patients, many people with Alzheimer’s also experience hallucinations, become agitated and paranoid, and often can become violent […]

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Washington Weed Park To The Editor: Re “Drug dealers operating freely in Wash. Sq. Park” (talking point, by Bernard McElhone, Nov. 29): Whoa, you mean college kids can go to a local park to find weed? That has been happening in Washington Square Park for the last 65 years! It’s a park tradition, always has […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | When a local restaurant is no-frills, with no Web site and in an unassuming spot, yet has been around for decades, you know the food has to be good. And that’s the case with the Spanish restaurant El Castillo de Manhattan. It’s deep in the Lower East Side at 207 Madison […]

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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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