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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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BY RABBI SHARON KLEINBAUM | Now I’m doing a deep dive into the issues around the Women’s March and Linda Sarsour. So here’s where I land on this. There are military-grade armed white supremacists emboldened and cheered on by the president of the United States. These white supremacists have been building caches of arms for […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The Hudson River Park Trust is making headway on its renovation plan for Downtowners’ sports haven, Pier 40. Since repairs began in late April on the pier’s roughly 3,600 piles — the steel columns upon which the pier sits — the Trust’s contractors have repaired about 700, or 20 percent of […]

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BY MIA WEBER | Though it may be starting to look and feel more like winter every day here in New York City, it’s actually the perfect time to start thinking of sunnier days — especially if you’re a city parent planning to send your child to summer camp in 2019. With so many options […]

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WWI centennial service To The Editor: I would like to acknowledge the (Episcopal) Church of St. John in the Village for its Requiem Eucharist service honoring the centenary of the World War I Armistice, held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. It was fitting to remember in a solemn manner those men who perished 100 years […]

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