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BY GABE HERMAN | Patricia Winters-Liotta, the owner of Anonymous Hair Salon in Greenwich Village for more than 30 years, died Feb. 21. She was 60. Winters-Liotta, known as Pat to those who knew her, founded Anonymous Hair Salon at 105 Sullivan St., between Prince and Spring Sts., in 1986. Beyond a place for haircuts, the […]

BY ED YUTKOWITZ | Elected officials joined members of the Village Independent Democrats on Sat., March 2, to honor longtime District Leader Kathleen “Keen” Berger on her retirement. The occasion was a breakfast kicking off the Democratic club’s petitioning effort on behalf of local candidates in the next election, including Ashlee Crawford and Robert Rosenthal for Civil […]

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BY PATRICK SHIELDS | Matthew “Mike” Quashie, who gained renown as “The Limbo King” and whose South Village home was a frequent crash pad for Jimi Hendrix, died Jan. 30 in the Bronx. He was 88. Quashie had resided since 2008 at the Kingsbridge-area facility, Plaza Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, formerly a nonprofit known as Jewish […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The Lower East Side Girls Club will honor Colin Kaepernick and the Know Your Rights Camp at its Spring Fling Gala on Wed., April 10, at the Angel Orensanz Center, at 172 Norfolk St. Kaepernick was a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers for seven seasons, and led them in the 2012 […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Fans of the legendary — and provocative — artist Robert Crumb lined up outside the David Zwirner Gallery, at 519 W. 19th St., on Saturday to make contact with the elusive underground cartoonist. In town from the South of France, where he moved in 1991, Crumb marked the occasion of his excellent […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | James McManus, a longtime Democratic district leader who was the last of the party’s Tammany Hall political dynasty, died Feb. 4 in his Hell’s Kitchen home. He was 84. McManus was the Hell’s Kitchen district leader from 1963 to 2017, and was the leader of the McManus Midtown Democratic Club. The club […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Jack Taylor, a preservationist who fought to save many historic Downtown buildings, died on Feb. 8 at age 93. Among Taylor’s victories were the Ladies Mile row of century-old buildings on Sixth Ave. in the upper teens and low 20s blocks that were landmarked in 1989; and the Tammany Hall building at […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Updated Tues., Feb. 19, 5:15 p.m.: Venturing into Manhattan, Randy Credico, a.k.a. “Person 2” in the Roger Stone indictment in the Russian collusion investigation, was out on the town in Chelsea Monday. Of course, right along with him was his ever-loyal canine sidekick, Bianca. Also tagging along was a two-man Danish crew […]

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BY MARY REINHOLZ | It’s not every day that I get a chance to interview a devout man of faith and derring-do whose religiously inspired activism has put him under house arrest at an East Village soup kitchen and men’s shelter run by Catholic Worker volunteers. However, I did just that when I recently sat down with Carmen Trotta, indicted last spring after […]

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BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | In looking back, I am amazed that my first conceptual contact with Brian Butterick was when I was a child. Whose family did not have one of the Butterick sewing-pattern envelopes for the homemaker dressmaker? It makes me wonder what influence those little pattern packages had on Brian, the drag impresario and drag player. Brian a.k.a. […]

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