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Epic farewell for Steve Cannon, of A Gathering of the Tribes

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Friends and family of Steve Cannon packed the Bowery Poetry Club on Sun., July 14, for a marathon memorial for the late East Village poet and arts icon. Cannon, 84, who was blind, died July 7 while recuperating from a broken hip he had suffered a month earlier in a fall in […]

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The new documentary “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” reportedly may not break much new ground for hardcore Leonard Cohen fans. But it nonetheless paints a riveting and thought-provoking portrait of the artist and Marianne Ihlen, his Norwegian “muse,” from their idyllic time together on the Greek island of Hydra in their […]

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Republic Bank and its founder, Vernon Hill — and his valued associate Duffy — held a VIP reception at 90 Fifth Ave. on July 10, two days before the grand opening of the bank’s new branch at 14th St. and Fifth Ave. This is Republic’s 28th location in the U.S., and its first in New […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Jacob Schwartz, once a rising star in the New York Democratic Party, was sentenced Wednesday to one to three years in prison for possessing child pornography. The judge’s sentence was part of a plea deal reached after Schwartz, 31, admitted guilt on May 28 to one count of promoting sexual performance by […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | A gathering to remember East Village poet Steve Cannon will be held Sun., July 14, at the Bowery Poetry Club, at 308 Bowery, at E. First St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cannon, 84, the founder of A Gathering of the Tribes, died in the early-morning hours on Sun., July 7, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | With wild cheers from adoring fans, a whirlwind of confetti, the mayor and the governor in tow, purple hair, tattoos and some swigs of well-deserved bubbly, the victorious U.S. Women’s National Team rolled up lower Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes Wednesday, from Battery Park to City Hall. The talented, spirited and inspiring […]

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BY TINA BENITEZ-EVES | One of the last punk rock bars in the East Village has closed. Manitoba’s, first opened by The Dictators frontman Richard “Handsome Dick” Manitoba in 1999, shut its doors for good on Tues., June 25. For the past 20 years, visitors to 99 Avenue B, between E. Sixth and E. Sevenths […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated Tues., July 9, 11 p.m. | Poet Steve Cannon, the legendary founder of the East Village’s A Gathering of the Tribes, died at 2 a.m. on Sun., July 7. He was 84. Cannon was rehabbing from a broken hip at the VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, at 214 W. Houston St., […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Gloria Sukenick, a Chelsea resident for nearly 50 years and a prominent community and housing activist, died on May 26 in her Penn South apartment. She was 94. Sukenick, a Brooklyn native, first lived in Chelsea on W. 16th St., before moving to Penn South in 1991. She was a veteran […]

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BY LINDA CRONIN-GROSS |    “Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.” — D. H. Lawrence   So wrote longtime Village resident and activist Ben Green’s favorite author. But Lawrence could have been talking about Ben Green himself, who died Fri., May 17, in New York City at age 73, after […]

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