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For many New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s delayed response to the Manhattan blackout on July 13 — as he continued his quixotic campaign for president a thousand miles away in Iowa — was the last straw. Since the days when Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia rode on a police motorcycle sidecar to get to major incidents around […]

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BY MARY REINHOLZ | Iconoclastic author and humorist Paul Krassner, who coined the name “Yippie” for the Youth International Party and catapulted to 1960s counterculture fame, died Sunday at his Desert Hot Springs home in Southern California. He was 87. Krassner was also the founder/editor of The Realist, a now-defunct satirical publication he produced in the East Village […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Dance beats, punk rock and noise mingled in the heat in Tompkins Square Park on Friday in the interests of justice. Specifically, Avenues For Justice, a nonprofit that was founded 41 years ago on Avenue B. The organization’s main focus is to keep kids between the ages of 14 and 24 out […]

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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 […]

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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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