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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Local community gardeners breathed a sigh of relief Saturday afternoon after learning a looming deadline for a relicensing agreement for the city’s GreenThumb gardens had been extended. Gardeners had been set to rally on City Hall’s steps Monday at 10 a.m. But in an e-mail on Friday, Bill LoSasso, the director of […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Birdbath Green Bakery in Soho, at the former site of the legendary Vesuvio Bakery, closed on Aug. 9. Birdbath, which is owned by City Bakery, moved into the space at 160 Prince St., between Thompson St. and West Broadway, in 2009. The bakery still sports the original Vesuvio storefront. Maury Rubin, […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | Strivers’ Row in Harlem (official name: St. Nicholas Historic District) is a late-19th-century set of row houses famed for its elegant architecture and unified facades. Located on 138th and 139th Sts., between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass boulevards, this enclave was home to notable African-American figures, such as Adam Clayton Powell […]

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By Ed Hamilton and Debbie Martin | Mayor de Blasio, we are calling on you to return Richard Born’s and Ira Drukier’s campaign contributions and the $90,000 that was raised at their March fundraiser for you. With the presidential primaries underway and your reputation for standing up for tenants on the line, you must make it crystal […]

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BY BILL WEINBERG | It was slightly traumatic for old-school East Village residents when they last approached Gem Spa to buy a paper at the newsstand that had long stood outside the corner store. The newsstand, a fixture for generations, displaying a multilingual selection reflecting the neighborhood’s diversity, was gone — not a scrap of printed […]

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BY LIZ SADLER CRYAN | If you live in a brownstone or townhouse, selecting outdoor light fixtures for a home in some cases as old as the lightbulb itself can be tricky. Should you choose something historically accurate to illuminate the 10-foot-high double doors, or something spare and modern to complement the historic facade? “First, if […]

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BY BARBARA CAPORALE | In the late 1800s to early 1900s my great-grandparents had a dry-goods store on Elizabeth and Prince Sts., which they lived above. The Elizabeth St. Garden would have been such an amenity for my grandfather to play in as a youth, and families to picnic in. I’m certain much playing was done […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated Fri., Aug. 2, 6:30 a.m. | The Two Bridges megaproject does not get a pass from the city’s ULURP public-review process. That was the ruling by a State Supreme Court justice, who on Thursday decided in favor of a lawsuit on the Lower East Side megaproject filed by the New York City […]

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BY WILLIAM KELLEY | The past year has been one of celebration and capacity building at the Village Alliance. Over the past 12 months we marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Greenwich Village Historic District, as well as the Stonewall Uprising, which initiated the modern L.G.B.T.Q.-rights movement. Throughout these momentous occasions, our hard-working […]

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BY DR. JEREMY BOAL | Modern healthcare is evolving. No longer are monolithic hospitals sustainable or even desired. Nationwide, hospitals are closing at a rate of roughly 30 per year, as healthcare turns to new models that focus on keeping patients out of hospital beds and in ambulatory, outpatient settings. In response, hospitals need to be nimbler […]

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