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BY GABE HERMAN | Hudson River Park had a record-breaking 2019 for attendance and some of its environmental programs, according to a recent announcement from the Hudson River Park Trust. The park had almost 200,000 people attend the park’s nearly 800 events and programs during the year. Such programs include dance and music events, movie […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | New Yorkers are used to seeing just about every kind of performance in the subway – break dancers, karaoke singers, accordions, folk music, jazz trios, violin virtuosos and some that are, let’s say, somewhat less talented. This time of year it’s not unusual to catch lots of Christmas tunes in the […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Members of the West Village Chorale enjoyed the mild December weather as they left Judson Memorial Church and meandered through the neighborhood singing Christmas favorites. The Chorale is a 70-voice avocational ensemble from varied backgrounds who love to make beautiful music and perform several concerts a year. With many wearing Christmas […]

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The front page of The Villager on May 20, 1971, included a story about Villagers sweeping up in the neighborhood with large brooms as part of a program to clean up Greenwich Village. It was Community Planning Board 2’s Environment and Sanitation Committee’s kick-off event in the effort, and included over 50 Villagers, Boy Scouts […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Everyone knows the folk story in which hungry strangers convince townspeople that a delicious soup can be made from a stone (and the mere adding of a small amount of their food). And so it was. Riffing on this, Judson Memorial Church offered “stone soup” following its Sunday-before-Christmas service: chicken, beef or […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) hosted its 16th Annual Safe City Safe Streets luncheon on Dec. 12, which honored local police officers for their work in the communities. The event is held every year to award police officers for their service and work in local precincts, and also to […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new bakery opened on Dec. 19 in the East Village that offers quality desserts in a modest space. Red Gate Bakery is at 68 E. 1st St., between First and Second Avenues, and comes from Greg Rales, who was formerly at Flour Shop on Lafayette Street. Rales named the shop […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | In the neighborhood celebrating Chanukah Sunday night—the first night of Chanukah, Yiddish New York had a Chanukah candle lighting on the first floor studio of the 14th St. Y with multiple menorahs brought by Yiddish New York participants. Set on the window ledge facing the street, the flickering candles on the menorah could […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | On Thursday, all four of the Greenwich House senior centers served a holiday lunch to their members, a way to celebrate the season. At the Judith C. White Center on Barrow Street, members were treated to a choice of ham or turkey and all the trimmings with apple pie for dessert. Members […]

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Restaurant burglary in East Village There was a late-night restaurant theft in the East Village on Tuesday, Nov. 26, police said. Around 12:50 a.m., a man allegedly entered Ruby’s Café at 198 E. 11 St. through the front door, then took about $160 from the cash register before fleeing in an unknown direction, officials said. […]

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