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BY SAM SPOKONY   |  A developer has filed plans for a six-story, 70-foot-tall residential building on a contested lot that was part of a Lower East Side community garden for more than 30 years. Supporters of the Children’s Magical Garden, at the corner of Stanton and Norfolk Sts., were dismayed this spring when Serge […]

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BY PASHA FARMANARA  |  Father Fagan Park, at Prince St. and Sixth Ave., will soon be home to artist Anthony Heinz May’s third sculpture in New York City, “Disangeopia.” “Disangeopia” is an arch-like structure constructed with pixel-shaped pieces of wood, with two tree trunks holding the structure to the ground. A major theme of “Disangeopia” […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Alternative medicine is gaining increasing acceptance in the Western world. In the case of Catherine Abate, president and C.E.O. of Community Healthcare Network (C.H.N.), she not only accepts alternative medicine — she firmly believes it saved her life. Diagnosed with stage-four uterine cancer in May 2012, Abate’s positive experience with holistic […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  The storm that nearly wiped out all of the South Street Seaport a year ago, hit Jeremy Holin particularly hard. Superstorm Sandy struck all three of the Holin family restaurants-bars. Talk about a grand slam. A triple whammy. But that didn’t slow down the sixty-something former school teacher who came to […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  |  Community Board 1’s FiDi Committee last week voted against a cabaret license for a club after neighbors turned out in force to complain about what they say is really a strip club. It did not help that the committee members felt they were being misled by the owner on several details, […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Just inside the fence on the north side of Houston St. between Wooster and Greene, behind one of the Silver Towers, a swath of land was lush with vegetables this summer. Last Thursday, the eggplants, bell and hot peppers, melons, tomatoes still on the vine and herbs in abundance were harvested. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Anthony Notaro, co-chairperson of the 12th annual Battery Park City block party, looked at the crowd milling around Esplanade Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 28. “I think this is the most people we’ve ever had!” he said to Rosalie Joseph with satisfaction. “I don’t know,” she said, though she agreed there […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  A mainstay of the Bleecker St. live music scene for more than half a century, the Back Fence will close at the end of this month. Ernest Scinto, who has run the Back Fence with his brother Rocky since 1958, reported the news to The Villager on Tuesday. They had till […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Richard Pearson, a k a the “Soho Wild Man,” a mentally ill man accused of terrorizing residents and merchants of Soho and Nolita by verbally and physically harassing them, pleaded not guilty in State Supreme Court on Wed., Sept. 4 for possession of cocaine. Pearson, 48, was charged with second-degree assault, […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Trinity Church’s soaring steeple was the tallest point in New York City when it was capped in 1846. It lost that title in 1890 and in 2017, it will be surpassed by the church’s newest project, a 30-plus-story glass tower sprouting from its backyard. The plans met with disapproval from Community […]

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