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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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By KAITLYN MEADE | It might be the middle of summer, but it’s also ice skating season for the “Reach for the Sky Rink All Stars,” whose summer practice sessions at Chelsea Piers paid off August 4 when the ensemble was awarded a bronze in the United States Figure Skating Showcase Nationals — making them […]

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  [Updated with Section Championship results, July 22, 2013] This week, the 10s division girls of Downtown Little League All Stars played hard to get into the Little League Section 5 Championship, the first time a team from Downtown Little League has ever competed in a section championship, according to the team manager Scott Morrison. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Three City Council members and one former community board chair want to be the next Manhattan borough president. At a forum convened by the Lower Manhattan Marketing Association on June 27, they told the audience why they are running for this office, summarizing their credentials and indicating what they would […]

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