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Suit settled, Cooper committee to focus on restoring free tuition

Suit settled, Cooper committee to focus on restoring free tuition

BY PETER KOO  |  On Wednesday, the board of trustees of The Cooper Union entered into a consent agreement with the Committee to Save Cooper Union and the Office of the New York State Attorney General, according to court papers in New York State Supreme Court. The agreement ends the litigation over the new financial […]

Essex Market open, but needs marketing: Vendors

Essex Market open, but needs marketing: Vendors

BY YANNIC RACK  |  Strolling through the Essex Street Market, casual visitors will be mostly oblivious to the troubles its historic halls have seen over the last few years. On closer inspection, they might notice the few shuttered stalls whose spaces have sat empty for almost a year. And sometimes, the corridors displaying fresh produce […]

How to guarantee peace of mind when installing shades?

How to guarantee peace of mind when installing shades?

BY CAMILLE SPERRAZZA  |  Take a look around your home. If the shades are faded or broken, it’s time for a makeover — and DTV Installations is the company that will modernize the house. Owner John Lysy says selecting and installing the right window shades will add beauty to any room. They also provide protection […]

Police Blotter, Week of July 23, 2015

Police Blotter, Week of July 23, 2015

Spring St. robbery On Wed., July 16, around 9 p.m., a tenant at 21 Spring St., the LIRA residence, was robbed at gunpoint inside the building. There were reportedly two muggers, one of whom brandished a firearm. There were no reported injuries. Dump truck kills senior On Fri., July 17, at around 1:05 p.m., police […]

Feigning a blackout to shed light on readiness

Feigning a blackout to shed light on readiness

BY CODY BROOKS  |   Alphabet City’s Village East Towers hosted its first-ever Disaster Festival on Saturday, showcasing how to respond to a power outage due to natural disaster. The Avenue C apartment complex’s board organized a simulated power outage drill followed by an awareness festival out on the development’s promenade. The drill saw residents volunteer […]

Eye in the sky watching homeless in Tompkins Sq.?

Eye in the sky watching homeless in Tompkins Sq.?

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON AND GERARD FLYNN | On Tuesday, the police rolled one of their portable observation towers into Tompkins Square Park. The immediate suspicion was that it was a response to the reported spike in homeless people lolling about in the park on cardboard boxes on the lawns and sleeping on benches during the daytime. […]

Feeling the funk in Union Square with Milo Z

Feeling  the funk in Union Square with Milo Z

As part of the Union Square Partnership’s Summer in the Square series of free entertainment and activities, Milo Z and his band put on quite a show on Thurs., July 2. They play an infectious brew of music called “Razzamofunk,” a blend of rock, rap, jazz, blues and funk, that Milo Z says suits the […]

Tompkins Square Bagels to roll onto Second Ave.

Tompkins Square Bagels to roll onto Second Ave.

BY TINA BENITEZ-EVES  |  For the past year and a half, Christopher Pugliese has been looking to open another Tompkins Square Bagels. His first shop, at 165 Avenue A, has been feeding droves of hungry East Villagers daily since opening in 2011. As customers wait in the winding line, they can get a view of […]

Extra! Library digitizing Villager’s entire archives

Extra! Library digitizing Villager’s entire archives

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The Villager’s archives have entered the digital age, thanks to the Jefferson Market Library. Corinne Neary, the senior librarian at the Sixth Ave. book and research haven, successfully applied for a $2,000 Innovation Project grant from the New York Public Library, which is being used to fund the project’s first phase. […]

Scoopy, Week of July 23, 2015

Scoopy, Week of July 23, 2015

Carbone commotion: Twitter was burning up last Friday night with observations of heavy police presence, “SWAT” and so forth on Thompson St. near Bleecker St. and the word was that President Barack Obama and his daughters were eating at Carbone. Stacey Rosenstock, who lives just doors down from Carbone, posted on Facebook: “Tried to take […]