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Help pours in for a butcher who is a cut above

Help pours in for a butcher who is a cut above

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Lower East Side butcher Dionisio Silva has a big trip to look forward to once he exits the hospital. The Essex St. Market regular has received more than $5,000 in donations since Sept. 17 to fund his first trip in three decades to his native Brazil, as well as offset ongoing […]

Chords and colors swirled at La Plaza Cultural

Chords and colors swirled at La Plaza Cultural

At the Lower East Side Harvest Festival’s opening party, there were musical performances and creativity in La Plaza Cultural, at E. Ninth St. and Avenue C. State Senator Brad Hoylman and his daughter, Silvia, above right, dropped by to paint. Other local politicians who came to show their support for community gardens and environmental sustainability […]

Batters up! Furies keep cool with winter clinic

Batters up! Furies keep cool with winter clinic

Determined to be in even better shape for their second season, the Lower East Side Lady Furies cut the ribbon to start their winter clinic the other weekend. Joining the team and their coach, Damien Acevedo, far left, were Erik Bottcher, Governor Cuomo’s local liaison, second from left, and Councilmember Margaret Chin, front row, fourth […]

Car kills elderly woman on Canal St.

Car kills elderly woman on Canal St.

On Tues., Oct. 14, at 4:08 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian near the intersection of Canal and Elizabeth Sts. Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified elderly female, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on Canal St. E.M.S. medics responded to the location and transported the woman to […]

‘Drop the appeal!’ N.Y.U. project opponents cry

‘Drop the appeal!’ N.Y.U. project opponents cry

BY TEQUILA MINSKY and LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Under the eyes of the Fiorello LaGuardia statue — which had “STOMP”-style garbage can-lid cymbals added to its clapping hands for the occasion — opponents of the N.Y.U. South Village expansion plan rallied last Wednesday. The community’s fight against the development scheme was poised to enter round two, […]

Shaoul agrees he will remove seventh floor of E. 5th building

Shaoul agrees he will remove seventh floor of E. 5th building

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Last Tues., Sept. 16, the city’s Board of Standard and Appeals, reached an agreement with Ben Shaoul under which the developer conceded he would remove the seventh story that he added to 515 E. Fifth St. Shaoul was given 60 days to comply, and a week from the B.S.A. hearing date […]

Forty-five years later, an East Village school has changed radically, just like its neighborhood

Forty-five years later, an East Village school has changed radically, just like its neighborhood

BY YANNIC RACK  |  When Joyce Pearlman started teaching kindergarten in the East Village 45 years ago, the neighborhood was, to put it mildly, a little different. It turned out that living in Mt. Vernon and teaching in the Bronx hadn’t quite prepared her for the move to Avenue C and E. 10th St. in […]

No last-minute miracle for O.L. Vilnius Church? Tower plan is filed

No last-minute miracle  for O.L. Vilnius Church?  Tower plan is filed

BY YANNIC RACK  |  A pending permit application could see another church bulldozed for luxury residences, after loyal parishioners have prayed on the steps of the church since it was padlocked seven years ago. Last month, a permit was filed with the Department of Buildings for an 18-story, 30-unit apartment building on the site of the […]

In drag-out fight, neighbors say to give queens the boot

In drag-out fight, neighbors say to give queens the boot

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  Emotions ran high last week at a Community Board 2 meeting at which many community members voiced their opposition to a liquor-license application by a well-known Christopher St. gay bar, Boots N Saddle, as it planned to relocate a few blocks away to 47 Seventh Ave. South. Concerns about the bar […]

Dig it! ’60s flashback at garden

Dig it! ’60s flashback at garden

The 6th and B Community Garden was rocking at its recent ’60s sing-along party / fundraiser. The mini-Woodstock — thankfully, without the rain and mud — hosted a sea of tie-dyed clothing, accented by gray hair, long beards and peace and love. The group X-Tine and the City Timbres led the crowd through classic faves, like […]