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Robert Knight of WBAI is remembered at memorial

BY PAUL DERIENZO  |  WBAI news anchor and award-winning reporter Robert Knight, who died a year ago at 64, was honored by more than 100 fans and family members at Riverside Church over the past weekend. Knight, who hosted “Earthwatch: Terrestrial Radio With Robert Knight” on Wednesday nights for many years on WBAI, was praised for his intelligence […]

Kenny Gorka, 68, booker/partner at Bitter End

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Kenny Gorka, who booked a generation of musicians in the Greenwich Village club The Bitter End, and became a partner in the fabled venue 23 years ago, died unexpectedly on March 20. He was 68. He died a year and a month after the passing of Paul Colby, who acquired the […]

Amnon Kehati, Sidewalk Cafe partner, dies at 64

Amnon Kehati, Sidewalk Cafe partner, dies at 64

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |   Amnon Kehati, a partner in Sidewalk Cafe on Avenue A for more than 30 years, died suddenly of cardiac arrest on Thurs., Feb. 19. He was 64. He was stricken on the sidewalk, beside his car parked on Ninth Ave. in Midtown, near another restaurant that he owned, said his daughter, […]

Mario Cuomo, Ed Koch and the great V.I.D. split

Mario Cuomo, Ed Koch and the great V.I.D. split

BY TONY HOFFMAN    |  The passing of Mario Cuomo is sad. He was a liberal lion who gave us hope. People just liked listening to his voice. He was so eloquent. The fact that he also espoused the progressive values that so many of us deeply believed in was icing on the cake. Mario […]

Valery Daniels, 59, an artist active in causes

Valery Daniels, 59, an artist active in causes

BY LESLIE DANIELS  |  Valery Daniels, a Lower East Side artist and sculptor, died Nov. 16 at age 59, encircled by family and friends. She succumbed to a rare cancer after three brave, hard years. Daniels completed her bachelor’s of fine arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Tufts, and her […]

Jerry Tallmer, founding Voice editor, legendary

Jerry Tallmer, founding Voice editor, legendary

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  An oversize presence in the world of New York journalism for six decades, Jerry Tallmer, died on Sun., Nov. 9, at the Dewitt Hospice on the Upper East Side. He would have turned 94 in December. Tallmer was a founding editor of the Village Voice in 1955 — as its […]

Poet Anne Ardolino, a.k.a. Anntelope, dies at 69

Poet Anne Ardolino, a.k.a. Anntelope, dies at 69

BY JEROME POYNTON  |  Anne Ardolino was a poet. She was also a former user of ancient illegal drugs, a former sex worker and an extraordinarily kind human being. Her life was memorialized at the Marble Cemetery, at 41 ½ Second Ave., on Sat., Oct. 11. Ardolino spent 30 years, give or take, walking the […]

David Reck, 64, Hudson Sq. and C.B. 2 activist

David Reck, 64, Hudson Sq. and C.B. 2 activist

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  David Reck, a Hudson Square neighborhood resident and activist and a longtime member of Community Board 2, died earlier this summer. He was 64. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in fall 2013 and died this July 31, according to his wife, Eli Hausknecht. A registered architect, David Reck was a […]

Rebecca Lepkoff, L.E.S. photographer, dies at 98

Rebecca Lepkoff, L.E.S. photographer, dies at 98

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Rebecca Lepkoff, a renowned photographer who recorded the street life of the Lower East Side, where she was born and raised, died Sun., Aug. 17 in her home in Townshend, Vermont, where, in addition to her home in Manhattan, she lived part of the year with her family for the past […]

Vivien Leone, heiress, arts patron who lived large

Vivien Leone, heiress, arts patron who lived large

BY MARY REINHOLZ  |  In her younger days, real estate heiress Vivien Leone lived large in glamorous surroundings, befriending writers, artists and intellectuals in New York and Rome. At times, she seemed to embody the spirit of la dolce vita. But her last Manhattan apartment was a modestly appointed one on Patchin Place, that quaint […]

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