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Activists keep up the pressure for Firestone feminist apartment

BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  On Sept. 23, a memorial for Shulamith Firestone, the feminist visionary and author of “The Dialectic of Sex,” was held at St. Mark’s Church. Firestone died at the end of August. She was a member of the radical Redstockings group, a second-wave feminist and a longtime East Village resident who lived read more here »

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Your $10 Lower East Side Halloween

Hip tips for budget-conscious guys, gals, ghouls BY REVEREND JEN MILLER, FACEBOY & SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Be it sugary candy or gift-wrapped trea- sures, both holidays compel us to give — but unlike its vastly inferior counterpart Christmas, Halloween affords us the opportunity to exact sweet revenge (“trick”) upon those who dare to forego October read more here »

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It takes two

BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com)  |  Most people, by the time they reach their 80s, are happy to stop working — or at least scale back their activities, reveling in a mode of relaxation and retirement that is well-deserved and richly earned. But Mario Fratti is not most people. Instead, he is, at 85, as read more here »

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Chance of a ghost

Concert, lecture just might bring out the dead BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Phantom notes from an unmanned piano, disembodied voices joining the living for Christmas carols and a spectral concert attendant seen only by a handful of audience members: All of these unexplained events, and more, have taken place in the front Greek Revival parlor read more here »

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Just Do Art!

SCREAMIN’ GREEN HALLOWEEN  For the first time, World Financial Center’s annual family-friendly, eco-themed autumnal afternoon of adventure is taking place outdoors. Watched over by a 30-foot scarecrow and witch, the Plaza and water- front will be transformed into a Halloween Village. At the Costume Swap, exchange last year’s trick-or-treat guise for gently used and ready-to-wear read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Oct. 10, 2012

ON THE MARCH! The grand marshals for this year’s N.Y.U./Community Board 2 Children’s Halloween Parade include some real newsmakers. The trio includes John W. Sutter, The Villager’s former publisher; David Gruber, chairperson of C.B. 2; and Malina Webb, the head of the university’s Student Senate Council. Who knows what these three will be talking about read more here »

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The Public Theater raises the curtain again

Actor Mandy Pantinkin read lines from Shakespeare as Oscar Eustis, the Public Theater’s artistic director, cracked up, left, and playwright Richard Foreman listened during the rededication of the Public Theater following its four-year renovation. The $40 million project included a controversial sidewalk “bump-out” into one lane of Lafayette St. to accommodate a new grand staircase read more here »

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Signing on for a safer street

Richard Blodgett, longtime resident and unofficial historian of Charlton St., right, spoke with Philip Kassen, director of the Little Red School House, and crossing guard Esperanca Varela — who was on her break — last week while Blodgett circulated a petition for pedestrian safety at the intersection of Houston St. and Sixth Ave. Signatures are read more here »

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Harvest kicks it up a notch

A flashy stilt walker captivated his audience with some fancy moves Friday evening at La Plaza Cultural community garden at Ninth St. and Avenue C, as the Harvest Arts Festival began. Meanwhile, at 6th and B Garden, Ace Ramsey, 6, from Little Italy, had her face painted by Effie Surlis, holding the mirror. Ramsey is read more here »

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Letters, Week of Oct. 10, 2012

No one’s being fooled To The Editor: “High-end topless club hopes to swing it near sports pier” (news article, Oct. 4): There’s a lot going on in this article. Anyone else heard of a plan for a high-rise hotel? Regarding the strip club, let’s be serious: Is he really going to go into spin mode on a strip read more here »

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