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Cooper Union panel will look inside the surveillance culture

  With surveillance the hot topic due to recent news stories about the N.S.A., East Village Internet pioneer Paul Garrin will be moderating a free panel discussion on ”Ethics, Law and Surveillance Culture,” at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Mon., Sept. 23. The press release for the event is below:   read more here »

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Music, puppets, yoga and more at second annual LUNGS gardens festival

LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) is holding its second annual Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens at the end of the month. LUNGS was founded in spring 2012 by longtime East Village resident and gardener Charles Krezell, who is associated with De Colores Garden on E. Eighth St. Within months, he united most area gardens read more here »

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‘Mosaic Man’ will show how it’s done at garden workshop

  On Sun., Sept. 29, at 6 and B Garden, at E. Sixth St. and Avenue B, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Jim Power, the East Village’s “Mosaic Man,” will be holding a mosaic workshop and also creating a special sign for the garden. “I’ll do the ‘6 and B,’ and everyone else can read more here »

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BY GERARD FLYNN AND LINCOLN ANDERSON | Joel Pakela, a.k.a. L.E.S. Jewels, was the leader of sorts of the East Village’s homeless crusty punks, which he liked to call the “gutter pirates.” Last Friday night, Jewels, 43, was found by Ninth Precinct police on Avenue A across from the park, “smelling of alcohol.” Suffering from unspecified “health read more here »

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The memorial to L.E.S Jewels, at Ninth St. and Avenue A at the entrance to Tompkins Square Park, drew a steady stream of mourners and onlookers on Sunday. But the memorial somehow got a bit chaotic and messed up at some point, according to Kaos, Jewels’s good friend, who was trying to put it back read more here »

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Quinn and Gottfried shoot down Kurland’s claims about hospital

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPT. 9, 2013  |  BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Christine Quinn and Assemblymember Richard Gottfried recently each accused City Council candidate Yetta Kurland of lying by saying she forced the state Department of Health, through a lawsuit Kurland filed, to admit it must provide a hospital at the site of the former St. Vincent’s read more here »

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de Blasio ‘embraces’ lobbyist for Rudin condos at St. Vincent’s site

  BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio recently slammed his rival Christine Quinn over the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital within her City Council district three years ago, charging that she didn’t do enough to save the historic hospital. But now, as seen in this exclusive photo for The Villager, de Blasio has read more here »

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‘Tower of garbage’ gets glassed

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | This building getting “glassed,” isn’t the latest luxury residential high-rise from Jean Nouvel or some other “starchitect,” but the Department of Sanitation’s new Hudson Square mega-garage. For the past couple of weeks, workers have been installing the exterior glass on the massive building’s southern facade, on Spring St. Once completed, the garage, read more here »

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Share your memories of The Villager for our 80th anniversary issue

The Villager turned 80 earlier this year. The Village’s original weekly newspaper was born in April 1933, during the Great Depression, just as the High Line was being built — not as a chic elevated park, but as a heavily used working railway. We’re planning to publish a special 80th anniversary commemorative issue soon, and read more here »

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