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WINESHOP owners have cultivated a love for the grape

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  There is a story behind almost every bottle of wine on the elegantly constructed shelves at the East Village’s new WINESHOP. Co-owners Michael Sullivan and Aaron Thorp have chosen wines for their store that reflect integrity in the creative process, and an end result they can stand behind. The couple, who have read more here »

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Vet never fired a shot but his orders were always on target

BY HEATHER DUBIN | Warren Allen Smith made it through World War II in the Army without firing a rifle. Wearing a crisp yellow, collared shirt with black slacks, the U.S. Army veteran, born Oct. 27, 1921, gave a riveting interview at his West Village apartment earlier this week about his eclectic past. Smith, a read more here »

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East Village has transformed, but she’s not moving

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Spotted at her favorite place in the neighborhood, Nina Choi was recently soaking up some mid-September sun on a bench in Tompkins Square Park. The 22-year East Village resident sat across from a flower garden in the park’s southeast corner with her dog, Star, as she waited for a friend. Choi owns read more here »

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Word up! Artists reopen gallery in ‘novel’ fashion

    BY BOB KRASNER  |  Artists wore their books on their sleeves when Central Booking gallery, on Ludlow St., held its reopening bash on Thurs., Sept. 12. The Lower East Side gallery, which is dedicated to the idea of the book as art, hosted hundreds of guests, who  packed the new 2,700-square-foot space for what read more here »

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Harvest hauls in food lovers for Union Square Park

The 18th Annual Harvest in the Square, New York’s premier local food and wine tasting event, took over Union Square’s northern plaza on Sept. 17. Chefs from the hottest Union Square restaurants prepared signature dishes using fresh farm produce right from the Union Square Greenmarket. The food fest is sponsored by the Union Square Partnership read more here »

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Lady Gaga DJ pal spins tale of her start on L.E.S.

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  Brendan Jay Sullivan is Lady Gaga’s former DJ and longtime friend from her grungy Lower East Side beginnings. He recently led this reporter on a walking tour around the neighborhood to talk about his new book, “Rivington Was Ours,” in which Sullivan regales readers with stories of his friendship with Gaga read more here »

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Have you ever had a ‘close encounter’ or seen a UFO?

A few weeks ago, former New York Knicks basketball player Baron Davis declared on a radio show that he had recently been abducted by aliens. The Villager blasted off to Washington Square Park to try to find some intelligent life-forms to inquire if they believe in life in outer space, and have seen or come read more here »

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