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Shirts to remember the shot

Following Palm Sunday services at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, an unusual ceremony took place in the church’s East Yard, along Second Ave. between 10th and 11th Sts. Parishioners planted crosses there and draped them in T-shirts. Each shirt bore the name or names of people killed by gun violence. A sign hanging on read more here »

The hills are alive…with toddlers

The Parks Department thought the rope-play area in Washington Square Park’s recently reopened southwestern corner “would be a good fit for older kids,” but it appears smaller ones love it, too. “All are getting along well so far,” said Parks spokesperson Philip Abramson. The youngsters love running up and down the slopes of the little read more here »

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Photo friends’ pizzeria premiere

Two teenage shutterbugs are getting star treatment this month, after the manager of a local eatery spotted their talent and decided to exhibit their photos. Sophia Wilson, left, and Fraya Salzman, both 13, are lifelong friends who both live in the Union Square area. And although they now attend different schools — Wilson goes to read more here »

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Prez had a lot on his plate

As a police detective kept a watchful eye, President Barack Obama appeared to loosen his tie in the back of the presidential limousine as he sped away from the Gramercy Park Hotel last Friday night. Obama was in town to attend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference in Midtown on Friday afternoon, and later made read more here »

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Mime has the right moves

Before he performed his hoop routine, a silver-painted mime enjoyed a game of chess in Washington Square Park.

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A man, a van, a no-rent plan

Jimmy Tarangelo lives with his three dogs in a van parked on the street in Hudson Square. He grew up at Leroy and Greenwich Sts., and his van can usually be found nearby there. A former auto worker and engine room mechanic, he now works as a building superintendent in the neighborhood, and also keeps read more here »

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Triangle tragedy  not forgotten

The horrific March 25, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist fire in the Asch Building, at Washington Place and Greene St., was commemorated Tues., March 25, for the 103rd time, with a ceremony at the site, now known as the N.Y.U. Brown Building. There were Triangle fire descendants, labor leaders and union members. Speakers included City Comptroller Scott Stringer, read more here »

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Freaks, flesh and fun: Coney’s beachin’ fundraiser

Coney Island U.S.A. invaded Manhattan for its spring gala benefit, “The Ides of March,” at Webster Hall, on E. 11th St., Sat., March 15. There were burlesque performers galore, including such talents as Wae Messed, Sizzle Dizzle, Dottie Dynamo, Boo Boo Darlin, Brief Sweat, Bunny Buxom, Cheekie Lane, Ginger Twist, Heather Whatever, Miss Poison Ivory, read more here »

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Masked Megillah readers revisit the story of Esther

On Purim night, Sat., March 15, women prepared the Book of Esther, the Megillah, for reading at the Stanton Street Shul. At the 180 Stanton St. synagogue, men and women are separated during prayer and men lead the services. On Purim, women held their own reading downstairs, while men were in the main sanctuary. Wearing read more here »

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Denver’s Rocky Mountain high

Former longtime East Village activist John Penley has been in Denver following the legalization of buying marijuana there earlier this year. Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters supported legalizing pot. Washington has also legalized marijuana sales, and four other states are expected to follow soon, including Alaska, California, Florida and Oregon, plus Washington, D.C. Pictured on read more here »

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