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Whoa! Here comes the Horse

The Year of the Horse came trotting into Chinatown on Sunday at the annual Lunar New Year Parade. There were horses to pet, and undulating dragons to enjoy watching, to mark the start of 4712 on the Chinese calendar.

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‘I say, put me on Page 1!’

After Tuesday night’s snowstorm, Horace Greeley was still sitting pretty in City Hall Park. A staunch abolitionist, Greeley (1811-’72) founded and edited the New York Tribune, which was the most influential newspaper in America in the mid-1800s.

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Here’s looking at you, kid(s)!

Congratulations to Jennifer Falk, executive director of the Union Square Partnership, and her husband, Anthony Corrao, who recently welcomed the birth of twins, a son, Asher Natan, and a daughter, Eliana Bayla, on Oct. 3. They weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 6 pounds, 15 ounces, respectively. Falk just returned to the helm of the read more here »

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Safe streets: Say it and spray it

The group Right of Way held a “7 Over 70” ride Sunday to call attention to traffic danger, specifically, to senior pedestrians. The bicycle activists pedaled 30-plus miles to seven sites around the city where individuals more than 70 years old were killed by automobiles, at each tragic spot spray-painting a stencil with the victim’s read more here »

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Ramping up the winter fun

Last Friday, the day after Hercules dumped 6 inches of snow on Manhattan, kids both little and big, had a ball in a Washington Square Park winter wonderland. Some of them built a “hill” to sled down on the side of the fountain, while others made snow angels. The park used to have three small read more here »

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Your New Year’s resolutions for 2014?

– PHOTOS BY SAM SPOKONY

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Sofa so good: Techies’ new idea — talking face to face

No, they weren’t evicted from an apartment. A concept called Freeconvo set up a living-room atmosphere on Astor Place on Saturday afternoon. The idea, hatched by two tech investors, is to create an atmosphere where passersby can sit and have face-to-face encounters, just like in olden days. On Saturday, as several college-age people leaned forward in conversation, read more here »

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On Sat., Dec. 21, East Side kids enjoyed a double treat when they got free gifts, plus the thrill of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Claus, at the annual Children’s Holiday Toy Drive, sponsored by the Ninth Police Precinct, N.Y.U. and Birch Family Services. The youngsters also got a rousing welcome from the New York University read more here »

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The annual Police Roast Beef Dinner at Our Lady of Pompei Church, at Bleecker and Carmine Sts., earlier this month was a huge success, as usual. More than 300 local seniors feasted on the delicious fare, including vegetarian, served up by Sixth Precinct officers, and provided by local merchants 49 Grove, 1849, Down the Hatch, read more here »

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The club and party scene: V.I.D. and D.I.D. celebrate

It’s the time of year for holiday parties and, in the Village and environs, that means political club holiday parties. The Village Independent Democrats held their get-together at the beautiful Charlton St. home of Frieda Bradlow, above left, chatting with Comptroller John Liu. Among other elected officials making the scene were V.I.D. stalwarts Assemblymember Deborah read more here »

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