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It’s a whole new Marketplace at St. Anthony’s vendors strip

BY PASHA FARMANARA  |  The Marketplace at St. Anthony’s resumed its annual flea market on March 7 under new management. The market will be stationed at its original location, on the south side of W. Houston St. between Thompson and MacDougal Sts., but will feature a new set of vendors. Through its 20 years of read more here »

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If you can just imagine it…

The Cooper Square Committee recently hosted an audience test screening of the still-in-progress documentary film “It Took 50 Years: Frances Goldin and the Struggle for Cooper Square.” Directed by Ryan Joseph and Dave Powell, below right, the film chronicles a Lower East Side community struggle that spanned five decades, in which residents fought a sweeping read more here »

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Mayor stops NYCHA police payments, but for how long?

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Mayor Bill de Blasio took what he called a “crucial step” toward fulfilling one of his campaign promises when, on Feb. 12, he released a preliminary budget plan that, among other things, temporarily allows the New York City Housing Authority to stop paying millions of dollars extra for police services. The mayor read more here »

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Post office openings and closings

BY PASHA FARMANARA |  The West Village post office scene has been rather chaotic lately. First, the West Village Station Post Office  closed after a car crashed into it, and only recently reopened. Now, the Patchin Station Post Office has temporarily closed. On Mon., Oct. 21. a car stuck the West Village Station, at 527 read more here »

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NYCHA tenant leader has had her fill of infill plans, thank you

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  If Mayor de Blasio decides to rehash an infill plan to raise funds for the New York City Housing Authority, he may have to leave the Lower East Side’s Smith Houses off the list. A week after de Blasio said he had abandoned former Mayor Bloomberg’s scheme to lease public housing land read more here »

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Golden Festival is hidden gem

BY BOB KRASNER  |  Take a restored palatial ballroom, add more than 50 musical groups, 3,200 paying guests and plenty of food, and you’ve got the coolest music festival that you’ve probably never heard of. The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, a two-night event, recently took place at Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall. The music was from Macedonia, Serbia, read more here »

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BY MELISSA KRAVITZ  |  On Bleecker St., Uncle Ted’s, a new incarnation of a beloved West Village eatery, is taking the traditional idea of a Chinese restaurant in new directions. Formerly Suzie’s Chinese, the cherished American Chinese eatery closed its doors in 2012, and Ted Chang, a close friend of Suzie’s family from Shanghai, took read more here »

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BY DANIEL-JEAN LUBIN  |  With a major yoga fundraising event this weekend led by popular local instructor Jason Patrick, Modo Yoga NYC is heating up the frigid city, and hopes to raise mucho funds for God’s Love We Deliver. Modo Yoga NYC opened in January 2012 at 434 Sixth Ave. at 10th St. to rave read more here »

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L.E.S. ‘Art Slam’ is a hit

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Local artists on the Lower East Side presented new works and discussed technique at the Tompkins Square Library Gallery on Sat., Jan. 25. The “Art Slam” featured eight artists from the Art Loisaida Foundation, a nonprofit, which originated as an artist collaborative in 1995. Paintings and photographs lined the walls and a read more here »

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  BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Lady Liberty is handling this frigid cold spell just fine. Dressed in seven layers, Donald Dushain was wearing a Statue of Liberty costume over top, and carried a sign for Liberty Tax Service at the intersection of E. Houston St. and Avenue B, close to their office. “It’s one of read more here »

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