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Michael Nash, record-keeper of the left, dead at 66

BY GARY SHAPIRO  |  Michael Nash, a leader in preserving the history of the left, has died. As educator, archivist and historian, Nash led New York University’s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. “Mike had a profound understanding of how the history of the left fit together with all its parts. It was read more here »

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Peter Ottomanelli, 65, of famed family meat market on Bleecker

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Peter J. Ottomanelli, a partner with three of his brothers in O. Ottomanelli & Sons, the meat market founded by their late father that has become a Greenwich Village institution, died June 1 at the age of 65. He died of cancer in Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island after read more here »

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Victor Arnold, actor of stage, TV, film, dies at 79

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  | Victor Arnold, a longtime Village resident and actor who was in the original production of “Fortune and Men’s Eyes,” died April 13 in a hospice in Buffalo at the age of 79. Although he quit smoking in 1985, he was afflicted with emphysema, said his wife, Jessie Phillips Ratner. “He was a read more here »

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Farewell, LeRoy: The buccaneer in the white suit

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  With his pirate’s handlebar moustache and all-occasion, white-on-white suits, LeRoy Neiman always looked to me like nothing so much as a 19th-century Mississippi riverboat gambler. Or maybe Mark Twain in the guise of a deeply courteous, soft-spoken Mississippi riverboat gambler. And it was true. His whole long life, which ended last read more here »

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Maria Cardone, 69, loved Village and her top terrier

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Maria Cardone, a lifelong resident of Carmine St. in the Village, died June 13 at the age of 69. She had a heart condition and was homebound for the past few years, said her friend and former neighbor Justina Burton. The only child of Hubert and Adeline Cardone, Maria went to Our read more here »

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Carmella Danzo, active member of St. Anthony’s and feast, 93

Carmella Danzo, a Village resident who made her home for many years on Thompson St., died June 2 in Memorial Hospital, in Easton, Maryland, at the age of 93. “She was ill for three months and died in my arms,” said her daughter, Nancy Cossu, of Tilghman Island, Maryland. She moved with her husband of read more here »

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Jerome Borgos, 86, theatrical designer, W.V. Houses tenant

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Jerome Borgos, theatrical designer, artist and a longtime resident of the West Village Houses, died Mon., May 28, in Beth Israel Hospital, three weeks before his 86th birthday. He had been housebound for the past year, said Katy Bordonaro, his friend and West Village Houses neighbor. Born in Cleveland to Fred read more here »

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Judith Kallas, 74, a partner in Cornelia St. Café

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Judith Carroll Kallas, an early associate and later a partner in the Cornelia St. Café, which opened 35 years ago, died in her sleep Friday night March 23 of cardiac arrest. She was 74. Her husband, John L. Kallas, 89, died two weeks later. An actress who had worked with Robin read more here »

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B.J. Westman, 89, theatrical press agent, volunteer

[media-credit id=1 align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] B.J. Westman in the late 1990s. BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  B.J. Westman, a theatrical press agent and longtime volunteer with the Jefferson Market Garden and at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital who was known to his friends as Buddy, died April 12, a month before his 90th birthday. He died in read more here »

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Anita Steckel, sexually provocative painter, was 82

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Anita Steckel, a Westbeth artist who became famous after her sexually explicit paintings in a Rockland Community College exhibit provoked a furor in 1973, died Fri., March 16, at the age of 82. Among her best-known works is “Giant Woman,” a series of paintings between 1969 and 1972 of a gigantic read more here »

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