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When they canceled Halloween

BY MICHELE HERMAN  |  It’s Halloween. The lights are on. The doorbell is ringing. Zombies are lurching up Sixth Ave. All is right, more or less, with the Village, at least for those of us whose homes and belongings were above the high-water mark a year and two days ago. For the less lucky among read more here »

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What I was doing the day John F. Kennedy was shot

BY CAROL GREITZER  |  Fifty years. Hard to believe. Like most people, I can easily remember many of the terrible events of that day, possibly because other happenings that very same day were so meaningful to me and to other Villagers. It was a day that started out so beautifully, and ended so tragically. I read more here »

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Is frozen yogurt smoothing my relationship with D’Ag?

BY MICHELE HERMAN  |  In an ideal world, among your many mutually satisfying relationships, you get along with your local supermarket. You know it. It knows you. There’s some respect running in both directions. In my real world here in the West Village, my local D’Agostino and I have never quite gotten each other. I am a read more here »

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Theft of Apple devices drove Big Apple crime spike

BY GREG BEATO  |  During the last 20 years, law enforcement officials, criminologists, journalists and other cultural observers have attempted to solve the mystery of the nation’s declining crime rates. Was the post-1990 drop in murders and other serious crimes due to new police tactics that concentrated resources in unsafe neighborhoods? Maybe. Was it longer read more here »

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8th St. walks away from shoes toward something new

BY ELISSA STEIN  |  The windows of Barnes & Noble are covered with Kraft paper. The longstanding hat shop across the way recently closed. Shuttered storefronts dot the west end of the block. Looking east, from the corner of Sixth Ave., Eighth St. appears to have been overtaken by scaffolding and “For Rent” signs. The read more here »

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Full circle for the A&P; A personal shopping saga

BY CAROL GREITZER  |  R.I.P. Food Emporium — Sixth Ave. at 12th St. (a.k.a. the A&P). For those who don’t know, both chains — A&P and Food Emporium — are owned by the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. The A&P — once the leading food chain in the country — came first; the Food read more here »

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BY KATE WALTER | I could hardly sleep the night before the delivery. I woke up that morning in a panic. I’d cleared the bedroom area, creating messes in other corners. I was freaking out over which way to angle my beautiful new mahogany platform bed. I always envisioned it perpendicular to the wall, but read more here »

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City Hall to silver screen: The filmic life of Ed Koch

BY JERRY TALLMER  |Fifty years is a long time to have known somebody, and it has been all of 50 years and more since we of the new weekly Village Voice were cultivated by a clean-cut, Uptown, reform Republican named John Vliet Lindsay and a Downtown, legal eagle, reform Democrat named Edward Irving Koch. Each read more here »

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BY MICHELE HERMAN  |  I tackled an interesting educational project the other day: I cleaned out the bookcase where both my kids have ritually shoved their schoolwork every June, vast forgotten wads of composition books and loose leaf and folders. We’re talking two kids, K through 12, which means 26 combined school years. Why now? read more here »

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See Something, Say Nothing, and try to roll with it

BY ALPHIE MCCOURT  |  On a recent weekday morning, at about 6:15 on our faithful C train, there were about a dozen people in the carriage. At Times Square some got off and a few people boarded. Along with them came three Transportation Safety Agency personnel, two men and one woman. I was sitting at read more here »

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