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Scoopy, Week of Nov. 28, 2013

Hoylman lays down the law: Outgoing Police Commissioner Ray Kelly surprised some when, last week, he wholeheartedly endorsed the raucous SantaCon. Earlier in the week, a police lieutenant in Hell’s Kitchen had declared the annually ever-larger, Santa-themed pub crawl / open-air vomitorium and urinal a disgrace, saying local bar owners should shun it. But, as read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Nov. 21, 2013

Delivered the sad news: Although he wasn’t actually reporting the news 50 years ago when John F. Kennedy was killed, Don Mathisen was very closely in touch with it — since he was delivering it. He was a paperboy for Newsday, which was then an afternoon, primarily subscription newspaper, on Long Island. Mathisen was in school read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Nov. 14, 2013

Bridge over troubled water(front): Village activist Jean-Louis Bourgeois has quite a lot to report. First off, he told us he intends to file a lawsuit to block the Hudson River Park Trust from transferring 1.6 million square feet or more of unused development rights one block inland from the park, which is now allowable after read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Nov. 7, 2013

Garden defender: An early backer of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, actress Cynthia Nixon has also become a fan of the embattled Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton and Norfolk Sts. On Halloween, she brought her toddler son to C.M.G.’s costume party and posed in front of  a banner calling on Mayor Bloomberg to help restore the read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of Oct. 31, 2013

Graham sleuths on L.E.S. Bluestockings bookstore on Allen St. was the setting Monday for a shoot for the film “My Dead Boyfriend,” starring actress Heather Graham and directed by Anthony Edwards of “ER” fame. The in-production flick is a comedy set in the late ’90s that sees Graham investigate her deceased boyfriend’s life. Bluestockings, of read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of Oct. 24, 2013

Trying to scare up an answer: We called Jeanne Fleming, the director of the Village Halloween Parade, to see if it’s on or off for this year. Sandy really socked them last year, hitting right before the annual extravaganza, causing them to lose tens of thousands of dollars. Recently, they resolved to raise $50,000 through read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Oct. 17, 2013

Fun with fumetti: Celebrating the work of John Holmstrom and the legacy of Punk magazine — plus the recent acquisition of the Punk magazine archive by Yale University — Boo-Hooray is staging a show of the original artwork from Punk’s “Mutant Monster Beach Party.” Known as a fumetti, the comic starred the faces of the CBGB  read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Oct.10, 2013

De Blasio does it up at Sheridan Square: Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio was in Sheridan Square in the Village on the afternoon of Wed., Oct. 2, and the local Democratic team was right there by his side in a strong show of support. As de Blasio shook hands and spoke one on one read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of Oct. 3, 2013

  Feeling the chill: Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, with their baby, were sitting at Liquiteria, at Second Ave. and E. 11th St., last Thursday morning “enjoying” their pricey cold-pressed juices. We use the term loosely for the photo-phobic Alec because he looks like he’s about to bite lensman Bob Krasner’s head off. Kraz read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of Sept. 26, 2013

From the archives? Villager reader Robert Reiss reports that he was at a flea market on 25th St. between Fifth and Sixth Aves. last week and saw some old bound volumes of The Villager for sale. There had been four, circa 1960 to 1963, but two had already been sold, he said. They were going read more here »

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