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New windows, A/C will help muffle N.Y.U. project din

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  To help South Village superblock residents endure the years of construction, dust and general upheaval from its N.Y.U. 2031 mega-expansion plan, New York University is preparing to install sound-buffering windows in its Washington Square Village and Silver Towers complexes. Alicia Hurley, N.Y.U. vice president of government affairs and community engagement, recently read more here »

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Park’s Village section getting power back

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON |  Seven months after Hurricane Sandy knocked out electricity in , the park’s Greenwich Village section was still without power as of this week. As a result, Park Enforcement Patrol officers have been closing the park every day at dusk, fencing the entrances off with movable metal gates. Not only has this read more here »

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Gay nups advocates a hit at N.Y.U. stadium ceremony

Yankee Stadium was packed with a crowd of 33,000 Wednesday — not for a baseball game, but for New York University’s 181st commencement. Also, it was in the morning, not the evening. But pretzels and Nathan’s hot dogs were still being sold at the concession stands. Under overcast skies, 8,000 students receiving undergraduate, graduate and read more here »

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Forget the couture, ‘Just Chaos’ puts focus on punks

BY BOB KRASNER |“Forget about the Met show — this is where it’s at,” Monte A. Melnick, former tour manager of the Ramones, firmly stated. He was speaking of the May 9 opening of “Just Chaos,” a photo show by some of the major documentarians of punk rock at Marc Jacobs’s hip literary emporium, Bookmarc, at 400 Bleecker read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of May 23, 2013

Nim-rods busted Police hauled in two men on the afternoon of May 20 after they were spotted trying to beat each other’s brains out on a West Village sidewalk. Dawud Stewart, 37, and Hama Amadou, 31, were apparently engaged in a heated argument near the corner of Washington and Christopher Sts., around 4:30 p.m., when read more here »

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Spectra pipeline radon fear starting to catch fire

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  Evidenced by the large turnout at the May 14 public forum “Lung Cancer and New York City Kitchens: Why Increased Radon in Natural Gas Could Be a Public Health Disaster,” local residents are growing increasingly concerned about seemingly high radon levels in the natural gas that the Spectra Energy pipeline will read more here »

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BY JULIO MORA   |  Gloria Harris, who worked as a community assistant at Community Board 2 for 17 years, passed away suddenly on Thurs., May 9. Harris’s responsibilities at the community board included scheduling meetings, arranging the monthly calendar and administering for several committees, as well as dealing directly with inquiries from the public. read more here »

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Hats off — make that on! — to 40 years at Liz Christy

  Members of the Liz Christy Garden, at Bowery and East Houston St., celebrated the 40th anniversary of the city’s first community garden. There was the famous hat party, with this year’s winner sporting a chapeau in the shape of a watering can. There were free hot dogs and nonalcoholic drinks, and a band played. read more here »

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Senior citizens received sound advice on how to “Take Charge of Your Health” at the second annual free community health forum co-sponsored by the New York University Office of Civic Engagement and VillageCare on May 14. Moderated by Dr. Max Gomez, an Emmy award-winning CBS television medical reporter, the event — held read more here »

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Dormitory foes warn Cooper: Don’t get in bed with Singer!

BY SARAH FERGUSON  |  On Wednesday, more than 150 people marched from the old P.S. 64 on E. 9th St. — former home of the CHARAS/El Bohio Cultural and Community Center — to The Cooper Union to demand that the university reverse its plan to lease up to 196 beds in the new dormitory that read more here »

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