Volume 79, Number 29 | December 23 - 29, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933


Villager photos by Robert Kreizel

Clauses (and community council) deliver for kids

Hundreds of neighborhood children met Santa and Mrs. Claus and got free toys at the Ninth Precinct Community Council’s Holiday Party on Saturday. The event ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the schoolyard opposite the precinct, at 321 E. Fifth St. This page, clockwise from top left: Ruby, 4, was hoping for a car; a stilt walker entertained the crowd; at last, the Clauses — Sally Osborne, a former officer, and Joe Frasier, a Ninth Precinct officer — arrived. Opposite page, clockwise from top: Despite the freezing weather, New York University’s Dance Squad kicked it; a Hummer and Hot Wheels Super Jump Raceway — cool! Hoping to get the Boogie Superstar game, Kasi, 10, kept warm with the blanket from her bed.

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