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Village gathers to mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman

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In what has become a ritual of tragedy, residents of the West Village convened by the hundreds over the weekend in front of the Bethune Street apartment where actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died on Saturday. Police erected parade-style barriers to fence off fans and neighbors, who began to congregate almost immediately following news of the [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, February 7 Jewish Return to Poland: A Presentation Village Temple, 33 East 12th Street 6:45 p.m., $15 The rebirth of Jewish culture in post-Communist Poland will be explored in a presentation by Dr. Katka Reszke, researcher, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, following a special service. villagetemple.org. Lost Child – Sayon’s Journey Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper [&hellip
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Johnson named to health committee

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Freshman councilman Corey Johnson has been selected to chair the City Council’s Committee on Health. The committee oversees the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Health and Hospitals Corporation and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Johnson, who represents the West Side from SoHo to Central Park, succeeded former councilwoman and one-time mayoral [&hellip
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9/11 museum to charge $24 entrance fee

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The 9/11 Memorial Museum will charge $24 for a general admission ticket, according to an announcement made by museum president Joe Daniels. Daniels said the decision was made by the museum’s board and the funds generated will go towards ensuring the museum’s financial health and necessary operational costs. “The 9/11 Memorial does not yet receive [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, January 31 Catch & Release South Street Seaport, Pier 17 11 – 7 p.m., Free A participatory design project that aims to capture and celebrate the extraordinary efforts of a community in a time of crisis. South Street Seaport is a waterfront neighborhood with a strong maritime tradition that has historically subsisted on its [&hellip
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Memorial for a Math Mentor

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Stuyvesant High teacher remembered for his love of numbers and inspiration to students When Richard Geller took the stage to address Stuyvesant High School’s graduating class of 2011, he asked the audience, “Why me?” He had taught math at the school for 29 years, but hadn’t ever been chosen to give the faculty address. “Maybe [&hellip
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City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, on pedestrian deaths on the Upper West Side

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“It’s unthinkable that a single neighborhood should experience three pedestrian fatalities in one week. The UWS stands together in sympathy with the families affected. We’ve engaged the Mayor’s Office directly on this issue, and recommend that the West 96th Street corridor, including 97th Street and West End Avenue, be one of the Vision Zero study [&hellip
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Luther Gulick Park gets $2.5m in state grants

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced that $2.5 million in state grants were secured to fund major improvements at Luther Gulick Park on the Lower East Side. The grant will pay for the construction of pathways, sidewalks, lighting, bicycle parking, greenery and landscape amenities in the park, said Silver’s office in a press release. Silver, who [&hellip
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