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Scoping out the East Village for Holiday Gifts

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  By Amy Smith Downtown New York is brimming with history and diversity, but few can compare to the tight-knit, funky community that resides in the East Village. From Bowery Lane to Alphabet City, this small pocket of our city is a cultural treasure trove, held together by a network of independent store owners who [&hellip
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The Shopkeeper Around the Corner: Bonnie’s Village

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By Kimberly Lightbody Pinpointing exactly what makes Bonnie Slotnick such a fascinating person is difficult. Her store, Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, is a miracle: a tiny shop of used cookbooks that has somehow survived the gentrification of the West Village. Her personality is warm and therapeutic, and encourages customers to spend hours sharing their life stories [&hellip
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Ghosts of the Upper West Side

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History prof. delves into haunted history of neighborhood By Allen Houston “This seemed like a fitting place to discuss ghosts,” Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg said. The history professor, dressed in a worn top hat and rumpled coat, stood in the darkening gloom outside of the headquarters of the American Society for Psychical Research on 73rd [&hellip
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PASSING THE BAR: THE EMPIRE HOTEL

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This might not have been the year to launch the new rooftop lounge atop the Empire Hotel. Cocktails that exceed $13 are always a dicey proposition, and with the country in an official recession, they’re now downright terrifying. Still, there’s something to be said for singing along with the band while the Titanic is sinking. [&hellip
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NO LOVE FOR FORDHAM

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Fordham University’s plan to expand its Lincoln Center campus hit a snag last week when Community Board 7’s Land Use Committee voted unanimously against the project. The plans were frequently referred to as a “fortress” by local residents and elected officials who attended the Dec. 16 meeting. Fordham wants to expand the campus to meet [&hellip
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LDS MEETS UWS

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For nearly 25 minutes, Brent Belnap talked about the history of the Mormon Church in New York City, moving deftly across decades and geography. He described how the early Mormons were expelled, sometimes violently, from Upstate New York, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri before settling in what eventually became Utah. And by the time he turned [&hellip
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