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Upper East Side »

UES Students Push to Ban Plastic Bags Citywide

The girls' private school expects 200 students and local politicians to attend the conference.

West Harlem »

Dozens Gather to Mourn Youth Services Activist Richard Murphy

The Union Theological Seminary Chapel was packed with those touched by Murphy's life work.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Mourns Carmen Villegas, Activist Who Fought to Save Church

Carmen Villegas, 58, fought to save Our Lady Queen of Angels. She died Dec. 5 after battling cancer.

East Harlem »

Teen Behind 'F---ing Mutt' Audiotape Got Idea from Activist Stepdad

Alvin, the 16-year-old behind a stop-and-frisk audio recording, wanted to call attention to the issue.

Lower East Side »

LES Activist Harry Wieder Memorialized with Street Co-Naming Sunday

Harry Wieder, 57, was killed by a cab while crossing the street in April 2010.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Activists Plan March to Mourn Mars Bar

Local activist John Penley organized the demonstration to coincide with the anniversary of the Tompkins Square Park riots.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Professor Injured in Pennsylvania Mass Shooting Dies

Monica Shay, 58, died Thursday after being shot along with four others at her Pennsylvania home.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

New Yorkers Cheer Release of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

The artist and activist has a sculpture on display near the Plaza and an upcoming show at Asia Society.

Manhattan »

The Roots Open for Obama at Times Square Fundraiser

Obama joined hip hop band The Roots at Wednesday night's Town Hall event.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Eclectic Group Joins Lower East Side's Community Board

The borough president announced seven new appointments to Community Board 3 last week.

Downtown »

Jessica 'Sunflower' Rechtschaffer Climbs Tree in City Hall Park Protest, Plucked by Police

Jessica "Sunflower" Rechtschaffer, 41, was taken away in handcuffs after climbing the tree as part of a protest.

East Village & Lower East Side »

'Ghost' Memorial Goes up for Disabled Lower East Side Activist Harry Wieder

A tribute to the Community Board 3 member who was killed by a cab in April appeared recently on Essex Street.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Lower East Side Disabled Activist Harry Wieder remembered

The Community Board 3 member was an advocate for transportation and LGBT issues, as well as disabled peoples' rights.