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Let there be (contextual) lights!

On Nov. 20, local politicos and Villagers gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at McCarthy Square for the installation of nearly three dozen historic Bishop’s Crook-style street light posts.

The new lights — along Seventh Ave. South and surrounding side streets — replace the non-contextual “cobra head” ones that had been there before, and are a much better fit for the heart of the landmarked Greenwich Village Historic District.

At the ribbon-cutting, from left, C.B. 2 members Shirley Secunda and Frederica Sigel; Erik Bottcher, chief of staff for Council Speaker Corey Johnson; Brooke Schooley and Greg Jackson, members of the Seventh Ave. South Alliance; Ed Pincar, Manhattan borough D.O.T. commissioner; Assemblymember Deborah Glick; and Birgitte Philippides, of the W. 13th St. Alliance. Not shown, Carl Stein, of W. 11th St. (Courtesy Councilmember Corey Johnson’s Office)

Assemblymember Deborah Glick and Erik Bottcher, Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s chief of staff, led the ceremony, along with local block association leaders, Community Board 2 members and Ed Pincar, the Manhattan borough commissioner of the Department of Transportation.

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