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Soho neighbors demand a do-over on God’s Love vote

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The recent approval by Community Board 2 of a “minor modification” to allow God’s Love We Deliver to transfer air rights to an adjacent residential project has left Soho neighbors furious and saying they were deceived. At least 50 of them have filed a petition demanding a rehearing and a new read more here »

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O.K. corral? Not! Riled residents slam bike parking pens

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  The Community Board 2 Transportation Committee has told the city’s Department of Transportation to go back to the drawing board following the department’s proposal to install two new “bicycle corrals” in Soho. Some neighborhood residents also say that this issue has added to their already-growing frustration with D.O.T., which they claim read more here »

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Governor Cuomo, who just turned 55, was at the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Ave. Monday night for a birthday celebration-and-fundraiser combo — and so were a vocal contingent of fracking foes. Brandishing a giant, signed birthday card to the governor and protest signs, the opponents of hydrofracturing, a.k.a. fracking, demonstrated and marched back and forth on read more here »

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C.E.O. said to be ‘enthusiastic’  about Pathmark L.E.S. presence

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Three weeks after the closure of the 30-year-old Pathmark supermarket on Cherry St. — an affordable food source that was a lifeline for thousands of low-income and elderly residents of the Two Bridges neighborhood — it appears that the national chain store is still interested in maintaining a Lower East Side read more here »

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A time capsule of an artistic, more affordable Soho BY GARY SHAPIRO  |  For a Minimalist artist, Donald Judd’s presence in Soho is far from minimal. Many in the art world know that Judd’s former home and studio at 101 Spring St. is about to reopen in June. But few know that Judd’s footprint in Soho read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 10, 2013

Senior MacDougal mugging Police arrested a thug who scared a senior citizen into coughing up more than $200 in cash late on Fri., Jan. 4. The victim, a 65-year-old man, told cops that he was walking along MacDougal St., between W. Third St. and Minetta Lane, around 11 p.m., when someone approached him from behind. read more here »

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Stuffed animals, stockings, flowers, angels and tears

Following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14 that left 20 young students, as well as the school’s principal and five other staff members, dead, dozens of memorials — both public and private — sprang up all over the Connecticut suburban hamlet. Five days after the shooting, photographer Q. read more here »

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P.S. 3 and P.S. 41 are split over idea of zone split

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  As the debate continues over whether to split the zone shared by P.S. 3 and P.S. 41 — Greenwich Village’s two public elementary schools — representatives of P.S. 3 are making it clear that they believe that discussion has overshadowed the “real issues” that must be addressed for both schools in read more here »

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  A historic but embattled Orthodox synagogue in the Flatiron District has seemingly lost its battle for survival, after a State Supreme Court judge ruled Tuesday not to extend a stay of eviction that had previously given the congregation some semblance of hope. The eviction stems from a decades-old fight that found read more here »

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Just Do Art!

  BARBARA RUDIN’S “CHRISTMAS ON EARTH” Boo-Hooray Gallery extends the holiday season through the middle of the month, with an exhibit comprised of images and ephemera from 1963’s “Christmas on Earth.” Filmed at 56 Ludlow St. (which at the time was occupied by John Cale and Tony Conrad, and later home to Lou Reed and Sterling read more here »

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