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Letters, Week of April 17, 2014

Way to go! To The Editor: Re “The new-look Villager wins first-place award for Design Excellence” (news article, April 10): At a time when print media is in decline, The Villager is soaring. Congrats! Joseph Hanania Don’t design us out! To The Editor: Re “The new-look Villager wins first-place award for Design Excellence” (news article, read more here »

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Time to pull the plug on trouble-plagued club

The name of the club is Greenhouse, but it might as well be called Mayhem House. In the latest incident tied to the crime-plagued Hudson Square hot spot, early last Friday, two former University of South Carolina football players were reportedly involved in a vicious beating, while a third was stabbed. When this eco-chic club read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of April 17, 2014

Fallon Niagara ?uestions? What exactly went down when Jimmy Fallon reportedly got caught in the middle of a brawl at rocker Jesse Malin’s Niagara bar on Thursday night we may never know. A band — no, not ?questlove and The Roots — had just finished playing when things apparently got out of hand. The Daily read more here »

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Prez had a lot on his plate

As a police detective kept a watchful eye, President Barack Obama appeared to loosen his tie in the back of the presidential limousine as he sped away from the Gramercy Park Hotel last Friday night. Obama was in town to attend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference in Midtown on Friday afternoon, and later made read more here »

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‘Shame!’ Advocates blast gov, Albany at anti-charter protest

BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  They came from all boroughs. Hundreds of parents, with their placard-carrying children in tow, standing alongside educators on the steps of the New York Public Library’s 42nd St. and Fifth Ave. main branch building on Thurs., April 10. The multi-generational crowd was passionately protesting the co-location of charter schools within public read more here »

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Report says L.E.S. has many ‘intensely’ segregated schools

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  News coverage about a new report on severe segregation in New York City public schools has focused on lack of student diversity in schools in Harlem and the Bronx. However, the report also noted another area where school segregation is particularly heavy, though it has received little media coverage: the East read more here »

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City Council approves South Village Historic District unanimously

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Four months after the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the South Village Historic District, the City Council on April 10 resoundingly seconded the motion. By a 47-to-0 vote, the Council officially landmarked the new historic district, which is roughly bounded on the west by Sixth Ave., to the north by W. Fourth read more here »

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Museum fears plaster disaster from next-door hotel project

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  To the dismay of advocates for the historic Merchant’s House Museum, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission finally approved a plan for the construction of an eight-story hotel next to the museum, in a six-to-one vote on April 8. The planned 27 E. Fourth St. hotel — which would sit immediately to read more here »

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A love letter to Greenwich Village by luminaries who have called it home

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories,” a 102-page book by 67 artists, writers, musicians, photographers, actors and entrepreneurs, had a coming-out party last week. The April 8 event drew about 100 friends of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation — co-publisher with Universal, a division of Rizzoli International — to read more here »

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Hell Square needs ‘broken bar’ crackdown by police

BY DIEM BOYD  |  Bill Bratton’s return as commissioner of the New York Police Department brings with it his trademark “broken windows” policing policy. Bratton’s strategy advocated for a hard-line approach on low-level crime and quality-of-life violations predicated on the belief that a “disorderly city is a dangerous city.” The crack in Bratton’s “broken window” read more here »

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