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Just Do Art!

[media-credit id=1 align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] ZviDance premieres two new pieces. Photo by Julieta Cervantes PREMIERE: ZviDance Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner’s ZviDance contemporary dance company premieres two new pieces. The first takes its name from the national dance of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestine (Israelis have their own version). “Dabke” uses the Arab Spring movement as read more here »

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Hudson River Park’s crisis presents an opportunity

BY TOBI BERGMAN  |  The ball fields at Pier 40 are essential and irreplaceable infrastructure for our neighborhoods. The quality of this use cannot be allowed to diminish as a result of commercial development of the pier, but we also cannot ignore the deterioration of the pier and the risks that it poses: to our read more here »

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Evan Forsch

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Scene, Week of May 24, 2012
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N.Y.U. flip-flops on what it requires in its ‘core’

BY ANDREW BERMAN  |  The April 25th City Planning Commission hearing on New York University’s proposed Village expansion plan has been called the longest in the commission’s history. Hundreds of Villagers, N.Y.U. faculty and students, and average New Yorkers showed up to urge the commission to reject the plan. The commission is now examining the read more here »

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Letters, Week of May 24, 2012

A park — not a profit center To The Editor: Re “The time to save the park is now; Let’s work together” (talking point, by Madelyn Wils, May 17): As we cram more and more people into New York, especially the neighborhoods along Manhattan’s West Side, there is a real question about the societal, and read more here »

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Show the images!

We were glad to see Madelyn Wils at Community Board 2’s Waterfront Committee meeting Monday night, presenting the results of the recent consultants’ study on Pier 40. Wils, the Hudson River Park Trust’s president, laid out the basic facts of the study, as we have already reported them in this newspaper — namely, that of read more here »

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Hudson River Park 14 years later

[media-credit name="File photo " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Currently, about 1,400 parking spots are used on Pier 40. The number could be higher, but the pier’s roof is in deteriorated condition. BY RICHARD GOTTFRIED |  The Hudson River Park is in serious financial trouble. The state and city are committed to funding the completion of the park, although read more here »

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Healing, and praying land and sea won’t erupt again

[media-credit name="Photos by Q. Sakamaki " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit]    Photographer Q. Sakamaki was in Iwate Prefecture, in Japan’s Tohoku region, in March to document the one-year anniversary of the devastating Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami. As of this March, the National Police Agency of Japan had reported roughly 16,000 deaths and 3,200 people missing as a read more here »

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Hotel opposition sells C.B. 2 on saving Merchant’s House

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Neighbors and friends of the Merchant’s House Museum, the 1832 landmarked family house just west of Bowery, turned out in force on Monday to oppose a proposal to build a nine-story hotel adjacent to the landmark. Despite earnest statements by the hotel’s developer and the architect that their utmost priority would read more here »

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