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Letters, Week of April 19, 2012

Always follow the money To The Editor: Re “Nonprofits don’t know best” (letter, by Elaine Hudson, April 12): Elaine Hudson’s excellent letter regarding N.Y.U.’s support from the directors of several nonprofit organziations neglects to note that five out of six of these nonprofits are frequent and regular recipients of cash or other financial remuneration from read more here »

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Solving Pier 40

Last week, we reported on Major League Soccer’s ambitious plan to build a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and community youth sports facility at Pier 40, at W. Houston St. The stadium would be home to a new pro soccer team, which would play 20 to 30 games there per season. Matches would mostly be on Saturday read more here »

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Evan Forsch

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N.Y.U. scales back its superblocks plan 17 percent

[media-credit name="Photo by Lincoln Anderson " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit] On Wednesday, Borough President Scott Stringer, left, and N.Y.U. President John Sexton announced the university has agreed to scale back its N.Y.U. 2031 plan on its two South Village superblocks by 17 percent.     BY ALBERT AMATEAU and LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  New York University President John read more here »

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A sin to graffiti ancient wall

[media-credit name="Photo by Lincoln Anderson " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit] Some knucklehead graffitist tagged the historic, leaning brick wall at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral at Prince and Mulberry Sts. with a yellow scrawl a couple of weeks ago. It’s not the first time the wall has been hit by graffiti, a cathedral staffer said, adding that special read more here »

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Pillow pandemonium is a hit

[media-credit name="Photos by Bob Krasner " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit] As signs of spring go, the first robin is fine, but watching the feathers fly at the Seventh Annual Pillow Fight Day is a whole lot more fun. The event occurred in Washington Square Park, plus in 150 cities around the world. In the Greenwich Village park, read more here »

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The joy of sax: In tune with a beautiful day

[media-credit name="Photo by Milo Hess " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit] Making the most of Saturday’s great weather, a saxophone player bebopped out to a bench in Washington Square Park and channeled his inner Bird.

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Plaque recalls spot where Dizzy, Ravi and Duke jammed

[media-credit name="Photos by Albert Amateau " align="alignleft" width="225"][/media-credit] Jazz fan Nuri Akgul has owned 108 Waverly Place since 1996. By ALBERT AMATEAU  |  In a neighborhood renowned for its historic and cultural heritage, another bronze plaque on a building might go unnoticed. But the plaque installed on March 21 at 108 Waverly Place marks a read more here »

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Tattoos, Weasel and the Vampire Woman: What a messe

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  Jochen Auer’s Vienna Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe in the Gasometer continues to bring high-level, world-class talent to his public. A messe is a fair, and the Gasometer is four huge, 19th-century, brick gas tanks that have been converted for various uses, from office and residential to entertainment. One of the contributions I read more here »

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