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All we are saying: Talking about an energy revolution

BY CHARLES KOMANOFF  | The number-one energy meme of late is “fracking changes everything,” with fracked oil and methane (gas) having turned the United States almost overnight into the world’s leading extractor of hydrocarbons and, perhaps soon, even a net exporter. And that was before Russia annexed the Crimea and muscled in on the rest of read more here »

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Scene, Week of April 10, 2014

Scott Conant, of Meatpacking District restaurant Scarpetta, left, and Ryan Hardy, of King St. hot spot Charlie Bird, right — with Stuyvesant Town resident Mary, 85 — were among a group of celebrity chefs who recently created spectacular meals for homebound elderly residents, and then personally delivered the nutritious, gourmet fare to them in Stuyvesant read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of April 10, 2014

Lowe and the 5 Oh: Rob Lowe, who turned 50 last month, recently appeared in some street art — apparently painted on the ground, not chalked, so as to hang around for a while — in Washington Square Park. It wasn’t done by just any old (no pun intended) tagger or graffiti artist, but is read more here »

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The new-look Villager wins first-place award for Design Excellence

Winning for overall design, headlines, editorial page, photography and more, the Villager took home eight awards in the New York Press Association’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest. One hundred fifty-eight newspapers — mostly community weeklies — from around New York State submitted entries for the contest, which this year was judged by members of the Pennsylvania read more here »

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Play ball! G.V.L.L. opens season, celebrates 30 years

BY LAUREN VESPOLI  |  The Greenwich Village Little League celebrated the spring season’s opening day and the league’s 30th anniversary on Saturday morning. Players from the league’s T-ball through baseball Seniors divisions, as well as parents, coaches and local politicians, gathered at Pier 40 in Hudson River Park for a parade of teams, remarks from read more here »

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Chelsea raises Cain over church air rights  sale for jumbo tower

UPDATED: 3:15pm, April 10, 2014 BY SAM SPOKONY | Residents of West 16th Street, now joined by local elected officials, are continuing their fight against the “monstrous” and “out of scale” development currently underway on their block — and they’re also hoping for some divine intervention that could cut the planned building’s size in half. read more here »

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New lawn, rope-play feature open in Washington Square

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  On Monday, without fanfare, the construction fences around the lawn and play area in Washington Square Park’s southwestern quadrant came down, finally reopening this part of the park to the public. According to the Parks Department, the new park building is also nearly complete and will be opened “very soon,” which read more here »

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Eateries worry something’s cooking for their corner

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | One East Village landlord remains quiet as community concerns grow that development will envelop the corner of E. Houston and Orchard Sts. that he owns. Sam Mangano, owner of parcels at 187 E. Houston St. and 196-198 Orchard St., has taken several steps toward making more money out of the properties. Insurance read more here »

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Parking-protected bike lanes  are likely coming to Hudson St.

BY SAM SPOKONY  | Two weeks ago, Community Board 2 approved the Department of Transportation’s plan for a new parking-protected bike lane along Lafeyette St. and Fourth Ave. Last Thursday, D.O.T. returned to the board with a proposal that would provide the same upgrade to the current bike lanes along Hudson St. from Houston to W. read more here »

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Rent freeze likely for more seniors with SCRIE change

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Thousands of New York City seniors living in rent-regulated apartments may soon be able to celebrate a rent freeze, after a budget deal reached by the state Legislature. The state’s 2014-15 budget, which was approved on March 31, allows for a huge increase to the income limit for eligibility in the city’s read more here »

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