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Weiner rolls with Citi Bike

  PUBLISHED AUG. 9, 2013  | UPDATED AUGUST 15, 2013| BY LINCOLN ANDERSON| During a wide-ranging interview with the editorial staff of The Villager and NYC Community Media last Friday morning, The Villager at one point asked mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner about his position on bike lanes and bike-share. Weiner said he’s all for bike-share, a.k.a. read more here »

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To The Editor: Re “ ‘Zipper’ stops short at exposing the whole story” (arts article, Aug. 8): My name is Amy Nicholson, producer and director of “Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride,” now playing at the IFC Center, at W. Third St. and Sixth Ave. The film’s run at the IFC was recently extended through Thurs., Aug. 22. I read more here »

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Opponents go postal over Chin’s real estate PAC mailings

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Spurred by a slew of recent mailings by the real estate industry endorsing Margaret Chin for re-election, a local political club is about to go postal — as in, fire back with a spoof mailing of its own. Sean Sweeney of the Downtown Independent Democrats recently created the anti-Chin piece while on read more here »

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Don’t buy REBNY hype: Landmarking helps affordability

BY ANDREW BERMAN | In July, the Real Estate Board of New York went on a media blitz, touting its latest report blasting landmark preservation in New York City. This is part of REBNY’s ongoing campaign to paint our landmark preservation system, which covers a little more than 3 percent of our city’s building stock, as read more here »

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De Blasio to rally at St. Vincent’s site; Will call for restoration of healthcare

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Taking his surging campaign for mayor right into Christine Quinn’s backyard, Bill de Blasio will reportedly hold a press conference this Mon., Aug. 19, at noon, at the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital. Arthur Schwartz, who is running for Democratic district leader, tipped The Villager off about the upcoming event. read more here »

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Reserve a seat for the Great Borough President Debate

NYC Community Media, parent company of The Villager and East Villager, will be co-sponsoring a Manhattan borough president debate, featuring all four Democratic candidates, on Wed., Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at N.Y.U.’s Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St., just south of Washington Square South. The debate will be co-moderated by Dick read more here »

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | On Fri., July 26, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, state Senator Brad Hoylman, Borough President Scott Stringer and Congressmember Jerrold Nadler and advocates announced a major victory for neighborhood schoolchildren and parents. The officials announced that a purchase agreement has been signed for the purchase of 75 Morton St. in the West Village for read more here »

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After Trayvon ruling, Squadron calls for Dept. of Justice investigation

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Following George Zimmerman being found not guilty in Florida of all charges in his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, local politicians called the verdict “shocking” and said it painfully highlights how far America still is from equal justice. The jury found Zimmerman not guilty of murder, as well as manslaughter charges State read more here »

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Source: Hudson Park NID doesn’t need Durst, and is still alive

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Reports of the Hudson River Park NID’s death have been greatly exaggerated — at least according to one well-placed source. According to the source, who requested anonymity, the Friends of Hudson River Park on Monday will announce that the effort to create a neighborhood improvement district for the park is still alive and read more here »

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