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Gardeners dig in, as developer seeks to build on kids’ haven

BY SARAH FERGUSON  |  A week after developer Serge Hoyda drove a fence through the Children’s Magical Garden, gardeners and supporters are working feverishly to restore access to their beloved green oasis on the corner of Norfolk and Stanton Sts. Hoyda, whose firm S&H Equities owns one of the three lots that make up the read more here »

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Park’s Village section getting power back

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON |  Seven months after Hurricane Sandy knocked out electricity in , the park’s Greenwich Village section was still without power as of this week. As a result, Park Enforcement Patrol officers have been closing the park every day at dusk, fencing the entrances off with movable metal gates. Not only has this read more here »

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By Lincoln Anderson Seven months after Hurricane Sandy knocked out electricity in Hudson River Park, the park’s Greenwich Village section was still without power as of this week. As a result, Park Enforcement Patrol officers have been closing the park every day at dusk, fencing the entrances off with movable metal gates. Not only has read more here »

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N.Y.U.’s Vanderbilt Hall, plus two other sites, added to proposed historic district

First published Fri., May 3; Updated  Wed., May 8: BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Andrew Berman told The Villager late last Friday afternoon May 3 that three important sites — including two owned by N.Y.U. on the edge of Washington Square Park — that had previously been left out of the proposed South Village Historic read more here »

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Board 3 fielding bike-share concerns, and monitoring program’s launch

From Susan Stetzer, Community Board 3 district manager, on bike-share docking stations:   Bike Share will launch May 27. Issues that must be dealt with immediately, such as a blocked driveway or loading zone, should be e-mailed to the community board office (info@cb3manhattan.org) and we will work with the Department of Transportation to have these sites read more here »

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C.B. 2 Parks Committee postpones Wash. Sq. Conservancy discussion

  The Community Board 2 Parks and Waterfront Committee will not be discussing the proposed Washington Square Park Conservancy at its meeting this Wed., May 1. (See agenda below, with change highlighted in bold.) The committee felt the meeting’s agenda is too crowded with other items that will require extensive discussion — notably the Parks read more here »

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Pathmark site developer commits to building new supermarket

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Local elected officials announced that the developer of the former Pathmark site on the Lower East Side has agreed to build a replacement supermarket as part of the project. Much to the community’s dismay, the Pathmark was closed in December to make way for the new development. On Friday, Assembly Speaker read more here »

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MOVE Documentary is Well Done, Moving

    BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Jason Osder’s debut film, “Let the Fire Burn,” is a powerful documentary about the incidents leading up to and during the violent confrontation in 1985 between the MOVE organization and the Philadelphia police. MOVE was founded in the 1970s as a mostly black, “back to nature,” quasi-Christian group. Like their read more here »

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The Two Towers: Pier 40 plan would generate $115 million for Hudson River Park upfront, plus $10 million annually

VILLAGER EXCLUSIVE BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  A top real estate advisory firm has crunched the numbers for local youth sports leagues’ plan to build a pair of 22-story residential towers next to Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, and found that it would generate an astronomical amount of money for the cash-strapped park. The read more here »

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  V  TALKING POINT   By Fury Young I’m a bus organizer for 350.org’s Forward on Climate rally. I’ve been on board with the protest for months now. “Why is it important to protest climate change?” you might ask me. Because I feel it’s my civic duty as an earthling. Whether or not you believe read more here »

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