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‘Soft demo’ going on at former St. Vincent’s site

[media-credit name="Photos by Lincoln Anderson " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Garbage trucks were being filled with interior demolition debris at the former St. Vincent’s last week. BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The day after Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced sweeping concessions on the Rudin plan at the St. Vincent’s site, work was going on at the former hospital read more here »

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For corset designer, ties to neighborhood run deep

[media-credit name="Photos by Bob Krasner " align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Garo Sparo, with apprentice Kindall Almond, sporting one of Sparo’s corset designs, along with Sparo’s Maltese, Monty. BY BOB KRASNER  |  By his own admission, clothing designer Garo Sparo doesn’t leave the East Village for weeks at a time. He and his partner live a block away from read more here »

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Downtown, and all around, Tom Murrin will be missed

[media-credit name="Photo courtesy of the Tom Murrin Archive" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Tom Murrin performing on the streets, in India in the 1970s. BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  He was funny, sharp, prolific, unique and kind. He inspired others to create, innovate, provoke and entertain. He was loved, and he’ll be missed. What more can you possibly say read more here »

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High Line finale to have great views, interim path

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  High Line enthusiasts filled a school auditorium in Chelsea on Monday for a design forum on the elevated park’s third and final segment that will loop around the West Side Rail Yards. During the past three years the first two completed segments — between Gansevoort and W. 30th Sts. — have read more here »

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Quinn wins school and more; Saves Reiss in Rudin deal

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  A deal brokered by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Wednesday resulted in major concessions in Rudin Management’s residential redevelopment of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital property. As part of the deal that Quinn announced after a March 14 Council committee hearing, the city’s Department of Education has agreed to purchase read more here »

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Cabrini home will close by summer, its operators say

[media-credit name="Photo by Lesley Sussman " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Sergio, whose mother, 60, is a resident of the Cabrini facility, said word of the closing was “totally disappointing.” BY LESLEY SUSSMAN  |  A chilly wind gusted down E. Fifth St. on Sunday morning. But it wasn’t the cold weather that many of the visitors to the read more here »

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Former D.I.D. candidate offers his defense, and loft, to madam

[media-credit name="Photo by Jefferson Siegel" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Pete Gleason with alleged brothel operator Anna Gristina in State Supreme Court on Monday at a hearing about who will represent Gristina — Gleason or her court-appointed lawyer. The judge set another hearing for Thurs., March 15. BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Former City Council candidate Pete Gleason has read more here »

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Stringer takes ‘super’ tour, but will he hold a hearing?

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  At the invitation of local community activists, Borough President Scott Stringer toured the N.Y.U. South Village superblocks two Saturdays ago to see for himself the types of use the blocks and the public open-space strips around their edges get. After a rain-soaked morning, it turned out to be a beautiful, sunny read more here »

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Chef Driven Market is picked for Union Sq. pavilion eatery

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Simon Oren’s Chef Driven Market LLC has been awarded the franchise to operate a seasonal restaurant in the renovated pavilion at the north end of Union Square Park. The restaurant will operate from April 15 to Oct. 15 from 7 a.m. to midnight under a 15-year contract with the Department of read more here »

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Chamber chief: N.Y.U plan will help Village keep its character

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Build, baby, build! The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and local construction unions wholeheartedly support the N.Y.U. 2031 Plan, and they held a news conference on City Hall’s steps Tuesday to say it loudly and clearly. On Monday, Community Board 2 officially submitted to Borough President Scott Stringer its advisory resolution read more here »

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