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The 3D economy and the transcendence of the state

The 3D economy and the transcendence of the state

BY GREG BEATO  |  Last May, Cody Wilson produced an ingeniously brief but nuanced manifesto about individual liberty in the age of the ever-encroaching techno-state — a single shot fired by a plastic pistol fabricated on a leased 3D printer. While Wilson dubbed his gun The Liberator, his interests and concerns are broader than merely protecting read more here »

Letters, Week of April 24, 2014

Just say no to Nublu To The Editor: Re “Nublu is cool” (letter, by Mac McGill, April 10): Let me start off by saying that Mac McGill and I have been good friends for many years. Next, let me point out that I am not particularly for, or against, the new bars. Because Community Board read more here »

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Letters, Week of April 17, 2014

Way to go! To The Editor: Re “The new-look Villager wins first-place award for Design Excellence” (news article, April 10): At a time when print media is in decline, The Villager is soaring. Congrats! Joseph Hanania Don’t design us out! To The Editor: Re “The new-look Villager wins first-place award for Design Excellence” (news article, read more here »

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Time to pull the plug on trouble-plagued club

The name of the club is Greenhouse, but it might as well be called Mayhem House. In the latest incident tied to the crime-plagued Hudson Square hot spot, early last Friday, two former University of South Carolina football players were reportedly involved in a vicious beating, while a third was stabbed. When this eco-chic club read more here »

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Hell Square needs ‘broken bar’ crackdown by police

BY DIEM BOYD  |  Bill Bratton’s return as commissioner of the New York Police Department brings with it his trademark “broken windows” policing policy. Bratton’s strategy advocated for a hard-line approach on low-level crime and quality-of-life violations predicated on the belief that a “disorderly city is a dangerous city.” The crack in Bratton’s “broken window” read more here »

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Wag the dog: Puppy puppet is a hit

As long-sought sunshine brought parkgoers out to Washington Square last Sunday, a young boy discovered Rusty, the puppy puppet, the latest in the Washington Square Park marionette family of Ricky Syres. Other members of the brood include Stix, a twerking, whiskey-swilling hick; Little Doris (a mini-me of Doris Diether of Community Board 2; and Larry read more here »

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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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Letters, Week of April 10, 2014

PETA-perfect piece To The Editor: Re “Ban the carriage horses; Keep the Citi Bikes” (editorial, April 3): On behalf of PETA and our thousands of members in Manhattan, thank you for the kind and lucid editorial about the carriage horses. It frames the issue perfectly. Dan Mathews Mathews is senior vice president, PETA (People for read more here »

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Double-Decker Bike

The intriguing-looking bike had been spotted chained to a lamppost outside Arturo’s restaurant on Houston St. at Thompson St. Finally, later on, the cyclist was spotted in action, on Bleecker St., above. How he stops, though, is another mystery altogether.

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