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Surviving the next storm

Downtowners once again are coming together, helping their neighbors — so the comparisons between Hurricane Sandy and 9/11 are natural. The key difference is that the devastating and tragic loss of life this time does not approach the magnitude of the attack 11 years ago. That of course does not make it any easier for read more here »

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Due to the enormous impact of Hurricane Sandy, please look for the next issue of The Villager Saturday, November 3, 2012. Feel free to contact us using the following information: Editor in Chief: Lincoln Anderson, 917-860-5447 lincoln@thevillager.com Sam Spokony, 845-536-4767 sam@thevillager.com Advertising: Francesco Regini, 631-748-8345 francesco@thevillager.com Our services our out, phone, electricity and internet, but read more here »

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Lincoln Anderson, Editor in Chief

As Publisher of The Villager I am pleased to announce that Lincoln Anderson has been named Editor in Chief of The Villager and East Villager & Lower East Sider newspapers. Since 1998 when Lincoln joined The Villager he has honorably upheld a 75-plus-year tradition for “going deep” in covering the best neighborhood in the world, read more here »

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Back to Pier 40

With the possibility that the state Legislature could reconvene to hold a special session in November or December, the effort to find a solution for Pier 40 is gearing up once again in earnest. As we report this week, a coalition of local youth sports leagues, working with an architect, has proactively created an innovative read more here »

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E.V. Historic District

The approval of the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District on Tuesday comes as wonderful news. And it’s long overdue. As opposed to surrounding neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Soho, which sport well-established, substantial-sized historic districts, the East Village has been sorely underserved in this area — underlandmarked. This Landmarks Preservation Commission designation — which read more here »

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An important ruling

On Monday, The New York Times reported that a federal judge has ruled that the New York Police Department illegally arrested large numbers of demonstrators at a protest in Lower Manhattan during the 2004 Republican National Convention. Yet, at the same time, the judge — Richard J. Sullivan of Federal District Court — upheld certain read more here »

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A better BID process

Since its inception in 1992, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District has been a boon to businesses on and around Orchard and Allen Sts., by keeping the streets clean and drawing in crowds of patrons through creative promotional efforts. The BID’s DayLife events, which began in June and will continue this Sun., Sept. 30, read more here »

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Forward on 9/11 Museum

The settlement between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the National September 11 Memorial is a crucial step forward toward resolving the yearlong financial impasse that has thwarted progress at the World Trade Center site. Having a written agreement forces both sides to commit to a set of guidelines that didn’t read more here »

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Night out of control

Fashion’s Night Out can be a great event for New York City, but last Thursday’s incident in Noho shows it can also get out of hand. The mix of free alcohol given out by the fashion boutiques and the excitement of the evening can, under the wrong circumstances, turn ugly. That’s unfortunately what happened at read more here »

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11 years after 9/11

There isn’t as much hype around this year’s 9/11 anniversary as there was last year. Understandably, the 10-year anniversary carried a special significance. Yet, for local residents who witnessed the attacks or lived through the aftereffects, every September brings back the wrenching memories and emotions attached to that fateful day. Locals will never forget the read more here »

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