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Scene, Aug. 22, 2013

Man ’n’ hands:  Life imitated art — or at least advertising — on Park Row in front of the old J&R electronics shop, above. Meanwhile, some gloves left perched atop an open sidewalk vault in Soho seemed strangely lifelike, below

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It’s time to end Pot Prohibition in New York City

BY JOHN C. LIU  |  It’s time to recognize that New York City’s misguided war on marijuana has failed. Instead of spending millions on low-level drug prosecutions that disproportionately affect minorities, why not instead legalize, regulate and tax the city’s $1.65 billion marijuana market? A comprehensive report released by my office this month, “Regulating and read more here »

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Letters, Week of Aug. 22, 2013

Some odd criticisms of Corey… To The Editor: Re “Corey Johnson crafts a Council bid; C.B. 4 leader vies to succeed Quinn” (news article, Aug. 15): I am a Corey Johnson supporter because, as a member of the Westbeth Artists Residents Council, I feel he has Westbeth’s best interest in mind in terms of maintaining read more here »

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Cartoon: Evan Forsch
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Scene, Week of Aug. 15, 2013

Aminifu Williams, 72, lately from New Jersey, was in Washington Square recently, enjoying the park scene. A jewelery artist, he sported elaborate, self-fashioned arm sleeves of shells, beads and shark teeth, which he called real. “Now that’s what I call style, ” one passerby remarked admiringly. “Peace, brother,” Williams responded, adding, “I get that all read more here »

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Wounded Weiner just a symptom of society’s isolation

BY K. WEBSTER | Men are set up to be isolated. Thus they are often plagued by a seemingly endless quest to staunch insecurity and loneliness through some version of sexual contact. Too often, the search winds up landing them in the arena of the sexual exploitation of women. Lots of guys are derailed by read more here »

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Letters, Week of Aug. 15, 2013

REBNY’s disconnect with reality To The Editor: Re “Don’t buy REBNY hype: Landmarking helps affordability” (Andrew Berman, talking point, Aug. 8): One of the statements in REBNY’s recent report was that the Landmarks Preservation Commission bars modifications in historic districts. A remarkable comment. The fellow who wrote that should get out more. If he did, read more here »

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A Downtown champion

There might be people who love Lower Manhattan as much as Liz Berger did, but we doubt anyone loved it more. Berger had an enthusiasm for Downtown that was infectious, and her dedication to our community made it a better place to live and work. Like many others, we were saddened to learn of her read more here »

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Scene, Week of August 9, 2013

Pure park style Seen at Tuesday night’s concert in Washington Square Park, above, and sitting in the Hudson River Park, below, were a couple of people who know how to dress with pizazz and style.

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Letters, Week of August 9, 2013

Chin sidesteps the issue To The Editor: Re “Chin is a champion of the working and middle class” (talking point, by Aixa Torres, Nancy Ortiz, Jessica Thomas and Henry Chan, Aug. 1): It is no surprise that Councilmember Chin lacks the courage and the integrity to address directly my talking point in the previous week’s read more here »

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