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Mendez, Squadron, Stringer

Rosie Mendez, who has represented City Council District 2, covering the East Village, part of the Lower East Side, Gramercy, Kip’s Bay and Murray Hill, since 2006, faces a primary challenge from Richard Del Rio, a senior pastor at Abounding Grace Church in the East Village. A strong voice for affordable housing and tenants’ rights, Mendez read more here »

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Your Letters, Week of Aug. 29, 2013

Cut to the chase on Council race To The Editor: Re “Yetta Kurland: Bold in vision and yet spare on the details” (news article, Aug. 22): As I did for the Corey Johnson article, I tried to sift through this one for facts. This article provides very little: “[This is] Kurland’s second attempt to win read more here »

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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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