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Scene, Week of April 25, 2013

On Saturday, step dancers cut a…board in Washington Square Park.

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Conservancy will keep Washington Sq. looking good

V TALKING POINT   BY WILLIAM CASTRO | Spring has arrived in New York City, and the heart of the Village, Washington Square Park, is again blooming with flowers and teeming with visitors. Washington Square Park is known as one of our city’s most iconic destinations and as one of the world’s most dynamic public read more here »

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Letters, April 25, 2013

Letter on NID needs clarification To The Editor: Re “NID is flawed, abuses law” (letter, by Nicole Vianna, April 11): I am an owner of a co-op in the proposed neighborhood improvement district (NID) for Hudson River Park and also serve proudly as co-chairperson of the NID Steering Committee and as vice chairperson of Friends read more here »

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Scouts’ badge of shame

Perhaps after years of digging in their heels amidst mounting P.R. problems, the Boy Scouts of America thought they could garner some favorable press with the announcement last week that gay members would no longer be barred from their ranks. Late next month, the 1,400 members of Scouting’s National Council will vote on a motion read more here »

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Quinn and city can’t omit 3 key South Village sites

BY ANDREW BERMAN  |  On April 15, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public meeting to present its draft proposed boundaries for a new South Village Historic District. This is a tremendously important step forward that the community fought for years to achieve, and is “Phase II” of the South Village Historic District first proposed read more here »

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Alphabet City slow zone would rapidly increase safety

 TALKING POINT BY CHAD MARLOW  |  It was the story that broke the hearts of all New Yorkers. Just a few short weeks ago, Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both just 21 years old, were in a livery cab riding to the hospital where, perhaps, they would deliver their first child. They never made it. A read more here »

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Letters, April 18, 2013

Eva’s schools get a free ride To The Editor: Re “Charges over charters fly as Eva enters Wash. Irving” (news article, April 4): A few corrections and comments are needed on your April 4 article about the co-location of a K-to-4 Success Academy charter school at the Washington Irving High School building. The first was read more here »

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Boston and 9/11

As we were going to press on Wednesday night, the investigation was continuing into Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and left 170 injured. The F.B.I. was denying reports that a suspect had been taken into custody. However, it was being widely reported that interest was focusing on a man who was captured read more here »

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Scene, Week of April 11, 2013

  In a “radical move,” at the end of end of last year, Liz Mestres, left, stepped down as executive director of the Brecht Forum after 18 years. Mestres, along with the late Arthur Felberbaum, Mary Boger, right, Susan Boger, Carol Goldman, Bill Henning, Lisa Maya Knauer, Eli Messinger, Luis Prado and Juliet Ucelli, founded read more here »

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The day the Earth stood still: A regrettable reprise

By JERRY TALLMER  |  On October 27, 1962, a beautiful fall day here in the heart of Greenwich Village, I was a dead man walking. And so were you and you and you and you and you and… …and you, dear 29-year-old North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, except that in 1962 you weren’t quite read more here »

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