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Ban the horse carriages; Keep the Citi Bikes

Two topics that have been getting a lot of heated discussion lately are horse carriages and Citi Bike. In a way, they’re related, since they’re both modes of transportation — if horse-drawn carriages in New York in this day and age can be called such — but in a lot of ways, they’re very different read more here »

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My family tie to the Triangle Shirtwaist tragedy

BY ALEC PRUCHNICKI  |  Back in high school, I learned about the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, which occurred on March 25, 1911. This tragedy took the lives of 146 workers, mostly young Italian and Jewish women who lived in Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side and worked in the nearby garment factory on the corner read more here »

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Chillin’ in the park…. Brrrrr!

Wow, when is it going to warm up, already? A dog in Washington Square Park dressed for the weather with a hooded sweatshirt and cap. (Not visible from the back, he also even had on sunglasses and shoes.)

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Letters, Week of March 27, 2014

Lies and distortions To The Editor: Regarding your March 20 talking point, “After director’s firing, WBAI sale is now rumored,” by Paul DeRienzo: DeRienzo is no disinterested observer of this issue; he is a former WBAI employee and board member. I find it amazing that almost five years after my summary removal as WBAI’s program read more here »

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After director’s firing, WBAI sale is now rumored

BY PAUL DERIENZO  |  Summer Reese, the executive director of the Berkeley-based Pacifica Foundation, was fired on March 14 in a closed session of the Pacifica National Board. No official reason was given for the firing, which was announced two hours after Reese publicly announced that she had paid the overdue severances of the majority read more here »

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Letters, Week of March 20, 2014

Biased report To The Editor: Re “Zipper reconsidered: N.Y.U. retools project it says it can still build” (news article, March 13): As for Professor Magder’s statement about N.Y.U. Faculty Against the Sexton Plan being comprised of only 400 faculty, let’s put that into perspective: The University Open Space Priorities Space Committee that he chaired had read more here »

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A tale of two markets: Hard to stomach these changes

  BY ELISSA STEIN  | It is the best of times if you want to purchase an expensive condo in the Village loaded with amenities — or, on the other hand, a surprisingly deep selection of beef jerky. Meanwhile, it is the worst of times if you’re valiantly searching for sponges or Saran Wrap. The reinvention read more here »

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Buying vintage, or The Levi’s Denim Jacket Manifesto

BY BILL WEINBERG  |  Three winters ago, I left one of my gloves on the subway. It was irksome, because it was one half of my favorite pair of gloves. I’d had them for years, and they were the only ones that ever really kept me warm on my bicycle in the winter, with a read more here »

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Letters, Week of March 13, 2014

Bronx bummer To The Editor: Re “N.Y.U. cries foul” (letter, by Philip Lentz, Feb. 27): Apparently, Mr. Lentz was not an N.Y.U. employee when N.Y.U. owned the Bronx campus. Indeed, Mr. Leguizamo is quite correct that the university had a large Bronx campus. But, like so many mistakes the N.Y.U. administration makes, with the sale read more here »

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Birth of a Voice, Chapter 5: The 4 Voices — Dan Wolf

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  Dan Wolf, who, like me, had accomplished very little by way of a career — and was some years older than he ever admitted — wanted primarily to shake up the whole damned political establishment, Republican, Democratic, left, right, center. Nobody ever put it better than Dan Wolf himself in his read more here »

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