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Spectra and the lesson of the spaghetti solution

BY REVEREND DONNA SCHAPER  |  I know I overuse metaphors; I link the unlinkable. But how else to write about invisible, odorless gas on its way from sources unknown to destinations unnamed — or how else to fathom passions and decisions that are beyond logic? As a pastor, I sometimes am called to do marriage read more here »

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Letters, Week of Dec. 13, 2012

Change the political climate To The Editor: Re “Sandy’s surge not sinking residential urge at Pier 40” (news article, Dec. 6): As usual, it’s all blocking and no ideas or alternatives from Assemblymember Glick. It seems as if she believes she is some sort of visionary for opposing housing because of rising water levels and read more here »

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Visions of Pier 40

Several months ago developer Douglas Durst offered an alternative proposal for Pier 40. Now, based on a recent professional engineering study of the aging pier’s thousands of metal support piles that Durst commissioned, he says the piles can be preserved in their current condition for as little as $30 million. In both cases, Durst seems read more here »

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Scene, Week of Dec. 6, 2012

Photo by Jefferson Siegel Not a corporation exactly known for its safety record after its disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP’s gas station sign at Second Ave. and Second St. — not surprisingly — failed during Superstorm Sandy.

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Private Danny Chen: Another victim of the war machine

BY CARL ROSENSTEIN, a.k.a. The Angry Buddhist  |  Nearly 300 U.S. servicemen committed suicide in Afghanistan in the last year. Private Danny Chen was one of them. This one suicide by an East Village youth and the resultant court-martial trials of his squad members have been followed closely in The Villager. The Organization of Chinese Americans read more here »

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Letters, Week of Dec. 6, 2012

We need this NID — now!  To The Editor: Re “Park needs a NID to close cash gap, advocates assert” (news article, Nov. 29): As a residential property owner in the Village, a member of Community Board 2 and a lifelong resident of the Village, I fully support the creation of the Hudson River Park read more here »

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A cop’s kindness

The story of how Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo bought a pair of warm boots for a shoeless, homeless — or, at least, seemingly homeless — man in Times Square last month touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands after a tourist snapped a photo of the officer’s kind act and it went viral. DePrimo, who read more here »

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Ira Blutreich, Week of Nov. 29, 2012
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Scene, Week of Nov. 30, 2012

It was Thanksgiving weekend, but for Kathleen Corrigan springtime is around the corner. She was planting daffodil bulbs in her window boxes on E. 12th St. Why daffodils? They’re early bloomers, she said, adding they’re expected to blossom in April.

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Both zombie parties too stubborn to admit they’re dead

BY TED RAIL  |  Neither party gets it. They both think they won. And they sort of did. But we still hate them. Democrats are patting themselves on the back, congratulating themselves for a mandate that neither exists — 50.4 percent to 48.1 percent does not a mandate make — nor, if were real, would read more here »

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