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Letters, Week of Feb. 13, 2014

Doggone great! To The Editor: Re “Sidewalk danger: Dogs getting jolted by stray voltage” (news article, Feb. 6): I want once again to thank Susan Stetzer and Community Board 3 for their help with this persistent and dangerous problem. You are terrific. Thanks again. Garrett Rosso They’re work horses To The Editor: Re “Free the read more here »

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Birth of a Voice, Chapter 2: Lunch and the 4 voices

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  The lunch at the Chinese restaurant on Eighth Street went on for a couple of hours. I liked Dan Wolf the moment I laid eyes on him. He looked like me, slim, dark, average height. And he thought like me, full of political skepticism, not to say sarcasm. I didn’t know read more here »

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Letters, Week of Feb. 6, 2014

Pete was good folks To The Editor: Re “Pete Seeger, folk singer, activist icon, dies at 94” (obituary, Jan. 30): I received this news with great sadness. People who are not for sale and stand by their convictions are a dying breed. Jo Ellen Cole De Blasio on N.Y.U. To The Editor: Re “ ‘End read more here »

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When folk legend Pete Seeger played our fundraiser

BY MICHELE HERMAN  |  It was the fall of 1987. My husband, who was then merely my POSSLQ (Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters), and I had moved to the West Village a couple of years earlier and still couldn’t believe our good fortune. So we threw ourselves into neighborhood activities, including a meeting read more here »

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V.I.D. (again) approves small  business bill; Will Council?

BY SHARON WOOLUMS |  Finally, a democratic voice has spoken for the Village’s silent majority all too accustomed to spotting dreaded signs in beloved, frequented stores, like: “Lost our lease, thanks to our customers for 30 years of patronage.” We’ve all wondered, will anyone do anything to save our mom-and-pop stores in the Village from extinction? read more here »

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Saving Jerry’s newsstand: The story behind the story

BY MARTIN TESSLER  |  Standing in the checkout line at Trader Joe’s on E. 14th St. this past September, a few weeks after primary day, I looked over at the neighboring line and saw an old friend from the “neighborhood wars” of battling the N.Y.U. 2031 Anschluss of the Village and other land-use issues — Ray read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 30, 2014

Saving the special To The Editor: Re “St. Luke in Fields wants to add tower on the block” (news article, Jan. 16): I moved to New York City 27 years ago from Northampton, Mass., to teach at the Little Red Schoolhouse. I immediately fell in love with the West Village. It was an ongoing, long-distance read more here »

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Scene, Week of Jan. 30, 2014

Pier 40 has been really “Suped”-up with a  giant white tent and a mini football gridiron on its roof for Super Bowl super-parties and broadcasting. Most of the action there will be happening Saturday.

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Scene, Week of Jan. 23, 2014
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Healing and stretching out to embrace the future

BY KATE WALTER  |  The trouble started last winter when I woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in my right elbow, which bent over my chest as I slept. I had to use my left hand to straighten out my arm. I took an Advil but had trouble falling back read more here »

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