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Letters, Week of March 22, 2012

Victory on 75 Morton St.  To The Editor: Re “Quinn wins school and more; Saves Reiss in Rudin deal” (news article, March 15): It is a great victory and was a long-fought battle to obtain 75 Morton St. as a public school. Thanks to Assemblymember Deborah Glick, whose idea it first was, to Community Board 2, read more here »

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The Rudin deal

Flexing her power and showing her considerable negotiating skills, last week, Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a wide-ranging series of concessions by Rudin Management on its condo project at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site. Also part of the announcement — and a huge victory for the community — Quinn reported that the city would read more here »

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Scene, week of March 15, 2012

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Zelda Kaplan, the clothing designer and style icon, was sitting front row at Joanna Mastroianni’s Fashion Week show last month when Kaplan, 95, collapsed and died. The photographer, who used to see the globe-trotting Kaplan at the Margaret Mead Festival, spotted this double-sided photo portrait, complete with read more here »

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River runs are a constant in an ever-changing world

BY MICHELE HERMAN  |  When I first started running, my route was a length of old riverfront asphalt marked off by splintered piers, and the World Trade Center — that bland beacon — was always up ahead. My kids were 6 and 3 and I was a full-time mom, and it felt delicious to be read more here »

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Letters, week of March 15, 2012

Please, think of the birds! To The Editor: Re “City spins idea for wind rotors atop buildings” (news article, Feb. 23); and “The answer isn’t blowin’ in the wind, not at C.B. 2” (news article, March 1): The possibility of wind turbines being installed anywhere in Manhattan is alarming. While many municipalities are doing what read more here »

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Welcome, Maggie Boepple

Lower Manhattan has become accustomed to waiting. As far as the “Freedom Tower,” or One W.T.C., we waited for an appropriate design and an appropriate name. As for the National September 11 Memorial, we waited for the 10-year anniversary and an unveiling that would satisfy family members and the world. Now Lower Manhattan is awaiting read more here »

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Scene, week of March 8, 2012

[media-credit name="Photo by Jefferson Siegel " align="aligncenter" width="448"][/media-credit] On a recent warm day in Washington Square Park, Andrea Cacito, 19, from Brooklyn, spent time with some fine, feathered friends.

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Reflections of an old freak in the new East Village

BY BILL WEINBERG  |  The week the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, I moved into my current digs in the enclave today known as Noho. Then, to the extent that it had a name at all, it was the Bowery. That thoroughfare itself was still the domain of the down and out, and read more here »

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Letters week of March 8, 2012

Pointless passion and noise To The Editor: Re “ ‘Priest of O.W.S.’ says to expect shock and awe” (news article, March 1): I hope they “shock and awe” in parks all over Community Board 1, especially by the homes of the C.B. 1 members who love the movement so much. Notice, he speaks about how read more here »

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Stop Chelsea Market Plan

Some rezoning plans require repeated trips to the drawing board before they’re worthy of certification by City Planning. Others are fundamentally flawed at their core, no matter what accommodations might be made. Jamestown Properties’ plan to vertically expand their iconic Chelsea Market property by adding 240,000 square feet of office space and a 90,000-square-foot boutique read more here »

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