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Letters, Week of Jan. 23, 2014

Talk about ironic! To The Editor: Am I the only one struck by the ironic juxtaposition of the Page One headline “Judge says city broke law when it OK’d N.Y.U. plan” (news article, Jan. 9) with a large photograph right beside it of Margaret Chin (a.k.a. “The Developers’ Friend,” and one of the main reasons read more here »

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Some horse sense from the L.E.S. on carriage horses

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  Mayor Blasio says he is going to get rid of carriage horses in New York City, specifically singling out the horse-drawn carriages in Central Park. “We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said. “They are not humane, they are not appropriate for the year 2014. read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 16, 2014

N.Y.U. to FiDi? To The Editor: “Judge says city broke law when it O.K.’d N.Y.U. plan” (news article, Jan. 9): I would also like to thank Assemblymember Deborah Glick and state Senator Brad Hoylman for not surrendering and helping to preserve the Village green spaces and park lands. There were many other activists who were read more here »

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Scene, Week of Jan. 16, 2014

A pipe dream it wasn’t; Ancient main bursts: A water main installed back in 1877 failed at Fifth Ave. and 13th St. early Wednesday morning, leaving a wide crater on Fifth Ave. and flooding the area with several feet of water. Some buildings lost electrical power around 1 a.m., and also suffered basement flooding. It read more here »

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Letters, Week of Jan. 9, 2014

De Blasio’s horse sense? To The Editor: Mayor DeBlasio is concerned for the safety of the carriage horses in New York City. Will his concern extend next to the police horses? Will they be the next to be taken out of service? Another question is what will happen to the stables across from the Javits read more here »

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Trying to find a survival job that I could survive

BY TOLLY WRIGHT  |  In October, Condé Nast — the publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker — announced the end of its internship programs, as a result of former interns suing for fair pay. I hope this will start a trend in companies relying less on unpaid labor, which would be good news read more here »

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A victory for parks, and for the community

Like everyone else, we were simply bowled over by Judge Donna Mills’s extraordinary ruling, handed down Tuesday, on New York University’s 2031 expansion plan for its South Village superblocks. What it all means will be sorted out in the weeks and months to come. But it’s clear that Mills’s decision throws a major monkey wrench read more here »

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Scene, Week of Jan. 2, 2014

The sound of Jim Hall still reverberates through the Village. Hall, the legendary jazz guitarist who died earlier this month at 83, was given a very personal tribute last Thursday night at a concert by the guitarist Peter Bernstein, above, who was once Hall’s student at The New School. The gig was at Smalls, on read more here »

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Oh, I give up: Let’s just surrender to monarch mania

BY ALPHIE MCCOURT  |  Prince Harry toured the States last May: He came, he saw, he conquered. Men admire him. Women love him. His mother Princess Diana died in a car accident in Paris in 1997. In our friends’ house, in Pennsylvania, we learned that she had been badly injured and, later, that she was dead. I read more here »

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Scene, Week of Jan. 2014

On Monday morning Dec. 23, looking across from Tribeca toward Jersey City, it was so foggy on the Hudson River that the waterway wasn’t visible — while a tugboat looked like some sort of phantom vessel, with only its top showing.

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