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N.Y.U. plan is critical for city’s nonprofit sector

By Sat Bhattacharya, Arthur Makar, Dr. Cynthia Maurer, Muzzy Rosenblatt, David Garza and Michael Zisser  |  The not-for-profit sector is a major part of what makes New York City great. We are both the head, and the heart, of New York. We are a free health clinic for an uninsured working mom, an afterschool program helping a teen make it to read more here »

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It’s time to take our country back from the haters

By JERRY TALLMER  | It was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart who in 1964 famously declared that he could not define pornography “but I know it when I see it.” Well, I know racism — hatred of a race that is not your own — when I see it, or hear it, or smell it. And in read more here »

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For a sustainable neighborhood, modify N.Y.U. plan

BY JUDY PAUL and RANI MAROM  |  Try this experiment: Take all of the office space in the Empire State Building — 2.4 million square feet — and cram it into two square blocks on either side of Bleecker St. What happens to our neighborhood? Unfortunately, the 2.4 million square feet of construction is not read more here »

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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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BU JERRY TALLMER  |  It is many years now since I first saw “Suddenly Last Summer,” the short, searing 1958 Off Broadway play by Tennessee Williams, and even more years since I first came upon “Sanctuary,” the unputdownable 1931 novel by William Faulkner. In “Suddenly Last Summer” a woman of means, Mrs. Venable, is trying read more here »

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BY K WEBSTER  |  Every life matters or none do. My mother battled with Alzheimer’s disease for over almost six years while living with my family. She has now lived in a nursing home for more than a year. She has severe dementia and her body is twisted into contortions called “contractions.” It’s a yoga read more here »

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Chance for precious park space

BY RICHARD BARONE  |  At first glance, it may seem like an inconsequential little triangle of land across the street from a boarded-up, vacant hospital, with some nondescript, industrial-looking buildings on its northern side and a dried-up, unkempt garden within. Surrounding high and low exterior walls provide a bizarrely out-of-place, brown-brick barrier. As one approaches read more here »

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Save The Cooper Union without losing its identity

BY BARRY DROGIN  |  Three months ago, this newspaper reported on a summit meeting in The Great Hall of The Cooper Union, in which Cooper students, faculty and alumni gathered to voice unified support of keeping the colleges of art, architecture and engineering as tuition-free institutions. Pledges were made, processes were started and eloquent testimonies offered. It read more here »

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This is our Jane Jacobs moment: Stop the N.Y.U. plan!

BY DEBORAH GLICK  |  A new year brings with it the opportunity to reflect on what has been both positive and negative about the prior year, and to make decisions about how to approach the coming months. Many of these new year’s resolutions fade almost as soon as they are made. But this year, in read more here »

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Raising state’s minimum wage is a matter of dignity

BY SHELDON SILVER  |  In Lower Manhattan, where the cost of living is very high, it is essential that we provide our residents with all the tools they need to succeed and thrive. I am proud of the great strides we have made in rebuilding and improving our Downtown community. Now, we must fix the read more here »

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