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Conservancy will keep Washington Sq. looking good

V TALKING POINT   BY WILLIAM CASTRO | Spring has arrived in New York City, and the heart of the Village, Washington Square Park, is again blooming with flowers and teeming with visitors. Washington Square Park is known as one of our city’s most iconic destinations and as one of the world’s most dynamic public read more here »

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Quinn and city can’t omit 3 key South Village sites

BY ANDREW BERMAN  |  On April 15, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public meeting to present its draft proposed boundaries for a new South Village Historic District. This is a tremendously important step forward that the community fought for years to achieve, and is “Phase II” of the South Village Historic District first proposed read more here »

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Alphabet City slow zone would rapidly increase safety

 TALKING POINT BY CHAD MARLOW  |  It was the story that broke the hearts of all New Yorkers. Just a few short weeks ago, Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both just 21 years old, were in a livery cab riding to the hospital where, perhaps, they would deliver their first child. They never made it. A read more here »

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The day the Earth stood still: A regrettable reprise

By JERRY TALLMER  |  On October 27, 1962, a beautiful fall day here in the heart of Greenwich Village, I was a dead man walking. And so were you and you and you and you and you and… …and you, dear 29-year-old North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, except that in 1962 you weren’t quite read more here »

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Trust must improve its communication and transparency

TALKING POINT BY DEBORAH J. GLICK | I read “The Hudson River Park must generate more revenue” (talking point, by Diana Taylor et al., March 28) with interest, and am pleased that the Hudson River Park Trust board of directors seems to be willing to move beyond the proposal for residential development at Pier 40. read more here »

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TALKING POINT:  Hudson Square rezoning not the win-win we hoped for

BY ANDREW BERMAN  |  On March 20, the City Council voted to approve Trinity Real Estate’s Hudson Square rezoning. This was the third major rezoning in Community Board 2 within a year, following the N.Y.U. 2031 rezoning and the St. Vincent’s/Rudin rezoning. The other two rezonings were far more troubling in terms of their negative read more here »

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The Hudson River Park must generate more revenue

TALKING POINT   By Diana L. Taylor,  Robert K. Steele, Paul A. Ullman, Pamela Frederick, Franz Leichter, Jeffrey Kaplan and Lawrence B. Goldberg Over the last 18 months, the Hudson River Park Trust hosted a series of task force meetings attended by all the local elected officials or their representatives and many experienced urban planning experts, representatives of read more here »

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The impossible interview: The pope and the journalist

BY JERRY TALLMER | JACOBO TIMERMAN, journalist, publisher, author, born Bar, Ukraine, January 15, 1923 — died Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 11, 1999. JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO, born Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 17, 1936. Former priest, bishop, archbishop, cardinal, now Pope Francis I. THE JOURNALIST: Father — is that how I should address you? — Your read more here »

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Bikes rule! Or bike rules? One cyclist sounds off

TALKING POINT BY SCOTT OGLESBY | I’ve been riding bikes in Manhattan for 27 years, so retro that I call myself a “biker,” not a cyclist. Before moving here in the ’80s, I was an avid biker in San Francisco for 15 years. My first ride was in 1956, on a single-speed Schwinn American Flyer. read more here »

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In Loisaida, we keep the faith, and never give up

BY ELIZABETH RUF-MALDANADO | About a decade ago, a friend who was leaving his apartment here in Loisaida for an apartment in Brooklyn rationalized: “In five years you won’t want to live here, either.” Though I knew he was wrong, I understood where he was coming from — the pub crawl of young nonresidents with read more here »

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