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Scoopy’s, Week of Feb. 6, 2014

‘Hot Dog-gate’ grilling on hold: Due to Wednesday’s Slushapocalypse and the slippery condition of the sidewalks, the scheduled Feb. 5 Community Board 2 Parks/ and Waterfront Committee meeting was canceled. This was the meeting at which the Washington Square Park Conservancy members had been scheduled to attend and give an update on what they’ve been read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of Jan. 30, 2014

Read, Rosie, read! We’ve been trying to get Rosie Mendez’s reaction to Judge Donna Mills’s stunning Jan. 7 ruling in favor of the community lawsuit against N.Y.U.’s 2031 South Village development plan. Of course, Mendez, along with everyone else in the Council, save for Charles Barron, voted in lockstep for N.Y.U. 2031 back in July read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Jan. 23, 2014

Super pier party: Pier 40, at W. Houston St. in the Hudson River Park, is set to be the scene of what is being hyped as THE — yes, THE —party of Super Bowl weekend. The DirecTV “Super Saturday Night” event, on Sat., Feb. 1, to be held, we hear, under a big tent on the read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of Jan. 16, 2014

Mayor’s mane man: Well, no $1,250 John Edwards-style haircuts for new Mayor Bill de Blasio. Nope, he gets his locks chopped at good old Astor Place Hairstylists, for just $16. We went there ourselves not too long ago to get a trim, and it turned out the mayor had just popped in a few minutes read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of Jan. 9, 2014

Friends again? There may be — at least publicly — no hard feelings after openly lesbian City Councilmember Rosie Mendez blasted her colleague Jumaane Williams for his stance against marriage equality and abortion rights during his recent unsuccessful bid to become the next Council speaker. The two briefly shared the stage on Jan. 5 at read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Jan. 2, 2014

Diether’s beef with Batali: In one corner: Mario Batali, superstar restaurateur. In the other: Doris Diether, veteran Community Board 2 member and, more recently, a major new Ricky Syers marionette — “Little Doris” — in Washington Square Park. Batali frequently refers to Diether, 85, on his TV cooking show as a pain in the neck who read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Dec. 26, 2013

Wild on the street: It looks like Richard Pearson, a.k.a. the “Soho Wild Man,” is back out on the streets, and has returned to his stomping ground — the Soho / Nolita area. Pearson, 48, who is mentally ill, had been in jail since May 17. Two grand juries failed to indict him on an read more here »

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Scoopy, Dec. 19, 2013

Here comes the judge! Adam Silvera, former president of the co-op board at Village View — the Mitchell-Lama affordable housing complex located between Second and Sixth Sts. and Avenue A and First Ave. — and a former local Democratic district leader, was sworn in Thurs., Dec. 12, as a Civil Court judge in the Second read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Dec. 12, 2013

Bloggers off base on Squadron? Although Jenifer Rajkumar says she’s raring to run for his state Senate seat, should it open up, according to Daniel Squadron — or at least his chief of staff — she should look elsewhere to fulfill her political ambitions. Bloggers have recently speculated that Squadron may be tapped for a read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Dec. 5, 2013

Mother of all auctions: Talk about some boldface names! To help fund its ongoing legal fight against N.Y.U.’s 2031 megadevelopment plan on the university’s two South Village superblocks, N.Y.U. Faculty Against the Sexton Plan is holding a massive online holiday auction featuring a star-studded galaxy of artists, actors, writers, professors and businesses. And it’s right read more here »

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