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Scoopy, Week of July 4, 2013

CLOSES THE DEAL: Congratulations to Colin Gregory, The Villager’s retail ad manager, and Barbara Isaacs, who got married in Stowe, Vermont, on June 14. Isaacs is a retired schoolteacher and financial consultant. They are “living together happily ever after” in Easton, Penn., though somehow Gregory still manages to commute into our office every day. His read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of June 27, 2013

NEW FRIENDS FUNDRAISING CHIEF: We hear from A.J. Pietrantone, the former executive director of the Friends of Hudson River Park, that his replacement at Friends is Gregory Boroff. Boroff’s most recent position has been as vice president and director of development for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, where it sounds like he was definitely read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of June 20, 2013

RACER XXX? As we were walking up West St. recently we noticed a new race car-themed graffiti mural on the building at the corner of Clarkson St. where a “gentlemen’s club” is planned. We thought we recalled that Thomas Wolfe, the proprietor of what was going to be called Platinum, had mentioned to us last read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of June 13, 2013

V.R.D.C. VOTES ARE IN: The president of the Village Reform Democratic Club, Maria Passannante Derr, gave us the results of the club’s recent endorsement votes. Mayor: no endorsement. Public advocate: Daniel Squadron. Borough president: Julie Menin (who romped over Jessica Lappin, 40-12). George Arzt, Menin’s P.R. guru, hailed it as a “smashing Menin victory.” City read more here »

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Scoopy’s, June 6, 2013

MORUS GIVES YOU MORE: Bill di Paola, right, who with Laurie Mittelmann co-directs the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, proudly displayed MORUS’s CHARAS pop-up exhibit last Friday. The new Avenue C museum’s temporary display included vintage photos by Marlis Momber and newspaper clips, including The Villager article that broke the story of Gregg Singer’s plan read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of May 30, 2013

PUSHING PETROSINO BIKE BOYCOTT: It’s now clear that (somehow, not surprisingly) the epicenter of the bike-share backlash is centered in Soho’s tiny Petrosino Square. After discovering the location of Monday’s press conference for the program’s launch, three activists — Georgette Fleischer, Lora Tenenbaum and Carl Rosenstein — rushed down to the foot of the Brooklyn read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of May 23, 2013

DIETHER BACK WITH A BLAST — SLAMS WITKOFF, BATALI: Longtime Community Board 2 member Doris Diether finally returned home to Waverly Place last Thursday after rehabbing her broken hip and broken shoulder at VillageCare on W. Houston St. She got great care at VillageCare since, she said, “I had the two best aides — Jainisha read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of May 15, 2013

SWEENEY’S ANTI-BIKE-SHARE JIHAD: The New York Times, catching up to the bike-share backlash story, bit on a quote we reported in our article in last week’s issue on the Community Board 2  “bike-share outrage” forum. The Times, in its article this Wednesday, referred to a community member who slammed Citi Bike at the forum as read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of May 9, 2013

    MEET THE NEW PARK CHIEF: Sarah Neilson, above, the new administrator of Washington Square Park and director of the planned Washington Square conservancy, if it can actually be called that (see below), introduced herself at the Wed., May 1, meeting of C.B. 2’s Parks and Waterfront Committee. Because the expressive-matter vendors issue, which read more here »

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Scoopy’s, May 2, 2013

MEADOWS BUCKS THE PRESSURE: City Council District 3 candidate Alexander Meadows recently told us that he has been asked, in strong terms, to drop out of the race for Christine Quinn’s Chelsea/Village seat. The Cuban-American candidate told us two individuals have asked him to do it, and that one is an elected official currently serving read more here »

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