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Scoopy’s, April 25, 2013

CONSERVANCY’S COMING: As you can read in this week’s issue, in an exclusive talking point from Bill Castro, the Parks Department Manhattan borough commissioner, plans are moving rapidly ahead to create a conservancy for Washington Square Park. The issue will be on the agenda of the Community Board 2 Parks and Waterfront Committee meeting on read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of April 18, 2013

‘JUNCTION,’ IT’S A GAS, GAS, GAS: Oh, sure, everyone’s talking about the Tribeca Film Festival. But let’s not forget about the Soho International Film Festival, at which “Junction” just took home the grand jury prize — the best competition film of the festival. Matt De Matt, at far right, with cast members in the photo read more here »

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Scoopy’s Notebook, April 11, 2013

DARK RIDERS: After our bike was stolen on Avenue B a few months ago, we were psyched to finally recently get some new (used) wheels on craigslist and get back rolling on the bike paths. But as we hit the Hudson River Park bike path in the Village the other evening, we found it very read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of April 4, 2013

 ACTION AT LAST AT OLD P.S. 64? East Village journo Sarah Ferguson called Monday to tell us she had just walked by the former CHARAS/El Bohio (the old P.S. 64), at 605 E. Ninth St. near Avenue B and seen a woman posting up a copy of an application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to read more here »

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Scoopy’s Notebook, March 28, 2013

THIS TIME, IT’S NOT ABOUT FRIENDS: Arthur Schwartz has announced he’s running for male Democratic district leader for Greenwich Village, the West Village and South Chelsea, a position he held from 1995 to 2005. Saying his experience in politics left him cynical, Schwartz said he “had to take a break and step aside” in ’05 read more here »

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Scoopy, March 21, 2013

Maloney for ‘Ms. Mayor’: Saying Christine Quinn will be “the first woman mayor of the greatest city in the world,” Congressmember Carolyn Maloney proudly endorsed the City Council speaker Monday at the site of a major Downtown voting bloc, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. “Anyone with brains and hard work can get the job read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of March 14, 2013

FRIENDS DIRECTOR’S EARLY EXIT: A.J. Pietrantone has left his position as executive director of the Friends of Hudson River Park a few weeks earlier than he had planned. He was slated to depart at the end of this month, but told us he left due to “really, an internal matter — it was internal to read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of March 7, 2013

THE AGONY OF GUS: We hear from Mindaugus Blaudziunas — just call him Gus, it’s a lot easier — that the shuttered Our Lady of Vilna Church was recently put on the market for $13 million by the New York Archdiocese. Massey Knakal is brokering the sale of the old church, at 568 Broome St., read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Feb. 28, 2013

SOHO BID SHOWDOWN: Well, the day is finally coming. The City Council’s Finance Committee will hold a second — and final — public hearing on the proposed Broadway Soho Business Improvement District on Wed., March 13, at 10 a.m., at City Hall, in the Council Committee Room, which is located adjacent to the main Council Chambers. read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Feb. 21, 2013

KHAN MOVES ON: One of the nicest — not to mention, most professional and helpful — guys you’ll find in the local political scene, Shaan Khan last week stepped down from his senior staff position with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s Office. Khan, who spent nearly eight years working for Stringer, said it was with read more here »

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