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Scoopy’s, Week of Dec. 13, 2012

NO CONFIDENCE IN SEXTON? New York University Arts and Science faculty members will meet on Thurs., Dec. 13, to decide whether or not to conduct a vote of no confidence in N.Y.U. President John Sexton, according to a department-wide e-mail that was forwarded to this newspaper by an anonymous source. The meeting, which will take read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Dec. 6, 2012

POST-SANDY INFO FAIR: Area residents are encouraged to attend a resource fair on Sun., Dec. 9, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., that will serve as a one-stop shop for New Yorkers in need of assistance or who want to get involved with recovery efforts and long-term planning. At “New York After Sandy,” which will read more here »

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Scoopy’s Notebook, Nov. 29, 2012

EXOTIC/HOMEY THANKSGIVING:The BAMRA/Le Souk Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday night at Le Souk, 510 LaGuardia Place, was the place to be. The Egyptian-restaurant-based event, which has become an annual affair, provides a place for folks who might not have family nearby to join with neighbors for the holiday and enjoy a delicious meal. The food is read more here »

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Scoopy’s Week of Nov. 22, 2012

HOLLYWOOD ROMANCE: An East Village source tells us there have been frequent sitings of “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle hanging out on the stoop of the former squat at 544 E. 13th St., where his new girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson, and her family members live. He was even there the day before Superstorm Sandy. The read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Nov. 15, 2012

QUELLE DOMMAGE! Bakehouse, the new eatery at the west end of Horatio St. that The Villager profiled earlier this year, was hit extremely hard in the superstorm, and its basement’s contents were completely wiped out. “The cars were floating in front of Bakehouse,” Maud Bonsignour, who owns the place with her husband, Philippe, told us read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Nov. 8, 2012

KOCH’S CABIN FEVER: Former Mayor Ed Koch stuck it out during the first two days of the blackout at his Fifth Ave. digs by Washington Square Park, but then he just couldn’t take it anymore. “I was getting cabin crazy, as Charlie Chaplin called it, in a movie I never stop recall- ing, in which read more here »

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Scoopy’s Hurricane

PIER 40 DODGES DISASTER: Despite widespread alarm when Con Edison shut off power to protect Lower Manhattan from Hurricane Sandy, the Hudson River Park Trust could only breathe a sigh of relief. Pier 40, the deteriorating pier near West Houston St., narrowly avoided catastrophe during the storm. Madelyn Wils, president of the Trust, said that while power read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Oct. 25, 2012

COULD BE JUST WHAT WE NID, ER… NEED: The dates for the public outreach meetings for the proposed Hudson River Park Neighborhood Improvement District, or NID, have been set. There will be one meeting in each of the three community boards that include the park. The first is set for Thurs., Nov. 15, at 6:30 read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Oct. 18, 2012

SCARY BID HEARING: A date has at last been set for a hearing on the proposed Broadway-Soho Business Improvement District. Scheduled on Halloween, Wed., Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, it’s technically an “oversight” hearing, according to Kelly Magee, communications director for Councilmember Margaret Chin. “There will not read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Oct. 10, 2012

ON THE MARCH! The grand marshals for this year’s N.Y.U./Community Board 2 Children’s Halloween Parade include some real newsmakers. The trio includes John W. Sutter, The Villager’s former publisher; David Gruber, chairperson of C.B. 2; and Malina Webb, the head of the university’s Student Senate Council. Who knows what these three will be talking about read more here »

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