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Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 27, 2012

MEDIA SHAKEUPS: The New York Times is ending its three-year partnership with New York University under which they collaborated to produce The Local East Village community news site. The Times is also backing out of its other “hyperlocal” operation with CUNY in Brooklyn. Oh well, there goes all that free student labor! Meanwhile, the Village read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 20, 2012

LIGHTING IT UP: N.Y.U. Faculty Against the Sexton Plan fired their latest volley against the university’s 2031 mega-development scheme on Wednesday evening — but it was noiseless, since it was a light show. On behalf of N.Y.U. FASP, “The Illuminator Team,” who used a truck with a projector on top, spent a couple of hours read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 13, 2012

A VOICE OF CONCERN: We received a phone message on Tuesday from a person who did not leave his name, but the voice mail sounded distinctly like the very distinctive voice of none other than Mayer Vishner himself. The former Yippie and L.A. Weekly editor said, and we quote, “The people at the LaGuardia Corner read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 6, 2012

WANTED WOMAN: Over the past few days, a disgruntled East Villager has been posting anonymous fliers around the neighborhood that portray Susan Stetzer, Community Board 3’s district manager, in a rather unflattering light. The roughly typed fliers claim that Stetzer is “Wanted: For assault on our civil liberties,” and call her both an “unelected meddler” read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of August 30, 2012

THE KOCH FACTOR: Former Mayor Ed Koch will be stumping for Obama. “I’m campaigning for him in Florida after Labor Day,” Hizzoner told us. The Democrats also want him to visit other states beyond the key Florida battleground and Koch is game. “I’ll do whatever they want me to do,” he said. Although Koch bucked read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of August 23, 2012

‘CONVERTING’ INTO A PARK? A group of West Village residents have filed suit to stop the construction of the Witkoff Group’s 98-unit residential development at 150 Charles St., site of the former Whitehall Storage building. The developer was granted zoning waivers because the project included a conversion of the former, full-block warehouse building. But, the read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of August 16, 2012

THE MOSAIC TRAIL…: Mosaics are hot right now — from the new sign at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, on Avenue C, to the new mosaic murals at the East Village’s Sirovich Senior Center, on E. 12th St. As usual, Jim Power, the East Village’s “Mosaic Man,” is working away on a bevy of read more here »

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Scoopy’s Notebook, Week of August 9, 2012

FROM THE 6 TO THE 2: College-age community board member Dodge Landesman recently switched from Community Board 6 to Community Board 2, thanks to his recent relocation from Gramercy to the Village. “I moved in with my brother on Charles St. in early July, so I am officially a C.B. 2 resident. Very excited to read more here »

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Scoopy’s Notebook, Week of August 2, 2012

WASN’T USED SO URGENTLY: North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System closed its urgent-care center at 121 W. 20th St. on Fri., June 13, after just 16 months of operation because it was “clearly underused and unnecessary,” a spokesperson for the medical group said. The center, which operated at night and on weekends in a 4,000-square-foot read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of July 26, 2012

WAKE-UP CALL: Writers, artists and faculty members opposing the N.Y.U. 2031 mega-development plan have joined together to contribute to a new “collection of pieces in protest” titled, “While We Were Sleeping: NYU and the Destruction of New York.” Among the contributors are the likes of David Amram, Roberta Brandes Gratz, E.L. Doctorow, Jules Feiffer, Mindy read more here »

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