Volume 74, Number 03
Silver is the M.V.P.of the stadium fight
As far as opponents of the West Side stadium are concerned, the most valuable player of the fight is Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
By ordering his representative on the Public Authorities Control Board to abstain from voting on the project on Monday, Silver prevented the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from transferring the West Side rail yards development site and the state from allocating its half of the $600 million subsidy for the contentious project.
The weak link in Bushs triad: Jesus is a Democrat
By Jennie Green
As a commuter, I cant help noticing that cars sporting Bush/Cheney bumper stickers and Support Our Troops bumper stickers often flash Jesus-related bumper stickers as well. Lets examine this in fast-forward: Bush/Cheney; Support Our Troops; Jesus. Or: Politics. War. Religion. Is there something wrong with this picture?
Going to Auschwitz for the day, and coming back
By Patricia Fieldsteel
NYONS, France On March 14, I went to Auschwitz-Birkenau. For the day. I left home at 3 a.m. and drove to Marseilles, where I joined a small group of Jews from the Avignon and Carpentras synagogues, as well as a large group from Marseilles, which included some non-Jewish teenagers and their teachers. Our low-flying chartered plane landed at John Paul II Airport in Cracow at 9 a.m., after a two-hour flight over Italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia and the breathtakingly beautiful snow-covered Alps.
Letters to the editor
News in Brief
You can ring my bell-ell-ell, ring my bell
OBIEs father sees baby turn 50
Postcards from the edge (of Tompkins Sq.)
Community Board 2 and 3 meetings
Salsa with a splash is heating up the pool at the Y
"Serving West and East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side"
Arts and Entertainment
A serious way to work the body
By Aileen Torres
At fifty years old, Yamuna Zake is strikingly physically fit. Her body is lean and her muscles highly toned in a sleek manner. She exudes a serene strength as a teacher of her eponymous Body Rolling classes at her studio on Perry St., which also bears her name.
The Vitamens essentials
By Aileen Torres
On a recent Thursday night at the Cake Shop, a bakery/record store/bar/club on Ludlow St., audience members cheered on the Vitamen and shouted requests as the band played a show in the basement. One young woman hollered: Molested! Not that she was being harassed. She was simply asking the band to play a song from their debut album whose chorus includes the phrase: Was every girl on earth molested, or am I just bad in bed?
Koch On Film
By Ed Koch
The Ninth Day (+) This film is overwhelming in its emotional impact. It is based on a true story, that of a priest, Father Henri Kremer (not his real name) who stood up to the Nazis when they overran his country, Luxembourg, and was sent to Dachau, a concentration camp
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (-) This episode explains how Darth Vader, the bad guy weve met in the next three chapters, became that way. I wont tell you why he chose the dark side of the force and became evil. The voice of that phantom menace is James Earl Jones, whom one thinks of as avuncular when he speaks for Verizon.
Rebel for eternity
By Jerry Tallmer
The overused, much-abused, cliché word for it is charisma. The old-fashioned words for it are magnetism or sex appeal or star power. Like Mr. Justice Potter Stewart on pornography, one cannot define it, but one knows it when one sees it.
Legendary Village folk artist remembered
By Abigail Rothberg
In the heart of Greenwich Village in the 1960s, people went from divey clubs to underground cafes sopping up politically saturated music and comedy. Energetic, excited urbanites strummed rural music out into the streets giving rise to a folk explosion.
June Aulick, 98, former Chelsea Clinton News editor
By Albert Amateau
June Aulick, a Chelsea resident for more than 40 years and former editor of the Chelsea Clinton News, a weekly community newspaper, died Thurs., June 2, at the age of 98 at Gouverneur Nursing Facility where she resided for the past five years.
Wallace R. Forstell, 69; was active on L.G.B.T. issues and in the Grove
Wallace R. Forstell, longtime resident of Jane St., died at St. Vincents Hospital Mon., May 16, of emphysema at the age of 69.
Jeanne Tregue, longtime president of 13th Precinct Community Council
Jeanne Tregue, who for many years was president of the 13th Police Precinct Community Council, died last Sunday of natural causes after a long illness. She lived in Gramercy on E. 15th St. at Third Ave. and worked at a nursing home Uptown.
Mary Cardaci, 82, co-owner of Café Borgia on Bleecker St. with husband
Mary Cardaci, born and raised in the Village and owner with her late husband of Café Borgia, at Bleecker and MacDougal Sts., for 40 years, died May 18 at her home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., at the age of 82.
Contributions, condolences for Crandell
The obituary in last weeks issue on Keith Crandell neglected to mention that, in addition to the American Civil Liberties Union, contributions may also be made in his memory to St. Marks Church in the Bowery
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