Volume 76, Number 21
October 11 - 17, 2006

Editorial/ Op-Ed
Restoring sanity in Washington; It can be done
The level of interest in next month's congressional elections is high, and rightfully so. Democrats feel they're within striking range of taking back the House, possibly the Senate, and the implications for achieving either of these are enormous. Heightening the urgency is the fact that this election is clearly crucial, both to our country and the rest of the world.

Talking Point
How Foley was tripped up by his Achilles penis
By Reverend Donna Schaper
Former Congressman Mark Foley joins a growing group of men who seem to be really good at getting into trouble because they want a certain kind of sex. It is what Erica Jong in "Fear of Flying" called unzippered sex, the kind without relationship. Foley adds a few dimensions to his desire.

Letters to the editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Editorial Cartoon

Police blotter


News Briefs
Hearing on major rezoning plan

Woman with Alzheimer’s missing

Dangers on the street
Columbus Day comes a little early in Little Italy

Had a swinging Diwali

Picture Story

Waving peace flags and Wavy Gravy
On Thursday, the group World Can't Wait organized antiwar protests in several dozen cities. One of the larger gatherings and marches was in New York.

Hearty harvest on Avenue B
The Sixth St. and Avenue B Garden held its 21st Annual Harvest Festival on a beautiful afternoon last Saturday.


Small country, large hatreds
In June, East Village photojournalist Q. Sakamaki was in Sri Lanka documenting the renewed hostilities between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam separatists and the Sri Lankan government.

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Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel
Sweet Harvest

Chloe Blackshire, 6, tried her first candied apple with encouragement from mom, Glenora, at Saturday's Sixth and B Garden Harvest Festival. Glenora is working on a documentary on the Peopleâ?™s Mutual Housing Association. [MORE].

Hillary and Web funds are going where they're needed
By Jefferson Siegel
All politics is local, and sometimes that's a problem. At the least, New Yorkers can find their tax dollars funding a bridge to nowhere in Alaska.


N.Y.U. finds the answer is blowin' in the wind
By Lincoln Anderson
New York
University last Thursday announced that it would purchase some 118,000,000 kilowatt-hours of wind power, an amount equivalent to the power the university purchases annually from Con Edison.

The Living Theater will live again, on Clinton St.
By Jerry Tallmer
The Living Theater lives!
In going on 60 years it has died the death of a thousand cuts over and over and over again, but the ultra-antiestablishmentarian super-avant-garde theater company brought forth by Julian Beck and Judith Malina, husband and wife, in an artist’s studio on Wooster St.

Recalling Jane Jacobs where she headed off a highway
By Albert Amateau
A cross section of Greenwich Village activists paid tribute to the late Jane Jacobs, the former Village resident whose books transformed the way people think about urban issues, at an Oct. 3 benefit for the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

McCourt talks on mondegreens and running as a Green
By Ed Gold
Malachy McCourt, a 75-year-old, roly-poly part leprechaun who has worked as a dishwasher, longshoreman, actor, author and talk-show host — and who has also been an alcoholic and jailbird — has answered a new calling: political candidate. He is running for governor of New York State on the Green Party ticket.

Officers are honored, Shea retires at 9th Council awards
By Albert Amateau
The Ninth Precinct honored more than 40 officers and other personnel at the East Village precinct’s annual community council awards event on Oct. 5 at Cooper Union.

Video killed radio star; iPod killed Tower Records
By Lori Haught
Everything must go.
In two months, Tower Records on the corner of Broadway and E. Fourth St., will be gone as well.

Giving children a chance by offering a safe haven
By Lori Haught
One of the oldest and largest child welfare agencies in the city, New York Foundling is located in the heart of Chelsea. It was started by the order of the Sisters of Charity in the 1860s as a place for children orphaned by the Civil War.

On the Chelsea waterfront: A new park is growing;
By Josh Rogers
and Albert Amateau
Chelsea’s waterfront is slated to get three public piers within the next few months, and long-term plans include a merry-go-round, gardens and a park for skateboard stunts.

Papaya vs. papaya; Dogs-and-juice rumble, kind of
By Lori Haught
Papaya proprietors vend their hot dogs and fruit juice all over the city every day. For years, the unlikely but affordable combination has struck a pleasing chord with New Yorkers.

Villager Arts & Lifestyles
Judith Ivey's dual talents
By Jerry Tallmer
Gus Klingman is what used to be called "set in his ways." Amanda Cross is more adventurous. They are no spring chickens. His wife is dead, her husband is dead. He has a grown son, she has a grown daughter.

Loser's Lounge pays tribute to another American idol
By Todd Simmons
Loser's Lounge is one of those New York City treasures that help make fighting through the crowded sidewalks and the rest of the daily hassles we face worthwhile. The eclectic music collective reminds us why we live here — because the unique cultural payoffs are unrivaled elsewhere.

Katherine Lanpher's midlife move
By Steven Snyder
No one seems more surprised about the reinvention of Katherine Lanpher than Lanpher herself. Not so long ago, she was a radio personality in Minnesota, a woman with a career, a house and a husband.

"A Chorus Line," alive and kicking
By Scott Harrah
This trenchant and poignant revival of the cherished classic musical is just as innovative now as when "A Chorus Line" originally opened in 1975. At the time, director and choreographer Michael Bennett, who died in 1987 at age 44, injected badly needed creativity back into Broadway by mounting one of most original and groundbreaking musicals the American theater had ever seen.

Koch on film
By Ed Koch
"The Last King of Scotland" (+)
Something unusual occurred during the past few weeks: I saw two sensational movies:  "The Queen," starring Helen Mirren, which is the best picture I have seen this year, and "The Last King of Scotland," which is my second favorite.
"A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints" (-)
This film was a disappointment.  One reason is that I could not understand about 50 percent of the dialogue, because the decibel level was so low.  HS, who saw the film with me, said that he missed about 40 percent of the conversations. 

Team focuses on improving play, not just winning
By Judith Stiles
Believing that the world was round, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of the New World. And although it is widely believed that he was not the first to arrive on this continent, one thing is certain, he did not land anywhere near Greenwich Village, or the neighboring hamlet of Brooklyn.


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