Volume 76, Number 42
March 14 - 20, 2007
N.Y.U. needs not justa plan, but an epiphany
It came as surprising but welcome news to learn that New York University is moving toward a master plan. Last month, the university issued a request for qualifications for developers, seeking a design partner to craft a long-range strategic plan for its physical growth over the next 25 to 30 years.
Forward and united on Washington Square renovation
By Alan Jay Gerson
Now is the time for all sectors of the Washington Square Park community to come together. We need to unite to insist that the Parks Department move forward in accordance with the City Council (Gerson-Quinn) agreement.
Anne Frank as posthumous scapegoat and immigrant
By Andrei Codrescu
A U.S. lawmaker has submitted a bill seeking honorary citizenship for Anne Frank, to make up, presumably, for the grave sin of refusing her and her family entry to the U.S. when it could have meant saving their lives.
Letters to the editor
S. Ted Antholis, 67, leading advocate for disabled
S. Ted Antholis, a fighter for disabled rights, died Sun. Feb. 25, in New York City. He was 67. The cause was complications from decades of having multiple sclerosis, his brother, Ernest Antholis, said.
Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel
Ari Harry of Coney Island, left, and Peter Bud of Yonkers performed Hank Williamss Hey, Good Looking in Washington Square Park on Sunday.
St. Brigids protection is extended
By Albert Amateau
St. Brigids Church received another reprieve last week from the wreckers ball when the Appellate Division extended a temporary restraining order barring the Catholic Archdiocese of New York from demolishing the 1849 church building.
Soho clubs a grand headache for upstairs neighbors
By Brooke Edwards
For residents living above the nightclub 46 Grand, life has been anything but.
With a new team now in Albany, Knickerbocker tenants rebound
By Chris Bragg
With a new governor, the states housing agency has reportedly abandoned landlords at Knickerbocker Village who want to privatize the rent-controlled complex. In a battle between landlords and tenants, the Lower East Side complexs tenants are now closer to ensuring they have affordable housing.
Flatiron folks pressed by club noise and violence
By Albert Amateau
A standing-room-only crowd of Flatiron District residents told state and city officials on March 1 about their long siege by noise, filth and violence from bars and clubs concentrated on a few blocks between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
Arts and Entertainment
Tennessee to the rescue of 13th Street Rep
By Jerry Tallmer
Gunpowder and Poetry. Sounds like a rock group. It also sounds like Tennessee Williams, who put those two disparate words into two adjacent sentences circa 1939, when he was in his late 20s, long before rock-and-roll had been invented, though not high explosives.
Cartoons stripped from print
By Nicole Davis
Until cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed appeared in the Dutch newspaper Jyllands-Posten two years ago, most Americans probably underestimated the power of editorial art.
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Rock the chamber
By Michael Clive
Caffé Vivaldi, which hosted the four young musicians comprising Chiara for a 7:30 set last Thursday evening, is tucked away in a cozy storefront on Jones Street off Bleecker.
No place like home
By Nicholas Luckenbaugh
The Rapture has arrived. In a post-apocalyptic Kansas, the three Springer children are left orphaned after a massive storm, which they interpret as the second coming of Christ.
Koch on film
By Ed Koch
Although this docudrama is interesting and at times gripping, and the performances are excellent, in its totality it is disappointing.