Volume 77 / Number 38
February 20 - 26, 2008


Scoopy's Notebook

Mixed Use

Police Blotter

The ‘new N.Y.U.’ is off to a good start
As part of its long-term planning, New York University recently unveiled conceptual designs showing how the university might develop its two South Village superblocks to accommodate some of its projected 6 million square feet of growth over the next 25 years.

Letters to the Editor

Firewall cracked, Clinton counts on superdelegates
By Ben Goddard
Like a circus performer trying to spin one too many plates on poles, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is having trouble managing its messages lately.




True grit: Images of the East Village from the ’70s

Time’s Up! rolls out of storefront space

All quiet on Trump front as investigation continues

Feeling in the pink and shoes safe


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What about BOB? Group’s fed up with Bleecker bus invasion
y Albert Amateau
BOB has lost all patience. BAMRA has had enough. The Carmine St., Central Village, Bedford-Downing and West Houston St. block associations have put up with it for nine years and want an end to it.

Minskoff works the angles in new Astor Pl. building
By Lincoln Anderson
Last week, The Cooper Union for the Advance of Science and Art announced that it has entered a $97-million, 99-year ground lease with Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc., for 51 Astor Pl., the current site of Cooper Union’s Engineering Building.

Quinn’s State of City hints at mayoral ambitions
“I want every New Yorker to hear me when I say: We are ready.” City Council Speaker Christine Quinn uttered these words in a raised voice with clear, slow enunciation, as a bridge from the introduction into the meat of her second State of the City address.

Heliport floats barge idea, but critics not onboard
By Albert Amateau
In response to a lawsuit by Friends of Hudson River Park demanding that the W. 30th St. Heliport get off parkland on the Hudson River shoreline, Air Pegasus, the heliport operator, has offered to move its helicopter operation to a pair of barges moored about 100 feet west of the shoreline.

St. Vincent’s doesn’t buy community’s tunnel vision
By Albert Amateau
St. Vincent’s Hospital officials are drafting a response to the Community Alternative Plan proposed last December to counter the St. Vincent’s/Rudin Organization redevelopment plan for a new hospital on the west side of Seventh Ave. and residential development on the east side of the avenue.

Gay youth back Pier 40 plan offering 24-hr. center
By Lincoln Anderson
The community-based Pier 40 Partnership proposal for Pier 40 has gained plenty of backing, from the local politicians, Community Board 2 and the Pier 40 Working Group to the Greenwich Village Little League and Downtown United Soccer Club.

Hearing on M.T.A. fan plant could see some venting
By Albert Amateau
New York City Transit will hold a hearing on Thurs., Feb. 28, at The New School, 66 W. 12th St., on the proposed emergency ventilation plant for the Eighth and Seventh Aves. subway tunnels at the Mulry Square intersection of Seventh and Greenwich Aves.

The sign that launched 1,000 business news stories
By Lincoln Anderson
The Villager was the source of last week’s hottest international business news story, though one would never have known it from the many media outlets that failed to give the newspaper a mention.

A forger faces a real dilemma
Considering how many Holocaust documentaries and features have been produced by now, one might imagine the difficultly in coming up with a unique slant on the subject.

Koch on Film

The Puppini Sisters make a splash
At Splash on West 17th Street, a recent Musical Monday hosted the fabulous mix of its vibrant gay core crowd, their straight girlfriends and European tourists..

Under the radar
The musician/filmmaker Theo Angell is an Oregonian who has been living and working under the Lower East Side radar for more than a decade now and recalls how eccentric it used to be. “My old landlord was a cantor and he had an entire apartment floor filled with live roosters.”

Writer’s block
Chelsea is being good to poets. Recently on 25th Street, there was a book party for Carter Ratcliff’s poems at Cue and an opening at ZieherSmith celebrating art by poets.

After tough loss, Cooper engineers win over Pratt
By Judith Stiles
When the Cooper Union basketball team played their adversaries at Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, the competition was admittedly more about a 100-year-old academic rivalry concerning art, architecture and engineering than who had the better basketball team.



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