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Scoopy's Notebook

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Police Blotter


Mediation could finally strike the right note for Lola
The saga of Lola — a soul-food restaurant struggling to survive on Watts St. in Soho — has dragged on for four years. Pitting neighbors against the restaurant’s owners, the battle has been heated and, at times, downright nasty.

Letters to the Editor


The case for 75 Morton St. as a new middle school 
By Robert Ely
Reusing 75 Morton St. is an interesting concept for a new middle school that could provide an immediate, inexpensive, turnkey solution to the problem of school overcrowding in our community. While the lack of space in our elementary schools has received a significant amount of attention lately, middle schools deserve the same kind of focus.


A small park will get a big, $2 million makeover in Soho

Who needs Tribeca if your theater’s a L.E.S. rooftop?

Villager’s bringing Sexies back

Rec. center to raise the roof

A miracle no one hurt by falling tree


Lee Rosenfeld, 73, played key early role for P.S. 3

Elena Paz Meltzer, singer, language teacher, 86

Olivia Fitzsimons, 60, worked in skincare and to find homes for stray cats and dogs


Orioles are Majors A champs; Royals take B title



Serving West and East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side

Villager photo by Lorcan Otway

John Heneghan and Eden Brower of the East River String Band in their East Village apartment, which is festooned with 1920s blues recordings memorabilia.

Plucky couple revive rural blues, winning rave reviews
By Lucas Mann
From a one-bedroom apartment on E. Fifth St. comes a new album called “Some Cold Rainy Day,” with some of the most faithful renditions of 90-year-old, rural Southern country blues that you are going to hear nowadays.

Funky East Village will ‘die hard,’ protesters vow
Outraged that the New York Young Republicans Club had recently held a monthly social gathering at Bruce Willis’s new Bowery Wine Co. on E. First St., East Village activists staged a rowdy protest outside the place on Friday night.

Pot activist busts on police for arrest in pot bust
By Lucas Mann
At 7 o’clock on the evening of Thurs., June 12, Randy Credico, a longtime comedian and marijuana activist, was having a barbeque in the backyard of his apartment on 13 Gay St., when he heard a commotion and went out to the street to see five police cars surrounding two teenagers and the officers arresting the youths for smoking marijuana.

‘Pentagon Papers senator’ calls for new 9/11 probe
By Jefferson Siegel
Skeptics of the government’s explanation regarding details of the September 11 attacks are trying to put the issue before a larger audience.

Food and footwear dominate Eighth St. BID’s retail
By Ed Gold
An upbeat tone was set at the Village Alliance’s 15th annual meeting last Thursday with the business improvement district’s 2008 report indicating retail and commercial vacancies had been reduced to 3 percent in the entire BID, which includes Eighth St. and sections of Sixth Ave. and University Place.


Labor unions ready to start operating (their cranes)
By Albert Amateau
Labor union representatives and community leaders from Chelsea and Chinatown spoke out in support of the revised St. Vincent’s/Rudin redevelopment plan at a June 10 Community Board 2 forum.

Gray rage at City Hall as NYCHA cuts loom
By Lucas Mann
Talk about active seniors. Last Wednesday, senior citizens from all over New York City converged at City Hall, along with politicians and organizers, to make their voices heard.


A monumental moment for Segal’s ‘Gay Liberation’
Interns from the Parks Department’s Citywide Monuments Conservation Program touched up George Segal’s “Gay Liberation Monument” in Sheridan Square last week.

Back to my roots: Queer Asbury Park, then and now
By Kate Walter
As I stepped off the bridge into Asbury Park, the place had a ghost town feel for this Jersey girl who’s lived in the Village for three decades.

L.G.B.T. youth group fights fiercely for a S.P.O.T. to drop in at Pier 40 in the Hudson River Park
By Lucas Mann
The Chelsea office of the Fabulous Independent Educated Radicals for Community Empowerment (FIERCE) was not as hectic as one would have expected last Friday afternoon, just a few hours before the launch of their S.P.O.T Campaign to include a 24-hour, L.G.B.T. youth, drop-in center in Pier 40’s redevelopment plans.

Students could be feeling more Dignity soon
By Joy Wiltermuth
The passage of the Dignity for All Students Act, or DASA, currently wending its way through the State Senate, could mean a long-awaited reprieve for students facing harassment, bullying and intimidation in New York City’s public schools.

In rite of passage, teens and twentysomethings

Villager Arts & Lifestyles

By David Todd
The music of Ulrich Schnauss—part IDM (Intelligent Dance Music), part shoegaze rock—attracts with lilting melodies and then transports the listener into a certain pixilated haze.

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
“The Go-Getter” and “The Grocer’s Son”

Irish Rep’s ‘Prisoner of the Crown’ delivers
By Jerry Tallmer
Actually, they hanged him. On August 3, 1916. After he was convicted, of course, by a jury of 12 good men and true. Who took a whole hour—if a hotly contentious one—to reach their verdict.

Father figure: ‘New Yorker’ humorist gets paternal
By Alyssa Pinsker
“I could never get my father to laugh, so I felt an incredible accomplishment when I did,” said Ian “Sandy” Frazier in a recent telephone interview.

Washington Square Music Festival is a classic
By Lawrence Everett Forbes
Host to an eclectic array of singers, acoustic guitarists, drum circles and boom boxes, Washington Square Park is also known for its classic music concerts.

Volume 78, Number 3
June 18 - 24, 2008


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