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Editorial
Time for a change: Squadron in state Senate primary
One of the disturbing things about Downtown politics is that incumbents just don’t face tough re-election battles.

Letters to the Editor

Notebook
With the working girls in the darkest days of AIDS
By Patricia Fieldsteel
During the 1980s, I worked the prostitute strolls in all five boroughs of New York.

Flashback
Sixty years ago, in an Aug. 19, 1948, front-page article, The Villager reported...

Obituaries
Verna Small, 92, leading Village preservationist

Marion Mackey DeGregorio, 94, pilot pioneer

James R. Tempio, 59, restaurateur, painter, activist, ‘Renaissance man’

Memorial
Ranard photo show and memorial
A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery will hold an exhibition of documentary photography by the late John Ranard, with an opening reception on the evening of Sat., Sept. 6.

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Villager photo by Laurie Mittelmann
Alexis Lbajela, who has been sashaying on the Christopher St. sidewalks for 20 years, recently sported an orange lace Giorgio Armani dress, with a black shawl and garters.

Making the case that Magnum is Westbrook’s manager
By Gerard Flynn
The Department of Buildings says that disciplinary action will be taken against the owners of a rent-stabilized building at 201 E. Second St. should the department determine that information provided on permit applications is false and misleading. 

The heart of rock and roll is still beatin’…in Soho
By Sisi Wei
Following the rumble of loud rock music, Mayor Mike Bloomberg last week announced the planned opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum annex in Soho this November.

News
Dressing like a harlot isn’t the half of it on Village stroll
By Laurie Mittelmann
On Staten Island, 20 wigs crowd the public housing unit of transgender model and prostitute Shawn Rachel, 28.

Doctor serves up healthcare for workers in restaurants
By Bonnie Rosenstock
Since 1995, when Beatrice Tosti and Julio Pena opened Il Bagatto on E. Second St. east of Avenue A — one of the first new restaurants in that lower part of Alphabet City — Dr. David Ores has always helped out their workers.

The developers have detached, but shul debate keeps on going
By Albert Amateau
Everything is in dispute regarding the East Village synagogue whose board of directors last month voted to authorize a developer to demolish the crumbling 1910 structure and replace it with a six-story apartment building with a new synagogue on the first two floors.

Two upstart candidates mount challenges to Silver
By Julie Shapiro
Pe
rhaps Sheldon Silver’s critics are making up for lost time.

Photographer focuses a loving lens on his neighbors
By Lucas Mann
Lorcan Otway is recognizable around Tompkins Square Park.

Green light for N.Y.U. ‘green’ co-gen power plant
New York University broke ground on Aug. 12 at the Village site of its new, environmentally friendly co-generation plant in a ceremony attended by elected officials, local leaders and university representatives. 

N.Y.U. will pay for Moving Day parking hassle


Villager Arts & Lifestyles

Under the spiegeltents, all the Seaport’s a stage
By Lee Ann Westover
Through the early part of the 20th century, itinerant theaters crisscrossed Europe—not unlike the Broadway road shows of today. Velvet-draped, teak-trimmed “spiegeltents” brought vaudeville-style entertainment to the public in portable opulence.

Koch On Film
By Ed Koch
“Elegy” (+) and “Red” (-)

A wizard behind the curtain winks
BY JEFFREY CYPHERS WRIGHT
All around nice guy, soft spoken, quick to laugh and slow to kvetch—Rob Curcio has a lot of irons in the fire. As an art world mover and shaker he performs myriad duties, from writing to curating.


Judith Malina, woman alone (sort of)
By JERRY TALLMER
There’s going to be a benefit at Joe’s Pub this coming Monday, August 25, in honor of Judith Malina and The Living Theater.

Volume 78, Number 12
August 20 - 26, 2008

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