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The A-List

Mixed Use

Scoopy’s Notebook

Police Blotter


Ira Blutreich

Let voters speak on term-limits law
A full-blown debate is currently raging about whether to extend term limits for New York City politicians. There is much maneuvering and backroom discussion happening at City Hall.

Letters to the Editor


N.Y.U. is really growing on us, not in a good way
By Andrew Berman
Back to school means many things for many people.

Be it Bam or Mac, now's time for another New Deal
It was back in February in the snows of Wisconsin that Barack Obama fell into a minor hoo-ha of plagiarism by borrowing (from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick) the following, well, words:






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

Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel

Greenwich Village High School founding board members, along with its two principal administrators, front row, from left, Academic Dean David Clarke and Sara Goodman; middle row, from left, Jim Reynolds, Laurie Roth, Head of School David Liebmann, Jill Hanekamp and Marri Davis; back row, from left, Jodi Sweetbaum, Caryn Levitt, Jonathan Marvel, Aimee Bell and Sarah Paley. Board members not pictured: Pamela Bell, Sheila Davidson, Phelim Dolan, Gerrity Lansing, Skip Mattoon, Libby McCabe, Dick Robinson and David Scully.

Finding out more about a neighbor after her murder
By Mary Reinholz
Maybe no one knows anyone in this town.

Shot by police at the R.N.C. and now back to jail?
By Lincoln Anderson
Two weeks ago, Jason Nicholas — writing as Nick Brooks, the name he sometimes goes by as a freelance photographer — wrote an action-packed account in The Villager of his being arrested while covering anarchists protesters’ mayhem at the Republican National Convention.


Parents 'work hard and take a risk' to form a high school
Imagine an independent high school that thinks outside of the typical classroom box. A high school that partners with The New School, local museums and other cultural institutions to provide its students with additional learning and mentoring opportunities that make the entire city their classroom.

Is Trump Soho higher, or maybe just SoHi?
By Lincoln Anderson
Trump Soho hotel-condo watchdogs are up in arms crying that Donald Trump has trumped them yet again.

New Manhattan Planning director seeks right balance
By Albert Amateau
Edith Hsu-Chen, newly appointed director of the Manhattan Office of the Department of City Planning, has been involved in the give-and-take of land-use and development issues in the borough for 11 years.

Pavilion protest boils over, but Harvest sizzles
By Jefferson Siegel
Too many chefs tried to spoil the stew at last Thursday's Harvest in the Square in Union Square.

A former bakery and a bank are two new East Village landmarks
By Albert Amateau
The Landmarks Preservation Com-mission last week designated as city landmarks two East Village buildings dating from the 1920s, the Wheatsworth Bakery, now a storage warehouse on E. 10th St., and the Public National Bank, now a residential building on Avenue C.

Villager Arts & Lifestyles

Seven-minute stories on the silver screen
By David Callicott
"It's like the Olympics of short films," says John Polson, the founder and director of Australia's Tropfest.

"Hungry" for the truth about anorexia
Anorexia is not just for models anymore. Actually, it never was.

Folkie from the land of grunge
By Matt Harvey
Singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has been recording stripped down lo-fi folk since he was a teenager in the early '90's, when he signed with Sub Pop.

Fall frontier on the Lower East Side
By Stephanie Buhmann
On Sunday, September 7, the Lower East Side was swarming with art enthusiasts.

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
"Burn After Reading" (-) "A Secret" (+)

Volume 78, Number 17
September 24 - 30, 2008


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Discover Hudson Square

Feeding a Growing Nabe
In our second annual look at Hudson Square, the new neighborhood just west of Soho, we focus on the growing number of small restaurants in the area and profile Great Performances catering, above, which also runs a daytime cafe . Tribeca celebrity chef David Bouley (not shown) has also signed a lease for an eatery in the Square.

We profile the new Four Points hotel which will be near the towering Trump Soho under construction, left.

Hudson Square veterans chew over what's going on

Cuisine from the world's 4 corners in the Square

Catering to the hoity-toity & serving lunch to the New Media

Be it Soho or the Square, the nabe has room for inns

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