Villager photo by Elisabeth Robert
Actress Rosario Dawson speaking at the Power of Peace Coalition conference at City Hall on Monday.
Actors, activists ask students to help end cycle of violence
By Casey Samulski
When Angel Seda asked the room, mostly young students, to stand up if they knew someone who had experienced violence, nearly the whole place was on its feet. Most were still out of their seats when he asked if it was a young person.
Future fest grows awareness of green-roof project
By Jill Stern
P.S. 41, The Greenwich Village School, recently held its first Futurehood block party in the W. 11th St.’s school’s courtyard. One of a planned series of events, it was a fundraiser and awareness raiser for GELL, or Greenroof Environmental Literacy Laboratory, the elementary school’s green-roof project.
Cyclists: Bridge is a dream; Delancey’s a nightmare
By Jefferson Siegel
Every day, thousands of bicyclists commute to and from Manhattan via the Williamsburg Bridge. Getting to the bridge, though, is a hazardous journey. The feeder route to the bridge, Delancey St., is a busy, traffic-filled thoroughfare that makes cyclists run a daily obstacle course just to get to work or home.
Bansky’s British invasion: Ironic rats, weird pets
By AnnMarie Costella
Banksy, a British graffiti artist known for lampooning politics, culture and ethics, has created a disturbing animatronic world in which chicken nuggets dip themselves, hot dogs copulate and rabbits wear makeup. His powerful juxtaposition of animal and human behaviors will leave viewers questioning their consumer habits.
Recalling square’s history, fearing for its future