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EDITORIAL
Time to think even greener
 In his historic acceptance speech, Barack Obama referred to “the enormity of the task that lies ahead.” “The challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime,” he said, “two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century.”

Letters to the Editor

Meetings: Mayor and the schools, Con Ed and its spew


FEATURED COLUMNS

The A-List

Mixed Use

Scoopy’s Notebook

Police Blotter

Ira Blutreich

Scene


TALKING POINT

Grant Park revisited: From tear gas to tears of joy
By JERRY TALLMER
It’s what must be a Tuesday or a Wednesday morning — they all blur together for want of sleep — in Mayor Richard J. Daley’s Chicago, Illinois, the last week of August 1968. Democratic Convention week.

NOTEBOOK

What a drag! I was an Obama
male metrosexual on Halloween
By Kate Walter
Since I’d been howling at the pre-election satire on “Saturday Night Live,” I was inspired to create my own political character.

IN PICTURES

Overjoyed and overwhelmed by Obama’s historic win

Seniors happen to like Murphy, Fogel, The Villager

Friars and firefighters memorial


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75THLOGO

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


Villager photo by Milo Hess

Backing the troops, bringing sexy back
On Tuesday, a woman showed her support and patriotism with an American flag, near Madison Square Park, the mustering point for the Veterans Day parade. She also showed support for singer Justin Timberlake with a button on her shawl.

Memories of The Big One at war memorial ceremony
By Albert Amateau
Patriotism, local and national, came front and center at McCarthy Square in the Village on the morning of Veterans Day.


Crossroads of world goes wild as Obama shocks world

New High Line park is on track for debut in spring

English pull off an inside job at former Polyclinic

News
Church doors are closed, so they pray on sidewalk
By Jefferson Siegel
The full moon hung over Tompkins Square Park last Sunday as Ismael Casiano unpacked some tools two blocks north of the park near Avenue A.

Brainstorm no-brainer:
No more Trump hotels
By Albert Amateau
Hudson Square North residents and property owners tackle Donald Trump’s 43-story condo hotel as it nears completion.

St. Vincent’s, nurses sew up contract

Odetta honored with the first Music Legends Award
By JERRY TALLMER
The hot pulsing of Virginia Mayhew’s saxophone had hardly faded away.

Forum on fighting the ‘rat crisis’

Rosetta Reitz, 84, jazz historian, feminist, writer


Villager Arts & Lifestyles


Brawls and books
By MATT HARVEY
Back in March, the New York Review of Books moved to the West Village after spending the 45 years since its inception in the West Fifties. “

So fresh and so tween
By SCOTT HARRAH
The new Broadway musical “13” appeals to “tweens,” teens and adults alike thanks to a clever, fun songbook and a story to which anyone who’s ever attended public school can relate.

Cold fusion from Canada
By DOROTHY A. WILSON
Located in the eastern province of Canada, Québec is trés French with regards to art, music, and language especially.




Langella’s performance prevents lackluster loss
By SCOTT HARRAH
Three-time Tony winner Frank Langella gives another incandescent, crowd-pleasing performance as Sir Thomas More in this otherwise uninspired revival of Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons.”

Taking back the White House
By Matt Harvey
What does Porter Shreve’s fictional romp through ’70s idealism teach us about today?



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Volume 78, Number 24
November 12 -18, 2008

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