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Around 3 p.m. on Friday at W. 10th and Greenwich Sts. outside the Village Community School, students and their parents and guardians boarded an eastbound M8 bus. When it left, the bus was standing room only.
East Village preservation push gets funds infusion
By Bonnie Rosenstock
On Thurs., Nov. 20, with a morning chill in the air but warm wishes and congratulations all around, Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, accepted a check for $13,000 from Jay A. DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League of New York State, for research and a historic preservation plan for the East Village.
Clive Barnes, 81, not your typical dance reviewer
By JERRY TALLMER
Clive Barnes would not have enjoyed but would I think have appreciated the irony of the New York opening of "Billy Elliot: The Musical" almost simultaneously with his death in this city he had adopted as his own immediately upon landing here in 1965 to become dance critic of The New York Times.
ARC filled with a load of cheap CD's
Fathoming the financial crisis at the Brecht Forum
By Casey Samulski
The Web site's introduction opens with the words of playwright Bertolt Brecht: "Everything changes." Like the economy, for one.
Ninth Precinct heroes are honored for a great save and a key catch
Pot smokers' defender now puts city on defensive
'Not fare!' say kids, seniors, merchants of plan to cut M8
By Jefferson Siegel
The river-to-river Eighth St. cross-town bus has been targeted in a scenario of sweeping transit service cuts and fare hikes.
Facebook generation generates the protests over Prop. 8
By ANDY HUMM
Just three days after 10,000 marched on the Mormon Temple near Lincoln Center to denounce the passage of Proposition 8 — a campaign largely funded by Mormons — another crowd estimated up to 10,000 assembled along Broadway by City Hall on Sat., Nov. 15, to decry the elimination of gay marriage rights in California.
As nightlife booms, rats are having a party, too
By Lesley Sussman
Just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets of the East Village at night — here come the rats.
AIDS Memorial's ship finally comes in at Bank St.
By Lincoln Anderson
Since the onset of AIDS in the early 1980s, the deadly virus has claimed more than 60,000 lives in New York City alone. And yet, in all those years, neither the city nor the state has ever had a fitting monument of its own to those who have been lost.
Council backs rezoning with letter by deputy mayor
By Albert Amateau
The City Council last week unanimously approved the 111-block rezoning of the East Village/Lower East Side after the Bloomberg administration made a commitment to Councilmembers Rosie Mendez and Alan Gerson about anti-harassment provisions, affordable housing opportunities and protection for Chinatown and the Bowery corridor.
Villager Arts & Lifestyles
More romantic than a blue rose
By JEFFREY CYPHERS WRIGHT
Human nature is part of nature but is also painfully apart from it. We are always aware of our separation from the innocence and sanctity we associate with nature. Art tries to address that longing, most especially in representational, landscape paintings.
Putting LES galleries on the map
By STACEY COBURN
Gallery Bar owners Darin Rubell and Josh Boyd spend much of the day fielding phone calls, meeting with artists, welcoming visitors, chain smoking and fooling around with water guns in their arts space.
En Pointe: 'Billy Elliot' hits the mark
By SCOTT HARRAH
The Broadway stage adaptation of the British film "Billy Elliot" definitely delivers a consistent level of emotional intensity, but it is also quite dark and rather long at almost three hours.
Drinking on a prayer
By JERRY TALLMER
It is October 2004, and the least unlikely thing in the life of hard-headed Austin Noone, six-years-without-a-drink alcoholic, is that the Boston Red Sox, having been swept in the first three games of the American League Championship Series, are coming back after 86 years in the desert, to take the next four and beat Austin's revered New York Yankees.
Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
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