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At the offices of Well Woman Gynecology, nurse midwife Cara Muhlhahn, left, examined one of her clients, Angelique Clarke, 37, as Clarke’s domestic partner of 15 years, Bridget Knapp, listened to their baby.
An East Village midwife delivers for moms — right in their homes
By Isabel Wilkinson
Cara Muhlhahn’s Alphabet City apartment was filled with women. Some stood around the kitchen counter, munching dried fruit; others cradled babies on the cushy sofas. In the corner, a woman was stretched out on a recliner while her feet were kneaded by a reflexologist.
City tidies up some issues as it O.K.’s garbage garage
By Albert Amateau
The three-district Department of Sanitation garage on Spring St. received final approval from the City Council on Nov. 19 by a vote of 40 to 1 with 1 abstention, but the Bloomberg administration made commitments to Council Speaker Christine Quinn to work during the next six months to make the project more acceptable to neighborhood residents.
Chatham Square reconstruction slated for next year
By Julie Shapiro
The city’s plans for Chatham Square have been on the table for several years, but they are gaining momentum and detail as next summer’s groundbreaking approaches. Many residents, in turn, are ramping up their criticisms of the street reconfiguration.
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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