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From left, Ed Shea, a Theater for the New City board member; Paul Bartlett, an environmental consultant for the theaters renovation plans, and Crystal Field, the theaters director, on the buildings rooftop, which they hope to turn into a green roof.
Plants on a hot tin roof; Theater plans to go green
By Casey Samulski
The Theater for the New City has big plans for its building. New lights and modular seating spaces may come as no surprise among the plans for the renovation process, but the crowning achievement will be showing up outside the stage and the box office: The theater is going green and starting with its roof.
Concerns on Con Ed pollution fuel heated hearing
By HRina DeTroy
Neither frigid temperatures on a recent Monday night nor late notice deterred dozens of East Village-area residents from attending a public hearing about Con Edisons pollution permit for its E. 14th St. power plant. Many believed the regulations have not been stringent enough in capping harmful emissions from the facility.
A sneaky move on Handschu case by city eludes surveillance
By Casey Samulski
Martin Stolar called it putting us through hoops for the past year and a half. That was the only way he could describe the legal battle hes been engaged in, one that finds its origins back in the 1971 Handschu agreement.
Bid to make Chinatown-Little Italy historic district clearly registers
By Julie Shapiro
Victor Papa is on a mission to save Chinatown and Little Italy.
Villager Arts & Lifestyles
Between beats and clicks
By David Todd
London-born Kieran Hebdenalso known as Four Tet, his primary vehiclestarted out playing guitar in the post-rock group Fridge, who debuted with the album Ceefax in 1997. He quickly moved into producing his own electronic albums, beginning with Dialogue in 1999 and leading up to his sublime Remixes in 2006.
By Scott Harrah
It would be easy to compare Horton Footes Dividing the Estate to Broadways other current family drama, August: Osage County. Both plays are about big, bickering families ruled by a matriarch. However, while Osage County was a sprawling tragic epic, Dividing the Estate is a far more humorous look at family dysfunction.
Eden in the flesh
By Jerry Tallmer
It was the morning after the opening, and the raves were in, but already Martha Clarke was on the cell phone, talking with Rob Besserer, a remarkable actor/dancer who was central to the original Garden of Earthly Delights in 1984-87 and is now a bit older than he was then. She was begging him to step in, now, for an actor who had been knocked out by the sciatica that struck mid-performance the night before.
Priest uncovers untold Shoah by bullets
By Elena mancini
The Shooting of Jews in Ukraine is the title of a groundbreaking exhibition based on the recently published Holocaust by Bullets by French priest and Holocaust researcher Father Patrick Desbois. On display is the heretofore-untold history of the 1,500,000 Ukrainian Jews who were murdered between 1941 and 1944, when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
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