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Villager photo by J.B. Nicholas
Patricia Oltremare, who also goes by Soleil, stands in a renovated section of the Jane-West Hotel. She holds a photo showing conditions that long-term tenants living right next to this section had to endure during its renovation.
Jane-West tenants wage big fight to hold on to tiny rooms
By Roslyn Kramer
Another episode in the tumultuous riverfront history of the Jane-West Hotel is heading toward a resolution next month. Tenants of the ravaged building are defying a development scheme that would overhaul the landmarked, former sailors’ refuge into a tourist hotel and put present occupants out on the street.
Historic row houses are hit by Con Edison fire
By Albert Amateau
A fire that started in a Con Edison electrical cable under Sixth Ave. at W. 10th St. on Friday night Dec. 19 forced the evacuation of a row of 170-year-old, three-story buildings.
Villager Arts & Lifestyles
A bowl of rock candy
By TODD SIMMONS
The newly christened Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in Soho has the potential to establish itself as a lively alternative to the usual circuit of New York City tourist destinations.
Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
In focus behind the camera
BY ELENA MANCINI
“Annie Leibovitz at Work,” a newly published retrospective of the iconic photographer’s 40-year career, is equal parts text and images.
Through the needle darkly
By MATT HARVEY
On a recent cold, gray, afternoon, Michael Largo, a late-middle-aged author of three encyclopedias on death and madness, took a walking tour of sorts around the East Village.
Perfection when we least expect it
Fantastic Mr. Brecht
By JERRY TALLMER
On February 27, 1933, the Reichstag building in Berlin that housed the German Parliament was ravaged by fire.
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