Team effort on Thanksgiving
While football teams were competing on Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army and McBurney YMCA on W. 14th St. teamed up to provide free turkey dinners to 1,000 needy New Yorkers. Above, Lena Josephs, 10, served Daniel Mendez a meal in the McBurney YMCAs gym last Thursday.
Council subcommittee, property owners challenge Market district
By Albert Amateau
The proposed Gansevoort Market Historic District, beloved by preservation advocates and recently designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, came under fire this week at a City Council Landmarks Subcommittee hearing.
Joeys got a street corner now
By Jason Boog
Six hundred fans with leather jackets, tight jeans and a few baby strollers spilled into the street at Bowery and Second St. last Sunday, helping New York City honor a punk rock star. The city officially changed the East Village corner to Joey Ramone Place Nov. 30, in memory of the punk icon who died in 2001.
Mini-cafes plan raises big concern
Garden party for Hudson River Park
By Jessica Mintz
The Department of City Planning is making the rounds of Manhattan community boards with a plan that amends zoning laws to allow some restaurants to set up small sidewalk cafes. Downtown, City Planning deemed spots in Soho, Union Sq. and Chelsea ideal for the tiny outdoor additions. Negative response from outspoken residents from areas covered by Community Board 2 may have altered the departments initial vision for such cafes on W. Broadway, but other areas still remain on the table.
By Jessica Mintz
A garden planned for the Hudson River Park in celebration of the new millennium is finally about to be planted. The New York Committee of the Garden Club of America presented $100,000 to the Hudson River Park Trust at a Nov. 18 brunch event on Pier 40 for the planting of the Millennium Garden. The garden will be in an approximately 450-sq.-ft. area next to a bow notch once used by docking ocean liners between Piers 45 and 46, near the Christopher St. entrance to the Greenwich Village section of the park.
Students present design ideas for the Holland Tunnel rotary
By Elizabeth OBrien
The Holland Tunnel Rotary is that rare urban space open enough to serve as a blank canvas. Landscape architecture students from City College designed park plans for the space in and around the rotary and presented their ideas to community members on Tuesday at Gildas Club on Houston St.
Woman haunted by secret film of JFKs death By JERRY TALLMER
In frame 312 of the 26 critical seconds of home movie that Abraham Zapruder took at Dealey Plaza that day, the presidents head will snap back and start to disintegrate. In Keith Reddins play Frame 312, opening Dec. 11 at the Atlantic Theater, a terrified young woman named Lynette is carrying the only known copy of the Zapruder film in her purse, by train, from New York to Washington, where she is to hand it, in person, to J. Edgar Hoover.
Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
21 Grams (-)
This is a very confusing flick with unmarked and unexpected flashbacks and flash forwards deliberately throwing off the audience.
The plot involves three families who ultimately interact:
BMy Architect (+)
On two different occasions, strangers approached me in restaurants and recommended that I see this film. Based on their unsolicited, ecstatic statements, I decided to see it. Im glad that I did.
Endless reserves of motherly love
By Danielle Stein
No one would ever call My Flesh and Blood entertaining. A documentary about a woman who has adopted a houseful of disabled children, with conditions ranging from a degenerative skin disease to lack of limbs, it is not the typical movie for which you pay $10 at the multiplex, not the average dose of thrill or fun that a Supercombo so nicely compliments.
Chalfant in moving portrayal at the Lortel
By JERRY TALLMER
A mother writes to her son. She is a doctor in a small city in the Ukraine. Her son is far away and safe, but by 6 p.m. on the next day, July 15, 1941, she, Anna Semyonovna, must be resettled bringing along no more than 15 kilograms of her belongings behind a barbed-wire-enclosed district in the Old Town. Anyone remaining will be shot, say the diktats posted everywhere by the Germans.
An eerily modern history lesson
By Davida Singer
Athleticism and politics collide in The Palmer Raids, a super charged performance piece by Chicagos touted Plasticene Theater Company. In their New York debut at the Ohio Theater, Plasticene presents a docudrama recounting the U.S. mail bombings and their chilling aftermath in the early 1920s.
Battery Park City Mom knows what kids like
By Alison Gregor
A rather unexpected force is gathering steam these days in TriBeCa: neighborhood Moms.
In the past decade, among other things, Moms have organized to protest construction of a hulking commodities exchange and request a bubble park for their children. And because most still would not consider the neighborhood to be all that kid-friendly, one mother has taken unilateral action. She has opened a toy store.
Exciting downtown scene
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