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Editorial
Break W.T.C. stalemate
Relying on a judge or an arbiter to resolve the World Trade Center impasse is a worst-case scenario. It would likely mean more delays and may not lead to a real resolution at all. The physical and financial components of the W.T.C. are so complicated that each side would undoubtedly continue to argue about who was fulfilling the terms of such a judicial decision.

Letters to the Editor

Talking Point
A pop quiz on the Greenwich Village Middle School
By Jenny Klion
It’s well past midnight, and I find myself cramming for an exam in a course I didn’t realize I’d registered for.

In Pictures

Supermarket goes the whole 9 yards for its shoppers

Bikers bare it all, well almost, for environment


Obituary

Raymond Carroll, 84, editor at Newsweek, prolific author
By Paul A. Carroll
Raymond J. Carroll, a Newsweek editor, author and longtime Village resident, died at his Prince St. home on May 16. He was 84.


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Villager photo by Q. Sakamaki

Christopher Park in Sheridan Square around 10 p.m. on a recent Saturday night.

Gay bars and neighbors say, ‘Anything goes’ has got to go
By Lincoln Anderson
The head of a volunteer anti-crime group is demanding a strict 10 p.m. curfew on the Christopher St. Pier and a complete lockdown of the Christopher St. PATH station on weekends.

BAN plans to keep the building boom on Bowery at bay
By Albert Amateau
The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors (BAN) last week presented a plan to limit the size of new buildings and preserve traditional commercial uses on the east side of the Bowery between Canal and E. Ninth Sts.

D.O.T. big wheel: City could be the ‘biking capital’
By Jefferson Siegel
The Village Alliance’s 16th annual meeting last Thursday saw the presentation of the first annual Norman Buchbinder Preservation Award and Janette Sadik-Khan, the Department of Transportation commissioner, give an update on the “greening” of the city. 


GAY PRIDE

I wasn’t quite at Stonewall, but it changed my life
By Tim Gay
 I remember when Judy Garland died but I don’t recall Stonewall. After all, I was not quite 14 back in June 1969.

AIDS activist says fight’s ‘bigger than marriage’
By John Bayles
It’s impossible to pigeonhole Charles King, executive director of Housing Works.

FIERCE switches from protest signs to PowerPoint
By John Bayles
 To hang out at the office of FIERCE on W. 24th St. is to witness a convergence of worlds: The world of L.G.B.T.Q. youth, the world of political activism and the world of ideas, among others, all collide on a daily basis in between the office’s bright-pink brick walls.

Figuring out the real riots veterans has been a battle
By Warren Allen Smith
I “outed” a straight. Not a gay. A straight! Listen up.

Mom gets it, but marriage not in fashion with all
By Kate Walter
I can’t say I was shocked that Dick Cheney came out in favor of gay marriage.


News

A middle school at Sports Museum is not a big hit
By Albert Amateau and Julie Shapiro
The city Department of Education last week offered Village parents another possible venue for the Greenwich Village Middle School.

‘Spirit of Stonewall’ lives on in protest over permits
By Jefferson Siegel
A group of 75 people marched through the West Village Friday night to protest a regulation requiring groups of 50 or more people to obtain a permit before gathering.

Leichter loses vote, defends Pier 40 lease maneuver
By Lincoln Anderson
“Not happy” at all that an appointee of his on the Hudson River Park Trust led the state-city authority’s surprise move to seek a longer lease for Pier 40, Borough President Scott Stringer responded strongly during the past week — both with words and action.

The facade is ripped off an S.R.O. landlord’s neglect
By Sheila McClear
The front door to 150-152 W. 14th St. has been hastily boarded up. Someone has parked a shopping cart full of empty cans in front of the building while paying tribute at the adjacent adult video store.


Pride

Through The Door, finding a place to grow and learn
By Gabriel Zucker 
“When I first came to New York, I didn’t have a lot of sense of direction,” said Brandon Butler, a 19-year-old student at Columbia, who goes by the name Paris. “I was in need of help.”

Pioneering institute is still going strong after 30 years
By Rita Wu
A trailblazing facility when it was created, the Hetrick-Martin Institute this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Out on the boardwalk, they’ll be having some fun


Villager Arts & Lifestyles

The A-List
Select Arts and Events Listings by Scott Stiffler

Strong, searching women at the core of ‘Heart’

By Jerry Tallmer
Characters interlock ‘like a surprise jigsaw puzzle.’

Questioning gender, confronting fear
BY ELENA MANCINI
Tribeca sculptor conceives armor as empowering corrective.

‘Grandmother of the French New Wave’ delivers unique autobiopic
BY RANIA RICHARDSON
Calling into question memory, fantasy, reality


Vocal coach valued by the talented, profane, slightly insane
By Travs. D
On a recent Sunday afternoon, at an hour of the day when most nightclubs are shuttered and silent, Joe’s Pub was the setting for an amazing alternative cabaret show. The sun was blazing outside; but inside, it may as well have been one o’clock in the morning.

The high price of guilt, marital servitude, lost love
By Jerry Tallmer
The opening words of Anna Ziegler’s “Dov and Ali” are good enough to quote.



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Volume 78, Number 55 | June 24 -30, 2009

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