EDITORIAL

End the Senate follies
Let’s give New York’s state senators credit for something: No one else has ever made a clearer, more convincing case proving the depths of Albany’s dysfunction while also showing how desperate the need is for fundamental change.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook


TALKING POINT

Time to remove 25 years of barricades in New York
By Tim Gay
Dear Archbishop Dolan: We’re sorry that you missed your first New York Lesbian and Gay Pride March. We heard you were in Rome, meeting with the pope and getting a new wardrobe. 


FEATURED COLUMNS

The A-List

Police Blotter

Ira Blutreich


OBITUARIES

Jeff Winfield, The Left Banke guitarist, is dead at 60


PRIDE IN PICTURES

On Stonewall’s 40th, the Pride’s stronger than ever


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Photo by John Gleason

Thomas Ellenson gets some skin from his Athletics teammates.

Player/coach teaches his team much more than balls and strikes
By Rita Wu
Thomas Ellenson has a unique position as a player on the Greenwich Village Little League Athletics. He keeps score, counts pitches and announces the lineup to his teammates before every game. Above all, his presence on the team is an inspiration to his peers.

Judge opens the door to citizenship for his doorman
Porters and doormen do a lot for the residents in their buildings, so when residents can return the favor, they do.

Medical examiner: East Village ‘crusty’ woman OD’d
By Lincoln Anderson
The city’s medical examiner last week reported that the death last month of Lesia


News

Two hundred turn out to try to head off N.Y.U. growth
By Albert Amateau
About 200 Village residents gathered last week vowing to fight New York University’s master plan to add about 3 million square feet of new space in Greenwich Village, the East Village, Noho and Union Square over the next 22 years.

When things got hairy, Hoylman used his humor

Anxiety over 9/11 tiles is fanned by Transit plan
By Albert Amateau
New York City Transit last week presented three basic design suggestions for the emergency ventilation tower planned for the triangle at Seventh Ave. South and Greenwich Ave., where thousands of Sept. 11 memorial tiles have been hanging on a chain-link fence for the past eight years.

Leader in the fight against bogus busts at porn stores is vindicated
BY DUNCAN OSBORNE



Villager Arts & Lifestyles

THE LISTINGS

Struggle to love spans the centuries
BY JERRY TALLMER
Potomac Theatre Project’s potent plays poised to please.


Four separate shows, showing below Houston 
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN 
‘The discovery of many rare treasures’ awaits.


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Volume 79, Number 4 | July 1 - 7, 2009

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