We deserve better
This was supposed to be the year for marriage equality and other progressive L.G.B.T. breakthroughs. In Washington, the nation witnessed the historic inauguration of the first African-American president, a compelling, transformational leader who took office voicing the strongest pro-L.G.B.T. agenda in history. In Albany, after 40 years, the Democrats finally were back in control of the state Senate; they offered the promise of enacting three key pieces of legislation that the former Republican leadership had stood in the way of marriage equality, transgender rights and a school anti-bullying law with protections based on sexual and gender identity.
Letters to the Editor
Visit to Gaza was an assault on sense of justice
By Joyce Ravitz
When I was growing up, my parents instilled in me the knowledge that Jews were hardworking people who would not stand for injustice. My Jewish education taught me that Jews were obliged to fight against discrimination and other wrongs whenever they occurred. And we met discrimination ourselves.
Bob Cohen, a longtime N.Y.U. liaison, is dead at 78
By Albert Amateau
An hour or so after attending a meeting involving the two communities most important to him the Village and New York University Bob Cohen died suddenly at home on Mercer St. on Wednesday night July 1 at the age of 78.
No buses, no nukes; More lights
The July 9, 1959, issue of The Villager reported on the start of a 90-day trial of rerouting buses out of Washington Square Park.
Serving West and East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side
The latest design for 1 Seventh Ave. includes a 203-foot-tall tower. The view above is looking east along W. 12th St. from west of Seventh Ave.
New-style benches dont sit well with park regular
By Harry Bartle
The recent renovation of Washington Square Park has been discussed to death over the past month: the newly aligned fountain, reconfigured plaza, expanded lawn spaces. The restoration has some Village residents tearing out their hair and others reaching for their picnic baskets.
Rainforest activists: High Line wood a pour choice
By Laurie Mittelmann
A soft-spoken East Village activist approached a man sitting on a dense hardwood bench along the High Line last Friday afternoon. She told him there was a piece of the Amazon rainforest beneath him.
Yiddish stars still shine, just less frequently, on 7th
By Bonnie Rosenstock
If the names Maurice Schwartz, Menasha Skolnick, Joseph Buloff, Seymour Rexite and Miriam Kressyn dont ring a bell, you are far from alone. But for members of the aptly named Yiddish Artists and Friends Actors Club, these legendary performers are household names.
Villager Arts & Lifestyles
Summer in the City
Best Village Bets for July & August
By Scott Stiffler
Is there anything sadder than strolling through a NYC street fair overpriced funnel cake or gyro in hand while telling yourself youre having a good time?
Some still deny the Holocaust, some simply refuse to listen
By Jerry Tallmer
It is a recipe like any other. Well, almost like any other:
5 kilos of
fat are mixed with 10 liters of water and 500 or 1,000 grams of caustic soda. All this is boiled 2 or 3 hours and then cooled.
Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
Ed Koch is making progress in his recovery from heart surgery on June 19. We wish him well and hope to have him back praising and panning as soon as possible.
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