Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel
Theyre takin it to the Summer Streets
During Summer Streets on Sat., Aug. 8, walkers, a cyclist, parents pushing a stroller and a jogger all headed south on Fourth Ave. at 14th St. Its the second summer to see an installation of the Summer Streets initiative, which closes to cars a route from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park.
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Maria Passannante-Derr, a longtime Community Board 2 member, was unsparing in her attacks on Christine Quinn at the August 13 debate. Read our statement regarding this debate. (JEFFERSON SIEGEL)
Passannante-Derr Comes Out Swinging Against Quinn
While City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn’s campaign experience showed in a debate among three of the Democrats vying for her seat, it was Maria Passannante-Derr who brought the heat to the August 13 event.
After 9 die in midair collision, copter flights come under fire
By Albert Amateau and Lincoln Anderson
The disastrous collision of a sightseeing helicopter and a private plane off of W. 14th St. over the Hudson River on Saturday prompted elected officials to demand regulation of the air corridor over the river and prompted Hudson River Park advocates to insist on an end to tourist helicopter flights.
Clerk shoots down 9/11 initiative
By Will Glovinsky
The petition for a ballot initiative that would create a second subpoena-powered 9/11 Commission was rejected by the City Clerk on July 24.
Battle of the bulge as co-ops bricks start to slip
By Jefferson Siegel
Last Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. the Fire Department received a call of bricks falling from the facade of 2 Fifth Ave., between Eighth St. and Washington Square North. But no bricks actually fell.
Another round for bar rule, and boards are happier.
By Julie Shapiro
Bar owners seeking licenses will once again face tougher restrictions under a bill passed by the state Legislature this summer.
High Line access is on track for two condos
By Will Glovinsky
The Parks Department will ask the City Councils Franchise and Concession Review Committee on Wednesday for permission to negotiate concession agreements with two developers that would afford their private buildings access to the High Line.
Historys flow is evoked in a new Canal St. park
By Jared T. Miller
With an abbreviated name that matches its Tribeca surroundings, the recently opened CaVaLa Park has been a welcome addition to the area for those who work nearby.
High Line plan is too taxing, neighbors cry
By Patrick Hedlund
The High Lines recently proposed improvement district will unfairly force local residents and property owners to pay for the elevated greenway, charged a group of Chelsea neighbors who dont think the community should have to pony up for the public park in the sky.
Villager Arts & Lifestyles
Mark Finley shepherds tale of sexually scrambled daughters
By Jerry Tallmer
There was a time when all over this town you saw signs or scribbles or chalkings that read: SILENCE = DEATH. Even before those years of the Plague in 1974, to be exact three young men of talent got together to launch TOSOS (short for The Other Side of Silence), a professional theater company that would defy death by breaking silence on all matters non-heterosexual.
Art Activist sheds light on aerosol artists
By Bonnie Rosenstock
Urban Art. Street Art. Mural Art. Aerosol Art. Spray Art. Guerilla Art. Tag Art. Call graffiti what you will but theres no denying its a big part of life in NYC (whether we realize it or not). That sentiment was expounded by painter/photographer Shell Sheddy.
Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
Julie & Julia.
As many of you know, I recently spent six weeks in the hospital and two weeks recovering at home. Julie & Julia was the first film I saw in eight weeks, and it was a wonderful choice. It is pure entertainment.
FringeNYC celebrates lucky year 13
By Scott Stiffler
What happens every August, exhausts even the most tireless theatergoer, and features more thespians than a barrel full of bloated, budget-busting Broadway babies? FringeNYC.
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