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Editorial

Seward Park renewal
A rally Sunday at Delancey and Suffolk Sts. marked the 42nd anniversary of the wholesale razing of blocks of residential buildings and small retail shops on the Lower East Side in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.

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Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook


Talking Point

Obama triumph ahead: Why he’ll win healthcare battle
By Ben Goddard
Much of the political chatter about healthcare reform lately has been of the glass-half-empty variety. Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to make too many deals.


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Ira Blutreich

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The A List


Memorial


Friedlander’s fighting spirit continues to inspire
By LINCOLN ANDERSON
From her crusading efforts on behalf of women and the underrepresented, to her dedication to the community, to the “pithy pointers” she doled out to her many political protégées, former City Councilmember Miriam Friedlander was remembered in all her many facets at a City Hall memorial last week.


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Housing activists joined hands as Angel Diaz, St. Mary’s Church associate pastor, led a prayer on Sunday for development of housing at the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.


With Chin in, renewed hope for housing at renewal area
By LINCOLN ANDERSON
With a new city councilmember strongly committed to affordable housing set to take office in January, housing advocates are feeling renewed hope that the long-dormant Seward Park Urban Renewal Area will be developed.

Radically righteous premiere

Closing post office would push envelope for seniors
By LINCOLN ANDERSON
Residents of Co-op Village, backed up by a strong show of support from local politicians, rallied outside the Pitt Station post office on Clinton St. Sunday afternoon, demanding the U.S. Postal Service keep the branch open.

Bowery chapel’s centennial marks mission milestone

Saponara and Buhl are 2 Legends

‘Banned breeds’ out of doghouse, but the 40-pound cap is restored
By ALBERT AMATEAU
Dog owners living in public housing are glad that the New York City Housing Authority has withdrawn its list of breeds that are banned.

News

After Gerson feud, D.I.D. dissidents to form new club
By JOSH ROGERS
Councilmember Alan Gerson may soon share something in common with one of his biggest political heroes, Ed Koch. Gerson, like Koch, has inspired a Downtown political club faction to splinter.

Gristedes chief still on warpath on cheap Indian cigarettes
By MARY REINHOLZ
The freshly remodeled Gristedes supermarket on 25 University Place has expanded its space, adding new sections for beer, hot food, a salad bar, bakery and organic products, all looking like crowd-pleasers beneath Thanksgiving decorations strung above the aisles.

Sweeney repeats he won’t run for D.I.D. club president

‘Quilt kids’ pledge to play a part in saving planet

Pols, water activists pour it on for drilling ban
By ALBERT AMATEAU
A hostile crowd of about 800 people, including city officials, filled the Stuyvesant High School auditorium on Tuesday night at a hearing on New York State’s plan to permit gas drilling in the state’s Southern Tier, including the six counties of the New York City watershed.

Politicians honor Cecere, their toughest lobbyist
By ALBERT AMATEAU
Lucy Cecere was definitely the Woman of Distinction last week — and for the past few decades.


Villager Arts & Lifestyles


Greatest production of the greatest American play
By JERRY TALLMER
Wilder classic packs gutsy, powerful atoms of instinctive truth.

Ominous, somber, kitschy and forlorn 
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Three fleeting art exhibits well worth your while


Goldner’s ideas conceived in Mali, born on Warren Street
BY STEVEN SNYDER
Tribeca artist’s massive steel sculptures resonate through two worlds.

Koch on Film
By ED KOCH
“The Messenger” (+ )
This is an extraordinary anti-war film that does not engage in polemics. 

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Volume 79, Number 24 | November 18 - 24, 2009



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