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Editorial

The terror trials
Two of President Bush’s many failures were that he never found a constitutional way to prosecute the captured detainees responsible for the Sept. 11 attack on Lower Manhattan, and he never came up with a plan to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, despite his stated desire to do so.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook


Talking Point

Roger and me: You’ve come a long way, (rightie) baby
By Daniel Meltzer
“ROGER AILES SAYS HE WILL NOT RUN IN 2012 RACE” – Headline on Politico Click, online news service, Oct. 23, ’09


FEATURED COLUMNS

Scene

Ira Blutreich

Mixed Use

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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Miss America on a mission
More than 1,000 homeless New Yorkers enjoyed a delicious three-course meal Monday at the Great Thanksgiving Banquet at New York City Rescue Mission, at Lafayette and White Sts. Miss America, Katie Stam, second from right, was honorary event chairperson. As well as handing out the hearty fare, Stam also signed autographs. A bevy of local politicos, officials and personalities also helped at the dinner, including Councilmember-elect Margaret Chin, former Mayor David Dinkins and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Advocates give thanks for new rezoning that adds height caps
By Albert Amateau
Preservation advocates and elected officials were especially thankful on Thanksgiving week that the City Planning Commission has begun the process to prevent out-of-scale development on six threatened blocks in the West Village.

Charter’s growth could put squeeze on two schools

Dutch remember Stuyvesant in ‘Year of the Hudson’
By Bonnie Rosenstock 
Four hundred years ago, precisely on Sept. 11, 1609, the English explorer Henry Hudson, in the employ of the Dutch East India Company, sailed up the river that would later bear his name, and thus ushered in a landmark chapter in New York City’s history — the 38-year reign of the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

News

Freeing Fernando; Conviction in ’91 killing overturned
By Claude Solnik
It was going to be a day Fernando Bermudez and his attorneys had waited for — or just another in a long series of disappointments.

‘Leandra’s Law’ is a reality, thanks to dad’s crusade 
By Patrick Hedlund 
The state last week adopted the harshest penalties in the nation for drunk drivers who operate vehicles with children in the car.

West Side is beset by buses, officials hear at forum
By Diane Vacca
Everyone thinks they have a handle on the issue of tour bus traffic on the West Side.

Police serve an affordable feast

Judaism and all that jazz: Rabbi plays a mean sax
By Lesley Sussman
You might say that Rabbi Greg Wall is one of a kind.

Politicians deliver: Post offices won’t be closed 
By Lincoln Anderson
A united front by local politicians and residents has stopped the U.S. Postal Service from making good on its threat to possibly shutter three Downtown post offices. 


Villager Arts & Lifestyles

Sensational facts, told with the gregarious affection
BY TRAV S.D.
Get to know your LES gangsters, murderers, weirdos.

Stunning patterns emerge from circles, dots, lines
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Abstract visuals are codified
illustrations of spiritual concerns.

Fisher dishes, delightfully, on her Hollywood lineage
BY SCOTT HARRAH
Carrie Fisher is consistently hilarious throughout her one-woman show “Wishful Drinking.”


 


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. 

The A-list

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


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Volume 79, Number 25 | November 25 - December 1, 2009



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