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Editorial
Save Baby Buddha
Sometimes a restaurant is more than just a restaurant — especially when it’s one of the few affordable places left in the neighborhood. That’s the case with Baby Buddha, at Washington and Bethune Sts.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Talking Point

More Jane Jacobs, Less Marc Jacobs: My new mantra
By Kate Walter
I dread to think what the commercial streets of the West Village will look like at the end of this new decade. Three years ago I wrote in this column about the designer takeover of the north end of Bleecker St. I railed against Marc Jacobs and his three or four stores, how he opened the floodgates, turning this stretch into a high-end shopping mall for tourists, driving out veteran shops. 

Notebook

When women’s power blossomed in Greenwich Village
By Ed Gold
Ted Sorenson, Jack Kennedy’s famous speechwriter and counsel, must have really been surprised back in the mid-’60s when New York Democrats decided, in effect, that a woman couldn’t beat a man in an election.

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A local pilot helps Haiti relieft on marathon mission
By Lincoln Anderson
In the wake of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, many desperately wish they could do something more than just “write a check” to help. Soho’s Ian Dutton, a member of Community Board 2, answered the call in a big way when, over the past weekend, he flew more than 100 U.S. troops down to Port-au-Prince to help in the crisis, then evacuated more than 80 Haitians on his return trip to the States.

Westbeth residents have beef with closing favorite restaurant

Cyclist returning from church when fatally hit by school bus

Judge dumps Hudson Square mega-garbage garage suit
By Albert Amateau
State Supreme Court Justice Joan B. Lobis last week dismissed the lawsuit by Hudson Square residents, businesses and community groups challenging the city’s plan to build a three-district Sanitation garage on Spring St.



Call him ‘Danny Appleseed’

Finest and Bravest gear up to help quake victims

News

Soho photog was in Haiti for quake; Slams looting hype
By Tequila Minsky
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 18 — Much of the city is sleeping outside at night, and those in damaged homes have moved into the streets and courtyards, sidewalks, parking lots and public parks.

At Chelsea Hotel, putting up plaques, but evicting artists
By Patrick Hedlund
A blurb in the “History” section of the Chelsea Hotel’s recently revamped Web site touts some of the countless boldface-named bohemians to have taken up residence at the legendary W. 23rd St. lodge. There are obligatory mentions of Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan, as well as artists Larry Rivers and Willem de Kooning.

New Union Square playground getting rave reviews
By Albert Amateau
The new, expanded Union Square Park playground opened two weeks ago with little fanfare from the Department of Parks and the Union Square Partnership. But word got around quickly to children and parents, who flocked to the space at the north end of the park.

Basketball City and community working on game plan
By Albert Amateau
Basketball City is coming to Pier 36 on the East River, probably before the end of this year, and Community Board 3 and a coalition of Lower East Side civic associations are asking Bruce Radler, B.B.C. president, to give low-income neighborhood youth and nonprofit groups a chance to shoot hoops in the proposed facility.

2010 census will add up to a portrait of America


Villager Arts & Entertainment

 

Publicist by day, performer by night
BY JERRY TALLMER
Schizo Slaff revives ‘crazy, bitter comedy’

Novel based on grandmother’s extraordinary life  
BY PAULA ROSENBERG
Recent Chelsea transplant still considers Village home


The A-List

Support Your Local Cinema!
BY SCOTT STIFFLER 
Area movie houses deliver the rare, daring, different

What does it take to be a Wild Man?
By Jerry Tallmer
Artists, mobsters, taught Maguire ‘cognizance of risk’

Broken Mold Mountain


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Volume 79, Number 33 | January 20 - 26, 2010

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