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Editorial
Move terror trials
The proposed 9/11 terror trials will impose too heavy a burden on Lower Manhattan, so other alternatives must be seriously studied immediately.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Talking Point

Impulse purchase? Buying a Star of David in Nyons 
By Patricia Fieldsteel 
NYONS, France — I did something uncharacteristic the last week of 2009; I bought a Star of David to wear around my neck.

Trying to keep tabs on a changing restaurant scene
By Michele Herman
A frighteningly hip new hair salon
just opened in half the space that until recently was occupied by Monster Sushi. Before Monster Sushi it was an Italian place notable for the uncomfortable banquettes and decals of giant noodles in the window.

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With medics and rescuers: 12 days in the quake zone
By Tequila Minsky
“Have you ever experienced something like this?” an American priest from the Dominican Republic — who works with Haitians — asked me Saturday at the funeral of the archbishop of Port-au-Prince.

Photog has documented Haitian apocalypse from Day 1

Artist Stella’s former studio dances with new life
By Bonnie Rosenstock 
When Peridance Center opened its doors for classes on Dec. 21 at 126-128 E. 13th St. between Third and Fourth Aves., a new chapter unfolded in its 26-year history at an address rich in New York City history. 

Thrill of victory, agony of defeat, all in one bar
By Patrick Hedlund
As a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan, I never imagined myself reacting to another of our playoff flameouts by dancing wildly with a group of supporters from the enemy side.



News

St. Vincent’s faces takeover, may lose acute care and E.R.
By Albert Amateau
St. Vincent’s Hospital is on the verge of another bankruptcy, its second in five years, and its 160-year history as the Village’s full-service hospital appears to be ending, with the hospital facing a possible future as a community health center — with no acute care and limited emergency room service.

Albert Capsouto, pioneering Tribeca restaurateur, 53
By Julie Shapiro
Albert Capsouto, pioneering restaurateur and advocate for small businesses, died Jan. 19 at the age of 53, just two months after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Bucks and benefit to Brûlée burlesque, Ray feels the love
By Lincoln Anderson
In what some are calling the “East Village version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’” customers and friends of Ray Alvarez — the two are really one and the same — have pitched in to help him start paying off his back rent, giving him and his store another lease on life.

After 25 years, Vermeersch retires as music school head
By Albert Amateau
It would be difficult to decide the most important achievement of the Greenwich House Music School over the past 25 years that B.C. Vermeersch has been executive director of the venerable music institution at 46 Barrow St. in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Survivors of ‘Hudson Miracle’ make a toast to life


Villager Arts & Entertainment

Buhmann on Art
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
February exhibits worth checking out.

Trav S.D. on Downtown Theater
Swell February shows on the boards below 14th Street

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
“Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight 1970” and “The Girl on the Train”

 


Cabaret veteran Crane is a rare bird
BY STEPHEN WOLF
Village treasure ruffled, but unembittered, by Madoff ripoff.

Support Your Local Cinema!

What does it take to be a Wild Man?

Broken Mold Mountain


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Volume 79, Number 34 | January 27 - February 2, 2010

 


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