Save St. Vincent’s
The news that St. Vincent’s Hospital has been shopping for a merger partner to stave off a second bankruptcy is deeply unsettling.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook


Salinger as touchstone in my life, in all our lives
Four snapshots, 60 years. Call it impact.




Serving West and East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side

Hospital deserves a bailout, like banks, many say at rally
By Albert Amateau
St. Vincent’s Hospital officials and employees and Village community leaders joined elected officials at a massive forum last Thursday vowing to do whatever it takes to keep St. Vincent’s open as a full-service hospital.

In healthcare, time is muscle

Chelsea Writers students say mayor, Klein writing them off
By Jefferson Siegel 
The steps of City Hall served as a classroom for participatory democracy on Tues., Jan. 26, as dozens of students from the Clinton School for Writers and Artists in Chelsea came to protest a Department of Education proposal to move the middle school to another location for an undetermined number of years.

City gets the process rolling to control High Line’s last leg
By Albert Amateau
The city last week took the first step in acquiring the northern third of the High Line that loops around the Hudson Yards, the final section of the railroad viaduct that will be converted into an elevated city park.

Ray pays rent, faces fries fight; Benefit on tap
By Lincoln Anderson
Two months down, and one to go — at least for now. 
Monday, Ray Alvarez paid his $3,500 January back rent for his Avenue A candy store, and also his $650 back rent for his apartment in the same building. Just a week before, he had paid his December back rent.


Abortion clinic is facing protest spike; Why, no one knows
By Mary Reinholz
Just one day after thousands of demonstrators massed in Washington, D.C., to voice their opposition to Roe v Wade — the U.S. Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal 37 years ago — four Roman Catholic anti-abortion advocates stood in twos a block apart on Bleecker St., displaying crucifixes and oval pictures of the Virgin Mary pinned to their clothing.

Activists, C.B. 3 and pols vow to put brakes on bus cuts
By Lesley Sussman 
Community Board 3 said it would tackle the contentious issue of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed service cuts to several East Side bus routes that may drastically impact thousands of bus riders who regularly use the M15 City Hall branch line, the M9, M8 and M22 buses. Some subway service may also be affected.

City seeks megagarage builder

Sonic Youth rocks out for Fugs founder

Pieces for ‘Mosaic Man’ benefit are coming together
By Lincoln Anderson
Defying the oddsmakers, the benefit for Jim Power, the East Village’s “Mosaic Man,” is still on for Tues., Feb. 16, at Theatre 80, at 80 St. Mark’s Place, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

City’s rat attack now includes hand-held computers
By Lincoln Anderson
A recent forum on rats in the West Village brought out a small but concerned group of local residents who were told repeatedly that there is only one way to control the relentless rodents — cleanliness.


Villager Arts & Entertainment

Film Forum, at forty, finally honored
MoMA gives Cooper free reign for ‘Carte Blanche.'


The A-List

Bird flies LES stage for the page
Novel ‘not the output of a man at peace with the world.'

See ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’ before it has to 
Record store that never was loves what we’ve lost.

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Volume 79, Number 35 | February 3 - 9, 2010

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