Out of the zone
At first glance, one might ask what the big deal is with John Zaccaro’s application for a zoning change on Sullivan St. to allow him to keep commercial use at his property at 73-75 Sullivan St. After all, there’s already a commercial use in part of the property, in the form of the quaint and delicious Grandaisy bakery. Next door, in the other part of the property, there used to be a popular pasta store.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook


Sidewalk swastika solution; Trying to pave over hate
By Bonnie Rosenstock 
It was a bright, post-blizzard, snow-cleared day that Tues., Jan. 12. I was walking home along the east side of Third Ave. when I happened to look down at that particular stretch of sidewalk between 11th and 10th Sts. for no particular reason that I can explain except maybe an intuitive predisposition to feel the hate. A swastika was glaring back up at me.

Albany must act to protect the city’s public housing
By Daniel Squadron
It is no secret that the New York City Housing Authority is underfunded — residents suffer the consequences every day when they contend with broken elevators, heat outages and unsecured front doors.

Bakery’s wonderful, but don’t add commercial to mix
By Lara Iden 
It was pizza that brought me to Sullivan St.




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Charter school wants to grow, but two other schools say, No
By Albert Amateau
More than 300 parents from Girls Prep charter school and two Community School District 1 public schools — P.S. 188, known as the Island School, and P.S. 94, a special education program for autistic children — argued bitterly last week over space they all share in the same building at E. Houston St. at Avenue D.


Village middle school will move to Financial District
By Julie Shapiro
Greenwich Village Middle School will move to the Financial District this fall, after the city Panel for Education Policy approved the relocation last month.


Outcry as archdiocese to close 2 historic schools
By Julie Shapiro
The Catholic Archdiocese of New York is shaking up a number of its schools in Lower Manhattan, and parents are not happy.

Nolita neighbors fear Shake Shack take-out insanity
By Patrick Hedlund
Ever-expanding burger empire Shake Shack has met with stiff resistance in its bid to open a new restaurant that would serve about 100 customers per hour on a calm stretch in Little Italy.

Gerson lost race but is still stuck with $142K debt
By Julie Shapiro
Former Councilmember Alan Gerson is $142,000 in debt after unsuccessfully running for a third term last fall.

St. Vincent’s layoffs, pay cuts as Mass. group eyes hospital
By Albert Amateau
Members of the United Healthcare Workers union Local 1199, who represent about 1,500 of the 3,500 employees at St. Vincent’s Hospital, were voting Tuesday on whether to agree to a 10 percent pay cut for 120 days in order to help the hospital survive during the next four months.


Villager Arts & Entertainment

Puma Perl comes clean
“knuckle tattoos” strips bare bygone era of LES addiction.

For NY’s Neo-Futurists, theater is the brave new world
Unconventional artists engage audience through their own neutrality.

Museum reveals the real Man Ray, through March 14.

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch


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