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Editorial
Hospital can’t close
As the clock continues to tick on St. Vincent’s Hospital’s survival, it’s only making it increasingly clear that Greenwich Village — as well as all of Manhattan south of 59th St. — simply cannot afford to lose this key healthcare institution.

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TALKING POINT

Why the M8 bus is on the chopping block — once again
By Francis Menton
After running a large surplus as recently as 2006,
the Metropolitan Transportation Authority suddenly in late 2008 projected a deficit of some $700 million for 2009 and announced a round of major service cuts to plug the gap. Topping the list for elimination was the Village’s own M8 crosstown bus.

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Times adds to St. Vincent’s trauma, hospital’s docs say
By Lincoln Anderson
As St. Vincent’s Hospital struggles to stay afloat, top physicians at a “visibility rally” Sunday said a main obstacle the hospital is facing is negative media coverage. 


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Landmarking is added to Allen St. building’s story
By Albert Amateau
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has unanimously approved the landmark designation of a 180-year-old Federal-style row house on the Lower East Side.

Rear-guard action as red fems protest at Noho store
By Lincoln Anderson
Shouting that “women’s bodies are a battleground,” a group of communist feminists took their fight to the American Apparel store in Noho last Saturday. 

Fire hit Soho building as its residents were asleep
By Lincoln Anderson
An early-morning fire in a Soho building sent loft residents fleeing for their lives and destroyed a high-end bedding store’s pricey inventory.

 

News

New School show and tell on its new University Center
By Lincoln Anderson
New School officials and project architects presented the latest plans for the University Center — to be built at the site of the school’s current 65 Fifth Ave. — at a meeting of Community Board 2’s Arts and Institutions Committee last Wednesday.

Cyclists deflated after latest ruling on group permits
By Albert Amateau
A Manhattan federal judge last week ruled that the New York Police Department’s policing of the monthly Critical Mass bicycle rides doesn’t violate the cyclists’ rights, and dismissed the lawsuit that seeks to block police from requiring bicycle groups of 50 or more riders to obtain parade permits.

Mall accused of gouging tenants, stiffing workers
By Mary Reinholz
As speeding subway trains roared above them, about 20 Chinese demonstrators stood in front of the city-owned 88 East Broadway Mall on a recent workday, holding placards in Cantonese and Mandarin accusing its operators of labor law violations and rent gouging of commercial tenants.

James McCaffrey, seaman, housing activist, dies at 86

Village Gate’s D’Lugoff given Music Legends Award
By Lincoln Anderson
Art D’Lugoff, the legendary owner of the Village Gate, was honored with a posthumous award.

 


Villager Arts & Entertainment

Trav S.D. on Theater
By Trav S.S.
Our Mr. S.D. contemplates March’s lion/lamb conundrum.

Look Ahead with Stephanie Buhmann
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Worthy March gallery destinations.

Carradine climbs deep inside the mind of Shepard
BY JERRY TALLMER
Revival contemplates life ‘as a waking sleep.’

 


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

Gotcha!
BY JERRY TALLMER
Museum reveals the real Man Ray, through March 14.

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch

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