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The good news last week was that the city announced it was going to try hard to find space for a new elementary school on the West Side somewhere between Hudson Square and Battery Park in the next few years.
Letters to the Editor
The New York Uprising begins
By Ed Koch
Last Friday, at the New York City offices of my law firm, Bryan Cave LLP, for a group of us, the New York Uprising began.
Curry egg salad, hold the Gleem, side of notebook
By Alphie McCourt
When Oscar Wilde landed in the U.S. he was asked by a Customs official if he had anything to declare. “Nothing except my genius,” declared Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. And the official waved him on.
Joe Jr. was a diner with that extra-special flavor
By Ed Gold
One of the saddest moments on coming out of a hospital stay that lasted three months was seeing the “Store For Rent” sign at a vacant store at 12th St. and Sixth Ave. which had been occupied for more than three decades by Joe Jr. and run by the Hondros family, which turned the modest eatery into a Village institution.
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NYCHA bonds-’n’-banks deal means millions for projects
By Albert Amateau
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan came to Rutgers Houses on the Lower East Side on Monday, along with a score of state and city officials, to celebrate final approval of complex legislation to provide a combination of public and private money to 21 New York City Housing Authority projects that received almost no funding for several years.
Picture looking bleak for artist
For years, Angel Ortiz, a.k.a. Little Angel, a.k.a. LA II, has been fighting for recognition of his work as a collaborator with the late Keith Haring.
Car almost centered with the arch; Wasn’t a Toyota
Fear and loathing on Ninth Ave. over St. Vincent’s
By Diane Vacca
Frustration, anger and fear were palpable at a recent Chelsea town hall meeting to search for solutions that would allow St. Vincent’s Hospital to continue caring for the community.
St. Vincent’s medics are ray of hope in Cité Soleil
A group of St. Vincent’s paramedics who saw the great need for emergency-trained medical personnel in earthquake-devastated Haiti decided to carry the hospital’s mission to Port-au-Prince. Five paramedics were able to join their colleagues in NYC Medics, a nonprofit disaster-relief group, on the journey to provide medical care in Haiti.
Catholic school parents, pupils fight closure plan
By Julie Shapiro
Distraught over the archdiocese’s plan to close two Lower Manhattan Catholic schools, students and their parents prayed and rallied on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown on Sun., March 7.
Wit, wisdom and Harry: When style and substance join
By Rev. Donna Schaper
H.M. “Harry” Koutoukas was as unlikely a person to have a pastor as they come. He was a cigarette-smoking, former serious drinker and drugger, who loved nothing more than a good A.A. meeting. He liked nudity in the many plays he wrote and he made irreverence a steady virtue. “Suck” appears to be one of his favorite words.
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