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Editorial
N.Y.U.’s grand plans
’s finalized strategy for its long-term growth didn’t hold that many surprises.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

TALKING POINT
The charter reform we need; Emulate the Koch model
By Scott Stringer
Mayor Bloomberg’s recent announcement of a new Charter Revision Commission headed up by CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein was generally praised for the quality and diversity of the members who were selected for the commission.

NOTEBOOK
Sullivan — which one? — and a body in the basement
By Patricia Fieldsteel
Jane Street and its surrounding blocks have the habit of attracting unsolved murders. During the thirty-odd years I lived there, there were two directly on Jane, one on Horatio and another inside a grocery on W. 13th at Eighth Avenue. Hardly a large number, except for the victims and their families.

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N.Y.U. hopes to start building on superblocks within 2 years
By Lincoln Anderson
After New York University’s NYU 2031 expansion plan was recently leaked — by an unknown source — to two local newspapers, one of the newspapers’ articles, and most of the subsequent media reports, focused on the university’s relatively far-off hopes to develop up to 1 million square feet of facilities on Governors Island.

N.Y.U.: Plan was leaked to media

Clare Sabbatino, 91, schoolteacher

Waterfront, health cuts, bike paths on C.B. 3 agenda
By Lesley Sussman 
It was a hard day’s night for a representative of the Department of City Planning who appeared before the full Community Board 3 meeting on Tuesday, March 23, at P.S. 20, 166 Essex St., to talk about the city’s new waterfront redevelopment plan.

Throwing down (with down) at the ‘Pillow Fight Club’


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St. Vincent’s pulls the plug; Historic hospital will close
By Lincoln Anderson
Late Tuesday afternoon, The Villager received a phone call from a Greenwich Village woman who said her doctor at St. Vincent’s Cancer Center had informed her on Monday that St. Vincent’s Hospital would be closing at the end of the month.

High Line rolls up numbers; Visitor top 2 million mark
By Albert Amateau
The High Line last week welcomed it's 2 millionth visitor.

Squadron presents Girls Club with big check for big project
By Albert Amateau
A gaggle of Lower Eastside Girls Club received an oversized check for $250,000 for the club’s new center on Avenue D.

Squadron to hold 2nd Community Convention

Mystery donor’s big bucks back Bleecker park rehab
By Lincoln Anderson
Financed by $700,000 from a wealthy anonymous donor, a redesign is in the works for the seating area outside the Bleecker Playground, and some neighbors aren’t taking it sitting down.


 


Villager Arts & Entertainment

Hanging out with poetry pillar David Lehman 
BY STEPHEN WOLF
Prolific editor, poet dazzles with decathlon-like skills.

Minority Opinions?
BY JERRY TALLMER
Texan Betty Buckley on ranches, cats, conservatives & Obama.

April/May gallery listings
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Worthy springtime destinations.


Charming tale summons ‘all sorts of emotions’
BY JERRY TALLMER
At coffee shop, playwright & star talk of Paris, play, love, ‘Limonade.’

Three on a Couch
By Scott Stiffler
A triple take on ‘Alice in Slasherland.’

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch



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