Editorial
End the PAC delay
There have been so many frustrations connected to redeveloping the World Trade Center, but a big one is that no one in power ever took the call to build an arts center there seriously. There is now a way to change that. Who would have ever imagined that the perennially delayed Deutsche Bank demolition actually could serve as a source to jumpstart another project?

Letters to the Editor

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TALKING POINT
Don’t destroy our oasis in the heart of the Village
By Sue Taylorson
I write concerning certain aspects of your editorial entitled “N.Y.U.’s grand plans” in The Villager’s April 7 issue.

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Gallery stretched art’s boundaries
Shrouded in red fabric, dancers snaked their way around “The Last Loft Show at the Puffin Room,” produced by the gallery’s director, Carl Rosenstein. After 15 years of art and political activism, the Broome St. gallery is closing. As for the space’s future, Rosenstein said, “‘The Last Loft Show’ can be interpreted as a metaphor for the death of culture in Soho. The future is unwritten.”

Small models raise big fears for many at N.Y.U.’s display
By Lincoln Anderson
More than 500 community members packed New York University’s open house for its 2031 expansion plans last Wednesday — and their reactions ran the gamut from calm approval to abject horror.

No matter how you dress it up, wages below average

Activists say Arnold ‘terminating’ smelt and salmon
By Lincoln Anderson
Three Safe Water Movement activists were arrested April 14 after handing out fliers and protesting outside The Lighthouse at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers, where the group Riverkeeper was honoring California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at its annual Fisherman’s Ball.

A whole new world as city now governing Governors
By Julie Shapiro
For the price of a bottle of water, the city took control of Governors Island this month and assumed responsibility for the island’s ambitious $270 million park development plan.


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2 local lawyers file last-ditch lawsuits to save St. Vincent’s
By Albert Amateau
St. Vincent’s Hospital filed for bankruptcy last week and wound down to its last 60 inpatients, with about two-thirds of its medical and support staff having received notice of termination by this week.

Chinatown Working Group is still trying to work out a plan
By Lesley Sussman 
Two competing rezoning plans that outline a vision for the future land use of Chinatown and some of its surrounding neighborhoods were presented at last week’s Chinatown Working Group community meeting.

‘Counterfeit Triangle’ squares things away with city post-raid

Proposed new caps pit Parks Department versus vendors

Hudson Square BID thinking freely about Freeman Plaza
By Albert Amateau
A one-square-block area with an access ramp, shrubbery and crushed rock at the Holland Tunnel entrance has been off limits to pedestrians for as long as anyone can remember.

Video, biker’s past rolled out in Critical Mass case
By Jefferson Siegel 
Nearly two years after a Critical Mass cyclist was knocked off his bike by a rookie policeman on the job for only 11 days, the trial of former Officer Patrick Pogan got underway this week in Manhattan Supreme Court. 


 


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Beyond Tribeca, screenings in homes around the world
By Scott Stiffler
TFF makes bold move into digital realm.

Getting personal: TFF’s international selections
BY ELENA MANCINI 
Spanish, Asian films range from the surreal to the sublime.

‘Irish Curse’ has nothing to do with drink, potatoes
BY JERRY TALLMER
Trauma flows from “diminutive front faucet.”

Koch on Film
BY ED KOCH



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