Editorial
A better building
The design unveiled last Thursday for The New School’s University Center, at 65 Fifth Ave., is a vast improvement over the project’s previous design.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

FEATURED COLUMNS

TALKING POINT
The Angry Buddhist road trip: Notes from the West
By Carl Rosenstein
With mind and body both in need of light and air after our long, dark New York winter, I recently jetted off to ever-inspiring San Francisco.

OBITUARIES

Diana Kan, 84, renowned landscape painter, teacher

Elizabeth Repetti, lifelong Villager, 97




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New School’s new center will be a hive of student life
By Lincoln Anderson
With considerably less fanfare than when its fellow Village institution New York University unveiled its expansion plans last month, The New School last week showed detailed designs of its new University Center, slated for Fifth Ave. between 13th and 14th Sts.

 The Village’s real ‘hurt locker’ heroes

Mayor restores boards’ funding



News

Vance vows to be vigilant on quality of life in Village
By Albert Amateau
After four months as Manhattan district attorney, Cy Vance Jr. brought about two-dozen assistant D.A.’s to his May 6 town hall meeting in Greenwich Village last week to speak about his criminal justice policies and to hear from Lower West Side residents about their concerns.

St. Vincent’s sheds cancer center; H.I.V. clinic’s fate up in air
By Albert Amateau
St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers has been seeking other homes for its cancer center, hospice and AIDS/H.I.V. clinics since it began shutting down its Greenwich Village hospital last month.

Residents’ road rage focuses on traffic and bikes
By Lesley Sussman 
The city’s Department of Transportation held its first public hearing on the agency’s Bleecker/Houston/Bowery traffic and transportation study and got an earful of suggestions and complaints from local residents..

Rent board refuses to freeze hikes, even amid a recession
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 
The Rent Guidelines Board approved increases of 2 percent to 4 percent on one-year leases and 4 percent to 6 percent on two-year leases for rent-stabilized apartments at a preliminary meeting on May 5.

 


A SALUTE TO UNION SQUARE

End of north-end redesign project is finally here
By Albert Amateau
The $20 million redesign of the north end of Union Square Park, which began two years ago, is more than 98 percent complete this week and right on schedule for a formal opening in the next few weeks.

New stores, eateries heat up already-sizzling area
By Barbara Thau
The retail renaissance of Union Square continues to unfold. A neighborhood that once conjured up images of a drug-infested park and low-rent, outdated stores has become a major retail destination.

Hole lotta Love at Best Buy

Family owners have always been hands-on at Strand
By Jane Flanagan
On any given day at the Strand Bookstore you will find proprietor Fred Bass, 81, perched at the front book-buying counter with a pile of books stacked next to him. Flipping quickly through them, he’ll occasionally glance up to notice the streams of customers flowing through the store.

Who can make a huge mandala? The ‘sand man’ can

‘No Worker Is Illegal!’ A place to hold protests 1

Union square lawyer scores by funding b’ball league
By Amy Rosenbloom
“Push the ball!” “Take it to the hole!” “Press!” “We, not me!”

New School toxic avengers: A place for protests 2

Former BID president really wrote the book on Union Square

Artists add a stroke of creativity to park scene

Feldenkrais clinic is alternative-health hideaway
By Kathryn Adisman
You’re greeted by…silence. The only sound — breathing. Both clients lie on tables.



ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


Tribeca Film Festival reviews
BY SCOTT STIFFLER 
Watch for these films in theaters, on DVD...

Naughtiness squared; or tripled; or quadrupled
BY JERRY TALLMER
‘666’ does devil’s work with ‘black humor that’s wild and extreme.’

All around Downtown with PT Walkley
BY PAULA ROSENBERG
Composer’s taste in music, food, film gives ‘eclectic’ a good name.

Amid Gardens and Ghosts
BY STEPHEN WOLF 
Get to know poet/performance artist Eve Packer.   

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch

Look Ahead: Art
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Noteworthy exhibits, now through July.

Starchitect on trial for creating monstrous ‘toaster on steroids’ 
BY JERRY TALLMER 
Safdie delivers ‘shrewd, intelligent’ examination of the WOW! factor. 



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