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Editorial
Hospital hopes versus realities 
Last Friday’s educational panel on how to get back a hospital for the Lower West Side community was very informative about the current state of healthcare in Manhattan. Unfortunately, many of the answers provided by the experts weren’t what the 200-strong audience of local residents — many of them seniors — wanted to hear. But it was important for people to absorb this information — because the effort to fight for a new hospital to replace St. Vincent’s must be grounded in the realities of today’s healthcare environment and the financial bottom line.

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TALKING POINT
Collecting all building fines will reduce accidents 
By Deborah Glick 
West Virginia, Louisiana and New York City. Although these three areas aren’t normally associated with each other, they all share a common trait: safety in these communities has been put in jeopardy by government’s lax regulations and inefficient oversight that have led to avoidable accidents at the cost of human life. 

East Side doesn’t roll with car culture, new N.Y.U. survey says
By Kurt Cavanaugh
Our post World War II romance with the automobile, and the related dedication to automobile parking spaces, “works” for suburban sprawl and mall-dedicated culture. But healthy urban life — as the Lower East Side exemplifies — necessitates vibrant foot and bicycle traffic and public mass transit.

NOTEBOOK
My ongoing adventures in unemployment: Bakery 44
By Jenny Klion
A friend suggested I find someone to write up my latest Ralph Kramden-esque-type endeavor, Bakery 44, to submit to a local paper, but I’ve decided to take the matter into my own hands… .

IN PICTURES

‘Gotta dance! Gotta dance!’



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Villager photo by Milo Hess
Don’t stop till you pop
They were really dancing their heads off at the New York Dance Parade on Saturday. Nearly 7,000 dancers showcased colorful costumes and 65 forms of dance along the route, which started at Madison Square Park and ended at Tompkins Square Park. More photos.

Giving birth to a new hospital wouldn’t be easy, experts say
By Lincoln Anderson
About 200 people turned out last Friday for what was billed as an “educational panel” on how to get back a hospital for the Lower West Side. They learned a lot — but it wasn’t all encouraging news.

12-story cap is under review for 3rd, 4th Aves.
By Albert Amateau
The Department of City Planning on Monday began the formal review of proposed changes in development rules for the Third Ave. corridor in the East Village that would establish height limits and encourage affordable housing for new construction.



 

 

News

Straight couple nix New York for Conn. nups
By Lilly O’Donnell
Matt Borden, chief of staff for state Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and his fiancée, Rachel Henes, a social worker, will travel from Brooklyn to Connecticut for their wedding this June to show solidarity with same-sex couples who would have no choice but to make the same trek.

Nephew wins Gottlieb estate war
By Albert Amateau
Neil Bender, heir to the extensive Village real estate holdings of his uncle, the late William Gottlieb, with an estimated $1 billion value, turned back a bitter family challenge to his inheritance last week in the state Appellate Court.

Soho Alliance gives brushoff to new Chinatown BID
By Lincoln Anderson
A border war is flaring between Soho and Chinatown as two new initiatives are causing a leading activist and a property owner to ask: Who calls the shots?

Carousel, skatepark make a splash on the waterfront
By Albert Amateau
The newest section of Hudson River Park, on the Chelsea waterfront at Piers 62 and 63, opened Mon., May 17, to throngs of visitors and public officials.

Playground dome too hot to handle
By Albert Amateau
The hot new playground at Union Square Park proved too hot for comfort last week when the Department of Parks and Recreation closed the popular 7-foot-tall steel climbing dome.


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT


Star snaps painterly shots with phone, gets gallery show
BY JERRY TALLMER 
Grey equally comfortable with Nikon camera, cell phone.

Look Ahead
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Best bets for June Exhibits.

Back to Baroque, but looking ahead
BY TRAV S.D. 
Chelsea-based artist’s Brooklyn show may interest Villagers.



On isle of mad dreams, Greece is the word
BY JERRY TALLMER 
Drama has ‘romantic, time-fracturing, novelistic feel.’

Godliness and memory on East 10th Street
BY STEPHEN WOLF 
A visit, in verse, to the Russian & Turkish Baths.

‘American Subversive’ delves into domestic terrorism
BY JOE ANTOL
Elusive author target of ‘crazy Tea-Bagger-type’ Email rants.

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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