A park state of mind
Boasting perfect weather, Memorial Day weekend was a great time to get out and enjoy Downtown Manhattan’s beautiful parks. Not everyone was able to get away over the long weekend — but it didn’t really matter, given the spectacular state of the parks. In fact, one almost wondered to oneself, “Why even leave town when you’ve got parks like these?” In particular, the Hudson River Park is a reason to forget about the Hamptons.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook


The Angry Buddhist takes a stroll on the boardwalk
By Carl Rosenstein 
I got stuck in an elevator the other day. I hate elevators. It’s where they want you, inside of a steel box, no way out.


Koch warns Union Sq. dealers
Development ‘torments’ Village
The June 2, 1960, issue of The Villager cited an article in a then-recently uncovered issue of The Illustrated News, from 1853.

Paul Drake, scenester, a.k.a. the fabulous PDI, 56

Leon Feinberg, 93, owned sandblasting company




Serving West and East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, Hudson Square, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side

‘We’re not going to give up’; Cry for a hospital continues
By Lincoln Anderson
Holding signs and each other’s hands, more than 100 people ringed the perimeter of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital early Saturday afternoon, demanding the creation of a new Village hospital on the site.

Oil’s not well in the Gulf




N.Y.U. unveils rezoning for its two superblocks
By Lincoln Anderson
New York University is planning to build a planned tower up to 38 stories tall on its southern superblock.

Chinatown study on asthma looks for pollution link
By Lesley Sussman
A Chinese civic association investigating a link between poor air quality in Chinatown and what it says is an increase in asthma cases has begun an area-wide survey to substantiate its claim.

Trump plaza (not the casino)

L.A. artist’s work is featured in Union Square Park

Cooper student loses eye in Gaza flotilla protest
By Lincoln Anderson
A Cooper Union student lost her left eye after being hit in the face with a tear gas canister Monday at a protest in Jerusalem over Israel’s naval raid on a six-ship Gaza relief flotilla that had left nine people dead.

Center honors its vets, but must surrender its home
By Albert Amateau
“We may not look young, but we’re still young at heart,” said the woman serving lunch at The Caring Community’s senior center at First Presbyterian Church last Friday at the start of the Memorial Day weekend.


Downtown Theater Roundup
By Travis S.D.
June’s busting out all over — with scary shows

1931 work is ‘A Play of Our Time’
‘Voices’ worth hearing — and listening to.

Limelight Marketplace’s layout ‘narrow, overloaded, overbearing’
On May 7th, Limelight re-opened its arched doors — officially embracing its third reincarnation. Located on 6th Avenue and 20th Street, the former Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion became infamous as Peter Gatien’s decadent 1980s/1990s nightclub.

Picks of the Week

The A-List

Dear ThriveNYC Reader,
With this issue, ThriveNYC enters its fifth year of publication.

Senior Summer School
Live & learn with a variety of classes
Thoughts of summer school usually aren’t very pleasant. Kids were sent to school during summer break because of poor grades or discipline problems. Once there, it was boredom city or so hot you couldn’t think even if you were so inclined. Worse, friends were off to camps hiking or pools swimming.

A Man of Passion
From fine food to chic design, Jean Denoyer has a zest for life

Do You Know Where Your Retirement Savings Are?

Marci’s Medicare Answers June 2010

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