We are the World (Cup)
As one daily newspaper columnist recently put it, while its organizers claim the Olympics is the sporting event that most brings the international community together, figure skating and gymnastics really have nothing on World Cup soccer when it comes to uniting the planet in following an athletic event. And that sense of camaraderie transcends merely sports.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook



Charter flap obscures public schools’ resegregation
By Paul DeRienzo 
Public education is facing its biggest challenge in decades as well-meaning parents frustrated with public schools flock to charter schools that are popping up all over the United States. Backed by powerful figures including President Barack Obama, charter schools are privately run but publicly financed schools, usually with the support of either private or nonprofit investors. Charters were created to provide “choice” for parents, but some say charter schools are actually making schools more racially segregated.

Could eco-sloop, Pier 40 make sweet music together?
By Chris Gaylord
The Gulf oil disaster is just…so…depressing. And there’s the inland spread of the Tea Party. It’s enough to make me want to double up on therapy sessions, cardio kickboxing and mojitos. I thought of packing a long novel and heading to the beach, but I’m afraid the oil may follow me there.

And so it begins… I am not a pervert, I am not a per…
BY J.B. Nicholas
What I will tell you, what I’ll confess to you, at least what I’ll begin with, is what I do. I am a photojournalist.

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




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

Is taking over soccer mecca N.Y.U.’s latest go-o-o-o-oal!?
By Bonnie Rosenstock 
“We don’t use the ‘S’ word here,” declared Nevada Smiths manager Jack D. Keane, correcting The Villager’s faux pas use of “soccer” instead of “football,” the latter used throughout the globe except on these shores. Keane and owner Thomas McCarthy have been serving up nonstop football coverage — 100 games per week year-round — and a lot of beer for the last 17 years at their iconic East Village establishment at 74 Third Ave.

Flotilla event doesn’t float
By Lincoln Anderson
An event planned at Judson Church featuring survivors of the Mavi Marmara from the Gaza flotilla failed to sail. Late last Sunday afternoon, the church doors were locked. There were signs posted for “Flash Mob Rehearsal,” a Narcotics Anonymous meeting and a Korean church group, but nothing about the flotilla.




Amid protests, execs explain urgent-care plan
By Lincoln Anderson
Anger over the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital erupted anew Monday night. On the receiving end this time were executives from North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System presenting plans for an urgent-care facility they hope to open in the former Greenwich Village hospital’s emergency department.

N.Y.U. agrees to meet agencies on tower option
By John Bayles
Until last Friday, officials from New York University had not approached any organization in Lower Manhattan concerning the university’s 20-year expansion plan. Instead, the university was being approached by outside parties, primarily Community Board 1 Chairperson Julie Menin and the office of Borough President Scott Stringer, in hopes to entice a move to the neighborhood, specifically to Tower 5, the site of the old Deutsche Bank Building.

Protests over Pride route switch apparently worked
By Albert Amateau
Anxious phone calls and e-mails by Ninth St. residents and help from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have apparently succeeded in canceling plans to route the 41st Annual Gay Pride March in Greenwich Village to residential Ninth St. from its customary Eighth St. path.

Architectural savant says ‘fauxcade’ is a failure
By Albert Amateau
“There’s no better place to talk about why architecture matters than the Village,” Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic, told the Village Alliance business improvement district’s 17th annual meeting last week.


Another Downtown theater bites the dust
Vital Soho institution booted to make way for needless boutique.

The A-List

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch

Pick of the Week:
“Ragas to Niches” and “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch”

Anytime an important time to rediscover Maya Deren 
By Jerry Tallmer
MoMa screens seven influential short films.


Volunteers are a key ingredient for soup kitchen
By Robert Kreizel
Mother Teresa once said, “We sometimes feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

Making CERTain they’re ready in case of emergency

‘It’s just the way I am’; Quality of life is her life

Helping preserve a piece of the real East Village

Sidewalk astronomer scopes out a favorite corner
By Lincoln Anderson 
Giving passersby a free peek at the heavens — and an expert description of what they’re looking at — Jeffrey Jacobs is proud to call himself a sidewalk astronomer.

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