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Editorial
Con Ed must cut deal
Last week Con Edison sent a letter to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation stating its claim to $174 million in funds allocated by Congress to restore electric, gas and steam service to Lower Manhattan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

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Seaport Drake disaster
The canceled Drake concert and riot at the South Street Seaport two weeks ago has led to grave concern on the part of local residents.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Ira Blutreich

Scene

FEATURED COLUMNS

Nursery group grew into lifelong learning experience


FROM THE EDITOR
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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NEWS

A ‘master of the universe’ will wrestle with Pier 40 and park
BY LINCOLN ANDERSON
In what some Hudson River Park activists are calling “huge” for the Lower West Side park, Governor David Paterson recently appointed hedge-fund billionaire and Tribeca resident Michael Novogratz to the Hudson River Park Trust’s board of directors.

Exhibit shows green spaces before they were green
BY DAVID MCCABE
At fi rst glance, there isn’t anything particularly distinct about the image: a warehouse surrounded by other industrial buildings. But Jonathan Kuhn, the director of Art and Antiquities for the Parks Department and a longtime West Village resident, saw so much more.

Hopper sleuths agree diner was not on M.T.A. lot
BY LILLY O’DONNELL
Adding more intrigue to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to build a subway ventilation plant at Mulry Square is the fact that the site was long believed to have been home to the diner in Edward Hopper’s iconic painting “Nighthawks.” Not only did legend hold that the diner once stood there, but the lot is also located in the landmarked Greenwich Village Historic District.



Hospital closing is an emergency for businesses
BY ALBERT AMATEAU
Since the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital at the end of April, more than 20 small businesses have shut their doors and left the neighborhood of the hospital.

Canine crackdown has Baruch’s dog owners bristling
BY LILLY O’DONNELL
All New York City public housing has restrictions on what types of dogs residents are allowed to have.

Society fetes first 1/3, but wants whole cannoli
BY ALBERT AMATEAU
The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation last week celebrated the extension of the Greenwich Village Historic District to the south by 12 blocks and 235 buildings, including Our Lady of Pompei Church on Carmine and Bleecker Sts. and the Veritype Building on Cornelia and Bleecker Sts.

Tenement’s rich history is recalled at century mark
BY ALBERT AMATEAU
The residents and staff of 137-149 W. 12th St. celebrated the 100th anniversary of their building last week with catered snacks, sparkling wine, fl ute music and much reminiscing.

Soho school set to ‘transform’

A new class has kids getting creative with cameras
BY CYNTHIA ROMERO
Susan Schiffman, a mother and avid photographer, decided to turn her passion into an art project for children attending The Neighborhood School in the East Village. What developed was more than just photography.

C.B. 2 committee vents concerns on Sanitation’s Spring St. project

Tony Dapolito Center goes noir


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

The Art of Pride
Compiled by Scott Stiffler
Entertaining and enlightening events with a lavender hue.

Quentin Crisp in Black and White

Pause to praise a playwright named (Wendy) Beckett
By Jerry Tallmer
Theatrical snapshot of photographer reveals ‘what makes a revolutionary.’

Helen Hunt to briefly stage manage ‘Our Town’

Joan Rivers: Hardest Working Man in Show Business? 

Celeb Autobios Get Good and Gay

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch


SPECIAL SECTION

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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