Taking pride in unity
Just when it seemed like two years of Democratic Party control of the state Senate — which the gay community worked its heart out to make possible in 2008 — might conclude with nothing of moment to show for it, Albany finally delivered a win to L.G.B.T. New Yorkers last month.

New Publication Date
New publication date
Starting next week, The Villager will be published one day later in the week, hitting newsstands and street news boxes on Thursdays, instead of Wednesdays. Subscribers hopefully should receive their Villagers in the mail on Fridays. The change of publication date will allow us to provide more thorough post-election coverage, and also to cover Community Board 3 full board meetings — which were always inconveniently on our deadline nights — in a more thorough and timely manner.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Ira Blutreich


Police Blotter


What BP and Penn. drilling accidents can teach us
Our TV screens and newspapers have been inundated with daily images of the catastrophic destruction of the Louisiana Gulf. Fifteen hundred miles away, what can we New Yorkers learn from the greatest environmental disaster of our time?


On the trail of Lord Gaga on the Lower East Side
By J.B. Nicholas
The drinks were strong, the girls were cute and the rock ’n’ roll was loud.




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

Red and gold fill 14th St. as Spanish fans go loco
By Joseph Rearick
Who says the U.S. doesn’t love soccer?

Fathers fight for the right to see their children
By Cynthia Romero
As Eric Nagy sat on a park bench recalling the custody battle for his 6-year-old son, the sounds of neighborhood children in a playground could be heard in the background.

The Department of Health spins its Web to catch rats
By David McCabe
Using interactive maps and online resources, the city’s Health Department is now trying to harness the power of the Web to fight rats.


Shepard Fairey ‘destructo porn’

Hot town, summer in the city; Dealing with the heat

New prez is ‘Ushered’ in

Who runs Barter Town?


Art vendors fight in court as new regs set to start
By Albert Amateau
Street artists went to U.S. District Court in Manhattan on July 9 in an effort to stop the Parks Department from imposing new rules that would limit the number of vendors of First Amendment-protected matter in four city parks: Union Square, the High Line, parts of Central Park and Battery Park.

P.S. 41 program teaches kids all about helping out
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke
“Community service is central for everyone at P.S. 41,” said E.J. Baliff, a founder of P.S. 41 Cares and a mother of a fifth grader at the W. 11th St. school. “I wanted to give back to the community on a local, state and international level.”

Roof work eyed as cause of a pair of building blazes
By Lesley Sussman
Nearly a week after a fast-moving, four-alarm fire engulfed the roof of a brick, five-story building at 240 E. Houston St., slightly injuring eight firefighters, Fire Department officials said the investigation was still continuing and that the blaze was “not of suspicious origin.” No tenants were injured in the fire.

Stewart supporters jam Judson before resentencing
By Mary Reinholz
Lynne Stewart, the jailed Downtown radical ex-lawyer awaiting resentencing July 15 on charges of materially aiding an Islamic terrorist conspiracy abroad, can still rouse a crowd of committed lefties on a steamy summer night in Greenwich Village.

Seniors vow to organize  

A portrait of contentment

Tuli Kupferberg, 86, iconic poet and singer of the Fugs
By Albert Amateau
Tuli Kupferberg, poet, singer and rambunctious jester, who was a co-founder of the Fugs, the anarchic band of the 1960s, died Mon., July 12, in Manhattan at the age of 86.



Naked truths, flowing from the fishbowl

‘Peppy (and peppery)’ firecrackers explode with charisma.

Dreams, desires, and Ellie Covan 
By Stephen Wolf
Birthed in Paris, now on Chrystie Street: Dixon Place endures.

Play On
Two Shakespeare classics, in repertory, brilliantly done by the Public.

By Ed Koch



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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