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Stringer was right
In our editorial two weeks ago, we took Borough President Scott Stringer to task for suspending his groundbreaking Community Task Force on N.Y.U. Development. We strongly said that the task force is needed, and should remain active to deal with all the pressing development issues concerning New York University and its 2031 expansion plan.


Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

EVAN FORSCH

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Police Blotter

TALKING POINT

Midsummer rant: Bus cuts and garbage in my garden
By Kate Walter
Maybe the heat is making me feisty, but everything is getting on my nerves. I started cursing out the M.T.A. as I walked from Washington St. to Second Ave. on a hot July Sunday morning. Never mind that I was on my way to church. It was my first time making this trip since the incompetent agency cut the M8 bus on weekends.

PAPARAZZI DIARY

The art of Kim Kardashian: Actually, she gets it



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Artists won’t be put on spot; Vending rules go into effect
BY Albert Amateau
A federal judge last Friday denied artists a preliminary injunction against new rules that limit the number and locations of First Amendment-protected vendors in four Manhattan parks: Union Square, the High Line, Battery Park and parts of Central Park.

Stewart’s supporters call new prison term a ‘death sentence’
By Mary Reinholz
Supporters and onetime colleagues of disbarred radical attorney Lynne Stewart are fearful that she may die behind bars now that a federal judge has added nearly eight more years to the 28-month sentence he imposed on her in 2006. She has already served more than eight months at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Park Row after being convicted of conspiring to aid a violent Islamic conspiracy overseas.

Masaryk Towers sidewalks are unsafe, residents say



G.V.L.L.’ers go on a tear, nearly make the Series
By Roger Ehrenberg and Wayne Kimbell
Notwithstanding its consistently high quality of play, Greenwich Village Little League has never been a regular participant in the Little League of America’s Summer Tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds, which culminates in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Cold war on Ave. A as Ray faces comp from an ‘ice queen’
By Lincoln Anderson
The city is baking in a brutal heat wave with no end in site. But on Avenue A a cold war is flaring. Oh yes, it’s an icy war — or a war of ices, if you prefer.

Singer recalls the ‘agony and ecstasy’ of Spector
By Bonnie Rosenstock 
In April 2009, legendary rock producer Phil Spector was found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death six years earlier of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson, 40. He was sentenced to 19 years to life.

STREET VIEWS
Do you think Puerto Rico should be the 51st state?

IN PICTURES
A Fugs farewell for Tuli Kupferberg at St. Mark’s

Can you dig it? Rehab starts at Minetta Playground

Picking up the pieces of St. Vincent’s — well, one

Hackers hope that they can just keep on hackin’

 


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

A limper stab at ‘Happiness’
BY STEVE ERICKSON
Todd Solondz revisits alienation, depression in America’s heartland.

Koch on Film
BY ED KOCH


Cataloguing irrevocable evil
BY JERRY TALLMER
‘Greatest living, breathing English poet’ meditates on hatred.

Audacious ‘Niche auteur’ Solondz back with sorta-sequel
BY RANIA RICHARDSON
‘Wartime’ boldly updates 1998’s ‘Happiness.’


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