Park Fundraising
Based on how it was set up, the Hudson River Park Trust has always faced the prospect of running out of money — that it would simply not have funds to finish building the park and to keep operating and maintaining it at a high level.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Evan Forsch

Police Blotter


This one hurts in my Sweet Heart
By Kathryn Adisman
I just found out a beloved neighborhood haunt, Sweet Heart Bakery, is closed for good. Which isn’t good.

He sang of ‘Nothing,’ but Tuli was really something
By Bob Hirschfeld
Naphtali Kupferberg, who died July 12 at 86, was celebrated on July 17 at St. Mark’s Church. Tuli, as he was better known, co-founded the Fugs rock group with Ed Sanders in 1964 and was well known in Downtown New York as a bohemian, poet and singer. He called himself the “world’s oldest rock star” and until recently could be found at the corner of West Broadway and Spring St. selling books like “Teach Yourself F—-ing.”




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Photo by Tequila Minsky

Children worked on their soccer skills on the artificial-turf play area on Pier 46, at Charles St., in the Hudson River Park’s Greenwich Village section.

Hudson Park Trust moves to create fundraising group
By Lincoln Anderson   
Facing a growing deficit and with major capital improvement projects — like Pier 40 — needing to be addressed, the Hudson River Park Trust is moving toward designating an independent fundraising entity to solicit private money for the waterfront park.

C.B. 3 backs fellow board after threats over mosque
By Lesley Sussman
In a squeaker of a vote, Community Board 3 last week passed a resolution in support of Community Board 1 members who have come under verbal assault from opponents of a controversial plan to build a 13-story mosque and community center less than 600 feet from ground zero.

N.Y.U.’s verdict on Law building: ‘Very successful’
By Lincoln Anderson
The wraps recently came off the new New York University Law School building on MacDougal St. The first-floor exterior facade of the Provincetown Playhouse has been preserved and worked into the new building’s facade, and most of the walls of the former theater have also been preserved. But the rest of the historic building was demolished for the project.

Parks chief: ‘We like the gardens’
By Albert Amateau
Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe reassured community garden advocates on Wednesday that the proposed new rules for governing the 282 gardens under the Parks Department’s jurisdiction will not threaten the green spaces’ existence.

Urgent-care delay as ‘land lock’ fray rages at C.B. 2
By Lincoln Anderson
The opening of an urgent-care center in the former St. Vincent’s Hospital emergency department, though urgent, is being tied up in Bankruptcy Court. And if the delay lasts much longer, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital — which have been contracted by the state to operate the center — will start looking for a new location.

‘It’s humiliating’; Artists scramble for vending spots
By Albert Amateau
Two weeks after a federal judge denied an injunction to block new rules limiting the vending of First Amendment-protected material in four Manhattan parks, artists were still on the scene, most of them conforming to the rules they’re still trying to overturn.

Dollars and dining with Obama were in Vogue in Soho

The spin on the new bike lanes on 1st and 2nd Aves.

Life on the wire: Scraping by at Houston and First

Getting a leg up on the news



What did Nostradamus know about Soho’s fate?
As a Yellow Cab succumbs to flames, the Ohio closes its doors.

Art museums offer ‘eclectic fare without pause’
Until Aug. 13, you’ve got time to live some ‘Lush Life.’

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch

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