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A win for health
Last Thursday’s announcement that North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and VillageCare have agreed to team up to open an urgent-care center on W. 20th St. near Sixth Ave., in the Chelsea/Flatiron area, came as welcome news. For one, it means the standoff has ended with the estate of St. Vincent’s Hospital on whether the urgent-care center would be sited, at least temporarily, in the former hospital’s emergency department space on Seventh Ave. between 11th and 12th Sts.
Letters to the Editor
The lady and the tiger: Demagogues past and present
By JERRY TALLMER
Americans have short memories, and very few memories of any sort linking one generation to the next, or vice versa.
Outing AIM’s idiocy after it ‘outs’ Zinn as a Communist
By Barrett Zinn Gross
A certain editor recently sent me an e-mail with “Howard Zinn ‘Outed’ as a Communist and a Liar” in the subject line. I am asked often if we are related, as my left-leaning politics lead many to believe. The answer is no; my middle name, Zinn, comes from my maternal grandfather, who was adopted in Austria in the late 19th century, and is by blood a Torten.
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Photo by J.B. Nicholas
Stealing kisses in the mosh pit
A couple smooched during the punk rock concert in Tompkins Square Park this past weekend.
Maloney and Saujani spar on Wall St., L.G.B.T. issues
BY PAUL SCHINDLER
The 14th Congressional District, which straddles the East River and includes America’s wealthiest voters on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, as well as some of the nation’s largest and most troubled public housing projects in Queens — as well as swaths of the East Village and Lower East Side — will experience a very rare event later this month — a Democratic primary challenge to its nine-term representative.
Christopher gay bar fights city’s effort to shut it down
BY DUNCAN OSBORNE
Citing the complexity of a nuisance abatement lawsuit brought by New York City against Chi Chiz, a Christopher St. gay bar that serves a mainly African-American clientele, a judge put off hearing part of that case until November, and told the bar to move forward with its own lawsuit that charges that the city was motivated by racial and anti-gay animus when it sought to close the bar.
Under her watch, crime on L.E.S. continues to drop
By Albert Amateau
When Deputy Inspector Nancy Barry became commanding officer of the Seventh Precinct on the Lower East Side in May 2009, she was no stranger to the stationhouse on Pitt. St.
An annual month of fasting and faith during Ramadan
P.S. 41 students’ banner day
Engineering a winning summer
School year’s almost here
Urgent-care clinic to 20th St.; Plan for St. V. aborted
By Albert Amateau
After negotiations broke off for an urgent-care center in the former emergency department of the closed St. Vincent’s Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System agreed last week to establish the center on W. 20th St. in a building owned by VillageCare.
Sports to Santa, Vladeck activist did it all for kids
By Lincoln Anderson
The heart was ripped out of the Vladeck Houses two weeks ago when Edward Garcia, a larger-than-life presence and leader at the Lower East Side public housing complex, suddenly and unexpectedly died.
Marlene, Marco and The Mayor
Principal in tent is intent on winning contest cash
By Bonnie Rosenstock
“It’s not exactly how I expected to end my summer vacation,” declared Mark Federman, principal of East Side Community High School.
Rapper-turned-singer leaves behind beats for band
Film Forum celebrates Astaire’s smooth moves
BY JERRY TALLMER
Joseph Papp, the best friend William Shakespeare ever had in New York City, left us in October 1991.
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