Bike lanes on a roll
Traditionally, New York has been way behind the curve compared to places like Amsterdam and Copenhagen when it comes to being a “bicycling city.” But, as anyone can see, that’s quickly changing.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Ira Blutreich


Police Blotter


The Tea Party’s over; Wacky nominees will do ’em in
By Barrett Zinn Gross
Summer is almost over, and so is the Republican revival.

From Fala to Obama: Showing some bite to the G.O.P.
From Labor Day 2010 to Primary Election Day 2010 it was, and is, as Yogi Berra once did or did not say, déjà vu all over again

How I was almost shot for being a ‘suicide bomber’

By J.B. Nicholas
The day I almost lost my life to police bullets started like every other, except for one little detail, the kind of cheese I ordered on my breakfast sandwich.




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Photo by Jefferson Siegel

One of the entries in the Sukkah City competition on display in Union Square drew curious onlookers.

Not your grandma’s sukkah; Designers interpret holy huts
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke and Clifford A. Merin
One of the most unusual sukkahs in New York City — it looks like an explosion of marsh grass rather than the customary box-shaped hut of twine and plywood — will be on display at Union Square until Sat., Oct. 2.

With fresh meat, ‘It’s a dog’s life’ is sounding good
By Mary Reinholz
Tamara Bolling orders bacon strips for her dainty little dog Lilu when she and her husband, Tom, have Sunday brunch at Morandi on Waverly Place, an elegant West Village eatery where dogs are allowed to sit outside with their owners.

Parks Dept. beefs up garden rules, adds protections
By Albert Amateau
Advocates for the 282 community gardens under Parks Department jurisdiction were gratified last week when the department adopted revised community gardens rules that are stronger than the ones proposed in August.

'Bad Lieutenant’ is an exceptionally good Downtown voter

Pedaling bicyclists and bipedalists, side by side

Movie ‘Starr’ on the set

14th St. tree pits are a hit

The doctor is in, and dispensing care to the needy

A sacred healthcare site

‘Anti-Critical Mass’ bikers have ‘upright’ attitude
By Lincoln Anderson
Taking a more civilized and safe approach to cycling — while taking a more comfortable position on their seats — about 160 people participated in the First Annual Upright Bicycle Ride last Saturday.

Library checks out for 6 weeks
By Aline Reynolds
The New York Public Library will be closing its Chatham Square branch for nearly six weeks for repairs, an unpleasant surprise to the Chinatown community.

L.M.D.C. is set to release $200 million in grants
BY Aline Reynolds
The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation affirmed at its recent board of directors meeting that it would go ahead with releasing $200 million in funds to sources other than utility companies.

Daddy knows best; Local family tradition continues
BY John Bayles
They exist in remote corners of the country and are sometimes rather common, just not here in New York City. “They” are mom-and-pop businesses that change hands, passed down to sons and daughters.

Hudson Square business improvement district turns 1
BY John Bayles
Starting a new organization is always tough. But when Ellen Baer was tapped to run the Hudson Square Connection she was hired without a staff in place, without an office and without a board of directors. And, the steering committee that sought her out and gave her the job in May 2009 informed her they wanted the business improvement district up and running with its doors open in a mere two months.

Soho or Hudson Square?

Saatchi & Saatchi building is the ‘green’ standard
BY Aline Reynolds
An office building in the heart of Hudson Square has achieved a status that no other building has in the entire city.

What is your favorite lunchtime spot in Hudson Square?

Beat poetry, Kabbalah and a nice pair of trousers

Enter the dragon: Ground is broken for a new playground
On Wed., Sept. 15, local community members, elected officials, the city Transportation and Parks departments, business owners and New York University representatives gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for Adrienne’s Garden within LaGuardia Gardens, on LaGuardia Place between Bleecker and W. Third Sts.



Liao Yibai gets ‘Real’ about our lust for labels
Gleaming silver sculptures supersize consumerism.

Family drama concealed by ‘wrappings within wrappings’
One Little Goat’s ‘poetic-obsessive’ production leaves audiences lost & found.

Compiled by Joseph Rearick & Scott Stiffler
The music, museums & theater edition

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch


Age Is A State Of Mind
Through politics, activism, swimming & friends, 82-year old Ross Graham stays young

Sex Talk Eases Worries
By Angela Yeager
Men: Talk to mate, friends for better sex, not your doctor Women: It’s more complicated

A Life In Dark Humor
By Janel Bladow
Bite, wit & mayhem make Bill Plympton a funny guy

Marci’s Medicare Answers

Should You Wait To Retire?
By Edward A. Glenn
Time is money when it comes to deciding when to take Social Security

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