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Editorial
W.T.C. and tour buses
In less than 350 days the National September 11th Memorial will open. That’s exciting. What’s not exciting, however, is the expected spike in tour buses and the apparent traffic nightmare that could very well become real if we are not prepared.


Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Evan Forsch

Police Blotter

TALKING POINT

Toward responsible cycling
By Jack Brown
Cycling in New York City is no longer regarded as something exclusively good and “green.”

NOTEBOOK

Secrets of surviving an art commune: Westbeth at 40 
By Kate Walter
When I finally signed a lease for an affordable alcove studio in the West Village, I called my parents in New Jersey to shout the miraculous news. After 10 years on the waiting list for the well-known, inexpensive Westbeth Artists Housing, I landed a sunny space a block from the Hudson River. For a very low rent, I moved into a 400-square-foot loft with three large windows and high ceilings, located in the beautiful historic neighborhood.

PAPARAZZO DIARY

Mercury in Nikes: Fast times at Madonna movie shoot
By J.B. Nicholas
“That’s it!” The 50-year-old mother of four had had enough. She stood, fixed her jaw, tightened her eyes and, then, with all the raw determination of a crack kingpin preparing to defend his street-corner empire, stepped breathlessly to her business.




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Having a fling at J.J. Walker
J.J. Walker Playground in the West Village was the setting Saturday for the semifinals of the 16th Annual Citywide Bocce Tournament. Click here for more photos.

N.Y.U. superblocks plan gets a super-drubbing at meeting
By Lincoln Anderson
A Community Board 2 hearing on New York University’s plan to seek land-use and zoning changes for its South Village superblocks drew an overwhelmingly hostile crowd to P.S. 41 on W. 11th St. on Sept. 20.

McNally pulls Pulino’s as neighbors nix pizzeria plan
By Lincoln Anderson
Liquor licenses for restaurants and bars were, as usual, a hot issue at the monthly full-board meeting of Community Board 2 last Thursday evening.

Herman Greitzer, 90, V.I.D. founder ran vs. DeSapio
By Albert Amateau
By Albert Amateau
Herman Greitzer, a founding member of the Village Independent Democrats club and the first V.I.D. candidate for district leader against Carmine DeSapio, died Fri., Sept. 3, at the age of 90 in Kingston Hospital, in Kingston, N.Y.

Book explores ever-changing universe of Union Square
By JERRY TALLMER
On Page 61 of a lavishly illustrated treasure chest of a new book called “The Universe of Union Square” there are, in newspaper lingo, a couple of tiny “thumbnail” headshots of mustachioed, bowler-hatted Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Commiserating over a loss of cupcakes and community
By Kathryn Adisman
Fans of Sweet Heart Bakery gathered in Jackson Square Park on Aug. 30 across the street from the neighborhood coffee shop, which closed in July without warning. The get-together was organized by artist Donna Gould as a way for people to “share information, feelings and memories.”





C.B. 3 says nabe is getting punk’d by loud concerts
By Lesley Sussman
Community Board 3 has asked the Parks Department to take steps to mute the sounds of amplified music in Tompkins Square Park on weekends, and to limit the number of concerts.

Painting a roof white, working on keeping clean
By Albert Amateau
A group of Midtown bank employees spent a warm morning last week on the roof of an East Village residence for H.I.V.-positive, formerly homeless men and women.

CLAYTON'S PAGE
David Peel keeping it real, rocking from the streets

Bocce players have a fling at J.J. Walker tourney

From Mousey’s and stickball to Campos and Loisaida

Waylaid by bike pirates, they still roll at wedding

‘Table for three, please!’

Police seek Chelsea burglar
Police were investigating a series of burglaries in Chelsea in the past few weeks.

Billy beats M.T.A. signs rap

 


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Manson...Macbeth...and Murder!
BY TRAV S.D.
Downtown theater in October is downright scary.

Smart Habit
BY DAVID KENNERLEY
Charles Busch’s bawdy, nun-sensical spoof is heaven-sent.

It’s Kazan — as in Lainie, not Elia!
BY JERRY TALLMER 
Multi-medium artist poised for third visit to Feinstein’s.

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch

Just Do Art!
By Scott Stiffler

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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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