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BRC in Chelsea
For 40 years, the Bowery Residents’ Committee has been working successfully to break the cycle of homelessness in New York. It does this through a unique program that helps clients first achieve stability in their physical health, mental health and sobriety — then works with them to find and retain housing and employment. BRC operates dozens of well-run programs throughout the city, including multi-service sites at 324 Lafayette St. and 315-317 Bowery. 


Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Ira Blutreich

Police Blotter

TALKING POINT

Pages from an unwritten diary: Dickering and hating
By JERRY TALLMER
It couldn’t have happened to a couple of nicer guys.
In this corner, Fredric Uberall Dicker, longtime Albany correspondent for the New York Post.

High winds (and hemlines) are taking out our trees
By Daniel Meltzer
Mother Nature giveth and Mother Nature taketh away. In June of 2008, she set her sights on the Ramble in Central Park and tooketh 33 trees with what they call a microburst — a sudden, localized downdraft during a thunderstorm with winds anywhere from 50 to 120 miles per hour.

In Pictures

It’s a cool time to be a kid in Washington Square Park



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A Dimock Township resident lit his well water on fire, proof that it had been contaminated by gas. The water passes through a jug, draining out through side holes, keeping the flame alight with a steady flow of gas-infused water.

Explosions, fires, fouled water: Welcome to hydrofracking hell
DIMOCK TOWNSHIP, Penn. — It started with a bang. Here, amid the postcard-perfect hills and hollows of the Allegheny Mountains, Norma Fiorentino, 66, lives in a trailer.


Imagine: John Lennon would be 70 years old today
By Jefferson Siegel
Question: John Lennon would have been 70 on Saturday. If he were alive today, what do you think he’d be doing?

Chi Chiz drug case continues, but it may be moot in the end
BY DUNCAN OSBORNE 
Testifying at a State Liquor Authority action against Chi Chiz — a Christopher St. bar popular among African-American gay and bisexual men — a Police Department detective said a drug dealer met an undercover officer at a Starbucks near Seventh Ave. and Grove St. to make a drug sale, but the dealer insisted they walk two-and-a-half blocks to finalize the sale in Chi Chiz.

Accused Stonewall basher hit with hate-crimes charge

Pets paws for annual blessing

Squatter, artist, orator, electrician and a friend
By Frank Morales
It was while walkin’ down a deserted mean street back in 1985 that I first met Michael Shenker.





Spring St. garage foes say ruling is garbage, fight on
By Albert Amateau
The Tribeca and Hudson Square opponents of the Department of Sanitation’s three-district garage planned for the western end of Spring St. have not given up their fight to block the proposed 120-foot-tall project on the 2-acre site that the city has finally acquired from UPS.

Michael Shenker, squatter, activist, is dead at age 55
By Lincoln Anderson
The embodiment of DIY, Michael Shenker — a central figure in the East Village squatter and activist scene — could fix up a burned-out tenement building and rewire the whole place for electricity.

9/11 health bill passes in House
By Aline Reynolds
Nine years after the Sept. 11 attacks, victims nationwide who volunteered at the site are one step closer to receiving economic compensation and continued medical help.

Council to honor Ninth’s Finest
The Ninth Precinct Community Council will hold its annual recognition ceremony for Ninth Precinct police officers at 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 14, in the Great Hall of the Cooper Union Foundation Building, on Third Ave. at E. Seventh St.

CLAYTON'S PAGE: Birds of a feather: Creative talents flock together


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT


October ‘Pumpkin’ crop yields quintet of indelicate tales
BY JERRY TALLMER
Chapman charts ‘the curdling point, where gentle people darken.’

Play in this “Traffic” — With Caution
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Time-surfing musical disappoints, but McCartney dazzles.


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
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Koch on Film
By Ed Koch

Just Do Art!


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