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Editorial
Don’t kill rail tunnel
The Gravina Island Bridge, a.k.a. the “Bridge to Nowhere,” was the poster child of pork-barrel projects — a $398 million bridge linking an Alaska town to an island containing an airport and just 50 residents.


Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Evan Forsch

Police Blotter

TALKING POINT

Funding the dream of Hudson River Park with special district
By A.J. Pietrantone
Since our creation by neighborhood waterfront activists in 1999, Friends of Hudson River Park has helped to secure more than $240 million to build the largest new park in the city in more than 150 years.

N.Y.U. growth plan adds up to one massive impact
By Andrew Berman
Earlier this month, New York University submitted its application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to build a 400-foot-tall hotel and residence on Bleecker St. in the landmarked Silver Towers complex.

In Pictures

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



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Photo by Jefferson Siegel

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Monday holding up a photo of the sticks of C-4 recovered from the New York City Marble Collegiate Cemetery.

Yippie thinks he’s solved case of mysterious explosives cache
By Lincoln Anderson
Dana Beal is a Yippie — not a detective.

N.Y.U. Bleecker St. high-rise would be tallest in the Village
By Albert Amateau
New York University last week filed its plan with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to build a fourth tower in the landmarked I.M. Pei-designed Silver Towers part of the university’s southern superblock between LaGuardia Place and Mercer St.

New buses won’t wait for fares, will randomly check tix
By Terese Loeb Kreuzer
The Department of Transportation and New York City Transit no doubt scheduled the inauguration of the M15 Select Bus Service between South Ferry and 125th St. for a holiday weekend to have a gentle rollout and avoid having a pack of harried commuters, late for work. Still, there was some New York grumbling and some confusion.

 





People to people: Auction aims to heal Haiti via art
By Stephanie Buhmann
In the weeks following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which shook Haiti into horrific suffering on Jan. 12, the world was filled with images of death, destruction and the human hunger for survival.

Clayton's Page
Black lips and a black soul

Photos by Clayton Patterson
Drag queen Peter, above, gave night crawlers a thrill at Avenue A’s Pyramid Club during its 1980’s heyday.

In Pictures
Spidey swings back into the East Village for a visit

‘68 percent of Italians say…’

Don’t wait — vaccinate

A D.C. protest potpourri

 


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT


Leaves fall as Bowery art scene experiences renewal
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Uptown, Smith & Mutu address ‘dark undercurrents.’

A ‘Trio’ of tales, each with a killer kicker
BY JERRY TALLMER
Playwright Fratti chiefly concerned with psychology, erotica, politics.


Bow to Battlehooch, baby — while you still can
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
San Fran band in NYC for a limited time only.

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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