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From night into day in Chile at the San Jose Mine
By JERRY TALLMER
It was when Sebastian Pinera, the president of Chile, reflexively crossed himself a little before last Wednesday midnight — as he, and a solemn little boy in a miner’s hardhat, and the whole rest of the world were sweating out the safe return of a capsule lifting the first of 33 trapped human beings, 31-year-old Florencio Avalosa, the little boy’s father, from a sealed-in cave 2,040 feet below the earth’s surface — that I, too, observant of no organized hocus-pocus, secretly crossed myself. And was rewarded when a grinning Florencio Avalosa, wearing protective sunglasses beneath his miner’s hardhat, stepped from the capsule, alive and well.



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David Troncoso, holding Bella, and Susan Schwartz, holding Josie, in the Mercer-Houston Dog Run, like the dog run’s other hundreds of users, are concerned about its future in N.Y.U.’s expansion plans.

University has to respect ‘Green Line,’ neighbors say
By Albert Amateau
The public open spaces around the superblocks that New York University intends to develop in the next couple of decades are treasured by the community because they include parks, gardens, playgrounds and a dog run.

Bicycle-lane foe doesn’t get much traction at demo
By Lincoln Anderson
More supporters of bike lanes than critics of them turned up last Friday afternoon at an East Village rally intended to decry the new, protected pathways along First and Second Aves.

Temple rehab aimed for stars and, 25 years later, pulls if off
By Aline Reynolds
The restoration of the Museum and Synagogue at Eldridge Street is finally complete. The installation of a large stained-glass window earlier this month on the synagogue’s eastern wall marked the end of the building’s quarter-century-long overhaul.

Robert Nichols, 91, led Wash. Sq. ’69 renovation
By Albert Amateau
Robert B. Nichols, poet, playwright, novelist and the lead architect of the 1969 redesign of Washington Square Park, died Thurs., Oct. 14, in his home in Thetford, Vermont, at the age of 91.

‘East Village Blue’ are honored
By Albert Amateau
The Ninth Precinct Community Council honored 36 officers at its annual awards event last week at the Cooper Union Foundation Building.

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Hate-crime wave continues: Thug targeted gay bars
BY PAUL SCHINDLER 
A 45-year-old Queens man has been charged in two attacks, just 10 minutes apart, in two West Village gay bars, the second and third such incidents in Village gay establishments in the past two weeks.

In Pictures
The need for a full-service hospital is critical

Children of the garden

‘Hua Mei Idol’: Songbirds wow the crowd in S.D.R.

Pack of gum — or a workout!

7th Ave. ‘speakeasy’ branching out with new upstairs space

Crocs rocks Soho (re)store

Though cracked and faded, a memorial stands tall

 


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT


My Night in a Haunted (Merchant’s) House
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
A skeptical reporter, hot on the heels of a sensational exclusive, accompanies a team of ghost hunters as they investigate a spooky old house that’s been the site of numerous encounters with apparitions, floating orbs and flying objects.

Older, wiser, funnier — and still alive!
BY JERRY TALLMER
Fyvush Finkel’s new show is a family affair.

So much to do, it’s scary!
Compiled by Scott Stiffler
Halloween things that’ll shock & awe.


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.

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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