Vote ‘yes’ on 1 and 2
When New Yorkers go to the polls on Tues., Nov. 2, on their ballot’s back they’ll find two important referenda.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook


Police Blotter


There is a lot at stake: Why N.Y.U. must build here
By John Beckman
In his unceasing campaign against responsible growth, Andrew Berman is right about one thing: There is a lot at stake. But it’s not the scary story he keeps telling.

Critical Mass makes cycling safer
By Barbara Ross
As a longtime volunteer with Time’s Up!, a volunteer-run environmental organization that promotes group bike rides to enhance cyclist safety.




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Photo by Tequila Minsky

The man behind the masks
Haitian master mask maker Didier Civil has been busy constructing masks and puppets for Sunday’s Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, which will feature giant puppets Baron Samdi and Gran Brigette. Read about the Mask Guru.

Rebel with a constant cause: Memories of Michael Shenker
By Sarah Ferguson
Here are the images that flashed in my brain the day I learned that squat “godfather” Michael Shenker had died.

No question about it: Bumper crop of kids enjoy Harvest

Costumes, kilts and hayrides at Bleecker Playground

Oh, that Vodou that you do(u); Mask guru gets in Village spirit
By Tequila Minsky
When Jeanne Fleming, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade’s director for the past 30 years, heard that Haiti’s cherished annual pre-Lent carnival had been canceled after this January’s earthquake, she immediately wanted to involve Haiti in this year’s Village parade.

VillageCare takes wraps off new Houston St. building
By Albert Amateau
The new VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center had its official opening Thursday morning Oct. 21 at 214 W. Houston St., west of Sixth Ave. The six-story, state-of-the-art building, with accommodations for 105 inpatients, will be ready for its first residents the second week in November. The new building replaces the old Village Nursing Home at Hudson and W. 12th Sts.

Mendez says proposed public-smoking ban a real drag
By Lesley Sussman
Just when you thought it was at least still O.K. to enjoy a leisurely smoke in a park, on the beach or in some other public space, now the city wants to make it illegal for cigarette and cigar puffers to do so. And the new prohibition has City Councilmember Rosie Mendez smoking mad.

C.B. 2 chairperson forcefully answers hospital haranguers
By Lincoln Anderson
At what point does the reality sink in that St. Vincent’s Hospital is gone and that the Village, unfortunately, likely won’t be getting a replacement hospital with an E.R. anytime soon? For activist Yetta Kurland and the Coalition for a New Village Hospital, the answer is — not yet.

See ya later C6-1; New rezonings O.K.’d for East and West
By Albert Amateau
The City Council on Wednesday approved two new development and land-use regulations, one for the Far West Village and the other for the Third and Fourth Aves. corridor of the East Village, intended to protect the character of the two neighborhoods.

Critical Mass of cash for 83 arrested bicyclists
By Albert Amateau
Eighty-three cyclists arrested between 2004 and 2006 during Critical Mass rides won a $965,000 settlement of a federal lawsuit last week.

B’ball City scores its financing
By Albert Amateau
Bruce Radler, who has been trying for nearly 10 years to open a seven-court Basketball City franchise on Pier 36, popularly known as the “Banana Pier,” on the East River, has finally got his game together.

Clayton's Page: Artists with lens and brush



A ‘Swan’ is Bourne
Return of radical rethink more than the sum of its male members.

My Night in a Haunted (Merchant’s) House


Halloween Things: Last Rites
Scary stuff between now and Oct 31.

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch

Just Do Art!

Older, wiser, funnier — and still alive!
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.

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