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Editorial
Rebirth of a pier
The first snowflakes fell upon the city on Monday and with them came an instant realization that summer is long gone. But at the end of North Moore St. in Tribeca, there exists a promise of the next heat wave and the fun that will come along with it.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

Police Blotter

Evan Forsch


TALKING POINT

Getting into public high school, New York City style
By Jenny Klion
If you want to know how fast time is flying, my daughter, Judy, my once-tiny daughter, Judy, who is about to get braces, who is already on her third boyfriend (don’t quote me on that), and who hates me because she is 13 (can quote me on that), is getting ready for high school. Aaaah! Turns out, everything I’d heard about applying to public high school in New York City is true! A nightmare!

IN PICTURES


Top cop enjoyed parade with Halloween hoi polloi

Rent, and lives on the line

Ink, guns and ammo

Building something good

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By Emma DeVito
With election day come and gone, New York State now has a new Governor-elect, Andrew Cuomo.



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Sunday’s rally against N.Y.U.’s plan for a new high-rise tower on Bleecker St. was led by Andrew Berman, G.V.S.H.P.’s director, right, along with members of the new Community Action Alliance on NYU 2031.

‘No 400-foot tower!’ hundreds
say as N.Y.U. seeks approval
By Albert Amateau
About 300 people attended Monday night’s Community Board 2 hearing on New York University’s Landmarks Preservation Commission application for approval of a proposed, 400-foot-tall tower on the university’s south superblock.


Soho neighbors are not aTwitter over Kardashians
By Lincoln Anderson
The opening party for the Kardashian sisters’ new DASH store, at 119 Spring St. in Soho, last Wednesday evening created what some residents said went beyond a mere mob scene to a “riot.”

A Paine Day is just ‘common sense,’ Villager says
By Albert Amateau
Bob Oliver has been trying for two years to make the birthday of Tom Paine, whose pamphlets inspired the American Revolution, declared a statewide day of recognition. Oliver, a longtime Villager, has already had partial success.




Historic synagogueneeds condo units on top, rabbi says
By Lesley Sussman
Rabbi Pesach Ackerman, 81, sat behind his small, cluttered desk in a corner of the sanctuary and his face lit up as he talked about the time when he first stepped foot into Congregation Anshei Meseritz synagogue.

Nilde Balducci, 83; Married
into the famed gourmet clan
By Albert Amateau
Nilde Balducci, a longtime Village resident and the granddaughter-in-law of the founder of Balducci’s, the specialty food market that was a Greenwich Village institution for 57 years, died Nov. 1 in Beth Israel Hospital at age 83.

Accused killer’s ex paints picture of abusive artist
By Lincoln Anderson
A week after local graffiti artist Jairo Pastoressa allegedly murdered another man in a dispute over a woman, Pastoressa’s friends and neighbors still say they can’t believe he did it — that the man they thought they knew wasn’t capable of such violence.

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Tompkins Square Park’s “Tent City”

’42 find shows eatery knew it paid to advertise — in The Villager!
By Albert Amateau
The past came to light only a few inches beneath the floor of a Greenwich Village standby, Fedora restaurant, last week.


ARTS

Orwell woven with Ionesco — and a strong dose of Kafka
BY JERRY TALLMER
Czech play resonates on heels of American midterm election.

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
“Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” (+)...“Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench” (-)...“The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” (+)

In November, galleries offer darkness & enchantment
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Matisse, Madonna, Mutu vie for your attention.

Just Do Art!
COMPILED BY SCOTT STIFFLER


Special Theater Coverage

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Reviewing Martin Denton
BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK
Prolific nytheatre.com founder pioneered comprehensive coverage.


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Ms. Jones becomes an assertive ‘Mrs.’
BY JERRY TALLMER
Tony winner crafts a ‘full, courageous, thinking, complex human being.’


A slice of the future


Nine railroaded men (not boys) hit Broadway
BY JERRY TALLMER
John Kander on the making of ‘Scottsboro.’


Give thanks for November Downtown theater
BY TRAV S.D.
Castratos, cabins, electric sheep & Christmas among the meaty offerings.


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