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A job well done: B.P.C.A. has finished its work
Last week the Inspector General’s Office released a report detailing financial improprieties on the part of the Battery Park City Authority. While alarming, the charges did not seem to us to rise to the level of major malfeasance on the authority’s part, but they did indicate some careless management and sloppiness.

Scoopy's Notebook

Letters to the Editor

Scene

Ira Blutreich

Police Blotter

Evan Forsch


TALKING POINT

Another Election Day’s morning-after pick-me-up
By JERRY TALLMER
So the world didn’t stop, it just seemed to, as the night wore on and on and the much-predicted bad news piled tediously up and up.

The peddling of pedaling and those pesky pedestrians
By Daniel Meltzer
We are still at war in Vietnam (excuse me, Afghanistan); the Dems have taken a shellacking in the election, and the politics are smarmier than ever.



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PROGRESS REPORT: Parks, politics, prayer and more…

N.Y.U. scraps plans for fourth tower in landmark site after I.M. Pei objects
By Albert Amateau and John W. Sutter
N.Y.U. to shift tower to Morton Williams site.


C.B. 2 members want public
school, not N.Y.U. mega-plan
By Albert Amateau
Members of Community Board 2’s Institutions and Education committees demanded on Tuesday that New York University make good on its longstanding promise to provide space for an elementary-grade public school.

Spring St. salt shed design sports some real sparkle
By Albert Amateau
The city’s 11-member Design Commission took just a quarter of an hour Monday morning to unanimously approve the Department of Sanitation’s design of the enclosed salt shed to be built in connection with Sanitation’s three-district garage at Spring and West Sts.

N.Y.U. eyes Shanghai campus

Alone on Thanksgiving?

Reformer, activist, journalist, Edward Gold is remembered
By Lincoln Anderson
With equal parts politics and good humor — both of which were his hallmarks — Community Board 2 elder statesman Ed Gold was memorialized at New York University’s School of Law’s Vanderbilt Hall on Washington Square South on Sunday.
Gold died on Sept. 9 at age 84.

VillageCare honors Koch as a ‘Legend of the Village’

Positively 5th St.: So long Sin Sin; Hello ‘Lucky’ pole

Senior vets take the cake

Graffiti artist found mentally unfit to stand trial
By Lincoln Anderson
East Village graffiti artist Jairo Pastoressa was deemed unfit to stand trial last Wednesday on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of a fellow graffiti tagger after they argued over a woman last month.




It’s time for Obama and us to get back to basics
By Arthur Z. Schwartz
There is a climactic scene in the Public Theater production of “In the Wake,” a wonderful play about relationships, which unfolds around the context of the major political events of the Bush presidency.

East Side, West Side, park improvements all around; It’s a green golden age
BY ADRIAN BENEPE
Despite the current economy, we are experiencing a boom period for parks in the Village area, a very special time in which the community’s green spaces and recreational facilities are being improved to extend their life for years to come.

St. Brigid’s work is more extensive than expected
By Lincoln Anderson
Renovation and major reconstruction is continuing on St. Brigid’s Church, at Eighth St. and Avenue B, and the amount of work required has turned out to be even more than anticipated.

River park is four-fifths finished but needs funds
By Noreen Doyle
Thank you once again to The Villager for this important opportunity to provide an update on Hudson River Park’s progress for your readers.

New study of kids’ learning with cochlear implants

Stylish maintenance building coming down the track by the Whitney Museum
By Albert Amateau
After welcoming nearly 2 million visitors since the 2009 opening of the southern one-third of the High Line park and with the middle section on track for completion in May 2011, the High Line now has the green light for construction of a $14.6 million maintenance-and-operations building.


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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

What’s Been Happening to Baby Jane?
BY JERRY TALLMER
Dexter sings with ‘terrifying lion-like power’

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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