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Hope for SPURA
After decades of inertia at the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, on the Lower East Side south of the Williamsburg Bridge, the makings of a viable development scheme are taking shape. Where six blocks have lain vacant, occupied by open-air parking lots, there are now visions of housing and commercial development, and much-needed jobs and economic development.

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Letters to the Editor

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Evan Forsch

Police Blotter


TALKING POINT

N.Y.U.’s towering blunder inspires us to fight on
By Miriam Kaplan
I want to say that this statement from Mr. Pei is extraordinary good news. Not just because New York University has been defeated on the landmarks issue. But more importantly, because it shows how completely N.Y.U. miscalculated in this regard.

Correcting some misperceptions post-St. Vincent’s
By Christine C. Quinn, Jerrold Nadler, Thomas K. Duane and Richard N. Gottfried
As we move forward in the aftermath of the tragic loss of our community hospital, we — the many friends, advocates and supporters of St. Vincent’s — must work together to take all of the positive steps we can to restore emergency and acute-care services to our community. Having all the ammunition we need in this battle is essential. Therefore, documenting the specifics of what services we need with a community health assessment is critical to this mission.

IN PICTURES


Leaving some art behind

Spray it, don’t say it; Fire Department floats new boat

In the empty underbelly of the beast, street art lurks

Oh, ja! Freaky fun at the Wild Style show in Germany



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Street art from the underground
The Underbelly Project, a hidden collection of street art in an abandoned Brooklyn subway station, has recently been getting publicity — and at least 20 people sneaking in to see it have been arrested. More photos.

After Pei protests N.Y.U. plan, supermarket site is new focus
By Albert Amateau
After New York University announced last week that it was withdrawing its Landmarks Preservation Commission application to build a 40-story fourth tower on the superblock site of three I.M. Pei-designed residential towers, Village neighbors and preservation advocates were waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Tea Party’s brew doesn’t go down well Downtown
By Lincoln Anderson
It was the week after the election and a longtime reader of this newspaper, a lifetime Village resident, called to say she was wondering why the paper hadn’t reported the results of the local Downtown races. Sure, she said, probably all the same people won, just like usual, as they’ve been doing for years — but still... .

NYCHA’s repair system is broken, tenants charge
By Aline Reynolds
Lower Manhattan, the world’s financial capital where tremendous fortunes are made and lost, is also the site of 30 public housing developments where low-income tenants live in shoddy and unhealthy conditions. These residents look to the New York City Housing Authority for much-needed repairs to their decaying apartments.

New school with British accent
By Albert Amateau
A new private elementary school for children 3 to 11 years old, World Class Learning Academy, an affiliate of British Schools of America, is opening next year in the East Village at E. Second St. at Second Ave., in the former LaSalle Academy.

Art for Haiti raised $30,000




It’s time for Obama and us to get back to basics
By Arthur Z. Schwartz

East Side, West Side, park improvements all around; It’s a green golden age
BY ADRIAN BENEPE

St. Brigid’s work is more extensive than expected
By Lincoln Anderson

River park is four-fifths finished but needs funds
By Noreen Doyle

New study of kids’ learning with cochlear implants

Stylish maintenance building coming down the track by the Whitney Museum


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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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