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Seward Park success
 After more than four decades of frustrating inaction at the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, Monday night’s vote at Community Board 3’s Land Use Committee, at last, smashed through all the inertia.

Scoopy's Notebook

Letters to the Editor

Police Blotter

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Ira Blutreich


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A plague of fire strikes a Lower East Side block

Talking Point

Scared by political violence? Stop violent politics
By Ted Rall
The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 11 other people is tragic. But it is not shocking. It isn’t even surprising.

 



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In historic vote, C.B. 3 O.K.’s SPURA redevelop guidelines
By Lesley Sussman
A long and bitter 43-year stalemate over future development of a 7-acre parcel of land at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge came to a successful conclusion this Monday when Community Board 3’s Land Use, Zoning,

Non-artist residents feel like ‘criminals’ in Soho, lawyer says
By Aline Reynolds
Two of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods have a regulation in their zoning law that some loft residents say is outdated and want the city to do away with.

NYCHA officials say 6 percent of units have bedbugs
By Lesley Sussman
In an effort to prevent the type of bedbug epidemic that swept the city in 2009, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the New York City Housing Authority joined forces last week with Councilmember Rosie Mendez, who co-sponsored two community forums on how to prevent and combat such infestations in one’s home

.Lady of Vilna appeal goes to state’s highest court



Funeral director, firefighters help ‘angel’ take wing
By Albert Amateau
Fire Department officials and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani were among those attending the Jan. 21 funeral in Greenwich Village of 9/11 survivor Josephine Harris.

Shots bar comes under fire for alleged ‘racist’ door policy

Mendez’s asthma-free act is law

Effort to shorten San Gennaro Fest falls short
By Lincoln Anderson
A push was made last Thursday night to get Community Board 2 to recommend reducing by half the footprint of the famed San Gennaro Festival, but the motion failed by a vote of 20 to 13.  

Lynne Stewart tries to make best of Texas; Chow’s better
By Mary Reinholz
Lynne Stewart — the onetime Downtown radical civil rights lawyer, convicted of materially aiding international terrorism — began 2011 in a sprawling Fort Worth, Texas, prison.


ARTS

Henry James and Old New York
BY STEPHEN WOLF
Lowe’s lecture charts cultural current set in motion

A riot of revivals in London
BY ANDY HUMM
Jacobi’s “Lear” tops list — and is New York-bound


Just Do Art!

Before Dick did waterboarding: What Houdini knew
BY JERRY TALLMER
Reconstructed Water Torture Cell part of exhibit’s bag of tricks

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


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