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Mayor Bloomberg and Janette Sadik-Khan, his Department of Transportation commissioner, have been doing an excellent job, in our view, in their ongoing efforts to make our city more pedestrian and bike friendly, by adding more public plazas and more bike lanes to our streets.

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Ira Blutreich


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TALKING POINT

Is Basketball City a community recreation facility?
By Victor J. Papa
One only has to open the home page of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to begin to make the stark comparisons about how the needs of one community are considered over those of another.

LIFO attack isn’t about better education, but the bottom line
By Deborah J. Glick
Our community has seen school overcrowding increase with every passing year. Class size continues to increase and the number of parents who are able to send their children to the school of their choice has decreased.

In Pictures

Take them to the river

Making a stretch for spring

Putting on for Pat’s, Purim



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East Village photog survived Egypt beating, interrogations
By Lincoln Anderson
Among the myriad assaults on journalists covering the Egyptian popular uprising last month, those on Anderson Cooper and Lara Logan were among the most high profile.

Revised N.Y.U. plan is ‘too ambitious,’ ‘ugly,’ critics say
By Albert Amateau
New York University spelled out its revised “N.Y.U. 2031” plan to build an additional 2.5 million square feet of space in its two superblocks in Greenwich Village at a Community Board 2 forum on Monday.

Drumming up help for Japan


 



Lucy Cecere, 87, senior advocate, heart of the Village
By Albert Amateau
Lucy Cecere, a tireless advocate for her beloved Greenwich Village community where she was born 87 years ago, died at home on Sat., March 19.

People popping off about new pop-up cafes; But others like them
By Aline Reynolds
A program for a new type of seasonal outdoor cafe is getting mixed reviews in Soho and Greenwich Village.

LA II busted, misses own opening

Special pavers make a mark in Tompkins Square Park
By Bonnie Rosenstock
From graffiti tags to elaborately painted murals, the East Village abounds with ephemeral expression. But the East Village Parks Conservancy has devised a unique way to leave a more lasting impression in the neighborhood’s Tompkins Square Park: Set it in stone with Make Your Mark in the Park.


ARTS

The heart’s most fundamental expression
BY STEPHEN WOLF
The new poetry of the city, in wordshops and Slams.

He’s my son — times 21!
NAATCO’s newest slice of future life is no mere clone

BY SCOTT STIFFLER
All sons are, to some degree, failed creations — legacies of the good deeds, and damage, done by fathers who yearn for a nobler 2.0 version of themselves. And if first you don’t succeed? Try, try again (give or take 20 attempts). That’s what cloning is for.

Three to know, who’ll grow on you
Galleries offer trio of exceptional efforts

Fundraisers for friends in need

Just Do Art!


A century later, factory fire not forgotten
COMPILED BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Citywide events pay tribute to Triangle’s legacy

Galleries offer reasons to come in from cold
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Cuban cars, post-apartheid identity & film are hot prospects.

Once we were young, radical, beautiful and in love
BY JERRY TALLMER
Hay’s play contemplates marriage amidst political differences.

Dead loved ones and lost kin at the dinner table
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
“Tropical Malady” director takes you on another dreamy trip..


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