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Extend Millionaire’s Tax
Governor Andrew Cuomo deserves a thumbs up for managing to deliver the state’s first on-time budget in years. However, he deserves a thumbs down for failing to include in the budget an extension of the “Millionaire’s Tax.”

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CLAYTON'S PAGE

‘The Nudge’ and the renaming of the Pitt St. pool
Last week’s Clayton’s Page, about Lower East Side photographer Daniel Stein, noted how documentarian Patterson and Stein first teamed up to photograph community activist Sammy “The Nudge” Fleischer. Fleischer was a unique individual, and the story of him and the pool that briefly bore his name is unique, as well.


TALKING POINT

And what happens in 20 years, after ‘N.Y.U. 2031’?
By Andrew Berman
There’s been a tremendous debate about New York University’s proposed 20-year expansion plan, “N.Y.U. 2031.”

IN PICTURES

Warhol’s legacy shines on

All the world’s a runway and everyone’s a model

It's good to be King

Weekend scenes: The couch, Kilroy and a false call

They were down with it



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N.Y.U. gets O.K. for Silver Towers modification plan
By Albert Amateau
The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved New York University’s proposed changes and restorations of the landscape and lighting of the I.M. Pei-designed Silver Towers landmarked complex on the university’s south superblock.

Gerson leads group saying it can restore full-service hospital
By Albert Amateau
Former City Council member Alan Gerson and Arthur Schwartz, an attorney and member of Community Board 2, are among a group working to organize a full-service, acute-care hospital and emergency room in Greenwich Village to replace the bankrupt, shuttered St. Vincent’s Hospital.

ACE program deals graduates another chance at life
By Aline Reynolds
Less than two years ago, Lester Grant, 52, was eating from dumpsters and sleeping in abandoned cars.


 


Some spurn tall SPURA buildings as GOLES splits
By Lesley Sussman
Community Board 3’s Land Use, Zoning, Public and Private Housing Committee resumed its discussion of urban design issues for the future Seward Park Urban Renewal Area at a stormy meeting marked by some committee members’ sharp criticism of aspects of the design.

City is certain mega-garage work will start soon

Grand St. goes electric, adds car-charging stations
By Aline Reynolds
Many New Yorkers avoid owning or renting cars, since it is often considered more of a hassle than an advantage. But that may change soon as electric vehicles begin to creep into the mass consumer market.

Don Hill, owner of rock outpost in Hudson Square
By Lincoln Anderson
Don Hill, whose eponymously named club in Hudson Square was a bastion of rock ’n’ roll in a gentrifying Downtown scene, died last Thursday at age 66. According to Martin Sheridan, owner of the nearby Ear Inn bar, Hill suddenly collapsed. He reportedly died either at an East Side hospital or on his way to it.

Lanford Wilson, 73, leading light of Off Off Broadway
By JERRY TALLMER
When Lanford Wilson was approaching death last week in Wayne, New Jersey.


ARTS

New gallery champions the art of quilting
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Some guests drank wine, nibbled on cheese and chatted amiably. Others lingered in front of a particular work of art — marveling at its beauty and contemplating its meaning. That could be an apt description of any given springtime night on the gallery scene.

When Queer Means Utopia
BY STEVE ERICKSON
In the past, I’ve thought that out gay Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues was making the kind of films Pedro Almodóvar might be doing if he didn’t have an eye on the international box office.

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..

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


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