Bagging the buyers
A bill on counterfeit trademark merchandise proposed by Councilmember Margaret Chin, at first glance, might seem like it’s coming out of left field. In short, the councilmember is proposing that buyers of obviously counterfeit items face penalties for their actions, to the tune of up to $1,000 and a year in jail per item.

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Concerns rise over vending; Chin targets fake bag buyers
By Aline Reynolds
Soho resident David Bober was conversing with his son’s classmate on Broadway near Grand St. one day in March, when a street vendor accosted him.

C.B. 2 to Trump on grab for plaza: ‘You’re premature!’
By Albert Amateau
Donald Trump wants the City Planning Commission to grant permission to put a private outdoor cafe in the public plaza that allowed the 46-story Trump Soho Hotel in Hudson Square to be built considerably bigger than allowed by city land-use regulations.

(92) Y is this night different?

Three historic ships find a home at a Tribeca pier
By Aline Reynolds
Come summer, Pier 25 in Hudson River Park will once again be a hot spot for maritime lovers.

For shore, they’ll take Manhattan

The Mars Bar is going out with a last blast of art


The Villager wins 12 awards; Haiti coverage was tops

ULURP clock is ticking on N.Y.U. superblocks plan
By Albert Amateau
New York University submitted its environmental documents to the Department of City Planning on April 15 for the redevelopment of the university’s two superblocks, marking the first official step in the uniform land use review procedure (ULURP) for Greenwich Village’s current biggest project.

Two Greenwich Ave. eateries will fete royal wedding
By Aline Reynolds
The pomp and circumstance surrounding the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be in full force Friday on Greenwich Ave. in Greenwich Village.

City looking at E.V. landmarking
By Albert Amateau
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has been eyeing parts of the East Village for potential historic district designation.

Activists lament city’s disappointing ‘benchmark’
By Jefferson Siegel
Last Friday, Earth Day, a dozen members of the groups Rainforest Relief and the New York Climate Action Group piled out of a U-Haul truck on Washington Square North.

The best opening day ever


Tribeca flicks worth flocking to
Four reviewers, four films, eight upward thumbs

The fight game: Warts and not quite all
Comeback kids quest for victory, redemption

In danger, from bullets and bullies
‘Club’ and ‘Project’ shine light on risk, rage

Real paranormal sleuth on fakery in film, TV
Like the morons who ignore a zoo’s warning sign not to tease the animals...

Raffle & Lecture: Win a night in a haunted house

A decent head rush, as ghost stories go
Paranormal investigators look for trouble — and find it

Band and film is salute to Haiti
“When The Drum is Beating” screened at Tribeca Film Fest’s Drive-In with a performance by Haiti’s most celebrated big band, Septentrional.

Movie done, popcorn gone, questions linger
TFF’s plentiful Q&A sessions deliver directors, stars to the people

Tribeca Film Fest directory



Making the dream of Hudson River Park a reality

Our ULURP role will be critical on big development projects

Busy BID agenda: Filling stores to fixing up subway

Clearing the record on Center for Comprehensive Care

University surpassing city’s sustainability goals

Forging a strong coalition to block N.Y.U. sprawl

Mixing intellectual curiosity and civic engagement

Tribeca Film Festival...

As TFF winds down in material world, digital presence lingers
Their Movies on Demand, our web reviews deliver more content

Reimagined history, Chinese action style!
Detective flick tells epic tale
on appropriately grand scale

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