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Editorial

Whitney comes home
Any way one looks at it, Tuesday’s groundbreaking for the new Whitney Museum of American Art is a monumental story — especially so for the communities in Downtown Manhattan.

Scoopy's Notebook

Letters to the Editor

Police Blotter

Scene

TALKING POINT

It’s crunch time for protecting rent-regulation laws

Finally, spring has sprung, but I had my worries
By Michele Herman
First the ants came marching one by one, translucent brown in a shaft of morning sun as they lugged our crumbs across the living-room floorboards to their hidden pantry. Outside, skinny green stalks poked up from earth that looked about as fertile as matzoh. Then my eyelids turned a pale maroon and felt as if someone had lifted them and sprinkled itching powder inside.


Obituary

Rose Cossu, 91, active in Boy Scouts, nurse for local doctors

Janet Freeman, 60, tenant activist

IN PICTURES

The Hudson River Pageant is coming…




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Serving West and East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, Hudson Square, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side

Photo by Cristina Macaya

The second segment of the High Line will have public programing — possibly including strolling musicians, as have been seen on the park’s first section, above.


High Line on track to grow; Whitney is breaking ground
By Albert Amateau
The second section of the High Line park will open on schedule in June, doubling the existing size of the “park in the sky” that is taking shape segment by segment on the old West Side railroad viaduct.

Former de Blasio aide now steering ship at chamber
By Albert Amateau
Thomas Gray, who became executive director of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce at the end of March, comes to his new job with a firm belief in small businesses and lots of experience in government.

Happy one hundredth!
Friends and staff of The Caring Community feted member Sally Gallup, right, for her 100th birthday on April 27.

StreetFest offered a road map of ideas for future


 


V.I.D. honors The Villager for community coverage

City gives cafe contract for UnionSquare pavilion
By Albert Amateau
The Parks Department this week awarded a 15-year concession for a seasonal restaurant in the Union Square pavilion to O-V Hospitality Group.


Reform Dems mark 50 years since toppling Tammany

Clayton's Page: The history of L.E.S. graffiti is starting to fade

Healthcare project raising neighbors’ blood pressure
By Aline Reynolds
A proposal to construct a new healthcare facility on the Lower East Side is pleasing some neighbors and infuriating others.

Conservancy is home at last
By Aline Reynolds
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy finally has a place to call home.

New co-op car-charging station is electrifying news



ARTS

NYPL, on 42nd Street, at 100
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Activities celebrate Schwarzman building birthday.

Florent says good-bye again
BY AL AMATEAU AND DAVID NOH
In David Sigal’s documentary, the final weeks of a dining legend is preserved forever.

Just Do Art!

New Federal Theatre: Life before, and after, 40
BY JERRY TALLMER
May 22 gala honors Poitier, Dee, others.

Love, War, Business

Husband and wife tap into raw ‘Nerve’


Focus on Union Square

Farmers set down roots at city’s primo Greenmarket

‘Mission accomplished’ on park, BID broadens focus

New hotels are checking in

Heard in the Square

Statues, rallies, vendors and 200 years of history


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