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Fixing the rent law
On Tuesday and Wednesday, a deal was reached under which rent regulations for a million New York City apartments would be renewed for four years. 

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‘Enough is enough!’ tenants cry,
demanding overdue rent-hike relief

By Aline Reynolds
A Stuyvesant Town resident who gave her name as Cissie H. said she fears she might soon be driven out of her rent-controlled apartment due to escalating rents and major capital improvement fees set by her landlord.

Pyramid and cinema in proposed district; Church says, Nyet
By Albert Amateau
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering an East Village Historic District centered on Second Ave. that includes the renowned Pyramid Club on Avenue A near E. Sixth St. and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral on E. Second St.

Commander’s goal is to make
Village area ‘safe for everyone’

By Albert Amateau
Deputy Inspector Brandon del Pozo, appointed earlier this month as commanding officer of the Sixth Precinct, covering Greenwich Village, has been around the block.

Seniors are hooked on their cook


 


E-books and online orders beating pulp out of an indie store
By Aidan Gardiner
The latest local victim in an ongoing national trend afflicting independent booksellers, St. Mark’s Bookshop has considerably downsized its staff due to rising costs and declining sales.


Photo show helps launch Lilac at new Tribeca home

From resisting a dress code to walking the runway
By Muneeza Iqbal
The Tony Awards were not the only red carpet event two weekends ago. Marta Valle High School on the Lower East Side boasted its own glamorous red carpet with dazzling models at the first annual Smart and Fabulous Fashion Show.

Art vendor will contest rules ‘daily’

Selling clothes at a good price for a good cause
By Aline Reynolds
A new thrift shop opened its doors in Greenwich Village in April offering designer items at discount prices. Eventually, the store will also provide jobs for unemployed and disabled community members.

Neighbors wish pizza place would shed sidewalk shed
By BETSY KIM
The building bearing the addresses 108 Seventh Ave. South and 72 Christopher St. shows there are always two sides to every corner. Sometimes even more.

Gershwin to Coldplay, these pianos are for playing


ARTS

Queer theologian makes the case for (radical) love
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
God as ‘Divine Top’ and other surefire feather rufflers

The Art of Pride
P-R-I-M-O LGBTQ exhibits

Thoroughly queer activities!

Muhammad Ali: Lost and Found by Anton Perich
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Documentarian on poetry, porn, pugilists.

Just Do Art!


HISTORY MAKING PRIDE

Marriage activists call for phone blitz of Skelos

Too much information: Dating in the cyberspace age

My friend Stephen Wyler and the three lives he led

The view from the Christopher St. Pier: Why they love it, and can’t live without it

Clayton's trailblazers

Pride with benefits

The only way to banish homophobia is with humanism

Clarity through mixed messages


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Volume 81, Number 4 | June 23 - 29, 2011
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