Safer streets for all
As much as the number of people bicycling and bicycle safety both have increased in New York City, recent tragic accidents hammer home the fact that the streets are still far from benign for cyclists.

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To marry or not to marry? Houses of worship divided
By Aidan Gardiner
The amendment that protects religious institutions from obligations to recognize same-sex marriages helped secure the passage of the marriage equality bill through the New York State Senate, but now has religious institutions in the Village, and throughout the state, grappling with how to handle the new legislatio..

Outpouring of concerns at possible frack ban lift
By Terese Loeb Kreuzer
Hydraulic fracturing is a hotly debated technique for extracting natural gas from shale deposits a mile or more beneath the Earth’s surface. And it may be coming to New York State, according to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation.

Former court official killed by truck while biking
By Albert Amateau
Marilyn Dershowitz 68, the sister-in-law of famed Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, was killed around noon on Saturday when a U.S. Postal Service truck hit her on W. 29th St. near Ninth Ave. while she was bicycle riding with her husband.


Gerson ends appeal; Hospital advocates still won’t give up
By Albert Amateau
A group led by former City Councilmember Alan Gerson has withdrawn its appeal against the April bankruptcy sale of the St. Vincent’s Hospital property.

E.V. activist couple and a nephew shot in Penn. bloodbath
By Albert Amateau
Paul Shay, 64, and his wife, Monica, 58, residents of E. 10th St., were shot and critically injured Saturday in their weekend Pennsylvania home in a bloodbath in which a 2-year-old boy was killed, along with Joseph Shay, 43, Paul Shay’s nephew.

‘Rape cops’ sentencing on misconduct is postponed

Highway crossing needs a traffic cop full time, says acting teacher

Essex St. Market looks to be facing expiration dateBy Lesley Sussman
The city presented a shopping list of options for the future of the historic Essex Street Market to members of Community Board 3 on Mon., June 27, including one scenario that called for a pair of public markets — one to be located on each side of Delancey St.

Shunning heroin un-chic, homeless youth head west


On the vanguard of musical progression, in the park
Lutz Rath knows why so many contemporary orchestras are failing — it’s because they refuse to perform contemporary music.

Playwright Penninno conceives something new

Sound and fury signifying something worth seeing

Summertime theater festivals are cool, fresh and HOT!

Queer theologian makes the case for (radical) love
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
Documentarian on poetry, porn, pugilists.

Just Do Art!


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