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Editorial

Back Chinatown BID
With the City Council soon to vote on whether to approve the formation of the Chinatown Business Improvement District, we would like to register our strong support for a yes vote on the BID.

Scoopy's Notebook

Letters to the Editor

Police Blotter

Scene

Evan Forsch

CLAYTON'S PAGE

Why Varvatos was the best person to take over CBGB

IN PICTURES

French flavor on Bastille Day

TALKING POINT

BID plan for Soho’s Broadway corridor is now better
By MARGARET S. CHIN
As your City Council representative, I would like to highlight the significant changes that have been made to the proposed Soho Business Improvement District plan.

SPORTS

Wins world record with Rio run



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

Photo courtesy Atlantic Health System

Dr. John Tyrrell, medical director of the Union, N.J., free-standing emergency department.


Just across the Hudson, a model for the Village’s healthcare future
By Lincoln Anderson
In Greenwich Village a furious debate continues to rage over a plan by North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System to create a $110 million, 24-hour, emergency department and comprehensive care center at 12th St. and Sixth Ave. Sited in the former St. Vincent’s O’Toole Building, it would be New York City’s first free-standing emergency department.


 


More conversions, schools wanted for Hudson Square
By Albert Amateau
Hudson Square property owners and Community Board 2 members last week swapped ideas about converting a district dominated by commercial and warehouse buildings into a 24/7 mixed-use, residential neighborhood.

Rats run rampant in Tompkins, new park group says
By Aline Reynolds
Last year, one year after it was fully renovated, Tompkins Square Park playground was named the city’s best playground by New York magazine.

C.E.C. mulls rezoning, new schools at Foundling, 15th

Ray (Asghar) is American! Wins citizenship at last


ARTS

Festival’s unfamiliar music a joy in the park
BY SAM SPOKONY
Marimbist, chamber orchestra at home in Washington Square.

She can take it
BY STEVE ERICKSON
The odd riddle of Joyce McKinney’s life makes for no easy jokes.

What’s the value, and face, of a family?
Portrait salon provides answers, prompts questions

Honoring publisher of legendary poets
BY SAM SPOKONY
New Directions exhibit reveals rare perspective.

Just Do Art!

Where Wall St. meets Bleecker St., meet Galia Arad
By Barrett Zinn Gross
In these troubled times, with the Tea Party terrorists holding Uncle Sam hostage unless and until We The People write blank checks to corporate jet-owning banksters and oil barons, it’s my pleasure to report a story in which the forces of commerce and art have gotten together — to make beautiful music. Where Wall St. meets Bleecker St., meet Galia Arad.


On the vanguard of musical progression, in the park

Playwright Penninno conceives something new
BY MARTIN DENTON (nytheatre.com)

Sound and fury signifying something worth seeing

Summertime theater festivals are cool, fresh and HOT!

Queer theologian makes the case for (radical) love

The Art of Pride


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