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Where’s the rat plan?
Two weeks ago, we broke the story that rats were running wild in Tompkins Square Park, even invading the sandbox in the children’s playground — a playground only a year ago dubbed the city’s best.

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Monday afternoon, several dozen protesters gathered in Foley Square near the courthouse to decry the two former police officers’ acquittal in May on rape charges.

This time, ‘Rape Cops’ don’t get off; Will serve time in jail
By Jefferson Siegel
In a verdict that shocked the city, three months ago, two former Ninth Precinct police officers were found not guilty of raping a barely semiconscious, intoxicated East Village woman whose apartment they visited not once — but four times — in a single night while on duty in December 2008.

Water-main break knocks out power

Pot bust after fire in Soho

Travelers have trickled back to Tompkins Sq. a bit

Activist is arrested at a panel about private funding for parks


 


Chelsea woman recalls fight to desegregate beach
By Albert Amateau
“There were about 30 of us, a quarter of us white and three-quarters of us black. When we started to wade into the water, I heard someone yell, ‘You’re on the wrong beach, nigger.’”

BID group charges many opponents aren’t in district
By Aline Reynolds
As passionate debate over the proposed Soho Broadway Business Improvement District continues, backers of the BID are saying they want to “set the record straight.”

Sanitation pounds down rumor about its Spring St. megagarage

Waverly closed for renovations?

Lens on Loisaida and poet Pinero in new photo book
By Lincoln Anderson
With arresting portraits of people, events and a very different cityscape than today’s, Arlene Gottfried’s new photography book captures the vibrant life of 1970s- and ’80s-era Loisaida.


ARTS

FringeNYC, at 15, delivers 17-day smorgasbord

Bulbach weaves ancient craft into contemporary art

Poetry, music, film dismantle barriers, trigger action

Just Do Art!

High praise, times two, for Nilaja Sun’s ‘No Child…’

‘Bamboozled’ beats the devil at his own game
BY JERRY TALLMER
TNC’s traveling street theater turns 35.

SoHo artist finds an audience in Poland
BY SAM SPOKONY
After a lifetime of work, Bernard Aptekar looks to protect his legacy.

Dwelling-place memories of a Hitler-era Berlin Jew
BY JERRY TALLMER
Installation takes you on literal, figurative tour of Manfred Nomburg’s living space.

Dig if you will a picture
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Anthology Film looks back at ‘Me Decade’ musicals.

With 300 photographs, Exit Art begins to break the silence
BY LILY BOUVIER
Slavery is still an issue of the times.

 


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

REDD TALE’s hot little ‘summer of creation’
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Redd Tale Theatre Company has carved out a nice little niche by taking the road less traveled when it comes to doing what’s been done before.


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