Extend V.C.F. boundary
We urge Special Master Sheila Birnbaum to extend the boundaries for eligibility for the Victim Compensation Fund portion of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act to match the same northernmost boundary for the bill’s healthcare portion.

Scoopy's Notebook

Letters to the Editor


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Photo by Albert Amateau

Jerry Delakas has manned his Astor Place newsstand seven days a week for nearly a quarter century.

L.E.S. hip hop history stars in Baruch brothers’ new film
By Lincoln Anderson
The origins of rap and hip hop are firmly situated in the 1970s Bronx. But there’s another neighborhood that also lays claim to having written an important chapter in the story of what is today perhaps the planet’s dominant musical and cultural force: the Lower East Side.

Longtime vendor is seeking good news in bid to keep kiosk
By Albert Amateau
Jerry Delakas, presiding over a newsstand on Astor Place for nearly 25 years, is hoping that he can hang on to the corner business that the city wants him to leave.

Burned-out tenants worry about holding on to Soho homes

Verizon and union aren’t connecting on new contract
By Lincoln Anderson
Chanting, “What’s disgusting? Union busting!” and “What started in Wisconsin ends right here!” striking Verizon workers have been vocally manning a picket line outside the company’s exchange building at 13th St. and Second Ave. for the past two weeks.


Photo by Bob Krasner

On Thursdays through Sept. 29, “Sunset Salsa” will be heating up the plaza triangle on the north side of 14th St. at Ninth Ave. Free salsa lessons are held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by open dancing till 9 p.m., with D.J.’s spinning the music. The program is sponsored by the Chelsea Improvement Company.

New Ninth Ave. seating plazas will debut this fall
By Lincoln Anderson
One of the Meatpacking District’s most prominent yet most maligned features — its archipelago of small plaza areas dotting Ninth Ave. — is due for an overhaul soon and, true to its name, the Meatpacking District Improvement Association assures it will be a great improvement.

Work starting on new Whitney Museum at the High Line’s end

Once a pioneer, Gaslight is still leader of the pack
By Bob Krasner
The Gaslight has been around for a while now, but Matt DeMatt has been around even longer. After stints at some of the most famous (and infamous) clubs in New York, he partnered with Davey Curran, Peter Collins and Billy Reddy to create the Gaslight, which, by his reckoning, was the first bar and restaurant in the Meatpacking District.

Landmarks trims height off Washington St. addition
By Albert Amateau


Let the games begin: Opening Weekend, FringeNYC
The first weekend of the 15th annual New York International Fringe Festival went pretty much according to plan.

Bad arm, bitter pill: Ex-Irish dancer tells all

Something to believe in

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers get a hilariously fresh makeover

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

‘Bamboozled’ beats the devil at his own game

SoHo artist finds an audience in Poland

Dwelling-place memories of a Hitler-era Berlin Jew

Dig if you will a picture

With 300 photographs, Exit Art begins to break the silence

FringeNYC, at 15, delivers 17-day smorgasbord

Bulbach weaves ancient craft into contemporary art

Just Do Art!

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