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Photo by Milo Hess
People outside City Hall tried to find out information about what had just happened and check in with loved ones after the earthquake hit.
Seniors and staff fight to keep open E. B’way residence
By Albert Amateau
Rose Lauria, whose father, Thomas, is a resident of the Bialystoker Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, was among the crowd in front of the center on East Broadway on Tuesday protesting the plan to close the venerable Lower East Side institution.
BID tries to make Varick St. better for pedestrians
Parks ratchets up rat attack
Activist’s loss leaves big hole
Schnabel scaffold looks like it’s going for the full Chupi
High attendance was special
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
The mirror has two faces — and one ghost
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Pay no attention to that man inside the mirror. Although his ghostly appearance to the titular character is the talk of “Olive and the Bitter Herbs,” he’s just a hook for damaged souls to hang their dreams.
Elastic City stretches perspectives of our cityscape
BY LILY BOUVIER
Conceptual walks explore new realms of the urban jungle.
At FringeNYC, women artists dominate
Family fare, too, as fest winds down
FRINGE: Three for the (rural) road
BY ALINE REYNOLDS
Motorcycle crash changes lives, in solo show.
Stories that need to be told
BY SAM SPOKONY
Documentary drama reveals the troubled world of student veterans.
Let the games begin: Opening Weekend, FringeNYC
BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com)
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
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Volume 81, Number 13 | August 25 - 31, 2011