Lower Manhattan health care
Lower Manhattan residents, workers and students have certainly felt the loss of St. Vincent’s Hospital since its closure in spring 2010, leaving the lower west side of Manhattan with a huge hole in its capacity to serve its population.

Scoopy's Notebook

Letters to the Editor

Police Blotter

Clayton's Page

Ira Blutreich



On the Tenth Anniversary

Talking Point

Get up, stand up: Ziggy Marley thinks Israel rocks


Dreams, Passions, and Naked Truths
Movement vocabulary articulates
Irish step dancing in Eriu Dance Company’s “No?tú.”

Just Do Art!




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

Photo by Tequila Minsky

New-York based blues and folk singer Feral Foster sang his original soulful melodies. He said he spent three years singing in the park.

Bringing it all back home
Washington Square Park was the long-awaited scene of the first annual Folk Music Festival on Sept. 17 and 18. Eli Smith, host of the online Down Home Radio, “a hardcore, unreconstructed, paleo-acoustic, folk music program,” was hired by the Parks Department to produce it. The Mario Batali Foundation was one of the festival’s sponsors. The free festival hosted a variety of bands and gave Villagers a chance to dig it on the grass.

Rudin moving forward on St. V’s redevelopment despite opposition
By Albert Amateau
The Rudin Organization came to a raucous Community Board 2 hearing last week with its proposal for new zoning and special permits for the $800 million residential conversion of the east side of the defunct St. Vincent’s Hospital campus.

Children’s Museum of the Arts set
to reopen in new Hudson Sq. home

Bocce bumps out insult clown at San Gennaro Feast

After win, Scott says, ‘It’s time to get to work’

City Council, Chin pull the plug on Bowery old-timer


What my kids said to me is what I’ll remember most
By John W. Sutter
At the end of the day, what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, is a personal experience for everyone.

From the ruins, damaged beauty
Exploring catastrophe, before and after 9/11.


The Art of Remembrance
9/11 observed through dance, music, theater, art

9/11 examined, through art

Do we have fortitude to keep up war against terror?
By Ed Koch
In his address to Congress after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was “a date which will live in infamy.” Nine Eleven is likewise a date that will live in infamy.

Artists bear witness to the rebirth of W.T.C. site
By Gerard Flynn
On the 48th floor of Seven World Trade Center, a group of artists have taken on the daunting challenge of documenting the reconstruction of Ground Zero in its many forms and through many different media since the 52-story building was completed in 2006.

Former MVP hoopster’s team wins one for the Zipper
By Lincoln Anderson and Tequila Minsky
On Mon., Aug. 22, the Stephen Mulderry Men’s Unlimited League held its championship game at the Hamilton Fish basketball court on the Lower East Side. The tournament’s namesake was a 33-year-old equities trader and top player in the league who died in the World Trade Center attack.

On the ground at the Trade Center as Towers fell
By Clayton Patterson
Remembering 9/11 is like viewing an avant-garde filmstrip with several deleted frames. Some images are absolutely clear but there is no continuity of information or connection to what happened before or what came next.

Will he remember? Trade Center was his playground
By Amy Dellasala
“Hey Mom, what was the World Trade Center?”



The Tiles

Memorial has become
the ‘Heart of the Village’

Mighty Twin Towers are laid low on a day of infamy

Disaster on an epic scale: ‘It looked like a movie’

Cheering the rescue workers: My month on the median
By Kate Walter
I saw summer turn to fall on the median of the West Side Highway where I stood waving my American flag, holding up handmade thank-you signs, saluting the rescue and recovery workers. 

Healing at Union Square

Losing the Towers, losing our sense of security in New York
Oh, it’s a long, long while from May to December. But the days grow short when you reach September.

I left Jane St., but that day will always be with me
By Patricia Fieldsteel
NYONS, France — A perfect Provençal morning. That was how I thought of it, then.

Snapshots of lives cut short

Haunting my youth — from Pakistan to Ground Zero
By Muneeza Iqbal
I sat in front of the television doing my homework. It was around five in the evening and I was startled to hear my dad’s voice as he marched up the stairs, hours before he usually came home from work.

After 9/11, learning to love cops and wave the flag
By Heather Fenby
“Die yuppie scum” graffiti covered this neighborhood back in 1988, when the Tompkins Square riot pitted squatters and homeless-rights activists against cops on a hot

Former firefighter recalls the ‘Miracle of Stairwell B’
By Gerard Flynn
In his studio apartment not far from Ground Zero, retired Firefighter Mickey Kross recently demonstrated what he did the morning the North Tower collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, at 10:28 a.m.


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