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Boston’s ‘Odd Man Out’ 2013

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  On the night that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, marathon bomber on the run, was found bloodied and half-dead in a boat in the back yard of a house in Watertown, Massachusetts, I suddenly realized I had seen this movie before. Indeed I had seen it a number of times over the years since read more here »

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Full circle for the A&P; A personal shopping saga

BY CAROL GREITZER  |  R.I.P. Food Emporium — Sixth Ave. at 12th St. (a.k.a. the A&P). For those who don’t know, both chains — A&P and Food Emporium — are owned by the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. The A&P — once the leading food chain in the country — came first; the Food read more here »

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Letters, Week of May 2, 2013

Pristine grass…and Segways To The Editor: Re “Conservancy will keep Washington Sq. looking good” (talking point, by William Castro, April 25): I recently had the experience of working in Los Angeles in a sparkly new building adjacent to a corporate park. In the park, every blade of grass was a brilliant green. There was a read more here »

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Bike-share backlash

As our Page 1 article in this week’s issue notes, a plan to show a movie by Community Board 2 on bike-share has been scrapped in favor of a large discussion forum on bike-share, and specifically the new bike-dock strips that have sprung up all over Downtown. The movie — actually, reportedly two short films read more here »

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J’accuse! McCarthyism, Village politics and Pier 40

V TALKING POINT BY ARTHUR Z. SCHWARTZ | I was a child when McCarthyism reached its height. As a child I heard stories about this or that entertainer or celebrity being charged with being a communist, or knowing or consorting with communists. Careers and reputations were destroyed. Once I had a long conversation about it read more here »

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Scene, Week of April 25, 2013

On Saturday, step dancers cut a…board in Washington Square Park.

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Conservancy will keep Washington Sq. looking good

V TALKING POINT   BY WILLIAM CASTRO | Spring has arrived in New York City, and the heart of the Village, Washington Square Park, is again blooming with flowers and teeming with visitors. Washington Square Park is known as one of our city’s most iconic destinations and as one of the world’s most dynamic public read more here »

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Letters, April 25, 2013

Letter on NID needs clarification To The Editor: Re “NID is flawed, abuses law” (letter, by Nicole Vianna, April 11): I am an owner of a co-op in the proposed neighborhood improvement district (NID) for Hudson River Park and also serve proudly as co-chairperson of the NID Steering Committee and as vice chairperson of Friends read more here »

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Scouts’ badge of shame

Perhaps after years of digging in their heels amidst mounting P.R. problems, the Boy Scouts of America thought they could garner some favorable press with the announcement last week that gay members would no longer be barred from their ranks. Late next month, the 1,400 members of Scouting’s National Council will vote on a motion read more here »

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Quinn and city can’t omit 3 key South Village sites

BY ANDREW BERMAN  |  On April 15, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public meeting to present its draft proposed boundaries for a new South Village Historic District. This is a tremendously important step forward that the community fought for years to achieve, and is “Phase II” of the South Village Historic District first proposed read more here »

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