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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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Alphabet City slow zone would rapidly increase safety

 TALKING POINT BY CHAD MARLOW  |  It was the story that broke the hearts of all New Yorkers. Just a few short weeks ago, Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both just 21 years old, were in a livery cab riding to the hospital where, perhaps, they would deliver their first child. They never made it. A read more here »

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Letters, April 18, 2013

Eva’s schools get a free ride To The Editor: Re “Charges over charters fly as Eva enters Wash. Irving” (news article, April 4): A few corrections and comments are needed on your April 4 article about the co-location of a K-to-4 Success Academy charter school at the Washington Irving High School building. The first was read more here »

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