Volume 77, Number 21 | October 24 - 30, 2007
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Scoopy’s Notebook

Get It White, Bill: Soho photographer Lawrence White wasn’t pithy enough when he opined to Bill O’Reilly, who took some editing liberties with White’s letter to the “O’Reilly Factor.” While reading some of the two-paragraph note in the “no-spin zone,” O’Reilly conveniently left out the part where White accused the host of deliberately showing footage of San Francisco’s “wild side” to boost ratings and present an unfair and unbalanced view of the left coast city where White also has a residence. White told us “journalists like O’Reilly use their considerable vocabularies to mount bigoted assaults against phantom enemies as a way to gain power…. S.F. is O’Reilly’s whipping toy and he uses his purposefully skewed international reports as his whip.” BTW Bill O, we’re right and you’re wrong about “Wright.” Larry’s last name is White.

Hillary & Jerry:
U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, who has a supersafe Congressional seat, is building his war chest for a possible senate run, presuming he can start calling Hillary Clinton “Ms. President” Jan. 20, 2009. Nadler recently had a “cocktails and conversation” fundraising event in the Lower Manhattan apartment of Tom and Catherine McVay Hughes, who has worked closely with Clinton and Nadler on 9/11 environmental issues. Julie Menin, chairperson of C.B. 1, was another official co-host, as was high-powered consultant Suri Kasirer, recently named one of New York’s 100 most influential women. Although she was named on the invitation, Kasirer did not show up. That may have spared her some awkward conversations, particularly if she was planning to bring along husband Bruce Teitelbaum, former chief of staff to Rudy Giuliani. Nadler, Menin, Catherine Hughes and we suspect, many of the other attendees are big Clinton supporters.

Pizza No, Deli yes:
NoNo Gourmet, the upscale deli at Horatio and Washington Sts., signed a lease a little over two weeks ago to open a second location at the corner of Charles and Washington Sts., said Anastasios Hairtideris, the building’s owner. The deli will open in the storefront that was recently vacated by Deliziosa Pizza. “There were some lease negotiations and we went to court last May,” Hairtideris said. “But ultimately, I think that the owner of Deliziosa’s owner just wanted to retire.” The family-owned pizza place that had become a West Village neighborhood staple, closed in July after a prolonged lease fight. The windows of the storefront still feature an advertisement for Gino’s Italian Ices and the awning continues to exhibit the name and phone number of Deliziosa Pizza. Charlie Yoon, the manager of NoNo Gourmet, estimated that the second deli will open in a few months. Construction has already begun on the interior.

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