Volume 79, Number 17 | Sept. 30 - Oct 6, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933


Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel
Last Thursday, environmental activists took their campaign against use of Amazon wood to the High Line park’s steps. They unfurled a banner along the wooden bleacher seats at 17th St. on the High Line, in a spot dubbed 10th Ave. Square. Ipê, a tropical hardwood, is used in the elevated park’s benches and seating. The activists displayed the banner 30 minutes without incident, as tourists and parkgoers read it and asked questions.

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