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Another sign of the times….

Another sign of the times….

With commercial rent increases all over Manhattan, people are seeing so many of these signs lately. This one was at the former Imperial Coffee Shop at Church and Chambers Sts. in Lower Manhattan.

A powerful film about prison and abuse of power

BY LENORE SKENAZY  |  Looking for a great date-night movie? Run, do not walk, from “The Stanford Prison Experiment.” But if you want to see something that could change your whole view about good guys and bad guys, get a ticket. I attended a screening at the Fortune Academy in Harlem, a stately building housing […]

‘House of D’ concerns heated up back in July ’55

‘House of D’ concerns heated up back in July ’55

BY YANNIC RACK   |  Strolling through Jefferson Market Garden today, you would be forgiven to be oblivious to the history of this lush oasis in the heart of the Village — but the site once served a very different purpose. “The Women’s House of Detention […] is again the object of criticism and attack,” […]

Punk rockers clock in at new Schrager resto

Punk rockers clock in at new Schrager resto

The walls of the Clock Tower restaurant, on the second floor of Ian Schrager’s new The New York EDITION hotel, in the Metropolitan Life Building, at 5 Madison Ave., are plastered with framed photos of iconic New York scenes and figures. More than a few feature punk rockers, like the small one, at left, in […]

Letters, Week of July 23, 2015

Letters, Week of July 23, 2015

Gotta hand it to Schwartz To The Editor: Re “Village district leader arrested after removing landlord’s spy cameras” (news article, July 16): Your article about male Village District Leader and labor attorney Arthur Z. Schwartz shows how important it is for a tenant to have a highly skilled and brilliant attorney on her side when she […]

Ira Blutreich, Week of July 23, 2015

Ira Blutreich, Week of July 23, 2015

Lots to like about Zero

Lots to like about Zero

BY FACEBOY   |  In the mid-to-late 1970s Andy Warhol, some of his superstars and Margaret Hamilton were all customers at the Chemical bank branch at 17th St. and Park Ave. South. Your writer knows this because his mother was a teller there and tends not to lie about such things. Hamilton’s portrayal of the Wicked […]

Bea Arthur Residence is a ‘Golden’ moment for homeless gay youth

Bea Arthur Residence is a ‘Golden’ moment for homeless gay youth

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Using a $3.3 million grant from the City Council, the Ali Forney Center will renovate an East Village brownstone and open a residence for homeless queer youth there in late summer of 2016. “The last 13 years have been extraordinary,” Carl Siciliano, AFC’s founder and executive director, said at a July […]

The joy of sax: I busked without getting busted

The joy of sax: I busked without getting busted

BY DAVID SOBEL  |  On the Fourth of July, I arrived in Washington Square Park with my tenor saxophone in hand, but I wasn’t just another busker. I was there to get an insider’s account of the ongoing music noise debate for The Villager. A 44-year-old guy from the Upper East Side, I hadn’t played […]

Residents sound off on rising noise

Residents sound off on rising noise

BY AMY RUSSO  |  For the residents of Downtown Manhattan, the steadily climbing level of noise has been a torturous and ongoing issue that has plagued some communities for years. At a Community Board 2 Quality of Life Committee meeting on Mon., July 13, locals gathered to attest to the ear-pounding conditions with which they have […]