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Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 3, 2015

Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 3, 2015

Couldn’t be saved: Since the Lenox Health Greenwich Village stand-alone emergency department on W. 12th St. is not a trauma center, some readers may have wondered why Idrissa Camara, the security guard who was shot at 201 Varick St. on Thurs., Aug. 20, was brought there, as opposed to, for example, Bellevue Hospital. Camara, 53, […]

Scoopy, Week of July 23, 2015

Scoopy, Week of July 23, 2015

Carbone commotion: Twitter was burning up last Friday night with observations of heavy police presence, “SWAT” and so forth on Thompson St. near Bleecker St. and the word was that President Barack Obama and his daughters were eating at Carbone. Stacey Rosenstock, who lives just doors down from Carbone, posted on Facebook: “Tried to take […]

Scoopy’s, Week of May 28, 2014

Scoopy’s, Week of May 28, 2014

Rado, Reno and Erin the Red: The Theater for the New City was the place to be this past weekend for an exciting and dizzying smorgasbord of incredible performances. We stopped by the East Village venue on Saturday night, and were lucky enough to see James Rado, co-author of “Hair,” performing the American premiere of […]

Scoopy’s, Week of April 2, 2015

Scoopy’s, Week of April 2, 2015

Third St. drops out: We hear from a source that representatives from BFC Partners and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently held yet another meeting with residents at 544 E. 13th St., regarding a plan to renovate a bunch of East Village buildings, in return for which BFC would get all the buildings’ […]

Scoopy’s, week of March 5, 2015

Scoopy’s, week of March 5, 2015

Consumed with Consumer Affairs: Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin recently sat down with the editors of NYC Community Media to update us on everything she has been doing over the past year at her new post. Of course, she’s still best known to Downtowners for her former work ably chairing Community Board 1 […]

Scoopy, Week of Feb. 5, 2015

Scoopy, Week of Feb. 5, 2015

The final squat deal? We hear things are heating up at 544 E. 13th St. It’s one of the two former East Village squats still left from when the city sold 11 of them to the squatters in 2002 for $1 per building. Under the deal, the squatters were supposed to bring the D.I.Y. buildings […]

Scoopy, Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Scoopy, Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Call it a dynasty: The new president of the Village Independent Democrats political club is Nadine Hoffmann, who succeeds her husband, Tony, in the position. Hoffmann faced a challenge by Jim Fouratt, though he actually ultimately withdrew from the race. Before club members cast their votes, each candidate spoke for 10 minutes, followed by 10 […]

Scoopy, Dec. 11, 2014

Scoopy, Dec. 11, 2014

Cleopatra panic: Well, Allen Roskoff has done it again — but, really, what did we expect? The president of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club — working with a clearly talented yet mysterious, unknown designer — has created the invite for his annual Roskoff Holiday Party, and as usual, it takes a pop at various […]

Scoopy, Week of Dec. 4, 2014

Scoopy, Week of Dec. 4, 2014

Seeing red: So what’s the story with those red CitiBikes that sport “Annie” on their fender? Spotting one is about as rare as espying a northern hairy-nose wombat. Dani Simons, director of marketing and external affairs for NYC Bicycle Share LLC, explained, “The red CitiBikes are to promote the new movie remake of ‘Annie.’ CitiBike […]

Scoopy, Week of Nov. 11, 2014

Scoopy, Week of Nov. 11, 2014

Vying for vice chairperson: On Thurs., Nov. 20, Community Board 3’s Executive Committee will meet to pick a board member to fill the second vice chairperson position. The seat has been open since Ricky Leung stepped down from it earlier this year. We’re told there are four candidates in the running, including Chad Marlow, Ayo […]

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