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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 […]

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

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 […]

Pr. 40 needs $104M fix: Report

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | More than half of the steel support piles holding up Pier 40 are damaged, and 1,000 of them should be shored up A.S.A.P. It’s estimated that repairs to the crumbling 14-acre W. Houston St. pier will cost at least $104 million and take 10 years. These findings are in a new […]

Scene, Week of April 2, 2015

Scene, Week of April 2, 2015

Nicholas Figueroa, left, died in the Second Ave. disaster last Thursday A police officer sealed off traffic on St. Mark’s Place on Monday as the cleanup and investigation at the site continued nearby.

Forget ‘we’: The fight against ISIS is my fight

Forget ‘we’: The fight against ISIS is my fight

BY BILL WEINBERG  |  Most “anti-war” folks in the U.S. (like nearly everyone else) are in the dangerous habit of referring to the government with the pronoun “we.” This rhetorical convention fosters the illusion that “we” commoners have any voice in Washington’s foreign policy (beyond assenting with our silence or, optimistically, restraining somewhat through protest). […]

Letters, Week of April 2, 2015

Letters, Week of April 2, 2015

Why does it take a tragedy? To The Editor: Re “Why injured woman wasn’t treated at HealthPlex” (news article, March 26): I walk by this monstrosity of a development project almost every day. This could have been me, or me and my dog, or someone I knew and loved. Why does doing the right thing […]

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