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Theater: Village explores diversity, American style

BY SCOTT STIFFLER    Whether from just across the border or the other side of the world, they come to America, wanting — needing — to find a better life, and often find themselves working subsistence jobs amidst unsafe conditions. Two plays in the Theater:Village Festival, set a century apart, bring that plight into sharp […]

BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Given the multiplicity of ways Manhattanites identify their neighborhoods geographically, when some people mention the Flatiron and Madison Square Park neighborhoods, others have in mind sections of Gramercy Park, Chelsea, Murray Hill and Union Square. The Flatiron neighborhood is widely thought of as the blocks bordered by 20th St. and Union […]

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NICO: UNDERGROUND Personapalooza! It’s yesterday once more, when Theater for the New City hosts 1960s Warhol superstar and Velvet Underground centerpiece Nico. Born Christa Päffgen in pre-war Cologne, Germany, she’d grow up to assume the guise of a Teutonic chanteuse who captivated Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Jim Morrison — while making her mark as […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  From Graham Nash beaming with pride at the “Sgt. Pepper’s” album to Al Jarreau giving Les Double Six a thumbs up, to Johnny Marr paying Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power” some somber respect: The One LP Project reminds us that those we have on heavy rotation started out as humble, […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  |  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  ERNEST COLE:  PHOTOGRAPHER  Born in 1940, Ernest Cole was one of South Africa’s first black photojournalists. In 1958, when working as a darkroom assistant at DRUM magazine in Johannesburg, he began to acquaint other young black journalists, photographers, jazz musicians and political leaders in the burgeoning anti-apartheid movement. After becoming […]

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BY PUMA PERL  |  Last November, while on a West Coast poetry reading tour, I stayed for a few days at my friend Beverly’s San Francisco home. Beverly loves books more than anyone I know. Floor to ceiling shelves line every inch of available wall space, and there are additional cartons in the garage and […]

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Rebecca Lepkoff, the photographer who died Aug. 17 at 98, famously captured the street life of her native Lower East Side in the 1940s and ’50s. At left, in a game of kick the can, “prisoners” who were tagged and in “jail” are liberated as a boy kicks the can. The wall is covered with […]

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Spinning wheels To The Editor: Re “Officials say wait yet another year to reopen bike path” (News article, Aug 28 – Sept 10): We have been cycling in the city for over 30 years and live in the Financial District. We were very distressed to read your article, “Officials say wait another year to reopen […]

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Thursday will be the first Sept. 11th in 13 years that the public will have access to the World Trade Center. The memorial will still be closed for most of the day for the annual 9/11 commemoration ceremony honoring the nearly 3,000 people killed on the day, but after 6 p.m. it will be open […]

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What’s brewing in W.T.C. retail? The old World Trade Center retail area was the most profitable per square foot in the country, and many Downtowners have been waiting for its return for over a decade. We’re sorry to deliver bad news on that front. Even though part of the transit hub’s retail area is already […]

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