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BY MARGARET S. CHIN  |  Last week, over a thousand students, parents, educators and advocates crammed into the auditorium at P.S. 124, The Yung Wing School, in Chinatown. Outside, a line of parents and children boasting handmade signs stretched the length of Division Street. For two hours, they addressed the crowd about how important after-school programs are […]

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BY DEBORAH J. GLICK  |  New York University has always yearned for a true campus experience for its students. This goal has eluded N.Y.U. as it has struggled to expand within the confines of the Village neighborhood. Now the university’s aggressive and extremely overreaching development plans, as currently designed, would wall off Washington Square Village […]

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The not-for-profit sector is a major part of what makes New York City great. We are both the head, and the heart, of New York. We are a free health clinic for an uninsured working mom, an afterschool program helping a teen make it to college, an arts collaborative nurturing our nation’s most diverse culture, a […]

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BY BILL WEINBERG  | The week the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, I moved into my current digs in the enclave today known as Noho. Then, to the extent that it had a name at all, it was the Bowery. That thoroughfare itself was still the domain of the down and out, and the […]

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BY MARGARET S. CHIN   |  This past January marked that start of a process that comes around only once every 10 years: redistricting. Redistricting is a process during which the congressional, state and City Council legislative district lines are redrawn to reflect changes in population according to the 2010 Census. I want to take […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Tom Otterness at a C.B. 1 Battery Park City Committee meeting last July discussing his proposed sculpture for the front of the B.P.C. branch of the NYC Public Library. BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  Elsa and I are dog lovers. We got our first dog […]

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… could lead rooftop revolution BY SCOTT M. STRINGER  |  At a time when middle-class families are working harder than ever to make ends meet, New York City could be taking bold and innovative steps to create thousands of new green-collar jobs, generate clean energy and cut our monthly utility bills. All we have to […]

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BY NATHAN RILEY  |  The shape of the AIDS Memorial Park advocates have been pressing for on a triangular parcel adjacent to the former St. Vincent’s Hospital is no longer a matter of conjecture. A jury chaired by Michael Arad, the New York architect who created the National Sept. 11 Memorial at Ground Zero, has […]

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Talking Point Carol Greitzer, a city councilmember, in the 1970s, flanked by Tony Dapolito, Community Board 2 chairperson, left, and Edgar Tafel, the architect of the First Presbyterian Church House. BY CAROL GREITZER  |  Villagers should feel absolutely no reticence in asserting their opposition to New York University’s monstrous, grandiose 2031 plan. In view of the […]

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BY BILL WEINBERG  |  Last year, I was approached by Peter Lamborn Wilson — the elusive underground intellectual who is a refugee from the Lower East Side — who beseeched me to revive the Libertarian Book Club. Revolution was shaking the Arab world, although the wave had not yet come to Europe, Wall St. and […]

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