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Tribeca Film Festival

Film Festival returns to help Downtown
By JOSH ROGERS
They’re baaack!
The Tribeca Film Festival returned to Lower Manhattan last weekend with some children’s films and activities and will move into a full gallop Tuesday with a horse-drawn procession down Greenwich St. and speeches by Gov. George Pataki, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the festival’s co-founders, actor Robert De Niro and his partner, Jane Rosenthal. With more films, more venues, more events, more days and more time to plan, this year’s festival is expected to be bigger than 2002, the inaugural year.

Festival’s new director returns to N.Y.C. to find a community
By JERRY TALLMER
Peter Scarlet was 3,000 miles away from New York — 6,000 miles away from San Francisco, for that matter — when he first heard of something called the Tribeca Film Festival.

Adding a few to the celebrity deluge
By WICKHAM BOYLE
The hills of Tribeca are alive with the sound and sights of stars. These are not uncommon sites to us locals; in fact we have become almost inured to tripping over celebrities and pretending it is no big deal. But the density of celebrities at the Tribeca Film Festival, in its second gala year, is like the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti.

Raised in Tribeca, they’re playing the festival
By LAURA S. GREENE
These three Madonnas might be on the fringe of making it big, but scoring record deals and opening acts does not cloud their vision. These Downtown natives will never forget their Tribeca roots because that’s what they’re all about — making it on their own and not forgetting who helped them along the way.

Film festival programs and schedules


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Live/workLibeskind

Protesters arrested

Batter up

Prosecuting move

Pedestrian death

Weiss building


Children's Activities


Clifford kicks off children’s events at the Tribeca Film Festival

Downtowners get in a solid weekend of play
By JANE FLANAGAN
Little Leaguers faced a number of obstacles last weekend including rain, closed-off fields and unusually heavy traffic.

Things to do with the kids




Asbestos found in I.P.N.,
after E.P.A. cleanup
By ELIZABETH O'BRIEN
Lori Mogol and Richard Zimbler watched from their balcony at Independence Plaza North as ground zero was cleaned ahead of schedule. But almost a year after the last of the debris was hauled away, the couple’s home has still has not been cleared of toxins that likely resulted from the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Wedge of Light will have shadows every 9/11
By JOSH ROGERS
There will be shadows covering much of Daniel Libeskind’s proposed “Wedge of Light” plaza every Sept. 11, which appears to contradict the architect’s previous claim about his design for the World Trade Center site.

Princess Anne says garden will grow at Hanover Sq.
By ALBET AMATEAU
Ann Ketring, 8, who lives on Hanover Sq., presented a bouquet to Her Royal Highness Princess Anne on the damp afternoon of April 29 at the ceremony announcing the creation of the British Memorial Garden in Hanover Sq.

Council unanimously backs Seaport height limit
By ALBET AMATEAU
The City Council voted unanimously last week to limit the height of buildings in the South St. Seaport District to 120 ft., despite recommendations by the City Planning Commission to allow taller buildings.

M.T.A. presents plans for new Fulton subway
By GAL BECKERMAN
The soot-covered Corbin building on the corner of Broadway and John St. is a classic of Renaissance Revival Architecture. Built in 1889, it has a brownstone and terra cotta facade that is intricately etched with ornamental swirls. But in the ground beneath this hulking and fading beauty is one of the most illogically constructed subway connections in New York City: the Fulton St. station.

Park Row lawsuit continues as talks stall
By SASCHA BRODSKY
Police say the barriers sprouting up around City Hall are there to deter terrorists. But residents of two Downtown housing complexes have been saying for more than a year that the barricades are turning their neighborhood into a virtual prison.

Two Pier 40 developers propose bigger fields
By LINCOLN ANDERSON
One thing was abundantly clear at last Monday night’s public hearing on two development proposals for Pier 40, as clear as the black and white patches on a soccer ball or the laces on a baseball: the developers had heard the message loud and clear that youth sports leagues want large ball fields on the W. Houston St. pier.


Building up some more drama at La MaMa
By JERRY TALLMER
There is a beautiful girl with a narrow face and long dark hair on the cover of the published edition of “Private Jokes, Public Places,” a play by Oren Safdie that’s at La MaMa through May 18.

Koch on film
By ED. KOCH
Confidence (+) The fast dialogue, excellent acting and attractive people who create interesting characters make this a very entertaining flick...City of Ghosts (-) If you want to watch a travelogue of a trip from New York to Bangkok, Thailand...



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