Drawing by Daniel Libeskind of his proposed Wedge of Light at the World Trade Center site does not indicate enough room for buses to travel on Fulton St., as many people favor.

Open space questions at the W.T.C. site
By JOSH ROGERS
Daniel Libeskind’s design for the World Trade Center site has been praised for creating a large public square at the Wedge of Light, but the proposed plaza will be much smaller than it appears on some diagrams once you allow for vehicles to run through the plaza at Fulton St., according to some.

From B.P.C. to Iraq
By JOSH ROGERS
Lt. Col. Mark Kimmey looks out at the barren desert surrounding Camp Commando in Kuwait, breathes in the air and somehow he is reminded of his home in Battery Park City. Small comfort though, since the desert air reminds him of the months after 9/11 when he and his neighbors were breathing in the dust from the World Trade Center.

Pier plan endorsed
By LINCOLN ANDERSON
After hearing community input, followed by a lengthy deliberation among themselves, Community Board 2’s waterfront committee last Wednesday night endorsed C&K Properties/Durst Organization’s redevelopment plan for Pier 40.

C.B. 1 sees plans for new Tribeca hotel
By ELIZABETH O'BRIEN
A new hotel is slated for construction at the corner of Greenwich and N. Moore Sts., on a lot now used for parking. Representatives from the Downtown Hotel, L.L.C. presented their plans last Monday night at a meeting of the Landmarks Committee of C.B. 1. Using visual aids that included a 4’ by 3’ stone and brick wall, the project’s architects and landmarks consultant showed how the six-story hotel would harmonize with the Tribeca landscape.

E.P.A. says I.P.N. stairwells are safe
By ELIZABETH O'BRIEN
The stairwells of 310 Greenwich St. received a clean bill of health from the Environmental Protection Agency last week, the outcome of the third round of tests they underwent as part of the agency’s Lower Manhattan cleanup.

M.T.A. presents early plans for Second Ave. subway
By SYD STEINHARDT
As the Second Avenue subway line’s scheduled 2004 groundbreaking approaches, New Yorkers are excited about the prospect of the new subway, but are displeased with aspects of the project’s current plan.

Downtown fears resurface with art sign
By SYD STEINHARDT
More than a week after it was first painted, the graphic yellow and black warning on the side of 17 Leonard St. still evinces mixed feelings.

Work readies to spruce up Water St. plaza
By JANE FLANAGAN
Most people walking by don’t know that the long, outdoor escalator at 55 Water St. just south of Wall St., leads to a park with a gorgeous view of the East River. Even if they do know, few are tempted to use it. The park is all but devoid of greenery; it is, instead, a mass of dingy concrete. In addition, all that protects parkgoers – notably small children – from a 50-foot drop to the F.D.R, is a single, thin chord.


Three’s Company on The Bowery
By LAWRENCE FERBER
Mike Albo, Nora Burns, and Mike Ilku are three unique comedy talents. Together they are downright dangerously funny.

Koch on film
By ED. KOCH
“The Good Thief” (+)
This film has lots of action and enough plots to fill several movies, which is why at times it is confusing. There are wonderful scenes of Marseille and Monte Carlo, the music track is terrific, and the acting of a number of individuals is excellent...“The Man on the Train” (-) This French flick with English subtitles was recommended by most of the critics and touted as the best film available for viewing last week. It received good reviews primarily because of the performances of Johnny Hallyday and Jean Rochefort.




VISUAL APPETITE “Czech Photography IV,” continues a series of shows focusing on Czech-born artists who have mined the culture throughout their careers. “IV,” features the work of Karel Cudlin, above, in the first major exhibition of his work in New York City.


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