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Editorial
Creating the best memorial for everyone.Sept. 11, 2001 was the day we began to see the strength of New Yorkers.

Second thoughts
By RICHMOND JONES

The Penny Post
By ANDREI CODRESCU


Downtown Local

Police blotter

Planning Kui

High school’s three R’s

Downtown baby

Hudson Park Day

Garden, museum celebration

Yard sale


Children's Activities

Summer Reading
The New York Public library is currently distributing information via the Internet and by phone about their Statewide Summer Reading Program for Kids from Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

Some Downtown teams beat the rain
By PATRICIA BELIZARIO
Weather was a disappointment for Downtown Little Leaguers this weekend when many games were rained out. All of the games in the Majors division were canceled. Minor League players from the Mariners and Expos were especially disheartened when they showed up to their game ready to play, only to turn around and go home when heavy rain ensued.

Whiffle ball championship
The Local 74 team and the Silver Bears will vie for the whiffle ball championship of the Sol Laine League at 10:30 a.m. Sat. June 7 at Sol Laine Park on Henry St. between Montgomery and Jackson Sts.


Downtown Express photo by Lorenzo Ciniglio

Fred Maldonado, the first picnicker on the Pier 45 grass.


10 acres of Hudson Park open
By LINCOLN ANDERSON
His bike resting against a wooden bench nearby, Fred Maldonado didn’t know it but he was the first picnicker on the new grass lawn on the renovated Pier 45 at Christopher St. last Friday.
The governor and the mayor, who had presided over the ribbon cutting of the first completed section of the Hudson River Park, had already departed.

Residential grant deadline passes
By ELIZABETH O'BRIEN
The application period for the $281-million residential grant program administered by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation ended last Saturday to mixed reviews, with critics charging the program with discrimination against moderate-income residents and supporters hailing it as crucial to the revitalization of Lower Manhattan.

Thousands vie to design W.T.C. memorial
By JOSH ROGERS
Thirteen thousand six hundred and eighty-three people have four weeks to submit their idea of how best to memorialize the victims of the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Kevin Rampe, interim president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., had a simple message to all of the would-be designers: “Above all else, be daring. Be bold. Be unconventional.”

$25 million granted for 13 parks
The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. announced last week it was granting the city $25 million to fix up 13 parks in Lower Manhattan and the Parks Dept. released a summary of the projects.

Washington Market Park playground to be ready in July
By ALBERT AMATEAU
The new playground in Washington Market Community Park, already nearly a year behind schedule, is still more than a month from being finished, although most of it has been opened for weeks.

Turnover is behind lower scores, principal says
By ELIZABETH O'BRIEN
As parents and community members expressed concern last week over the drop in fourth-grade reading test scores at P.S. 89, the principal stressed that the numbers do not reflect the quality of education at the school.

Southbridge election results still undecided
By ALBERT AMATEAU
The state Division of Housing and Community Renewal this week was still reviewing the Southbridge Towers co-op election of May 5 and 6 and the run-off between two candidates on May 13.

Freddie Mac kicks in $1.5 million for Chinatown housing
By ALBERT AMATEAU
Asian Americans for Equality and the Rebuild Chinatown Initiative received $1.5 million from Freddie Mac this week, which they will use to launch the Lower Manhattan Affordable Housing Trust Fund to build or rehabilitate 100 units of affordable housing per year south of Houston St.

Florence-Tribeca pact
Madelyn Wils, chairperson of Community Board 1, shook hands with Paulo Soderi president of the Confermercio Firenze, a Florentine business group, before they signed a “friendship pact” between Florence, Italy, and Tribeca last Thursday at the Tribeca Rooftop.



Emotional life in three poetic acts
By BRIAN McCORMICK
Like many who went to ballet school as girls, Mollie O’Brien says she is trying to “undo” her early training. But unlike most choreographers who came to their art by way of dancing, it was composition that opened the door for her to become an artist.

Koch on film
By ED. KOCH
“Sweet Sixteen” (+)
This is a superb movie about a 16-year-old Scottish youth by the name of Liam (Martin Compston, who was 19 when he made the film.) The maturity that this kid displays in the film can be attributed to the poverty and societal problems Liam and his friends face every day.

Food

Beer, fried fish and friends at Jeremy’s
By SEAN PATRICK FITZELL
In the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, just a few blocks north of the South Street Seaport, sits one of the most unique taverns in New York City: Jeremy’s Ale House.



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