West St. tunnel would be a wrong turn Downtown
The 800-pound gorilla that wanted to build the 740-foot tower Downtown spoke this week: Goldman Sachs is backing away from its plan to build its headquarters across the street from the World Trade Center site in Battery Park City. What divides the headquarters site and the W.T.C., as well as Goldman and Gov. Pataki, is West St. The governor wants a tunnel there and Goldman doesnt.
Downtown Express photo by Tequila Minsky
Two geese a eating
Two older Canadian geese enjoyed a fenced off area in the north section of Battery Park City last week. The spot has been a popular grazing spot for geese.
Downtowns oldest (in all likelihood) celebrates birthday
Scottish celebration at Hanover Square
C.B. 1 Meetings
B.P.C. tot lot/dog run to open by end of May
Pressing the flesh
What do you like best and worst about living in the Seaport?
P.S. 150, I.S. 89 face possible after school budget cuts
By Ronda Kaysen
Two Downtown after school programs at P.S. 150 and I.S. 89 may shut their doors at the end of the school year if Manhattan Youth, the organization that runs them, is not able to secure state and city funding.
Downtown Express photo by Lorenzo Ciniglio
Madelyn Wils appeared at a Community Board 1 meeting Wednesday just after C. Virginia Fields announced Wils was no longer C.B.1 chairperson.
Maiden Lane cafe hosts Downtown artists paintings of ladies
By Ronda Kaysen
The women hanging around the cozy Downtown cafe Klatch, have a sultry look about them.
The one sunbathing on a beach in a blue bikini seems unaware of the woman lounging on a stone bench in wide-legged white trousers, soaking up a day of spring.
Gerson gets by with help from volunteers
By Claire F. Hamilton
The shortcomings of city legislation rouse volunteers to get involved in parks and public schools in an effort to make a difference. But suppose one could go straight to the source of public policy? At Alan Gersons Council District 1 office across the street from City Hall, volunteers not only work with the community at large, they are also a key cog in the political operations of the councilmembers office.
Witkoff/Ciprianis Leonardo plan wins Pier 57 bid
By Albert Amateau
The Hudson River Park Trust board of directors last week chose the Witkoff/Cipriani Organization to be the designated redeveloper of Pier 57 over the rival Chelsea Piers, following the recommendations of the Trust staff, West Side elected officials and the local Pier 57 Working Group.
Capturing the local folk
By Aileen Torres
Michael Grossman Rimbaud, né Michael Grossman, son of the illustrious illustrator Robert Grossman (whose political satires have appeared in the New York Observer, the New York Times and the New Yorker) considers himself an ex-expatriate.
Village boy still performing and engraving
By Jerry Tallmer
The kid who had won the 1979 Drama Award at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn figured that engraving was a great way to avoid waiting on tables while pursuing an acting career in Manhattan. And there was more money in it, he allows.
Life underground is hell
By Steve Erickson
This first feature film by Nimrod Antal begins on a strange note. A representative of the Budapest Public Transport Company informs the audience that it bears no resemblance to reality. While some of his colleagues wanted to prohibit Antal from shooting the film in the Budapest subway, this man trusts that spectators will understand that the films really about a symbolic struggle between good and evil.
Jeannies got a gun
By Jerry Tallmer
Norma Jean, Jean, and Jeanne. Before there was Marilyn Monroe there was Jean Harlow, and before her there was Jeanne Eagels. Eagels was primarily a stage actress and the other two were motion-picture actresses, but they all symbolized somethingsomething blonde and bad and beddable, and they all died youngMonroe at 36, Harlow at 26, Eagels at 35.
By Christopher Byrne
You dont just want to like the new production of Steel Magnolias, you want to adore it. With its nearly flawless script, plum parts for powerful actresses and an affection bred by familiarity, you ease into your seat at the Lyceum Theatre, anticipating nothing but stellar performances for the next two-plus hours.
The majesty of paint
By Carrie Moyer
It takes ten years to make a good painting, the old adage goes. When it comes to making art, experience does count, as Pat Steir amply demonstrates in Moon Paintings & A River, her latest exhibition at Cheim & Read.
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