Wils abrupt removal does not benefit Downtown
On the one side there is Madelyn Wils, long-serving member of Community Board 1 and the boards chairperson since 2000. On the other is C. Virginia Fields, Manhattan borough president who decided not to reappoint Wils to the board last week abruptly removing one of Lower Manhattans highest profile leaders.
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Downtown Express photo by Jefferson Siegel
Doing P.S. 234s bidding
Bidders examined shoes and other merchandise in P.S. 234 Friday at a silent auction for the Tribeca school. It raises massive amounts of money for our school, which is wonderful, so we can pay for things like music teachers and other programs in the school the Board of Ed. wouldnt cover, said Sandy Bridges, the principal.
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Bank, but not old-school graffiti, is made landmark
Ex- Hizzoners endorse
Downtown Express photo by Josh Argyle
Visitors to Buckle My Shoe nursery school pretended to be monsters during a music session at the schools open house Downtown last weekend.
P.S. 89 students talent shines on Friday night
By Jefferson Siegel
Audience members yelled out greetings to performers. People left their seats to wander in front of the stage. No, this wasnt a rock concert or East Village music slam. But last Friday night, it looked like the best show in town.
Lots of hits and even more fun on Opening Day
The Downtown Little League opened the season Saturday with their annual, revelry-filled march from City Hall to the Battery Park City ballfields. T-Ballers got started a little earlier and were playing on the fields to the sounds of the TriBattery Pops, a local band.
Downtown Express photo by Robert Stolarik
Chinatown father met the pope several times Italian priest prays in Chinese
By Divya Watal
Father Raymond Nobiletti lends true meaning to the word catholic.
Nobiletti, 62, may be of Sicilian-American stock, but that hasnt stopped him from pastoring an all-Chinese congregation for the last 14 years in Chinatown. He speaks Cantonese fluently and is currently studying Mandarin, although, he concedes woefully, he doesnt speak Italian.
Park Row buses likely to return next month
By Josh Rogers
Park Row, the closed-off street that used to connect Chinatown to the rest of Lower Manhattan, is likely to be reopened for city buses in a month, city sources said.
C.B. 1 members criticize Fields over leaders removal
By Ronda Kaysen
Borough President C. Virginia Fields 11th hour decision to oust Madelyn Wils from Community Board 1 last week raised more questions than it answered, leaving remaining board members wondering what motivated Fields to remove their longtime chairperson in the middle of her term.
Questions begin over structure for new school
By Ronda Kaysen
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein stood in Tweed Courthouse in February and announced that a new pre-K-8 school would be coming to a Frank Gehry-designed tower on Beekman St., they far from settled the matter.
Settlements still lend, and need, a helping hand
By Nancy Reardon
The settlement house tradition played a crucial role in urban social reform movements at the turn of the century, but here in New York City, these centers are much more than relics of the past. They continue their missions today, still reaching out to the community with evolved programs for children, seniors, the homeless and immigrants.
Historic Synagogue gets spring-cleaning
By Jefferson Siegel
Earlier this month, as people tried to shake off the effects of daylight savings time, a small group of dedicated volunteers took part in a very special spring-cleaning project.
L.M.D.C. releases money report
Tennessee Williams tragicomic heroine
By Jerry Tallmer
A 35-year-old woman in the midst of a devastating crackup looks back on the 16-year-old girl she was when All at once and much, much too completely she fell in love with, and married, a boy who had something different about him a nervousness, a softness, tenderness which wasnt like a mans although he wasnt the least bit effeminate looking
Outward Bound more relevant than ever
By Jerry Tallmer
All my life since the age of 14 or 15 I have been haunted by the barking of a dog, the smell of oven gas, the sound of a breaking window pane, intersecting with the voices of a young man and woman, Henry and Ann, deeply in love, calling desperately to one another from separating points along the deck of a mysterious, all but empty ocean liner plowing toward eternity across a darkened sea.
New Ukrainian Museum casts new light on Archipenko
By Bonnie Rosenstock
With its inaugural exhibition, Alexander Archipenko: Vision and Continuity, the Ukrainian Museum, which opened its new home at 222 E. Sixth St. in the East Village on Sun., April 3, has reintroduced its most brilliant star to the viewing public.
And the festival begins
Mad Hot Ballroom conceived by Tribeca resident Amy Sewel and directed by her friend Marilyn Agrelo, the documentary features students from P.S. 150 and follows New York City public school students as they compete in a dance competition.