Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess
Stars of HBO and Tribeca
Special bell rung for London
Viewing terrorisms aftermath
Photo by Carter Booth
Crashing the crash scene
Young volunteers on The Street
By Aili McConnon
Josh Tarasoff, worked 80-hour weeks at Goldman Sachs in the Financial District and escaped periodically to volunteer at Greenwich House and the Memorial Sloane- Kettering Cancer Center. He soon discovered two things: there were many terrific small to mid-size non-profits he never realized existed, and many of his 20-something peers on Wall St. would also volunteer if it were easier to find an organization they cared about.
Justice OConnor, gays and a Tribeca law school
By ARTHUR S. LEONARD
In 1981, when President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day OConnor, an Arizona state appellate judge, to the Supreme Court, few would have predicted that the first woman to serve on the nations highest court, one known for a conservative record both as a jurist and a state lawmaker, would form the centrist linchpin and cast affirmative votes in the two most important gay rights cases to be decided by the court during her tenure Romer v. Evans, in 1996, and Lawrence v. Texas, in 2003.
Pols and tenants burning over diesel decision
By Claire F. Hamilton
With Londons recent terrorist attacks still fresh in their minds, Lower Manhattan community leaders met in Tribeca Sunday morning to demand the Department of Buildings rescind a conditional variance at 60 Hudson St. The variance would ease restrictions on the amount of diesel fuel on single floors inside a telecommunications hub housing more than 80,000 gallons of it. Fuel-powered, emergency generators are located on six of the buildings twenty-four floors, though most of the fuel is underground.
3 Tribeca residents join Community Board 1
By Ronda Kaysen
Community Board 1 ushered in three new members recently, all of whom hail from Tribeca.
Borough president C. Virginia Fields appointed the new members, Peter Braus, Jennifer Fritz and Giselle Hantz, in the weeks before the board elected Julie Menin as its new chairperson in June. The three appointments filled the remaining vacancies on the 50-member board.
A guide to the offbeat blocks of Lower Manhattan
By Ellen Keohane
Most New Yorkers walk the streets of Manhattan with a brisk stride, expertly dodging other pedestrians and cars with one thing on their minds: their destination.
Group recommends herbs for 9/11 health problems
By Lauren Dzura
Post-traumatic stress disorder and the infamous W.T.C. cough are among the many health problems believed to be associated with 9/11. Since February 2003, Serving Those Who Serve, a non-profit organization, has offered free herbal supplements for workers and volunteers who were involved in the rescue and clean up of the Sept. 11 attacks, as opposed to traditional Western medication. The program is now expanding to offer the over the counter pills to residents for $30 a month.
Newspaper publisher becomes the story before debate
By Ronda Kaysen
Much thought isnt usually given to moderators. By definition, they are thought to be moderate, but Yori Yanover, who was tapped to facilitate Tuesday nights City Council District 2 debate, has some strong opinions about the feminist, gay rights and psychoanalytic movements and isnt afraid to blog them.
Bohemia in downtown
By JERRY TALLMER
Edward Albee sits on a park bench in Greenwich Village and says: Id read about the Village, how Bohemian it was, and after getting thrown out of college, couldnt wait to get here.
New literary journal to launch
By AILEEN TORRES
Rick Rofihe has earned the distinction of being a successful writer. This Soho resident has had nine stories published by The New Yorker, which bought his first story, Boys Who Do the Bop, after Rofihe had spent about a decade1978 to 1988writing and trying to sell the piece. Despite never having taken a single writing class in his life and having grown up in a small town without a bookstore or library at the timehe devoured Walt Disney comic books and magazines as a kidRofihe has taught hundreds of courses on the craft of fiction at Columbia University, where he was a professor in the MFA program, the 92nd St. Y and the Gotham Writers Workshop.
Saloonkeeper turned social phenom
By JERRY TALLMER
Kristi Jacobson has a surefire method of telling if somebody knows who her grandfather was.
If they say Toots like a tugboat toot-tooting, they dont know. If they say Toots like Tootsie, they know.
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