Dont use school children as pawns
Its hard to imagine how anyone could eclipse Gov. George Patakis policy of contempt for New York City school children, but Mayor Mike Bloomberg may have done the near impossible two weeks ago when he removed the money to build two essential Downtown school projects a new K-8 on Beekman St. and a school annex for overcrowded P.S. 234 in Tribeca.
Letters to the editor
It shouldnt take a revelation to celebrate greatness
By Wickham Boyle
Epiphanny Prince, yes with two Ns, is one hell of a name. A girl saddled with such a portentous handle could have just curled up to hide. But Epiphanny Prince has hit the world upside the head and we all took notice.
The Penny Post
Putting Chaos in order
By Andrei Codrescu
One of my students wrote a poem about Eros and Psyche, about how sneaky Eros comes in in the middle of the night piping thrilly nothings into a girls ears causing her goosebumps, but then always-alert Psyche catches Eros at his tricks and chases him away. Nothing unusual so far. A good girl must guard herself against temptation and keep the world going through proper behavior and belief in civilization. The Greeks thought up Psyche and Eros and made them into gods.
Dogs and people celebrate 4704
Lunar New Year festivities went out with a burst of colors and dancing.
Downtown Express photo by Talisman Brolin
Ring out with a bang
Building owners will be fined for unremoved graffiti
By Chad Smith
With a resurgence of graffiti overrunning walls, windows and almost every nook and cranny in New York City, someones going to pay.
Officials discover the Pearl in the playground
North Tribeca building changes advance a step
Federal judge shocked by E.P.A. statements
On the waterfront, before it was green
Lower East Sides Renaissance man
By Ernest Barteldes
A keen observer of the comings and goings of his neighborhood, 41-year-old Lower East Side artist and musician Michael Rimbaud has spent the past few years painting portraits of every local resident that catches his eye the butcher, the baker and even the undertaker, says Rimbaud.
Master of multiple personalities in a cast of one
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