A dangerous world, half a decade later
Thoughts about the attack that changed our world and neighborhood five years ago intensify every September. In our community there is real progress, but as we look at where we are in the world on this milestone anniversary, we see the perilous consequences of bad choices and squandered opportunities.
How Günter Grass drummed me out of an interview
By Jerry Tallmer
My stepfather, Peter Müller-Munk my mothers second husband emigrated to New York in 1926 from the Berlin where hed been born and raised. He was 22, a silversmith and starving artist. Three years before he set sail for America, there had occurred what came to be known as the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich, and the name of Adolf Hitler entered the ledger of history.
Letters to the editor
Downtown Express photo by Jefferson Siegel
Firefighters from Engine 6 on Beekman St., examine a gun nozzle for a hose that was recovered at the World Trade Center site and is now on display at Pace University. The firefighters helped unload the New York State Museums traveling exhibit, The First 24 Hours, last Friday at Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts lobby on Spruce St. The exhibit features articles recovered from the site, many of which have stayed in storage since the attacks, along with a 40-foot timeline, detailing the events of 9/11. The exhibit runs regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 10. It will be open 24 hours starting at 8:46 a.m. Sept. 11 through 8:46 a.m. Sept. 12. Admission is free.
The Penny Post
Writers and decadence
By Andrei Codrescu
Werther was a man poised between two eras, two centuries, two millennia, dressed in khaki shorts from the Banana Republic, a Rebuild New Orleans tee-shirt and orange flip-flops.
Downtown Express photo by Elisabeth Robert
First to school
Pedalers and politicians get pumped about Houston lanes
By Albert Amateau
Elected officials and bicycle advocates created a temporary bike lane on W. Houston St. last week, protecting it from auto traffic with their own bodies in a demonstration demanding permanent bike lanes on the six-lane thoroughfare currently under reconstruction.
Knickerbocker rents wont bounce high, judge rules
Silverstein pledges environmentally friendly construction
|Back to School 2006
P.S. 134 parents fume over generators and ongoing work
By Lincoln Anderson with Jefferson Siegel
On Friday, local elected officials held a press conference in front of P.S. 134 at E. Broadway and Grand St. to express their concern that the building is not ready for the start of the school year and about the use of diesel generators to power the school temporarily.
Creativity, rigorous academics draw middle school students
By Anindita Dasgupta
This year graduates from P.S. 89 in Battery Park City and P.S. 234 in Tribeca are flocking to all corners of Downtown with the four most popular schools being Manhattan Academy of Technology, I.S. 89, New Explorations into Science Technologies and Math and Clinton School for Writers and Artists.
Sixth grade is now in middle school, at least in District 1
By David Spett
With the Sept. 5 opening of public schools, sixth grade is now a part of middle school in Manhattans District 1.
A Tribeca breather
Marbury gives mom assist with affordable sneakers
By Jane Flanagan
Have you purchased your kids back-to-school sneakers yet? Me neither. If past experience is any guide, Ill get around to it by mid-October. But thats O.K., by then the lines will have gone down. Yes, the sneaker lines.
School politics prove popular in state senators class
By Lawrence Lerner
On a crisp, golden Friday morning this past spring, students dressed in jeans, T-shirts and other informal attire filed intermittently into a classroom at the Institute for Collaborative Studies, or I.C.E., a small, progressive school that occupies the fifth floor of the former Stuyvesant High School, on 15th St. just west of First Ave.
Weve come a long way in less than a millennium
By Angela Benfield
Despite graduating thier first senior class this past June, the principal and staff of Millennium High School have barely had a moment to reflect on their sizeable accomplishment. Millennium now has its largest incoming class since it opened four years ago. It also hopes to construct a gymnasium and form its first advisory board, an important fundraising vehicle for its top-notch programs.
Downtown Arts & Entertainment
Finding catharsis through power chords
Political, provocative Impact festival packs a punch
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