THE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF LOWER MANHATTAN | Volume 20 Issue 15 | August 24 - 30, 2007

Yellow lab survives electric shock on Soho street
By Tequila Minsky
Socha, owned by Joe Doran, middle left, after she stepped in a puddle Wednesday and received an electric shock from a manhole cover. A few hours later, a Con Edison crew came to sweep the puddle and fix the manhole.

Editorial

What led to Deutsche deaths?


Under Cover

Letters to the Editor


Deutsche demo firm grilled,
but gives few answers


Downtown Express photo by Nick Brooks (left), Milo Hess (top right) and Elisabeth Robert (bottom right)

What Led to Deutsche Deaths?
The fire raging at the Deutsche Bank building on Saturday. (top right) Firefighters had to shoot water onto the fire from the ground because the building’s standpipes were not functioning. (bottom left and right) In the late afternoon Saturday, a flame still burned near the residential building at 125 Cedar St. ARTICLE.

Deutsche debris injures 2 more Bravest

Editorial
Deutsche deaths need an independent review
The most heartbreaking thing about the loss of firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino in Saturday’s fire at the former Deutsche Bank building was that government did not pay enough attention to the repeated, unmistakable signs that people’s lives were at risk.

(From our Pre-Fire edition August 16, 2007)
New Deutsche violations

NEWS
Greenmarket returns with strong emotions, fewer vendors
By Skye H. McFarlane
A gray sky threatened rain, but it could not dim the palette of tomato red, apple green and home-baked berry pie blue that spread out along Cedar St. Thursday afternoon.

Downtown’s ‘ring of steel’
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told Downtown Express about the new surveillance cameras being put in Lower Manhattan in a move similar to London’s “Ring of Steel.”

Lower East Siders blast back against gun violence
By Albert Amateau
Lower East Side residents, including the mother of a 13-year-old girl injured last month by stray gunfire, met with elected officials, gun-control advocates and police last week at the Grand Street Settlement to talk about keeping neighborhood families safe.

Soho Alliance tries to trump the Donald
By Lincoln Anderson
Donald Trump’s Soho condo-hotel project has already risen four stories, but neighborhood opponents are determined to keep it from ever reaching its full planned height of 42 stories.

Critical look at Critical Mass by cop who covers it
By Jefferson Siegel 
For the 10 years of Critical Mass in New York City, the police paid scant attention to the monthly bike ride.

ABC No Rio will likely rebuild instead of rehab


DOWNTOWN ART & LIFESTYLE
Mozart lifts Morris dancers to ecstatic heights
By Rebecca Milzoff
Like the majority of Mark Morris’s work, music is paramount in Mozart Dances. A sixteenth-note run is articulated by pitter-pattering feet, a trill embodied with a run of chainé turns.

Made-for-TV Stoppard finds its rightful place on stage
By JERRY TALLMER
The phone rang as I was sitting here waiting to speak with Tim Erickson, artistic director of the Boomerang Theatre Company, an Off-Off-Broadway unit that is about to open its tripartite fall season.

Despite dark skies, crowd pours in for The National
By Todd Simmons
At the Seaport Music Festival last Friday, as a major thunderstorm bore down on New York City and a cluster of boats bobbed feebly in the harbor behind the stage, it was starting to look like The National was heading for a wash out.


One man, multiple portraits of a nation
By Wickham Boyle
I am well acquainted with the West Africa that Dan Hoyle portrays in his one-man show, “Tings Dey Happen,” now at the Culture Project.

Israeli author unmasks a Palestinian family feud
By Stephanie Murg
“The Sopranos” may have come and gone, but a new play proves that the windowless backroom of a butcher shop is still the perfect setting for family drama

Who were those high-fivers in Rocky Park?
By Jennifer Milne
I arrived at the plaza outside the World Financial Center about a half hour early and seated myself on a stone wall, looking west at the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty.


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Two residents who live near the former Deutsche Bank building, Pat Moore, a Community Board 1 member, and Dave Stanke, a Downtown Express columnist, talk about their concerns living near the skyscraper's dismantling and the construction as well as their thoughts on the Survivors' Stairway and other issues related to the World Trade Center site with hosts Josh Rogers and Skye H. McFarlane. Recorded June 4, 2007.


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