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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Radio on the internet: 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.