Volume 20, Number 41 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | FEB 22 - 28, 2008


Chinese vets reflect on Iraq, racism and serving 2 cultures
By Victoria Moy
At the front of a Chinatown banquet hall, a lit candle, a rose, a slice of lemon and a miniature American flag sat on a table with white tablecloth. Behind it was an empty chair covered with a black P.O.W. and M.I.A. remembrance flag.

Turning its eye to new nabe, C.B. 1 calls for affordable housing & parks
By Julie Shapiro
When city planners look at the sunken area at the mouth of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, they see air rights.


Under Cover

Mixed Use

Police Blotter

EDITORIAL
The ‘new N.Y.U.’ is off to a good start
As part of its long-term planning, New York University recently unveiled conceptual designs showing how the university might develop its two South Village superblocks to accommodate some of its projected 6 million square feet of growth over the next 25 years.

TALKING POINT
Don’t let ‘perfect’ be the enemy of a good traffic plan
By Andrew Berman
With a state commission’s recent approval, a congestion pricing plan appears headed toward potential implementation later this year.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

IRA BLUTREICH

IN PICTURES
Here’s the sites, Larry

Bovis or bogus slogan?

YOUTH LISTINGS

NEWS
I.P.N. tenants work to file 1,300 documents in rent suit
By Julie Shapiro
The legal battle over rents at Independence Plaza North has been going on for years, but tenants recently learned of a new twist: To keep their hope of lower rents alive, each tenant has to file a rent overcharge complaint by June.

Officials hope Deutsche demo can resume late this year
By Josh Rogers
In politics they say the cover-up is always worse than the crime and in toxic demolitions, apparently the cleanup takes longer than the deconstruction. So said David Emil, president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is hoping to begin dismantling the former Deutsche Bank building later this year.

Students bounce school ideas off the powers that be
After hearing that Battery Park City is getting a new school at Site 2B, several students at P.S. 89 decided to take a crack at designing it.

Workers’ salaries slashed severely at Downtown building
By Julie Shapiro
Sultana Tellie’s salary dropped 63 percent overnight.

University signs on to a pact to reduce its impact
By Albert Amateau
It could be the end of years of bitterness between New York University and its Village neighbors.

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Gay youth group backs idea for 24-hour center on Pier 40
By Lincoln Anderson
The community-based Pier 40 Partnership proposal for the pier has gained plenty of backing, from the local politicians, Community Board 2 and the Pier 40 Working Group to the Greenwich Village Little League and Downtown United Soccer Club.


DOWNTOWN ART & LIFESTYLE

Writer’s block
BY JEFFREY CYPHERS WRIGHT
Chelsea is being good to poets. Recently on 25th Street, there was a book party for Carter Ratcliff’s poems at Cue and an opening at ZieherSmith celebrating art by poets.

A forger faces a real dilemma
BY LEONARD QUART
Considering how many Holocaust documentaries and features have been produced by now, one might imagine the difficultly in coming up with a unique slant on the subject.


The Puppini Sisters make a splash
BY LEE ANN WESTOVER
At Splash on West 17th Street, a recent Musical Monday hosted the fabulous mix of its vibrant gay core crowd, their straight girlfriends and European tourists.


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