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Dems must find their spine on Iraq
We just passed the five year mark of war in Iraq and just exceeded 4,000 deaths of U.S. military personnel, yet there appears to be a weariness that has set in among the vast majority of Americans who now oppose the war.

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Volume 20, Number 46 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | March 28 — APRIL 3 , 2008


Downtown Express photo by Jefferson Siegel

Aasif Mandvi of “The Daily Show,” right, and fellow actors took a comedic look at Purim Saturday night, March 22, the first sneak performance at the 92nd Street Y’s Tribeca center.

Tribeca gets its Y
By Josh Rogers
A middle-aged woman with panic in her voice crossed Canal St. near a Holland Tunnel entrance Saturday night. “I don’t like this neighborhood — it’s deserted,” she called out almost in desperation.


Lola wants live music; S.L.A. sings different tune
By Barrett Zinn Gross 
It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, or so the saying goes. But is it over at Lola, the beleaguered Soho restaurant, without the fat lady — or any person of any size or gender, for that matter — ever having crooned a tune?

One animal shelter’s a little rock, the other classical
By Sebastian Kahnert
Ophelia is on display in the storefront window of Animal Haven Soho, basking in the warm afternoon sun and chewing on a beef tendon while passers-by stop and peek inside.

City Council mostly supportive of traffic pricing
By Albert Amateau
Billed as the best chance to relieve the street-choking traffic on Manhattan’s busiest streets during weekday business hours, the proposed congestion pricing program came before a City Council public hearing on Monday, at times with standing room only, that lasted well into the evening.

Silver’s likely to support traffic pricing, but puts passage in doubt

Cirque appears out as Pier 40 rivals talk partnership
By Lincoln Anderson
With another benchmark date in the Pier 40 redevelopment process occurring this week, the Hudson River Park Trust appears to have radically changed its thinking on the critical Lower West Side pier.

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Museum looks to save ship by selling some
By Julie Shapiro
One year ago, the South Street Seaport Museum was on the verge of closing.

Museum hopes for historic ships on Pier 15

Iffy B.P.C. theater makes the latest budget rounds
By Julie Shapiro
A new community center is one step closer to getting a theater after the Battery Park City Authority approved funds this week to design a multipurpose performance space.

Man Youth center party

Crane inspections reveal problems at 3 Downtown sites
By Julie Shapiro
Tourists aren’t the only ones in Lower Manhattan tilting their heads back and looking skyward. In the aftermath of the tower crane collapse on E. 51st St. which killed seven people, cranes citywide are receiving renewed scrutiny, not just from the city but also from residents.

Bouley’s liquor soufflé finally rises at C.B. 1
If celebrity chef David Bouley were to learn one lesson from his battle with Community Board 1, it might be that persistence pays off.

Con Ed looks to conserve Downtown
Temperatures lately have been closer to winter than spring, but Con Edison is already thinking about summer.


DOWNTOWN ART & LIFESTYLE

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A bright spot in a dark story
By Adrienne Urbanski
Sosúa, a rural village near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, opened its doors to Jewish refugees during the late 1930s, when Nazis still allowed Jews to emigrate from Germany but few countries admitted them.


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By Jan Engoren
Painter Serge Strosberg has adopted New York as his second home, following in the footsteps of fellow European artists Willem de Kooning and Gaston Lachaise. When opening his U.S. studio, he settled on Soho because of the constant activity on Broadway.

Smaller, more ambitious Tribeca Film Festival
By Steven Snyder
Last year marked a watershed for the Tribeca Film Festival.


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