Seaport Report

Downtown’s health & safety abandoned
With a president who admits to breaking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and who reserved his torture options while signing an anti-torture bill into law, perhaps it is no longer shocking to some when his government disregards the law. It is shocking, or at least it should be.

Letters to the Editor

Under Cover

Mixed Use

Police Blotter

Downtown Express photo by Lorenzo Ciniglio

A rare peregrine falcon guards her chicks on the 14th floor of 55 Water St. Wednesday.

Waterfront view is a chick magnet
There’s a live Web site showing naked underage chicks Downtown, but it’s not likely to be blocked by parental filters.

Silver: City puts new Fiterman building in doubt
The city is not putting up its fair share to rebuild the damaged Fiterman Hall, local politicians say.

Taste of Tribeca
Foodies hungry for a good cause can bring their appetites — and their wallets — to the annual Taste of Tribeca this Saturday, a fundraiser benefiting P.S. 150 and P.S. 234.

Sailing with Dennis Conner
Setting sail like the pros is now possible in Lower Manhattan with two authentic Amercia’s Cup training boats provided by four-time America’s Cup winner Dennis Conner.

Settling lawsuit but not all issues on Park Row
After five years of arguments over the closure of Park Row, the city settled a lawsuit with Lower Manhattan residents.

M.T.A’s magic number remains 30
For the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, answers on the Fulton St. Transit Center continue to be 30 days away.


Feds block 9/11 health care money
The federal government is backing out of a requirement to treat Downtown residents, office workers and students for 9/11-related illnesses, saying it needs more time to study the problem.

Music makes sense at Battery Bldg., Talking Head says
David Byrne stood in the crumbling Great Hall on the second floor of the Battery Maritime Building and pointed out musical instruments.

Franklin Cafe heads in for its last stop
After 15 years, the Franklin Station Cafe, a French and Malaysian bistro at 222 West Broadway, is closing — another falling domino in Tribeca’s affordable restaurant landscape.

Alliance honors partners in gov’t
The Downtown Alliance honored seven public servants who have been helpful to Lower Manhattan and the Alliance at its annual awards ceremony at Ketch Restaurant last week.

Chinatown group blasts City’s East Side plans
Arthur Huh, a City Department of Planning district liaison, came to Community Board 3’s town hall meeting on the 197c East Village/Lower East Side Rezoning Plan on Monday prepared to showcase the plan’s highlights.


Noise fun at the No Fun Fest
By David Todd
One of the more impressive things about a good “noise” set is how intrusive traditional musical elements sound when they’re introduced to it. In the worlds of experimental musicians like ASTRO (Hiroshi Hasegawa) and Consumer Electronics (Philip Best), a conventional sense of music is subverted, and a proper melody or chord change can scrape the ear with its own brand of dissonance.

Rebellion of the quiet
By Adrienne Urbanski
In the 70s and 80s, as punk music electrified New York, the No Wave movement was invading the film world, transferring the punk philosophy of extremism and experimentation to the celluloid.

18th century tale of seduction and intrigue
By Scott Harrah
One will not find a tale about debauchery, vice, lies, deceit, and upper class decadence as florid and poetic as Christopher Hampton’s 1986 adaptation of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.”

Saving the world from Parkerization one sip at a time
By Royal Young
“Go into wine stores and ask why all their wines are manipulated. Walk out, tell them you can’t drink it,” advises Alice Feiring, author of the new memoir

Art of the artificial
By Stephanie Buhmann
Over the past 40 years, Lynn Hershman Leeson has explored empowerment and freedom of speech in a wide range of media, including photography, film, sculpture, performance, and installation.


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Volume 21, Number 1
MAY 16 - 22, 2008


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