Downtown Express photo by Jefferson Siegel
The Strand Annex is closing its doors on Fulton St. at the end of August. The owner says construction has affected business so much that he cant afford a rent increase.
A Whole big food market
opens next week in Tribeca
Out with the deadlines, in with the ??? Downtown asks
L.M.D.C. head blames C.B. 1 for some Deutsche delays
‘Build more schools’ Downtowners tell Bloomberg
By Julie Shapiro
On a hazy, humid afternoon that marked the last day of school, parents and elementary students had one final assignment before they scattered for summer vacation: Several hundred strong, they marched to City Hall to demand solutions for the overcrowding at P.S. 89, P.S. 234 and other local schools.
Students win quality of life awards
L.M.D.C. money sits out another school year
By Julie Shapiro
Downtown schools have been waiting three years for grants promised by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and they will likely wait until 2009 before seeing any money.
Chopper flight numbers to be chopped down
By Albert Amateau
The noisy W. 30th St. Heliport, located within the Hudson River Park, will become progressively quieter beginning next year when sightseeing flights are reduced by half, and will be eliminated entirely by April 1, 2010, according to a settlement in Manhattan State Supreme Court.
City interested, Pier 40 school may make the grade
By Lincoln Anderson
Giving a major boost to a plan to keep Pier 40 afloat as a community-friendly, low-impact part of Hudson River Park, the New York City School Construction Authority wants to build up to three high schools on the sprawling W. Houston St. pier.
The season to prepare for Four Seasons construction
Demolition at 99 Church St. is done, but that doesnt mean developer Silverstein Properties can leap right into the construction of the new Four Seasons hotel and condo tower.
Irish Reps Prisoner of the Crown delivers
By Jerry Tallmer
SIR FREDERICK E. SMITH, Attorney General of England: And as Crown Prosecutor, I would be obliged to see that your rights and prerogatives were fully protected. Anything less on my part would be seen as deplorable.
Love and other indoor sports
By Sarah Norris
Keith Gessen didnt answer any of my questions about love, and neither did his book. No, thats not exactly true. If I came away from our interview feeling dissatisfied, it didnt stem from his lack from response, but the fact that his debut novel left me unnerved.
Bärbel Neubauer, Roots, 1996. 35mm film, 3:44 min. © Bärbel Neubauer. Courtesy Center for Visual Music.
Drawing on Film Surveys the practice of direct filmthe process of drawing, scratching, or otherwise manipulating film stock to create images without a camera. The exhibition presents experimental film works spanning from the late 1930s to the present May 29 July 24. THE DRAWING CENTER, 40 Wooster St. 212-219-2166; drawingcenter.org.
Salute to the Grads!
Downtown Express Congratulates all members of the Class of 2008 and wishes them well on their next endeavor whether it be a job or first grade or any other milestone on lifes journey. Some schools preferred to keep their graduations private. Wed like to thank those schools that allowed us to share in their celebrations for our special section.
Millennium High School
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