A hope for W.T.C. hope
So the World Trade Center site completion dates are wrong, there’ll be more delays, and what’s needed now is for all of the players to sit down in a room and make the tough choices to get things going.

Letters to the Editor

Building safety problems threaten everyone, not just my fiancé
By Victoria Grantham
On Saturday I attended a rally organized by Joseph Graffagnino Sr., the father of one of two firefighters killed in the Deutsche Bank blaze last summer.


With 3 titles in 4 years, Blue Jays hang up their spikes

M.A.T. runs out a big year with track wins

Downtowners getting their last licks and fields

Downtown Express photo by Jefferson Siegel

Tribeca’s Whole Foods, which opens next week, will be the chain’s second largest in the city and has suburban sized aisles.

Millennium graduate killed by man charged with drunk driving
By Laura Latzko
Julie Tsang was smiling with friends last week in their graduation gowns as she took the first step toward her dream of becoming a nurse. Tsang was killed sunday at 4 a.m., when she and friend Kevin Chang were hit by a pickup truck while they were sitting in Chang’s Honda Civic on 65th St. and Park Ave.

B.P.C. library & Millennium gym dodge budget axe

City restores 60 percent of funds for NYCHA centers

Making tofu not quite the old fashioned way 75 years later
By James S. Woodman
Because Chinese people were barred from immigrating to America in first half of the 20th century, Bingsun Eng had to smuggle himself through Cuba before arriving in New York in 1933 to open his Chinese bakery, Fong Inn Too, on Mott St. Last weekend, three of Eng’s grandsons, all of whom run the bakery he founded, celebrated the store’s 75th year with little fanfare.

City removes P.S. 89’s overcrowding banner before rally
By Julie Shapiro
When Anne Albright arrived at P.S. 89 one morning last week, she noticed that a red-and-white banner reading “STOP Overcrowding Our Schools” had disappeared from P.S. 89’s fence.


A Whole big food market
opens next week in Tribeca
By Julie Shapiro
The new Whole Foods will open at Greenwich and Warren Sts. next week — not with the cutting of a ribbon but rather with the slicing of bread.

2 farmer markets by the Seaport — and one’s going to stay
By Annie Lok
The fabled fishmongers may be long gone, but food lovers lined up for raw oysters and razor clam salad in front of the old Fulton Fish Market.

Out with the deadlines, in with the ??? Downtown asks
By Julie Shapiro
Pat Moore didn’t need the Port Authority to tell her that work at the World Trade Center site is going to take longer than anyone predicted. She can see and hear the progress — or lack of progress — from the windows of her apartment at 125 Cedar St., which overlook the site.

L.M.D.C. head blames C.B. 1 for some Deutsche delays
By Josh Rogers
Avi Schick, the man in charge of demolishing the Deutsche Bank building, last week blasted Community Board 1’s chairperson for contributing to the project’s delays. He also said contractors may go to a 24-hour work schedule in order to get the building down quicker.

Students win quality of life awards

Skyscraper maven brings his labors of love Downtown Skyscraper models
By James S. Woodman
When Michael Chesko made his first arrival in New York last week, he had four buildings that he needed to touch.

A dogfight over an ‘unofficial’dog run pits vet vs. board
By Gabriel Zucker
“When I first came down here, it was like ‘Night of the Living Dead’,” chuckled Calvin Knight, a Masaryk Towers resident who has spent 15 years cleaning up and maintaining a lot on Stanton St. for use as a community dog run.


Zombies on stage, in the crowd too
By David Todd
In “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” a cast of four actors play revolving roles—various boys, girls, mothers, and fathers—allowing the characters to merge into a sheltered blankness.

The revolutionaries revisited
By Ernest Barteldes
After chronicling his many travels through Brazil and paying homage to his former Lower East Side neighbors, artist and musician Michael Rimbaud has sought inspiration in 18th century historical figures for “Revolutions,” his new show at L’ Orange Bleue, the Soho restaurant that also doubles as art space, hosting art shows from local artists on a regular basis.

Father figure:‘New Yorker’ humorist Ian Frazier gets paternal
By Alyssa Pinsker
“I could never get my father to laugh, so I felt an incredible accomplishment when I did,” said Ian “Sandy” Frazier in a recent telephone interview.


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