Term-Limits: How Your New York City Councilperson Voted.
BREAKING NEWS EDITORIAL
Again, let voters decide on limits
We attended almost all of the full two days — plus most of one night — of hearings last week on the critical issue of whether term limits in New York City should be extended. What we saw and heard basically reinforced our already-held view — that without a voter referendum, term limits must not be extended.
Gerson and Mendez must now hold the line
Three weeks ago, in this space, we stated our position on term limits. Since that time, there have been major developments on the issue at City Hall, yet our position has remained resolute: Yes, we think three terms are better than two for city officials, because it allows them to learn the ropes and bring their full expertise to bear; and because being limited to only two terms causes politicians to constantly scramble just to hold a job, instead of focusing on the real issues that need their attention.
Imagining Joe the Plumber strategy
By Josh Rogers
Barack Obama’s campaign moved swiftly to mobilize forces in Toledo Thursday after Joe the Plumber said he was speaking for 30 swing voters in Battleground Ohio and perhaps many more across the state and the country.
Letters to the Editor
The bards come early
Poets House, which is moving to Battery Park City in the spring, staged a series of readings and events in the neighborhood on Saturday. See article.
The kids are alright, so Tribeca Y goes for connections w/20-somethings
By Julie Shapiro
This isn’t your Aunt Hilde’s community center.
The poets drop in to check out B.P.C. digs
Five poets read their favorite odes to New York City Saturday on a sunny lawn in Battery Park City’s Rockefeller Park.
VISTA volunteer who helped kids hopes for rendezvous
Call him crazy or a dreamer, but when Michael Gaines arrives in New York on the 23rd of this month on a vacation, he’s gambling on the chance he can reunite with some of the kids he came to know 40 years ago. Only now, of course, they would be middle-aged adults.
Allen St. ‘Champs-Élysées’ starting to take shape
By Matt Townsend
The city calls the 25-foot-wide slabs of concrete that divide the north- and southbound lanes of Allen St. on the Lower East Side a pedestrian mall. But these wouldn’t remind anyone of the grassy fields between the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument or the landscaped islands in the middle of Park Ave.
Feeding the Lower East Side’s sweet tooth
By Casey Samulski
Economy Candy is a store as honest as its name, devoted to selling good candy at a good price. When it comes to candy, as owner Jerry Cohen says, “We’ve seen everything and done everything.”
From lemonade stand to sweet boutique, success story unfolds
By Matt Townsend
A lemonade stand, her grandmother’s shoe closet and a music industry in decline all led Erin Whelan to leap from her comfortable life.
L.E.S. hats wear well on Stanton St.
By Casey Samulski
Casa de Rodriguez is a hat lover’s dream. The styles on the walls are broad-ranging from new to old, funky to somber, and no two are alike.
A fairer house than prose
By RUTH VINCENT
When poet Stanley Kunitz founded Poets House, a 50,000-volume poetry library and literary center, with arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, he envisioned it as a “house of hospitality, as well as a house of books.”
Live from New York, it’s the public library
By DAVID CALLICOTT
This Friday night, a few New Yorkers will have a chance to spend the evening with one of the most sought after men in the world, in one of the most historic edifices in our great city. The man in question is not the Dalai Lama, Barack Obama or Bono, but Spanish chef Ferran Adrià; the building is not the Empire State or Carnegie Hall, but the New York Public Library.
BY BRIAN MCCORMICK
Joining the ranks of the many new (and returning) performing arts executive directors around the city, Stanford Makishi quietly took over at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in January of 2008.
How’s he doing?
By LORI ORTIZ
Performance Space 122’s freewheeling spirit has only been fast-forwarded by its newish artistic director Vallejo Gantner.
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October 17 - 23, 2008
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