A puzzling protest
In the 1960s and 1970s, when American college students were taking over campuses, they had clear goals. Their protests centered on ending the Vietnam War and, in that vein, severing their schools’ connection to the war machine through federal research funding and R.O.T.C. training.

Letters to the Editor

Under Cover

Police Blotter

Mixed Use

Ira Blutreich

Chatham Sq. hearing


Mr. President, look how Downtown misspent $20 billion
By David Stanke
A disaster of unimaginable scale is wiping out businesses and destroying neighborhoods.


Nonnie Moore, fashion editor, 87

Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess

Bridge gazing
Even in the winter, Downtown’s bridges still make a romantic setting as this European couple discovered last week.

Governors Isle planning 3 a.m. ‘beach’ parties this summer
By Julie Shapiro
The beach will be only a 7-minute ferry ride away from Lower Manhattan this summer.

With the credit market frozen, authority looks for cuts
By Julie Shapiro
The Battery Park City Authority may delay capital projects like the new community center to save money.

2 killed, many injured in Chinatown tenement fire
By Albert Amateau
A fire that raged through a six-story Chinatown tenement on Tuesday morning Feb. 24 killed a man and a woman and injured about 30 other residents.

‘Yer out,’ creditors tell Sports Museum
By Julie Shapiro
When Philip Schwalb quoted the famous line from “Field of Dreams” this week — “If you build it, they will come” — his voice was quiet and sad.

Student dancers hope program fares better than Berlin Wall
By Candida L. Figueroa
During Regents week in January at Millennium High School, some students were studying, some were taking a test and trying to beat the clock and some were dancing. The Dancing to Connect program has turned students into choreographers, where they will premiere their piece at a live concert series in March.

Tribeca-loving shops look
to boost business




Silver says bridge tolls are a lesser evil

Lawyer with
tenant sympathies
takes over at
225 Rector Pl.

By Julie Shapiro
The beleaguered residents of 225 Rector Pl. have some reassuring news at last.

Mayor: The
Street hit a Wall
80 years ago
By Josh Rogers
Mayor Mike Bloomberg said last week he was certain the financial industry will rebound in New York someday.

B.P.C. member warns Paterson plan threatens credit rating
By Julie Shapiro
At least one member of the Battery Park City Authority board is objecting to Gov. David Paterson’s grab for the authority’s money.

Houston speedway maims and kills, study finds

Squadron says ‘No mas’ to mass evictions by owners

Return of Tribeca’s boathouse likely to survive budget axes
By Julie Shapiro
When Connie Fishman showed Community Board 1 the design for a brand-new Pier 25 Monday night, she knew the design itself wouldn’t surprise anyone.

Another manganese reading at Deutsche


Atrocious fusion
The first time I went to FusionArts Museum in the Lower East Side, I heard nothing but funny stories about artist Shalom Neuman, who’s new solo exhibition there is anything but.

Lies, sweetly disguised
Pushcart Prize-winning author Paul Maliszewski has written a fascinating social history of faking that spans from the truth excesses of Swiftian satire to the recent fake-memoir bombshells in the publishing world. In addition to chronicling some of the most virtuosic feats of lying in the past three centuries, “Fakers” raises thought-provoking philosophical questions about truth and fiction.

Warming up for the Frigid Festival
For the third winter, Downtown theaters offer a roster of fresh drama.


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