EDITORIAL
Senate missed the train on M.T.A.
Albany moved closer Tuesday to putting “doomsday” on hold for perhaps another year or two, if we are lucky. It looks like the subway and buses will dodge service cuts and sharp fare increases of about 25 percent. The harsh regressive tax that the State Senate had not taken seriously enough will be reduced to about 10 percent under a deal expected to pass the Assembly and Senate Wednesday night.

Letters to the Editor

TALKING POINT

Build the W.T.C. now — recessions don’t last for decades
By Dave Stanke
It was never going to be easy.  The challenges were overwhelming.  Rebuilding the World Trade Center required dedication to a vision. It would require the best of execution.  Most of all, it required a commitment to possibilities and the willingness to take risks. The effort to rebuild the W.T.C. was the manifestation of the human struggle to overcome despair.

IN PICTURES

Jesus on the Bowery

WNYC expands in the new nabe

Filmfest family fair

 


Under Cover

Police Blotter

Mixed Use

Ira Blutreich

YOUTH

In between the raindrops, Downtowners play ball



Downtown Express photo by Elisabeth Robert

There is no place to move commuter buses parked under the F.D.R. Drive so the city has just begun to slow down work improving the East River waterfront. For years officials and Downtowners have looked for places to park commuter and tour buses, but World Trade Center construction delays and budget shortfalls have complicated the efforts.

It’s not safe at home, Little League says
By Julie Shapiro
To the list of dangerous falling objects at or near the Battery Park City ballfields — a list that has included a steel plate and a hammer — local parents recently added a new item: baseballs.

Boston terriers still in, but pit bulls out at NYCHA
By Rita Wu
Backing down from its earlier intent to ban 26 dog breeds — including the diminutive Boston terrier — from public housing, the New York City Housing Authority has gnawed its list of prohibited breeds down to just three: Doberman pinschers, pit bulls and rottweillers — all of these either full breed or mixed breed.

Safety & preservation alarms raised after building collapses
By Julie Shapiro
A week after a 154-year-old building in Tribeca collapsed in a shower of bricks, several residents and preservationists spoke out against what they see as a disregard for historic buildings.

Port reports short-term W.T.C. progress

Tension over B.P.C. investigation continues
Sparks continued to fly this week when the Battery Park City Authority discussed the state inspector general’s probe into the authority’s misuse of funds and private apartments.

Pushing the landmarks envelope in Soho

 

 

News


With no place to move buses, city slows waterfront project
By Julie Shapiro
Tribecans breathed a collective sigh of relief last month when the city backed off its plan to dump 18 buses on West St., but the problem is far from solved.

Silver’s take on M.T.A. talks
By Josh Rogers
During the final negotiations Tuesday to avoid severe cuts to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he thought about the subway’s bad old days three decades ago.

Gateway deal signed with cheers from tenants
By Julie Shapiro
An unusually festive mood pervaded the Battery Park City Authority’s monthly board meeting Tuesday morning when the board approved a deal to extend rent protections at Gateway Plaza.

Larger farmers’ market returning to the Seaport
By Julie Shapiro
A farmers’ market with a dozen purveyors will soon reopen in South Street Seaport.

Deutsche demo pushed to 2010

Traffic changes driving ’em crazy in L.E.S. and Chinatown
By Albert Amateau
Lower East Side and Chinatown residents braved the rain on Monday to denounce Mayor Bloomberg and the city Department of Transportation over traffic changes the city has made during the past several months and is contemplating for the future for their neighborhoods.

Out with the Ragu, in with the Mambo Mouth
BY JERRY TALLMER
Historic, hard-to-kill theater renovates, rises again.

Will it Rock-n-Roll away with a Tony?
BY SCOTT HARRAH
Flashy but thematically hollow
jukebox musical amuses.

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch

When reality meets fantasy 
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Audubon denizens: awaiting Apocalypse or regeneration?

 

 


Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival Reviews
“Blank City” and "Handsome Harry"

All About the Girls
BY TRAV S.D.

Dazzle
BY ELENA MANCINI

MOON
BY TRAV S.D.

Synchronized Swedes, from “The Swimsuit Issue”
BY JOSH ROGERS

‘P-Star’ rocks filmfest’s drive-in
By Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Don’t bring daughters to “torturous” comedy
BY ELENA MANCINI

All hail, Bette Gordon
BY TRAV S.D.

Stealing hearts and minds
BY STEVEN SNYDER


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