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EDITORIAL
Democracy in action
This past week saw Community Media lead and participate in what we think was an impressive exercise in democracy that benefited and informed voters in two City Council districts.

DOWNTOWN NOTEBOOK
My brother Frank: The teacher who walked beside me
By Alphie McCourt
My brother Frank McCourt died on July 19 this year: one month, to the day, before his 79th birthday.

Ripped from our headlines

Letters to the Editor

Mixed Use

Seaport Report

Transit Sam

Under Cover

Police Blotter

IN PICTURES

Dog day indeed!


Downtown Express photo by Jefferson Siegel

Pete Gleason, right, criticized Councilmember Alan Gerson, center, repeatedly Monday night at a First District City Council candidates’ forum sponsored by Downtown Express and The Villager. At left, is PJ Kim, one of the other five Democratic candidates in the race who participated in the forum at Pace University.

Gleason spars with Gerson at candidates' forum
By Julie Shapiro
The five candidates for Lower Manhattan’s City Council seat postured and prodded each other during a two-hour debate Monday night, but no clear winner emerged. Listen here to the entire 2 hour debate


Quinn goes on the hot seat in debate with 2 foes

Condo project defied Landmarks approval, architect admits

A Tribeca landmark?

News


From de Kooning to hookers, 50 years in the Downtown art scene
By Julie Shapiro
Leonard Rosenfeld stood beside his latest self-portrait, wavering slightly.

Hockey and beer meetups with Rehabs & physicists
By John Bayles
All sports have their heated rivalries; in baseball, you’ve got the Yankees and Red Sox; in basketball, it’s the Lakers and the Celtics.

Port says clock on Silverstein will start this week
By Julie Shapiro
The Port Authority could finally finish excavating the eastern chunk of the World Trade Center site this week, a milestone that is at least 13 months overdue.

Gambler falls through grate

Pier work begins on East River waterfront
A new waterfront park that is meant to do for the East Side what Hudson River Park did for the West Side broke ground at a ceremony Tuesday morning.

Quiet anniversary for fatal Deutsche fire
The two years that have passed since the fire at the former Deutsche Bank building have done little to ease the suffering of the victims’ families.

Goldman helps out ‘BlackBerry’ kittens
Four of the five stray kittens born at the Goldman Sachs construction site now have names and nearly clean bills of health, and they could soon be on their way to adoptive homes.

 


ARTS DOWNTOWN

Libby Skala encapsulates 100 years of life, love, dance
BY JERRY TALLMER
Narrative, motion reveal ‘tart, glamorous grandmother’

Koch on Film
BY ED KOCH
"In The Loop"

Got FringeNYC?
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Our best bets, 2.0

FringeNYC celebrates lucky year 13
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Best bets among a bevy of odd offerings

 

Four complex, collaborative Downtown projects

Four fleeting Chelsea art exhibits, to be seen soon
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Introspection, satire, wit used to explore subject, form, self.

Summer in the City
Best Downtown Bets for July & August

Still Waters Run Deep
BY DAVID KENNERLEY
Sprawling novel extracts magic from the mundane.

"Art Activist" sheds light on ‘aerosol artists
BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK
Exhibit documents ephemeral medium throughout L.E.S.


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