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EDITORIAL
Safer demolitions
For many of us, the vivid memories of the 9/11 attack will always be there. As we approach the eight-year anniversary, there are also still physical reminders of the tragedy hovering over the World Trade Center.

DOWNTOWN NOTEBOOK
What’s the matter with Downtown’s candidates?
By Charles Komanoff
Downtown is closer to Kansas than you think.

Ripped from our headlines

Letters to the Editor

Mixed Use

Under Cover

Police Blotter

OBITUARY

Lucie, 101, B.M.C.C. jazzman who played with the greats


Vendors beware. Official W.T.C. souvenirs for sale at new museum
By Julie Shapiro
The vendors who circle the World Trade Center site hawking disaster-themed souvenirs are getting some competition.

Front St. restaurants say recession missed this block
By Helaina N. Hovitz
It’s not just happy hour that’s keeping proprietors and customers of the Front St. restaurants smiling.

Move now, buy later, condo building owners say
By Chelsea-Lyn Rudder
In an effort to generate short-term cash flow in otherwise vacant apartments, developers are attracting new attention to several Lower Manhattan buildings by telling tenants that they can rent now and buy later.

Neighbors say Seaport crossings are not safe
By Helaina N. Hovitz
Looking both ways before you cross the street does not help much if you’re trying to cross Gold St.

Fogerty at the Seaport
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty will perform a free concert at South Street Seaport next Wednesday, in support of his new album that hit stores this weekend.

News


Council Candidates: Where Do They Stand?
Margaret Chin, Alan Gerson and Pete Gleason

Neighbors go postal over threatened station closings
By Albert Amateau
Village neighbors, postal union representatives and elected officials rallied in front of the West Village post office last week to protest the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to close the station in October.

Fiterman demo delayed briefly, after violations
By Julie Shapiro
A series of safety violations at Fiterman Hall stopped work on the demolition site twice in the past month.

West Thames playground meet

Gerson says bike lane sped through without input
By Lincoln Anderson
Charging the Grand St. bicycle lane is endangering both seniors’ safety and stores’ survival, Chinatown residents and merchants joined Councilmember Alan Gerson at Mott and Grand Sts. last Friday, calling for modifications to the new-style lane.

Feds detain photographer
Homeland Security officers detained a photographer for six hours last week after he refused to explain why he was shooting video of the federal building at 26 Federal Plaza.

Copters take flak at a hearing
By Albert Amateau
Anti-noise and air-traffic safety advocates joined elected officials at a Tuesday hearing by the City Council Transportation Committee on improving air safety following the Aug. 8 helicopter crash with a private airplane over the Hudson River in which nine people were killed.


ARTS DOWNTOWN

Rooftop Films presents P-Star, under starry sky
BY ELENA MANCINI
2009 Tribeca Film Festival flick gets Brooklyn premiere

Last call for FringeNYC
BY SCOTT HARRAH
Two to see, one to miss

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
“Inglourious Basterds” and “District 9"

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

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.

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


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