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Margaret deserves
her win, and Gerson our thanks
On Tuesday, one of the largest Chinatowns in the country moved toward getting its first Chinese-American to represent them in a legislature. Margaret Chin’s Democratic primary win in the Lower Manhattan City Council race practically assures her of victory in November. Even some who didn’t support Chin have told us it is a good day for all of Downtown and we agree.

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Sept. 25 – Oct. 8, 2001

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Police Blotter

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Villager photo by Jefferson Seigel

Margaret Chin got kisses from husband Alan Tung, left, and son Kevin Tung on election night.

Four’s the charm for Chin as she topples Gerson
By Josh Rogers and Julie shapiro
Margaret Chin defeated Councilmember Alan Gerson in the Democratic primary Tuesday night making her the odds-on favorite to become the first Asian American to represent Chinatown.

Incumbents win in leader races

Presidents lunch; Clinton mystery is revealed

Celebrating the harbor

Dutch teacher finds Nirvana and class differences in N.Y.C.
By Julie Shapiro
Alex Bakker discovered last week that if there’s one word that transcends cultural boundaries, it’s “iPod.”



Quinn fends off two challengers to take the primary
By Lincoln Anderson and Patrick Hedlund
In citywide Democratic primaries, Bill Thompson won solidly over Tony Avella for mayor, Bill de Blasio and Mark Green finished first and second forcing a runoff for public advocate, John Liu and David Yassky made the runoff for comptroller. Cy Vance won fairly comfortably for Manhattan district attorney over Leslie Crocker Snyder and Richard Aborn.

Parents like 4 school zones, and city seems to agree
By Julie Shapiro
Certainty is more important than choice to many Downtown parents, the Dept. of Education discovered this summer.

Getting out of Tweed schoolyard mud
The city agreed this week to fix up a muddy expanse outside Tweed Courthouse so children at the two elementary schools there will have a safer place to play.

Eight years later

9/11 Museum unveils new details
By Josh Rogers
Nine-eleven Museum officials revealed new details of the plans for the space last week and acknowledged it will not be an easy event to explain without offending someone.

9/11 health forum

Community marks eighth anniversary with quiet ceremony

B.P.C. art is for the gutter, official says
Much to the chagrin of one of its board members, the Battery Park City Authority voted last week to spend over $380,000 on a piece of artwork that looks like a giant manhole cover.

DeLury Park breaks ground


“A Short Wake” not here for long
Second time a charm for 1st Irish 2009 theater fest.

New York, New York: Read all about it
Books about, or set in, your patch of Gotham

Koch on Film
By Ed Koch

Downtown fest offers art, song and…health care?
Health care’s the hot topic just about everywhere these days — and that holds true at this year’s Howl! Festival as well.

Galleries forge ahead, despite economic uncertainty
Some abandon physical space for cyber, traveling presence.



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