Downtown Express photo by Tequila Minsky
Andree Carroll Celestin Hector, founder of a remote Port-au-Prince school, holds a school uniform. The school’s tailor and at least five students were killed in the Jan. 12 earthquake. Uniforms often serve as a financial barrier to education in Haiti and Hector donates them to students. Hector’s sister in Tribeca is looking to help the school reopen.
Haitian school hoping to reopen with a little help from Tribeca
By Tequila Minsky and Julie Shapiro
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Twenty days after the devastating earthquake, The Children’s Harvest elementary school here was silent this week, a thick layer of dust coating the empty benches and tables.
Anti-abortion activists target Downtown clinic
By Mary Reinholz
Just one day after thousands of demonstrators massed in Washington, D.C., to voice their opposition to Roe v Wade — the U.S. Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal 37 years ago — four Roman Catholic anti-abortion advocates stood in twos a block apart on Bleecker St., displaying crucifixes and oval pictures of the Virgin Mary pinned to their clothing.
African voice in B.P.C.
Help for Haiti
Downtown trial site dying but not yet dead
The plan to try five 9/11 suspects in Lower Manhattan appears to still be in doubt but not dead.
Plaza looks to connect Downtown
Falling wood closes ice rink
A piece of plywood several inches long with nails protruding from it blew onto the Battery Park City ice rink as children from P.S. 150 were skating last Thursday afternoon.
B.P.C. says yes to early morning work
False powder scare at Federal Plaza
Power of change on Houston
Teams show razzle-dazzle in East-West showdown
Feds say Gluck is gouging I.P.N.
By Julie Shapiro
Tenants of Independence Plaza North have been arguing for years that their apartments should be rent-stabilized — and now U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is taking up the cause.
Downtowners look to put brakes on bus cuts
By Lesley Sussman
Community Board 3 said it would tackle the contentious issue of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed service cuts to several East Side bus routes that may drastically impact thousands of bus riders who regularly use the M15 City Hall branch line, the M9, M8 and M22 buses. Some subway service may also be affected.
New zoning lines don’t end kindergarten lines
Beep backs Braus vote
Peter Braus, a Community Board 1 member, did not break any rules by advocating for his son to be zoned for P.S. 234, the borough president’s office said last week.
9/11 health advocates press Obama on campaign promise
By Julie Shapiro
President Barack Obama inched back toward neutral ground on the 9/11 health bill Wednesday, but he still would not commit to supporting it.
City seeks contractors to build garage tower
By Albert Amateau
The Department of Sanitation is putting its three-district garage proposed for Spring St. out to bid this week.
Hospital deserves a bailout, like banks, many say
By Albert Amateau
St. Vincent’s Hospital officials and employees and Village community leaders joined elected officials at a massive forum last Thursday vowing to do whatever it takes to keep St. Vincent’s open as a full-service hospital.
Soho girl dies after donor search comes up short
Jasmina Anema, the 6-year-old Soho girl whose family tried desperately to find a bone marrow donor match, died Jan. 26 battling leukemia.