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Chancellor Black: Time to lead
Much was made of new Department of Education Chancellor Cathie Black’s off-handed birth control joke at last week’s School Overcrowding Task Force meeting, and for good reason.


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Cold Blooded

TALKING POINT

Ellen: The Mama of them all
BY JERRY TALLMER
It must have been at least 30 years ago that I went to visit Ellen Stewart at N.Y.U. Hospital. She was all dolled up in bed in a fancy pink and yellow ruffled nightgown.

 


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Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer

A maiden call fit for a Queen
Cunard’s newest ship, Queen Elizabeth, docked at the Midtown Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Jan. 13, 2011 for the ship’s maiden call on New York City. Story here.

Black drops ball at school overcrowding meeting
BY Aline Reynolds
Cathie Black, the city’s new Department of Education chancellor, had little to say at last Thursday’s school overcrowding task force meeting organized by NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. But the little that she did say made headlines and sparked outrage around the city.

9/11 responder hopes to halt Park51 construction
BY Aline Reynolds
Petitioner Timothy Brown, a 9/11 first responder firefighter who worked to achieve landmark status for buildings impacted by the September 11 attacks, is trying to prevent Park51 organizers from tearing down the former Burlington Coat Factory building on Park Place to make way for a sixteen-story Islamic community center.

New exhibit at Police Museum for little people only
BY Helaina N. Hovitz
Lower Manhattan should be on the lookout because; there is a new crop of police recruits and they’re fighting crime before naptime. 

New Pier seeking old ships

“Bodies” gets a makeover
The “Bodies” exhibit is closed for the month of January while it receives a substantial makeover, according to Premier Exhibitions, the company that owns and operates the exhibit.

Cunard celebrates in New York
BY Terese Loeb Kreuzer
The Battery Park City esplanade at Wagner Park was deserted at 6 a.m. on January 13, except for an occasional jogger.

Merchants River House now open




ARTS DOWNTOWN

Ellen Stewart, 91, doyenne of La MaMa and all avant drama

Living Theatre’s ‘quasi-biblical hymn’ to anarchy fights fair
BY JERRY TALLMER
Judith Malina: Horrifying with her politics since age 11

‘Men Go Down’ worth going Downtown for
BY MARTIN DENTON (nytheatre.com)
Retelling of classic feels purposeful and relevant

ARTS EVENTS AT THE WFC WINTER GARDEN

 

Imam shuffle at Park 51
BY Aline Reynolds
Imam Shaykh Abdallah Adhami, who for 20 years led prayers at a former mosque two blocks away from Park51, is joining Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as one of several chief religious advisors of the future Islamic community center on Park Place.

N.Y.U. to start oil-spill cleanup on Bleecker St.
By Albert Amateau
New York University will begin excavation for the cleanup of the Dec. 6, 2009, oil leak at Washington Square Village — with continued monitoring of air quality and groundwater — in the next week or so, university officials told residents and Community Board 2 representatives on Jan. 5.

Five years later, East River Park work almost done
By Aline Reynolds
Amid leftover snow and ice from the recent snowstorms, joggers and dog walkers on a recent weekday made their way up and down the East River Park’s new promenade, which is nearly fully complete.

As winter winds chill, BRC continues street outreach efforts 
BY Winnie McCroy
As the mercury continues to plummet, the Bowery Residents’ Committee continues their street outreach to area homeless substance abusers and those seeking mental health — in preparation for the March 2011 opening of their 127 W. 25th St. vertical campus facility


Before Dick did waterboarding: What Houdini knew
BY JERRY TALLMER
Reconstructed Water Torture Cell part of exhibit’s bag of tricks

Mystery writers Chang & Rozan mine Chinatown
COMPILED BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Literary sleuths can’t escape their past

Galleries on break, but still much to see
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
Museums offer ‘a full spectrum of excellent exhibitions.’

Just Do Art!


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