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EDITORIAL

Seward Park success
After more than four decades of frustrating inaction at the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, Tuesday night’s vote at Community Board 3’s Land Use Committee, at last, smashed through the inertia.


Letters to the Editor

Police Blotter

Downtown Digest


Seaport Report

B.P.C. Beat:
Covering Battery Park City


SPORTS

Manhattan Youth Hoops: Nets top Celts

IN PICTURES


A place to listen and ponder

Prepping for the Year of the Rabbit

DOWNTOWN NOTEBOOK

New York and Curaçao: The Dutch Connection
BY Terese Loeb Kreuzer
Cunard’s new ship, “Queen Elizabeth,” left New York City on January 13, she headed to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and from there to Curaçao, a small island in the Caribbean, where she arrived on January 19. The trip of 1,945 miles was commonly made in the 17th century; both Manhattan and Curaçao were once governed by the Dutch West India Company.

 

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Downtown Express photo by J.B. Nicholas


Mayor Bloomberg was joined by Martin Luther King III on Monday to announce a new campaign to push Congress to pass tougher gun control laws.


Mayor pressures Congress for tougher gun control
BY John Bayles
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has long been a proponent of tougher gun control laws. In the wake of the shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, the mayor has amplified his position and is now directing his advocacy, and anger, at Washington.

In historic vote, C.B. 3 O.K.’s SPURA redevelop guidelines
By Lesley Sussman
A long and bitter 43-year stalemate over future development of a 7-acre parcel of land at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge came to a successful conclusion this Monday when Community Board 3’s Land Use, Zoning,

Non-artist residents feel like ‘criminals’ in Soho, lawyer says
BY Aline Reynolds
Two of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods have an outdated regulation in their zoning law that some loft residents want the city to do away with.


YOUR ELECTED LEADERS

Governor’s task force will work to improve Medicaid
By Tom Duane
On Jan. 5, 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order creating the Medicaid Redesign Team. New York’s Medicaid program provides health insurance coverage to almost one in four New Yorkers, and costs more than $52 billion per year.

Nadler: Don’t repeal health act

Mendez’s asthma-free act is law




ARTS DOWNTOWN

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

 

Memo to Albany: Renew and reform rent regulations
BY Aline Reynolds
Affordable housing and other protections available to low-income tenants Downtown and citywide might disappear, if the state rent regulation law expires in June.

App brings 9/11 voices to life and to your phone
BY Aline Reynolds
A new tech application launching next month will allow people worldwide to listen to first-hand accounts of 9/11 survivors and to record their own stories recalling the events of the day.

Manhattan Youth lets kids play their way
BY Michael Mandelkern
This past Monday, on a frigid afternoon, Manhattan Youth debuted its indoor Imagination Playground, a trial program with potential to expand this year.

In a first, Gottlieb Co. sells
a building, markets another

Protestors want large-scale education reforms
BY Aline Reynolds
Demonstrators congregated on the steps of Tweed Courthouse last Friday to protest mayoral control of public schools and to lobby for hefty reforms to the city system.

C.B. 1 committee talks dirty phone booths and dirty streets


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!

Living Theatre’s ‘quasi-biblical hymn’ to anarchy fights fair

‘Men Go Down’ worth going Downtown for

ARTS EVENTS AT THE WFC WINTER GARDEN


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