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EDITORIAL

The fight of San Gennaro
Tempers have been flaring in Little Italy and Nolita over the long-running Feast of San Gennaro. This 85-year-old street festival — one of the country’s most well known — currently stretches along Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets.


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Downtown Digest


Transit Sam

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


BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Da Mikele: not just a pizza place
BY Helaina N. Hovitz
Master pizza chef Michele Iuliano is ready to make his mark in Tribeca, and he’s pretty sure that those familiar with his other outposts — Luzzo, in the East Village, and Chelsea’s Ovest — will make a special trip downtown just to visit his new baby

IN PICTURES


View from a snowy street

Lots of snow means lots of snowmen

Talking Point

Scared by political violence? Stop violent politics
By Ted Rall
The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 11 other people is tragic. But it is not shocking.

SPORTS

Dragons, Sixers prevail in hard-fought games

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Downtown Express photo by John Bayles

Ever heard of snow tires?
On Thursday this cabbie received some help from a Good Samaritan after getting stuck on Spring Street. The passenger lacked patience and after five minutes exited the cab and started walking.



Battery Park City resident tackled by Parks Enforcement Patrol
BY Terese Loeb Kreuzer
Battery Park City resident, Adam Pratt, was walking his dog on South End Avenue near South Cove on Saturday, January 29, and suddenly found his quiet Saturday shattered when a Parks Enforcement Patrol officer approached him in a golf cart and asked to see his identification.

End of 130 Liberty brings fate of L.M.D.C. to fore
BY Aline Reynolds
Some Downtown community members believe it is now time for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to think about closing up shop.

Effort to shorten San Gennaro Fest falls short
BY Lincoln Anderson
At a recent Community Board 2 meeting a push was made to recommend reducing by half the footprint of the famed San Gennaro Festival, but the motion failed by a vote of 20 to 13.




ARTS DOWNTOWN

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

 

City wants to phase out dirty heating oil
BY Aline Reynolds
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposed a law last week that would eliminate permits for numbers four and six heating oil, which release up to 15 times more soot than does number two heating oil or natural gas.  

City plans to make Water Street pedestrian friendly
BY Aline Reynolds
Workers and residents near Water Street will have an added incentive to eat and schmooze outdoors in the summer months, thanks to a new city plan to spruce up the area’s open spaces.

C.B. 1 to inventory Downtown affordable housing
BY Aline Reynolds
Community Board 1 is on a mission to document the affordable housing units that still exist Downtown. The board’s affordable housing task force is coming out with a new guide this spring.

25 arrested during protest
A rally held in front of the city Education Department’s headquarters at Tweed Courthouse in protest of the city’s shuttering of failing public schools turned ugly on Monday.

Downtown is epicenter of crisis, says union prez
BY Aline Reynolds
United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew is just as fed up with the city’s Department of Education as are some Downtown education activists.


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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