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By Jane Flanagan A tragedy last week at City Hall. A popular Brooklyn councilmember’s life cut in half, his family grieving and his constituents mourning the loss of one of their most prominent voices. And for those of us who live Downtown, another scary day. When I first heard about the gunshots at City Hall, […]

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Myron W. Surmach, owner of Surma, the Ukrainian book and gift shop at 11 E. Seventh St., died at home on July 4 of a heart attack at the age of 71. Born and raised in the East Village, he was active in community affairs and was one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit by […]

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Reader Services Join our forums | Email our editor | Report Distribution Problems Read our previous issues LISTINGS EXHIBITIONS SUMMER SWIMMING & SUNNING The narrative figurative paintings of Helaine Soller, like “Green Tube” seen above, are on display at Jefferson Market Library from August 4-26. Soller’s work “explores implied relationships between figures as time-bytes of […]

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By Josh Rogers Many opponents and supporters of the selected plan for the World Trade Center site agreed that there was too much office bulk in the proposal, last week at the first meeting to discuss the environmental impact statement for the $10 billion project. Calling the E.I.S. “the last best hope” to look at […]

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From left, Council Speaker Gifford Miller, Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed a swarm of cameras and reporters at the first of two press conferences after the shooting at City Hall last Wednesday. Later on, as more details of the incident emerged, the three held another packed press conference inside City Hall. First […]

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Scott Baker and Michael Henry in “Shredders” which begins Wed. Aug. 13 at 7:15 at the Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank Street. It’s part of the New York City Fringe Festival. For information call the Fringe Festival: 212-279-4488 New York’s soulful septet Si*Se combines hip-hop beats, Latin rhythms and down-tempo electronic music at Battery Park […]

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By Elizabeth O’Brien Local lawmakers described a scene of horror and uncertainty inside City Hall last Wednesday as a political opponent fatally shot Councilmember James E. Davis of Brooklyn before the assailant was shot and killed by a police officer in the Council chamber. The gunfire erupted at 2:08 p.m. in the crowded chamber as […]

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As the Meat Market continues to morph into an increasingly high-end dining, shopping and entertainment district, the pressure for developers to seek residential conversions of the area’s manufacturing zoning will only mount. Only a few months ago, an application to build a 32-story residential tower with million-dollar condos at Washington St. was withdrawn in the […]

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A little under two weeks before he was killed by a onetime political rival at City Hall, James Davis was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Village Independent Democrats club. Chad Marlow, V.I.D.’s president, had met Davis at a forum at Pace University several months ago at which Marlow was a panelist and […]

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By Lincoln Anderson ;’ A plan for interim recreational uses for Pier 40 will be presented to the Hudson River Park Trust’s board of directors in “a month or so,” reported Robert Balachandran, the Trust’s president, at the agency’s board meeting last Thursday. Balachandran previously had said the interim park uses on Pier 40 will […]

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