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To The Editor: Re “Bouncer’s death sparks anxiety over smoking law enforcement” (news article, April 16): My heart goes out to the family of Mr. Blake, the bouncer who was murdered by simply doing his job. This was a indeed a tragedy.  However, I hope that when they are able to see beyond their grief, Mr. […]

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THEATER

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-1 (minus One), broadly based on the life of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, spolighting a poet named Leo Le Pard who has broken mainstream convention by marring a white woman during a period of heightened racial tensions, THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 145 Sixth Ave., Thu.-Sun., 8 p.m., May 1-18, $10, 212-254-1109. THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST, part […]

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THEATER

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-1 (minus One), broadly based on the life of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, spolighting a poet named Leo Le Pard who has broken mainstream convention by marring a white woman during a period of heightened racial tensions, THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 145 Sixth Ave., Thu.-Sun., 8 p.m., May 1-18, $10, 212-254-1109. THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST, part […]

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The first public hearing on the revised Pier 40 proposals came off without a hitch Monday night and it was, all in all, a quite interesting and informative event. Some had anticipated the developers — like Peter Chermayeff’s oceanarium group, for one — would do little to change their plans. Clearly, Chermayeff as well as […]

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By Lincoln Anderson A production assistant swept away rainwater during a Gap photo shoot on Jane and Hortio Sts. last weekend. The cold winter left potholes in abundance around the city and the cobblestone streets in and around the Meat Market were not spared. However, the city’s policy is to fill potholes — which are […]

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LECTURES

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ELdridge Street Project, 12 Eldridge St., 212-219-0903: May 4-”Reports from Abroad,” exploring literal & literary households, 3 p.m., $4-$6. Fashion institute of Technology, D Building, Seventh ve at 27th St., 212-217-7797: April 29- “Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust,: by Joseph Berger, 1-2 p.m., free. FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM, 54 Pearl St., 212-425-1778: April […]

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No hanging chads: Brad Hoylman won handily versus Jim Smith at last week’s Community Board 2 nominating committee election. Under the arcane voting system, the 50 board members vote for seven candidates and the top vote-getters form a slate of seven to in turn nominate a slate of candidates for chairperson and other board officers […]

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By ALBERT AMATEAU The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously on Tues. April 22 to approve a design for the reconstruction of a derelict three-story building in the Greenwich Village Historic District that collapsed under the weight of snow and rainwater in February. While the commission enthusiastically praised the design of the architect, Matthew Baird, for […]

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By David Kelsey “This is a tough year for the Lower East Side,” said Michael Medvin, winner of Reverend Jen’s fifth Mr. Lower East Side Pageant. The pageant’s annual venue is Collective Unconscious on Ludlow St., where Reverend Jen has also been running her open-mike event, “The Anti-Slam,” for eight years. But both events may […]

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By Lincoln Anderson Robert Lee Marion is called “Loan Shark Bob” around Tompkins Sq. Park, where he’s been known to lend money to the down and out at 100 percent interest. A sometime homeless figure, he’s also known for spouting his theory of “povercide” — that the government is killing the homeless through poverty. But […]

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