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Editorial: Post-‘L-pocalypse’

Updated Thurs., Feb. 14, 4 p.m.: State Senator Brad Hoylman last week stated that he was concerned about ensuring that there is better bus service for 14th St. during what he dubbed the upcoming “L-train slowdown.” Speaking to The Villager this week, Hoylman said he also wants a review on whether to keep the new […]

BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | The crowded public advocate race has made me jealous of the congressional voters over in Queens. They got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsetting the applecart of New York City — and now the country’s — machine politics, a win that has been a riveting spectacle. Wouldn’t it be great to get more of that […]

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BY BRIANA BARTENIEFF |   1, 2, 3, 4 Those are the number of ridges on my keys that I count as I rub my sweaty fingertip on as I walk home It stings and becomes raw and distracts me from the nightmare 1, 2, 3, 4 Breathe In and out Breathe in 1, 2, […]

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Politicians on open space To The Editor: In an age where science proves the necessity to humans of regular exposure to the natural world, we are about to lose the last of our ground-level open spaces in the latest land grab of the real estate frenzy of the past 20 years. Proponents of the Elizabeth […]

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A well-deserved salute To The Editor: Re “Village doyenne Doris Diether turns 90! Feted by friends at Judson bash” (news article, Jan. 17): What a magnificent and well-deserved salute to Doris Diether, a mainstay of Greenwich Village and and our resident expert on zoning. It was a pleasure working with her in the late ’70s […]

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BY DONNA SCHAPER | It pains me to write this op-ed. The stakes are too high not to. We could lose the Elizabeth St. Garden unless Councilwoman Margaret Chin returns to her old self, when she listened to people and fought for human needs. Instead, it seems she ignores the many people who want the […]

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BY DAVID MARCUS | Dear Corey, Happy New Year. I wish you good health, happiness and success in the New Year. Quite a list of accomplishments you can be proud of. It demonstrates the power of your office and the value of your advocacy. Nevertheless, I remain deeply disappointed that the full measure of your […]

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BY KAREN KRAMER | We knew this place in New York City, in Greenwich Village. The food in the art-filled restaurant upstairs was good, but it was what went on in the cabaret downstairs that made the magic. More than 2,000 people performed there every year. And although there are a lot of venues in […]

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You may have noticed some changes lately with our Manhattan newspaper group — The Villager, Villager Express, Chelsea Now, Downtown Express and Manhattan Express. As of mid-September, we are now part of Schneps Media. We already were the New York City metro area’s largest community newspaper group when we were NYC Community Media / Community […]

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Landlord always wins To The Editor: Re “At last, small business bill has a champion” (talking point, by Sharon Woolums, Dec. 20): Small businesses desperately need rights — especially during the lease-renewal process. We at RedEye Coffee just got booted out by our landlord, another small business who was subleasing space to us. Subleases are […]

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