Scalp problem that’ll make me tear my hair out

By Jane Flanagan My hair is falling out. I’ll be 45 next month and have had various assaults on my womanly sense of attractiveness — age spots, wrinkles, etc — but losing my hair, that’s a doozie. I decided to take matters in hand. I boarded the subway to a prestigious, Uptown hospital. Its team […]


, all are welcome, no time limit, 3 p.m., $3. BLUESTOCKINGS BOOKSTORE, 172 Allen St., 777-6028: Women’s Poetry Jam w/ Open Mike, last Tue. of every month, 7-9 p.m., 8-min. limit, $2 suggested donation. THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, 334-6414: Mon.–Da Bowery Improv. Poets, 9 p.m., free admission; Wed.–“Supreme Poets,” poetry & spoken word, […]

Post office says Downtown return will be quiet

By Elizabeth O’Brien The post office says it will deliver fewer headaches than the community expects as it prepares to reopen its facility on the corner of Church and Vesey Sts. in the summer of 2004. The Church St. post office has been closed since Sept. 11, 2001, when it sustained serious water and other […]


Volume 16, Number 10 | Aug. 5–Aug. 11, 2003 Police Blotter Not guilty murder plea Charlie Lee, 60, charged with murder in the July 2 shooting death in Confucius Plaza of a man who was his rival in love, pleaded not guilty on July 22, according to aides at the office of District Attorney Robert […]

Downtown swim

He had a time of 35:26. Jessica Pagan, 25, finished first in the female group at 39:41. In the 30-39 age group, Allen Robbie, 37, finished in 30.29, and Paula Ridolfi, 36, finished in 45:07. In the 40-49 age group, Douglas Safranek, 46, won with a time of 39.12, and Nancy Barthold, 41, won with […]


DIXON PLACE, 258 Bowery, 219-0736: Various shows & solo performances throughout the week, call for information. HERE CAFE, 145 Sixth Ave., 647-0202: Call for numerous shows & performance pieces now being performed. RAVEN CAFÉ, 194 Ave. A, 529-4712: Wed.–Open stage, sign up 6:30 p.m., free, one drink min. SURF REALITY, 172 Allen St., 2nd fl., […]

‘Occupation’ near Park Row must end, judge rules

By Josh Rogers A state judge ruled Monday that the police have illegally acted like an “occupation” force by taking over a public plaza in Chinatown and ordered the police to vacate the plaza by the end of the year. In addition, the city has been ordered to complete an environmental study of the effects […]

New Chef at the Regent Hotel

By Francis R. Angelino The restaurant, “55 Wall,” at the Regent Hotel has a new executive chef, Austrian-born Franz Klampfer. An experienced, international chef, Klampfer, describes his cuisine as “New American with a global outlook.” Klampfer’s presents his fresh food with enhancing accents.  An example is a yellow tomato gazpacho.  The soup is poured on […]

Letters to the editor

Rebuilding coverage To The Editor: I want to take this time to compliment you on the Downtown Express’ coverage of the rebuilding process to date. As someone who has been following the rebuilding process closely, I have always been impressed with your instincts for producing timely and accurate articles on the emerging issues in rebuilding. […]

koch on Film

Volume 16, Number 10 | Aug. 5–Aug. 11, 2003 “Hotel” (-) I have previously characterized films as awful, and I may have even referred to one as the worst I have ever seen. All of them pale in comparison with this turkey which is the worst of the worst. I was taken in by The […]

Gephardt makes stump stop Downtown

By Albert Amateau Richard Gephardt, Congressmember from Missouri and Democratic candidate for president of the U.S., told the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce this week about the economic policy issues on which he is running for president. Gephardt, former majority leader of the House of Representatives, derided President George W. Bush’s proposed tax cut […]

Film explores Christopher St. gay youth culture

By Sascha Brodsky A new film is taking a look at the lives of the young, gay community of color on Christopher St.; that has been the source of so much local controversy in recent years. “Life on Christopher St.” began as a project two years ago when producer Kimberly Gray and director Maria Clara […]

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Volume 16, Number 10 | Aug. 5–Aug. 11, 2003 LISTINGS FILM COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS, 145 Ludlow St., 254-5277: Tue.–Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, local, underground & independent films, 9:30 p.m., $5. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Gramercy Theater, 127 E. 23rd St., 777-4900: Call for current showings. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Cantor Film Center, 36 E. Eighth St., 212-414-2688: […]


THE NIGHT CAPTURED “Enchanted Evening,” a group exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery through August 22, contains photographs that revolve around the theme of the night. “California,” brings forth feelings of those summer evenings past, present & future. The gallery is located at 535 West 22nd St. and can be reached by calling 646-230-9610. ATTEMPTING THE […]


Battery park city parks conservancy, 212-267-9700: FIGURE al FRESCO, Wed., 3-5 p.m., South Cove: Learn figure drawing outdoors with a clothed model and an artist/educator.Call for registration; INLINE SKATING, Fri.-Sun., various times: call for schedule of clsses with experienced skating instructors; LUNCH HOUR BACKGAMMON & CHESS, Mon. & Thu., noon-1:30 p.m., the upper room: Enjoy […]