Scoopy’s notebook

G-man: Richard Gephardt, member of Congress from Missouri and a Democratic presidential candidate, will deliver his economic policy platform at the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce lunchtime meeting Mon. Aug. 4 at the Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Ave., Michael Haberman, chairperson of the Chamber, announced this week. “Greenwich Village has always been a place […]

Shakespeare in the park, Lower East Side style

Audience members enjoyed a free performance of “Macbeth” at the East River Park Amphitheater last Friday night. About 100 people attended the first performance, by The People’s Theater, a two-year-old theater company. It wasn’t a huge turnout but at least no one was sitting too nearby to shush you if you opened a candy bar […]

Stores support toy-gun control

Four stores in Chelsea and the Village have agreed to stop selling toy guns that appear to be real, according to the city Department of Consumer Affairs. The toy guns, bearing names like Uzi Weapon Set, Colt 45 Gun and AK47 Rifle, were colored black, silver and camouflage, contrary to the public safety law that […]

Lisitings — Theatre

Reader Services Join our forums | Email our editor | Report Distribution Problems Read our previous issues LISTINGS THEATER BLUE MAN GROUP: TUBES, a multi-faceted and unique performance by silent and blue-faced iconoclasts and actors/ dancers/musicians, ASTOR PL. THEATER, 434 Lafayette St., open-ended run, Tue.-Thur., 8 p.m., Fri., 7 & 10 p.m., Sat., 4, 7 […]

Theater for the New City: spoofing local and national issues

By JERRY TALLMER Cast of “State of the Union” It’s time to reserve your milk crate for 2 p.m. this coming Saturday, Aug. 2, on East 10th Street between First and Second Avenues, nearer to First. The one you sit on. It could get you arrested, ticketed anyway. In fact, the opening line of the […]

Listings — Tours

Reader Services Join our forums | Email our editor | Report Distribution Problems Read our previous issues LISTINGS TOURS ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING, various locations, 212-265-2663: Assorted 90 minute walking tours in downtown & other areas, call for more information, $5 per person. BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY, The Pavillions, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, […]

Trust serves up tennis, nixes ‘live aboards

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 […]

Where councilmembers were during shooting

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 […]

W.T.C. plan is criticized at environmental hearing

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 […]

After the shooting, scary hours for Downtown parents

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, […]

Another side of James Davis

By Elizabeth O’Brien I remember the first time I met James E. Davis. It was August of 2001, and Davis was stumping on a sweltering morning at the subway station around the corner from my apartment in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. It must have been about 90 degrees, but the unflagging Davis wore a dark suit […]

As gunfire rang out, Lopez sprung into action

By Lincoln Anderson On the left shoulder of her light-blue suit, Councilmember Margarita Lopez had a faded red blotch. It looked like perhaps lipstick that had been smeared. But it was blood. Still looking stunned and worn, Lopez was standing in the City Hall parking lot, where she had just been talking to other Councilmembers. […]

Assault is seen as part of East Village crime spike

By Megha Bahree Betty Knapp, 46, has a busy week ahead of her. She has three appointments with surgeons and one with the Police Department. All because she told a homeless person to move from the doorstep of the store she works in and got punched in the face. Knapp has been working at Mikey’s […]


Reader Services Join our forums | Email our editor | Report Distribution Problems Read our previous issues LISTINGS BARS/CLUBS ARTHUR’S TAVERN, 57 Grove St., 675-6879: Mon.–Grove St. Stompers; Tue. & Fri.–Sweet Joseph Brown; Wed.–Curtis Dean; Thur. & Sat.–Frankie Paris; Sun.–Creole Cooking Jazz Band; please call for perf. times and ticket info. BAGGOT INN, 82 W. […]

Board 2 addresses Soho/Noho zoning

By Elizabeth O’Brien Community Board 2 passed a resolution last week that would impose strict requirements on developers who ask the city for permission to build outside the designated uses of empty lots in the Soho and Noho historic districts. The Department of City Planning is currently considering making a change to part of the […]