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Volume 79, Number 12 $1.00 West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933 August 26 - September 1, 2009

Grand St. bike lane
is a hell on wheels,
local seniors say
BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Grand St. by a cyclist who
Charging the Grand St. didn’t stop for a red light.
bicycle lane is endangering On the other hand, the
both seniors’ safety and lane’s critics also contend
local stores’ and restau- it is underused. One local
rants’ survival, Chinatown merchant claimed he had
residents and merchants stood at the intersection
joined Councilmember for two hours but seen
Alan Gerson at Mott and only five bikes go by on
Grand Sts. last Friday, call- the bike lane. Yet right as
ing for modifications to he said this, one bicycle
the new-style lane. Gerson was passing by and within
also said the Department 30 seconds, another two
of Transportation must do came along.
more community outreach Gerson said the seniors
and consultation before dislike that the parking
installing new bike lanes. lane on the street’s south
According to Gerson side has been moved sev-
and Project Open Door, eral feet out into the street
which provides social ser- to create a protected bike
vices at 168 Grand St. lane by the curb. Having
for Chinatown seniors, the parking by the curb
Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel two months ago a senior provided a protected area
Susan Goren and a furry friend in Washington Square Park. from the organization was
knocked unconscious on Continued on page 8

Maybe it’s nuts, but they call Bald Man invasion
her ‘The Squirrel Whisperer’ got seriously hairy;
BY KARA BLOOMGARDEN-SMOKE
“When I was a small child, I used to walk through
In the fall, Goren imports acorns from the playground
outside of the McDonald’s on W. Third St. There are also a
At last, he’s gone
Prospect Park with my grandfather. I thought he was magic few oak trees in Washington Square Park that produce the BY DOTTIE WILSON recently disappeared from
because the squirrels always followed him,” said Susan squirrels’ favorite food. Ding, dong, the Bald the busy corner of Second
Goren. She later learned that her grandfather had dropped Like all rodents, squirrels’ teeth keep growing and they Man’s dead! At least in Ave. and E. Ninth St. Poof!
nuts as they walked all along. have to continuously shave them down. Goren says that the East Village he is. Max Though I never once dined
Although Goren has always noticed squirrels, it wasn’t sometimes you can hear the squirrels making scraping noises Brenner, the extremely at the famous “Chocolate by
until she went on disability three years ago following various on harder nuts like almonds and hazelnuts, which means popular chocolate-themed the Bald Man” corporation,
health problems and unexpected surgeries that she began to that they are filing their teeth. restaurant with locations
bring nuts and water, as well as attention, to the squirrels in “When I started, I used to get bitten, but I haven’t been bit all throughout the world, has Continued on page 6
Washington Square Park on a daily basis. year — knock on wood,” Goren said. “Bites hurt like the devil.
Goren spends about $150 a month on feeding squirrels. They have a very sharp set of teeth. They are rodents, after all.
“I had to start ordering online, because around here they “They don’t have rabies,” she added. EDITORIAL,
charge a lot for a pound of nuts, and that will last me less A friend of hers went to St. Vincent’s after getting bitten LETTERS
than a week,” she explained during a recent visit to the park. and the doctor said not to worry about rabies upon hearing
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“I can order online in bulk, but I don’t have room in my the type of animal bite.
apartment to store 25 pounds of nuts.” When a tree limb was cut down and the squirrels’ nest
Goren is planning to share the order with a fellow box fell, Goren fed the babies with a syringe filled with TIKI
Washington Square Park squirrel feeder. puppy food every two hours and was “heartbroken” when DOES
Goren and a friend did a squirrel taste test with almonds, the babies didn’t make it.
peanuts, hazelnuts and acorns. The critters take the acorns
THE SLIDE
every time, although acorns are not always available. Continued on page 32 PAGE 18

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Sidew like to move into the penthouse, too — if he wants three new

SCOOPY’S
sons... . We’re not all that young!” Penley added that the camp-
alk Fl out concept is being well received: “A lot of people expressed
Mark ea gratitude that somebody’s doing something that’s a little radical
e
St. Jo t at
this summer,” he said. We bumped into Power, a.k.a. the East

seph
Churc ’s
NOTEBOOK Village’s “Mosaic Man,” and his canine sidekick, Jesse Jane, on
Saturday night and Power said he wasn’t sure he would join in,
because he “can’t afford to get arrested again.” But Power was
PIER PRESSURE: Yetta Kurland has been taking her also shaken up over being beaten up the night before while he
h campaign for the Council District 3 seat to the streets — and was sleeping on the street; as has reportedly been an ongoing
to the piers and the dog runs, too, but it hasn’t always been problem all summer, a roving band of young toughs has been

Village Marketplace easy. She said she recently tried to hand out her political lit-
erature on the Charles St. Pier in Hudson River Park but was
perpetrating attacks on the homeless sleeping around Tompkins
Square Park. Power said someone who is known in the park
%VERY&RIDAYAND3ATURDAYsNOON PM told by an officer that she couldn’t because the pier is operated basically sicced the kids on him. One of his wrists was in an
by “a conservancy.” Actually, the pier and park are run by an ace bandage and the other arm had a bunch of fresh, bright-red
Sixth Ave at Washington Place authority, the Hudson River Park Trust, but we have heard cuts. “Jim’s pretty traumatized after he got beat up,” Penley said,
(718) 907-3478 before that political leafleting isn’t allowed there. … Things though assuring Power will be there Friday night to do a planned
went better on Kurland’s “District Dog Crawl,” during which Obama mosaic light pole. ... As for the violence, in general, we
she made the rounds of neighborhood dog runs, and vowed to felt that the vibe on Avenue A seemed a bit hostile on Saturday
fight for more of them and also for passage of animal welfare night. And then the next morning, we opened the newspaper to
legislation. Kurland — who is strongly angling for the animal read that Eric “Taz” Pagan, a bouncer at Forbidden City lounge
lovers’ vote — brought along her two adopted Italian grey- and a local resident, had been shot outside the place, just a few
hounds, Sal and Luca, and she and her workers handed out blocks from where we had been standing only moments earlier,
dog bandannas with “Yelp for Yetta” printed on them. another senseless murder by gun.

AND THE (WEB) HITS KEEP COMING: The Council GERSON’S HARD SELL: After years and years in
District 3 debate that The Villager held on Aug. 13 continues the making, some new sidewalk vendor rules backed by
to get wider and wider attention. In addition to the more than Councilmember Alan Gerson are finally nearing the point
225 people who attended the actual debate between Kurland,

New Brunch Menu
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Neighbors go postal over threatened station closings
BY ALBERT AMATEAU “Local post offices keep us in touch with
Village neighbors, postal union representa- our friends and families,” she said. “Can you
tives and elected officials rallied in front of the imagine what Christmas would be like without
West Village post office last week to protest the a post office near where people live? They are a
U.S. Postal Service’s plan to close the station necessity. A post office is like a community cen-
in October. ter where people meet their neighbors. Closing
The full-service post office at 527 Hudson post offices needs to be done with a scalpel, not
St. is one of five stations in Manhattan, includ- a machete,” Quinn said.
ing the Pitt St. post office next to the Seward State Senator Tom Duane, whose district
Park Co-op on the Lower East Side, and 14 includes the West Village, Assemblymember
total in all five boroughs proposed for closing Linda Rosenthal, representing Clinton and
because of decreased mail volume and a corre- the Upper West Side, and State Senator
sponding decline in revenue for U.S.P.S. Daniel Squadron, whose district includes
It is the second time in two years that the the Lower East Side and most of the East
West Village station has been threatened. In Village, also spoke at the rally. Staff members
2007 the full-service post office was scheduled for Assemblymembers Deborah Glick and
for conversion to an automated center that Richard Gottfried were also at the rally.
would not be able to issue postal money orders. Nadler said the privatization of the U.S.
After protests led by elected officials, full ser- Postal Service a decade ago into a private
vice remained with automatic machines added. public-benefit organization that receives no
About a year ago, the station was closed for subsidy from federal tax funds was a big
several months for a $250,000 renovation. mistake.
“Mail service is a public good. It’s as old
as the United States — started by Benjamin
Franklin,” he said, adding, “It was an illusion
Congressmember to believe that the Postal Service could sustain
itself.” He acknowledged, however, that there
Jerrold Nadler said the does not appear to be support in Congress to
reverse the privatization. “That may change if
privatization of the U.S. there are many more station closings,” he said.
At the end of last month, representa-
Postal Service a decade tives from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Villager photo by Monica Schipper

Office led a rally in front of the Pitt St. post Residents say saving local post offices, like the Hudson St. station, above, as well
ago into a private public- office protesting the station’s planned closing. as the Pitt St. station, is a priority.
The Pitt St. station, at 185 Clinton St., leases it
benefit organization that premises from the Seward Park Co-op.
The West Village station in July began
receives no subsidy from distributing questionnaires to its patrons as
part of the review of the potential closing. But
federal tax funds was many Villagers felt the questions were rigged
to show that the nearby post office at 201
a big mistake. Varick St. could serve West Village residents.
Steve Gould, a staff member of Visiting
Neighbors, which serves elderly Village resi-
food. fun. sand.
dents, said the organization has many clients in
Congressmember Jerrold Nadler and the West Village who are older than 80. LONG ISLAND CITY
Clarence Wall, executive vice president of the “They can’t be asked to walk to Varick St.,
postal workers union in the New York metro more than seven blocks further away,” he said SUN 9/13 • 1PM SAT 9/26 • 1PM-3AM (free bef. 6pm)
area, told the Aug. 20 rally at the Hudson St. at the Aug. 20 rally. MARTINEZ VEGA RECORDS:
post office that the union believes there is no Harry Malakoff, a real estate broker and W. BROTHERS "GET TOGETHER"
economic justification for closing the station.
“I’m not convinced that these closures
12th St. resident, recalled that when he was
a college student 40 years ago, his political-
W/LOUIE VEGA
would create real relief from the Postal Service’s science professor told the class that one of the
budget crisis,” said Nadler, adding, “As far as I duties of a congressmember was to make sure SOUTH STREET SEAPORT
can see, the cuts are akin to moving furniture the district had a post office.
around on the Titanic.” Albert Bennett, a Morton St. resident and
FRI 9/4 • 4PM-3AM SAT • 6PM-10PM
Nadler announced that he was sponsoring member of his block association, said the West MELTING POT GLOBAL: NICKY SIANO
two bills in Congress. The intention of one bill Village station is necessary for the association PARADISE SAT • 10PM-3AM
would be to save U.S.P.S. $3.5 billion per year
in operating expenses. The other bill would
to send its monthly newsletter to residents.
“Closing the station would be the death of
UNDER VICTOR FRANCO
require U.S.P.S. to fully justify station closings the Morton St. Block Association,” he said. THE STARS
and service consolidations, and would require Jo Hamilton, chairperson of Community
hearings and a public assessment of the need Board 2, said, “We fought the battle two GOVERNORS ISLAND
for a station closure or consolidation. years ago to save the West Village post office.
Wall said that if it were not for $2 billion Community Board 2 is very, very strongly SAT 8/29 • 8PM WEDS 9/9 • 8PM
that Congress last year forced U.S.P.S. to behind our congressman’s calls to save that BADFISH N*E*R*D
prepay into its employee health insurance, the post office. Whenever I go there, it’s always
Postal Service would have shown a surplus crowded, which shows how heavily it’s used.” ASHER ROTH
this year. A U.S.P.S. spokesperson said none of the
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, city’s 14 threatened stations would be closed WaterTaxiBeach.com
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Copters take flak at a hearing
BY ALBERT AMATEAU Washington, Friends deputy director, told
Anti-noise and air-traffic safety advo- the committee the lawsuit was filed to elimi-
cates joined elected officials at a Tuesday nate the noise that disturbs park users.
hearing by the City Council Transportation “While our suit was not based on spe-
Committee on improving air safety fol- cific air-traffic concerns, we hope these
lowing the Aug. 8 helicopter crash with a efforts will aid in a reduction of potential
private airplane over the Hudson River in dangers,” he said.
which nine people were killed. Ken Paskar, a Lower East Side resident and
The crash involving a sightseeing helicopter a general aviation pilot for 30 years, told the
from the W. 30th St. heliport in Hudson River committee that the F.A.A. has rules for flights
Park provoked repeated demands Tuesday at all altitudes, but at 1,100 feet and below,
for banning such tourist flights, and inspired the agency does not require private pilots or
more demands for closer Federal Aviation helicopter pilots to file flight plans or be in radio
Administration control over chopper and pri- contact with flight controllers. The “see and
vate planes flying beneath 1,100 feet. avoid” rule governs low-altitude air traffic.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Paskar, a volunteer representative with
Stringer proposed separate altitudes — 1,100 the F.A.A. Safety Team but testifying as a
feet for small planes and 500 feet for helicop- private citizen, said rules for the Hudson
ters — which prompted boos and jeers from River corridor could be improved. He noted
audience members long concerned about that in the Washington, D.C., area the F.A.A.
helicopter noise. requires general aviation pilots to take a
Stringer, however, also proposed a morato- course on “see and avoid” rules. Paskar said
rium on sightseeing flights. a similar course should be required of pilots
Assemblymember Richard Gottfried sub- flying the Hudson River corridor.
mitted a statement that said, in part, “We do not Congressmember Jerrold Nadler submit-
NYU Welcomes need sightseeing helicopter rides. … [W]hatever
sightseers spend on a helicopter ride they would
ted a statement calling on the F.A.A. to use its
authority to control airspace below 1,100 feet.
Students Back to Campus eagerly spend on some other activity.”
Under the settlement of a 2008 lawsuit by
Nadler repeated his demand that small air-
craft must install a Traffic Collision Avoidance
Friends of Hudson River Park, sightseeing System and a Mode C transponder, which make

Move-In Day flights from the 30th St. heliport will cease
as of April 1, 2010, and the number of tour-
ist flights from W. 30th St. was reduced to
low-altitude aircraft aware of each other.
Joy Held, president of the Helicopter
Noise Coalition, said sightseeing copters are

Parking Relief
25,000 flights in the year that ended May 31 “utterly unnecessary, dangerous, noisy, a seri-
and to 12,500 for the coming year. Matthew ous security risk and they cause pollution.”

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The bald truth about life next to a choco chain
outdoor speakers. He hated getting woken up As a fan of various historical and preserva-
Continued from page 1 every morning and night by the loud, clanking tion organizations (see sidebar below) and the
metal chains and padlocks that were used to East Village Community Coalition, as well as a
this place gave me indigestion, headaches prevent the theft of their ugly tables and chairs. resident for almost three decades, I embrace a
even. While nearby mom-and-pop establish- Employees from the restaurant who took their significant “shop local” philosophy. However,
ments struggled to stay afloat, Max Brenner breaks at the entrance of his building — smok- I do admit to once paying a brief visit to this
was constantly packed, mostly with tourists. ing and laughing it up till all hours, and acci- awful operation. It was a hot and humid day
These people would come all the way to the dentally buzzing his apartment by leaning on — as usual, I was wearing all black — and
East Village — just to eat at a chain restau- the intercom buttons — drove him nuts. This even though I was just a short distance away
rant. I didn’t get it. guy was not a happy camper. from my sixth-floor walk-up, I urgently needed
And with childhood diabetes on the rise, At first he tried to combat the problem by a dose of fresh, cold air conditioning. Entering
as well as obesity, I thought “society” was sup- throwing water and garbage out the window, Max Brenner through the front door on Second
posed to be eating more sensibly. But not at this which offered immediate relief. But since Ave., I experienced approximately 8 seconds of
joint. Struggling with menus the size of a hefty the noise just kept coming back, he began to purposeful bliss, and then immediately exited
coffee-table book, its carefree patrons were wage a war of revenge. While taking his big via their emergency side door onto E. Ninth St.,
devotees of a restaurant defined by indulgence, black dog out for its nightly walk, he would right around the corner. This shortcut was both
i.e., dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner and purposely bump into the outdoor cafe’s guard delightful and spiteful, but sadly, no alarms
drinks. In this land of “sugar on fat, on top of rails — alarming customers, knocking over Max Brenner, and his logo, recently went off. Yet they should have. This time I was
sugar on fat” (read “The End of Overeating” drinks and causing disharmony. On a busy vanished suddenly from Second Ave. the alien invader.
by David Al Kessler), this was an altogether and crowded weekend, this could have been and Ninth St. According to their spokesperson, it turns
obscene environment. forgiven, since there’s so little room on the out that Max Brenner — which, by the way, is
On the Internet, I was astonished at the block to begin with, but not with this guy “or sidewalk, evidence of the scene of more than not a real person’s name — after having opened
humongous number of adoring fan sites this his little dog!” (Actually, it was a well-fed one crime. I suspect the above-mentioned scary two restaurants in New York City in 2006,
eatery had from all over the world. (There person has either moved or been incarcer- has decided to pull all resources from their
was also at least one “hate” site). Yet, as with ated or is in/on ecstasy — or some other drug. East Village location and focus on their Union
the other big-box retailers, banks, hotels and On the extreme opposite end of the spec- Square spot, while “expanding our chocolate
dorms that threatened to overtake the essence From madness and trum, however, is a man (I’ve never met) who culture throughout the United States.” Right.
and historic nature of a neighborhood, the I’m positive is totally distraught over the Bald Gobbledygook meets mumbo jumbo, crass
big, brown head of the Max Brenner franchise ‘revenge’ to mayhem Man’s abrupt departure. He’s what I call one of tourist attraction be gone.
stuck out like a sore thumb. Cyberspace and the many “recurring characters” in the neigh- Ding dong, says the wicked witch of the
reality were clearly at odds. and mystery — living on borhood. A heavyset guy with long, brown East, the sidewalk has been reclaimed. Veselka
The restaurant’s outdoor tables, usually hippie hair, he would sit there for hours, all by (est. 1955) is across the street, the quintes-
loaded with out-of-towners, took up an unusu- the same block as Max himself and always facing west, with a white, sential East Village Meat Market but one door
ally large portion of sidewalk, and this annoy- plastic takeout bag and beverage on the table; over. B&H Dairy, Stage, Cinderella and Toy
ing protrusion provoked many a resident on Brenner the Bald Man was rarely did you ever see him actually eat. And Tokyo — and a precious handful of wonderful,
his or her way to and from the Astor Place or day in, day out, this dude looked absolutely local East Village and Lower East Side baker-
Eighth St. subways. On Friday and Saturday no piece of cake. miserable — utterly defeated by life. His entire ies, restaurants and specialty shops — are still
nights, human gridlock was the norm. persona just screamed “sad sack.” holding on. It’s a merry ol’ day!
To make matters worse, I was partially to Other neighbors and I have had discus- Hopefully, the new tenant on the block
blame for this mess! Shortly after M.B.C.B.B.M. Labrador retriever whose big tail could wipe sions about what must have caused such won’t be as scary as the big, bad Bald Man —
opened in 2006, two people came knocking on out a chocolate milkshake in one happy extreme depression, and why of all the another business like this guy’s would feel like
my apartment door bearing chocolates, cook- flash.) When this insane neighbor told me places in the neighborhood he chose to getting hit by a flying house — or some fatso
ies and gifts, along with a petition to allow he had moved on to slashing the chocolate frequent this one so often. Was this poor named Duane Reade! Better get out those
a nearby sidewalk cafe. I hungrily/greedily invader’s vinyl guard rails with a knife (think guy in mourning or shock, i.e. had his entire horizontal-striped Oz socks just in case.
accepted the free goodies, and then (doh!) shower scene from “Psycho”), I really started family been murdered at a different fast-food
stupidly signed a document that gave no clue to worry — and prayed that these hostile chain? Maybe his wife left him for another
whatsoever as to how big a space they would transgressions were committed when no one man, someone who had (“the horror”) no WINDOW ONTO SMALL STORES
gobble up. Greed was not good. sitting there. hair? Perhaps being around all those happy-
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SCOOPY’S NOTEBOOK ing on those narrow sidewalks in Soho,”
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Continued from page 2 such as Spring and Prince Sts., Gerson would survive. Then again, my observations Murray provide a window onto the rich
said, later downgrading that slightly to say were mostly of the exterior, sidewalk activ- cultural experience of New York City as
where they might actually be implemented that “major parts” of these streets would ity, not the large amount of square footage seen through its neighborhood shops in their
someday soon. The Police Department has be off limits to vendors. Vendors on West within. And it wouldn’t have surprised me book “Storefront: The Disappearing Face
already signed off on one proposal, known Broadway, where the pavement is wider, one bit if the owner of this heavily trafficked of New York.” Through panoramic photo-
as “The Protrusion Bill,” Gerson reported would be less affected. Yet another Gerson- piece of real estate jacked up the already- graphs, portraits of individual storefronts
this week. This regulation would change the backed regulation — still in need of Police astronomical rent. Maybe the corner itself and interviews with shop owners, their book
way sidewalk widths are measured — for Department approval — calls for signage was cursed; the previous tenant spent a reveals how neighborhood stores help set the
example, in Soho, the measurement would and lightly colored curb markings that fortune renovating and outfitting the space pulse, life and texture of their communities.
be from the edge of any “bubble-glass” would show where vendors could legally with top-of-the-line equipment and light- Join the Murrays and local storefront own-
coverings or metal plates outside buildings operate. Finally, a third proposal by the ing, and then suddenly closed after just ers for a visual walking tour of Greenwich
to the curb. In spots without such special Lower Manhattan councilmember is the one month. They left practically everything Village and a discussion about the city’s loss
plates or sidewalk structures, the measure- so-called “20/20 Law,” under which there behind, including their plants, which were of small mom-and-pop stores. Co-sponsored
ment would be as it always has been, from would be 20 linear feet of space for vend- left to freeze and die — except for a tall, by the Greenwich Village Society for
the building wall to the curb. This new rule ing along a sidewalk, followed by 20 feet of heavy tree I rescued after agents on the Historic Preservation and the Neighborhood
“would eliminate virtually all of the vend- open space and so on. premises allowed me take it. Preservation Center.
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Gerson says bike lane sped through without input
involvement before any streetscape chang-
Continued from page 1 es, such as adding bike lanes — or “what
happened on Broadway with the bump-outs
for seniors, he said. and the Rutgers St. configuration.”
Gerson accused D.O.T. of “pitting Gerson said the bill would require
local residents against bicyclists — and “adequate notice, a comment period and a
this is so unnecessary,” adding, “There’s post-implementation review period.”
no question there’s been an increase in Afterward Samponaro said of Gerson,
crashes between people and bikes since “He should be called out for using com-
the lane came in.” munity process as a front. Ultimately, this
The lane should detour onto Kenmare is a safer street because of what they’ve
St. between Lafayette St. and Bowery, as done here.”
proposed by the Little Italy Merchants Grand St. in Chinatown and Little Italy
Association, Gerson said. has traditionally been a “market street,”
However, the councilmember was chal- Gerson noted. After the press confer-
lenged at the press conference by sev- ence, a Little Italy merchant who didn’t
eral young bike-friendly journalists, one give his name said he supports the bike
of whom was reporting for Streetsblog. lane, but changes are needed to help local
Caroline Samponaro, director of bicycle merchants. Noting that the parked cars in
advocacy for Transportation Alternatives, the buffer lane currently can stay there 18
also pulled up on her bike and debated hours a day, he said there should be a two-
the councilmember. The pro-bike bloggers hour limit. Also, parking should be allowed
and Samponaro said that, according to on Grand St.’s north side at night instead
D.O.T., accidents have decreased on the of having no parking there, he said.
street by 30 percent since the protected “You can’t ‘X’ cars out of the city,” he
lane’s installation. said. “You need cars for people to come in.”
Samponaro added that she had attend- Villager photo by Lincoln Anderson The lane traverses C.B. 2 as well as
ed four Community Board 3 meetings at During a press conference at Mott and Grand Sts. at which critics of the new bike lane C.B. 3. Jo Hamilton, C.B. 2 chairperson,
which the bike lane had been discussed said it is underused, a number of cyclists passed by, including the woman above. A said she looks forward to having a dia-
prior to its implementation, and that motorized hand truck, at left, was also using the lane, easing sidewalk congestion. logue with Gerson about the issue.
residents’ and merchants’ suggestions had “In general, Community Board 2 has
been incorporated into the design. She sufficient community process. Gerson countered, “They support it with been very supportive of D.O.T.’s efforts
demanded to know why Gerson didn’t “The community board supports this modifications.” He said he intends to intro- to create a safe biking culture in the city,”
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MIXED USE
compel them to make repairs.
The city also responded by boarding up
the building’s broken windows and install-
ing scaffolding around the structure, but
the latter apparently has only helped squat-
ters set up camp inside the hollowed-out
BY PATRICK HEDLUND townhouse.
“The sidewalk shed, which was built
one year ago by the Department of Housing
HIGH LINE PUTS ON BRAKES Preservation and Development to protect
passersby, has allowed ease of access for
A controversial plan calling for a tax squatters and vandals into and out of
on residents and property owners near the building,” read a letter from Andrew
the High Line to help pay for the elevated Berman, executive director of the Greenwich
park was dropped last week after neigh- Village Society of Historic Preservation, to
bors apparently came out against the several city agencies. He explained in a
proposal. separate note that the squatters — who
According to Friends of the High Line, neighbors and G.V.S.H.P. staff have seen
the nonprofit organization that oversees living inside the property — face “very real
maintenance and management of the health and safety dangers, including the
West Chelsea green space, the concept very real possibility of accidental fires.”
of imposing taxes on building owners Additionally, new graffi ti recently
based on their proximity to the High Line appeared near the building’s third-floor
caused enough of a stir to table the plan fire escape, and a pool of water has built
for now. up on the roof that could cause structural
“Friends of the High Line and the damage.
District’s Steering Committee sought “I was grateful to learn in June that the
broad community input on the idea of Landmarks Preservation Commission had
creating an Improvement District to help finally begun initiating a Demolition by
the City’s new High Line park,” read a Neglect case against the building’s own-
statement from F.O.H.L. “The Steering ers,” Berman added in his letter, describing
Committee reached out to the larger High the action taken by L.PC., which includes
Line community, so that their responses levying substantial fines against the owners,
would help determine whether to move site visits, evaluation and a lengthy legal
forward. Following these public outreach process. “However, the beginning stages
efforts, it was decided to put the proposal of this process have been slow,” Berman
on hold. While many strongly supported added, “and we are concerned that the
the concept, important concerns were building will continue to deteriorate and

BETTER HEARING
also raised.” pose an increasing health and safety threat
The proposal, modeled after the city’s to neighbors while we wait for the case to
business improvement district program, take shape.”
sought to raise $1 million from various
Discounts for Students
$995
property owners for daily upkeep of the
& Senior Citezens park running between Gansevoort and VESUVIO 2.0
W. 30th Sts. The plan called for charging
100% Digital W/ Complete either a 3- or 9-cent tax per square foot The next chapter in the Vesuvio Bakery
Warranty
Hearing Aid’s for buildings located near the High Line,
running for almost 20 blocks along the
saga is probably the best Soho preservation-
ists could have asked for: Another bakery
length of the former railroad viaduct. committed to continuing the diminutive
s(EARING4ESTs.EW(EARING!IDS “Friends of the High Line has always Prince St. store’s legacy will take over at the
s(EARING!ID2EPAIRs%AR-OLDSs"ATTERIES been a community organization, and the landmark location.
Hear members of the Steering Committee are The eco-friendly Birdbath bakery, which
Better!
visionandhearing@earthlink.com community members first and foremost,” has two locations in the Village, recently
the Friends’ statement continued. “Friends negotiated to lease the nearly 90-year-old
-ONDAYTHRU&RIDAYFROMTOPMs3AT PM of the High Line will continue to work Vesuvio space after a series of unrelated
with the community to develop a diversi- reopenings failed and the store stayed empty
7ESTTH3TREETBETWEENTHTH!VE .9#s   fied revenue stream for the High Line’s for more than a year.
future, so that the park can always be The new bakery will debut in October,
maintained and operated at the level nec- according to New York magazine, which
essary to make it a treasured asset to its interviewed Birdbath proprietor Maury

Do you use uppers? community and to the city as a whole.” Rubin on the planned move.
“It’s an heirloom, it’s a treasure, it means
the world,” he told the magazine. “That I
MORE MACDOUGAL SQUATTERS have a chance to have my bakery be in it is
a gift.”
The Substance Use Research Center at Columbia University As the city begins to take action on an Rubin will reportedly remove Vesuvio’s
abandoned Soho property that has been left historic, coal-burning ovens to ease the
needs non-treatment seeking STIMULANT USERS (includes Meth, to deteriorate for decades on MacDougal landlord’s fire concerns, but otherwise plans
Cocaine, Ecstasy, stimulant pills, or others) age 21 – 45 to participate St., squatters and vandals have allegedly to keep as much of the old shop intact as
in residential studies evaluating drug effects. Live on a research unit returned despite efforts to prevent access to possible — one of the main reasons he was
at the NYS Psychiatric Institute for 22 days. three-story structure. chosen as the next tenant.
The property, at 43 MacDougal St. at The bakery was formerly owned and oper-
You can earn approximately $1479. the corner of King St. in the Charlton-King- ated by the “Mayor of Greenwich Village,”
Vandam Historic District, had been left to Tony Dapolito, who died in 2003.
For more information (212) 543-6743. rot for years before the city finally began
fining the owners and pursued a lawsuit to mixeduse@communitymediallc.com
August 26 - September 1, 2009 11

Rose Pascale, 92, former Community Board 2 liaison
community board and when [the Borough President’s
OBITUARY Office] transferred Rose to a Midtown board, all of
Greenwich Village was furious and in an uproar; so Rose
BY ALBERT AMATEAU was assigned back to the Village and had to tend two
Rose Pascale, the East Harlem activist and daughter boards,” Evans added. “Rose had such good friends in the
of Italian immigrants who is remembered in the Village Village, like Doris Diether, Rita Lee, Maggi Peyton and
for her service four decades ago as the beloved commu- Tony Dapolito.”
nity liaison to Community Board 2, died Aug. 14 at the
age of 92. She was the window of Pete Pascale, executive
director of the SCAN/LaGuardia Memorial House on E.
116th St., and worked by his side at the settlement house Rose’s abilities were in such demand
for many years.
A Republican, she was appointed in 1969 by Manhattan that, at one point, she was the
Borough President Percy Sutton, a Democrat, as commu-
nity liaison to the Greenwich Village community board. liaison to two community boards.
She also served the two succeeding Manhattan borough
presidents, Democrats Andrew Stein and David Dinkins,
until she retired in 1986.
“She was a lovely lady, always with a smile and she never In connection with her work in the Village, Rose
got upset,” recalled Rita Lee, an aide to Councilmember became associated with Father Robert Lott, associate
Alan Gerson. Lee recalled that when Rose Pascale was pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, who founded The Caring
first appointed as Sutton’s emissary to the Village, com- Community senior-services organization in 1973. When Rose Pascale
munity boards had no budgets, no typewriters and no Lott was transferred in 1987 to a church in East Harlem,
offices. “She was the Community Board 2 office, working Rose joined his new organization developing affordable Republican Club since 1974, a delegate to the Republican
in the Municipal Building,” Lee said. “Rose would bring housing for seniors and low-income families. National Convention that year and president of the New
armloads of correspondence and records to the board Rose was born Sept. 30, 1916, in New Brunswick, N.J., York County Republican Federation of Women.
meetings and committee meetings wherever they were to Elizabeth and Louis Capaldo, immigrants from Melfi, She was honored in 1998 by then-Manhattan Borough
held.” Italy. The family moved to East Harlem when she was 3 President C. Virginia Fields for six decades of community
Lulu Evans, Rose Pascale’s daughter, recalled at her years old. She had to quit school after the eighth grade in service, and in 1999 by then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for
funeral on Aug. 20 that she overheard Rose taking a call order to work to help her family, her daughter said. service to the people of East Harlem. Rose was president
from a Brooklyn resident who needed help and had heard Rose married Pete Pascale, an East Harlem community of the Rosary Altar Society of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
that Rose was someone who would help anyone who leader in 1938. She remained active and was a board Church in East Harlem, where her funeral was held last
needed help. member of the SCAN/LaGuardia center after his death week. In addition to her daughter, a son, five grandchil-
“She worked for years with the Greenwich Village in 1992. Rose was a district leader out of the Uptown dren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

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club. The incident started after a white 47, a resident of the shelter at 317 Bowery, hit
van brushed by two patrons who were the woman, 63, with a can of shaving cream
leaving the place. The two patrons started and then hit her in the head with a backpack,
to argue with the driver of the van, who police said. After police arrived, the suspect
pulled a handgun and fired two rounds, hit- punched the arresting officer, according to the
ting Salvador Moran, 30, in the right hand Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Scawright
and grazing the neck of Robert Calbo, 31, was charged with assault and resisting arrest.
according to police.
Pagan, a single father of a teenage girl
and boy, was in the bar but not on duty and
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witnesses. Pagan died on arrival at Bellevue A suspect asked a man at W. Fourth St.
Hospital. and Sixth Ave. for a cigarette at 4:15 a.m.
Louis Rodriguez, 29, of 452 E. 117th St., Thurs., Aug. 20, but suddenly punched him
was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Sunday and in the head and fled, police said. The victim,
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BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK
“To wipe your mouth, take the napkin
from your lap, dab it around your mouth,
don’t rub. Then lay it back down on your
lap,” explained Tom Gold, former New
York City Ballet principal dancer, as he
demonstrated the proper way to perform
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ed to the real world of high school at such
faraway prep schools as Andover, Concord
Academy and St. Mark’s in Massachussets,
St. Andrew’s in Delaware, Choate Rosemary
Hall in Connecticut and local elite high
schools, like Stuyvesant, Bard, Poly Prep,
Browning, Calhoun and Bronx Latin on par-
tial or full scholarships.
“We are very proud of their achieve- Villager photo by Bonnie Rosenstock
ments,” said David M. Arnold, head of George Jackson Academy students made a toast, with soda, to their continued academic success during a formal dining etiquette
school. “We give them the tools they need luncheon at the Friars Club.

and the character, strength and confidence of his former students at the now-defunct
to succeed in all different kinds of environ- Monsignor Kelly School on W. 83rd St. —
ments.” George Jackson, former C.E.O. of Motown
Dining details are just another challenge Records and film producer, who died in
to these students’ inquiring minds. Apart 2000 at age 42.
from the exacting traditional school curricu- Shortly before the Harlem-born-and-
lum, they also studied such subjects as Latin, bred, Harvard-educated Jackson died, he
adolescent psychology, astronomy, social jus- and Carty were lamenting the fact that
tice, comparative religion, civics, economics there weren’t enough eligible boys for De
and architecture. Some learned to play string La Salle, and they believed a single-sex
instruments and participated in choral work middle school would benefit them. Even
in partnership with Juilliard; others wrote though very little, if any, of the pledged
and performed their own plays through the $10 million from Jackson’s Hollywood
Theatre Development Fund. friends, entertainers and Harvard materi-
What future fiction writer Brandon Lara alized after his funeral, Carty began the
of the Bronx, who is going to Brooklyn school six years ago on a wing and a prayer
Friends, took away from the etiquette les- and the determination to honor Jackson’s
son was “a lot of important rules, like you memory. He raised the money from many
should make everybody comfortable if you of the same sources that funded De La
are the host.” Salle. This fall, enrollment stands at 137
Making people feel comfortable is one of African-American, Latino and Asian stu-
the hallmarks of George Jackson, which is dents, who make the long trek from the
based on the De La Salle tradition of educat- South Bronx, northern Manhattan, Queens
ing the whole child, Arnold explained. and Brooklyn.
“Matters of the heart and spirit are as Both De La Salle and George Jackson
important as academic rigor,” he said. “They are need-blind institutions. In other words,
take a lot of care for younger peers, peers they will not turn down any child who is
and the school itself. It becomes an exten- qualified if his family can’t pay the tuition,
sion of home. By the time they leave here, “which is all of them,” noted Susan F.
they are completely connected for life.” Siegel, the academy’s director of develop-
George Jackson Academy was founded ment. The school, which does not have an
by Brother Brian Carty, founder and prin- endowment, has to raise a “bare-boned
cipal of the private, independent, nonsec- budget” of $2 million every year. The
tarian De La Salle Academy, established biggest line item is for private bus trans-
in 1984, a middle school on W. 97th St. portation for the fourth and fifth graders.
for academically gifted boys and girls Although the tuition averages $14,000 per
from low-income families. Carty named
the East Village academy in honor of one Continued on page 15
August 26 - September 1, 2009 15

kids bully you.” qualities are nurtured. They are all little included George Jackson Academy, just
Continued from page 14 However, the vetting process is “tough Obamas, ready to change the world.” being completed by a prominent research-
as nails,” the head of school said. First, Arnold, who is a product of an all-boys er at New York University’s Steinhardt
child, parents pay what they can, typically there is a written exam, an IQ test and a school, is aware of some of the criticism School.
$100 a month for 10 months. reading test. Most are reading two years leveled at single-sex schools. He described “The conclusion was that a certain
“Compared to private school tuition of above their grade level. subset of boys will thrive in this kind of
between $28,000 to $35,000 annually, we “If you have a great IQ but you can’t setting and should be given every opportu-
are half and have probably the same or read, you can’t keep up with the academic nity,” she said.
a better education,” Arnold stated. “For demands,” Arnold said. ‘Compared to private Emmanuel Ntow from the Bronx, who
example, our students develop a mastery Next, they are put through a day of wants to become an electrical engineer,
of Spanish far superior to any private simulated classroom activities, includ- school tuition of between is headed for the Calhoun School on the
school. The intellectual foment of the kids ing math, puzzle solving, writing and Upper West Side, his first choice.
is really inspirational. It’s a joy to teach commenting on poetry and collaborative $28,000 to $35,000 annu- “In this small school I got more atten-
because they raise their hands and ask so assignments to observe how they interact tion and help, and it has taught me to
many questions.” with each other. The final tier is interview- ally, we are half and have strive better,” Ntow said. “My brothers
During the academic year Arnold teach- ing the parents. around me were also there to help during
es a course on how to navigate the high “If they don’t have support at home, probably the same or a troubled times.”
school placement process, and for the man- their parents are not involved or utterly For Austin Pu of Forest Hills, Queens,
datory July summer session he instructs in clueless, no matter how motivated the kids better education.’ bound for the Upper East Side’s Trevor
great books. The school employs 16 teach- are, left to their own devices, they will get Day School for math, science and engi-
ers, many of whom are De La Salle alumni, into mischief and avoid work,” Arnold neering, the etiquette lesson taught him
plus a cadre of volunteers who are experts explained. David M. Arnold, “to try and not make a fool of myself.”
in their fields, like digital photography and This year, 100 boys applied, and they What George Jackson taught Pu was
computer technology. accepted 33 — 18 for the one-section head of school, what being a brother was all about. And
“Our requirement is if they have a pas- fourth grade and 16 for the fifth grade, with that, he extended his hand to shake
sion for the subject and can convey it to which has two sections. George Jackson Academy this reporter’s and went off to join his
the kids,” said Arnold. So are the kids prepped to meet the brothers for a final farewell.
Admittedly, the academy focuses on preps? (Bravo’s reality show “NYC Prep” George Jackson Academy, 104 St.
a pre-select group of top students drawn is every kid’s worst nightmare.) Mark’s Place. Telephone: 212-228-6789.
from the city’s public schools. “Most of them do very well because his own experience as “a highly competi- Web site: www.gjacademy.org . On Sat.,
“We try to catch these boys before they they keep in touch with us,” said Siegel, tive pressure cooker. Instead of teaching Sept. 19, the St. Mark’s Block Association
become disaffected from learning,” said the director of development. “They have boys how to work with and support one will hold a block party, proceeds from
Arnold. “Oftentimes schools, rather than developed the confidence and character another, we were taught to beat the hell which will go to the school. In addition,
being a springboard to greater success and to call people out on things and not fall out of one another,” he recalled. “The cul- the school is seeking donations of high-
happiness, become an inhibitor. You are into negative behavior. They get here early ture in this school is so antithetical to that quality books in very good condition,
sometimes putting yourself at risk if you enough. By third grade, we can recog- highly rapacious individualism.” levels 5th to 10th grade, for its growing
allow your intelligence to come out. The nize certain qualities in a kid, and these Siegel cited a seven-year study, which library.

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Villager photos by Q. Sakamaki

Return to Detroit: Things aren’t getting any better
East Village photographer Q. Sakamaki, who was in Detroit earlier this year to document the recession and the troubled state of the auto
NATION industry, recently returned there to continue his coverage of the ongoing economic crisis. This page, clockwise from top: Detroit police guard-
ed GM’s headquarters as, nearby, demonstrators with the People’s Summit, a four-day protest event, called for bailouts for people, not corpora-
tions; a People’s Summit participant; a man scavenged metal from an abandoned house, an illegal but common practice in a city lacking job opportunities. Opposite page,
clockwise from top: Trying to make ends meet, Jeremy, left, and Jess, both 26, picked beans in their backyard garden, where they and their housemates grow organic
vegetables to eat, as well as sell for a living; Kevin, 42, a squatter, smoked in the abandoned house where he lives; a homeless man danced with an activist at a week-
end soup kitchen that also distributes free clothes.
August 26 - September 1, 2009 17
18 August 26 - September 1, 2009

New Tompkins Square playground is an overdue hit
BY HARRY BARTLE delay left locals crammed into Tompkins
Much to the delight of parents and Square’s other, smaller playgrounds up
children throughout the East Village, the until July 16.
Tompkins Square Park playground reopened “The wait certainly was frustrating,”
last month after almost a year under con- said Eileen Johnson, director of the Little
struction. Designed by Parks Department Missionary Day Nursery on St. Mark’s Place,
architect Gail Wittwer-Laird, the $1.1 mil- who uses the playground quite a bit as part
lion renovation has outfitted the playground of the nursery’s daily activities. Johnson said
with state-of-the-art jungle-gym structures she often noticed a complete lack of activity
and a distinctly modern sensibility. during the construction. “After September,
there were long periods of time when no
work was being done at all,” she said.
Worried that the play area would not
‘The wait certainly was reopen by summer, Johnson began a corre-
spondence with the Parks Department.
frustrating.’ “They gave me one date after another [for
the playground’s reopening] and kept miss-
Eileen Johnson, ing them,” said Johnson, who has been tak-
ing nursery schoolchildren there since 1987.
director, “Finally, I started asking parents to call 311
and complain. That’s when things seemed to
Little Missionary Day Nursery start moving.”
Photos by William Alatriste, NYC Council
With the neighborhood’s prime play-
ground off limits for so long, East Village Councilmember Rosie Mendez channeled her inner kid on some new, state-of-the-
parents like Marnie Ann Joyce had to search art play equipment at the official ribbon cutting for the Tompkins Square playground
Before being closed for restoration on elsewhere for play areas suitable for her chil- renovation last week, above. Below, former Giants running back Tiki Barber tried out
Aug. 25 of last year, Tompkins Square’s dren, ages 2 and 6. a slide. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Borough President Scott Stringer and
main playground had fallen into a state “We found other places to go,” said Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe were among other officials also at the event.
of semi-decay marked by broken slides Joyce, “the playground on First St. and First
“fixed” by construction netting and a Ave., mostly. The other Tompkins Square frequenter of the park herself, attributed the playing, but in a calm and relaxed way.”
noticeable shortage of swings. The play- Park playgrounds were overcrowded and missed deadlines to Mother Nature. The redesign also took care to fence off
ground was originally scheduled to reopen overfilled with bigger kids who overwhelmed “Weather played a huge role in the delay,” the playground’s infamous “Pee-Pee Tree,” a
this spring “at the latest,” according to a my little ones.” she wrote in an e-mail. “This was one of the popular spot among younger users to relieve
statement Wittwer-Laird made to The Wittwer-Laird, who has two children of rainiest winters and springs on record. The themselves without having to interrupt play
Villager last October; but an extended her own, ages 6 and 7, and has long been a new safety surface could not be installed for too long. However, there are two other
until the subsurface was sufficiently cured trees that playground parents have specu-
and dry and the temperatures were consis- lated may assume the role of the Pee-Pee
tently warmer.” Tree in the near future.
Both Joyce and Johnson, however, had Despite its spiffy new look, the play-
trouble buying that explanation. ground is not without its faults, in the view
“There was a lot of time before the rainy of parents. Several were quite upset with
days came when work just stopped,” said the proximity of the new sprinklers to the
Joyce. “It was too long to be without such a sandbox, which has led to clogged drains
major part of our children’s lives.” and some awfully dirty clothes.
Although it may have been a long time “At first they had people there telling
coming, many parents seem to agree that kids not to mix [the sand and water],”
the redesign is ultimately a success. Sarah said Johnson. “Then they had people there
Roebuck, mother of 3-year-old Axl, has sweeping out the sand. But now, there’s
turned the trip to the park into an almost no one.”
daily routine. One problem, if not the biggest, concerns
“We love the new playground,” said the new climbing walls — short, little walls
Roebuck. with small, hand-sized rocks scattered across
Pam Strohm-Gorden, Axl’s grandmother, them. Not that there’s anything wrong with
added, “The only thing is that everyone climbing — though it seems the walls largely
seems to love it, so we have to get there go unused — but they block sight lines for
pretty early to avoid the crowds.” naturally anxious parents that need to keep
Indeed, on two recent visits to the park, an eye on their children.
the spacious playground was jammed with “With all of those solid walls everywhere
kids chasing, climbing and yelling to their you can’t see through any apparatus to see
heart’s content. a kid who might be on the other side,” said
Renovated for “environmental, aesthetic Joyce. “This is the main thing that makes me
and, above all, safety reasons,” the new play- not want to spend a lot of time in this park.
ground features separate structures for both Instead of sitting, relaxing and keeping an
little and big children, eco-friendly sprin- eye on my kids, I’m either completely losing
klers, an all-new sandbox, child-oriented track of one or the other or walking around
benches, a popular rubber safety surface and to find one, only to find that I’ve lost the
other interesting additions. other in the meantime.”
“The benches are great,” said Joyce, refer- All things considered, though, the reno-
ring to the small, shaded benches and swing- vation seems to be a welcome improvement
ing chairs located in various spots around to Tompkins Square.
the playground. “They allow the kids to “I can remember when we were picking
take a small break without coming over and up syringes from under the mats in the ’80s,”
whining to their parents, so they can keep said Johnson. “It sure looks better now.”
August 26 - September 1, 2009 19

Top photo by Harry Bartle. Bottom two photos by William Alatriste, NYC Council

Kids are working all the angles in new playground
Children in the renovated Tompkins Square playground can take their pick from low rock-climbing walls and jungle-gym-like structures to a spray fountain.
20 August 26 - September 1, 2009

NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS
APPEARING AS OWNERS OF CERTAIN
UNCLAIMED FUNDS HELD BY
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The persons whose names and last known addresses are set forth below appear from the records of the above
named company to be entitled to abandoned property in amounts of fifty dollars or more.

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A report of Unclaimed Property has been made to Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, pursuant to Section 301 of the Abandoned Property Law. A list of
the names contained in such notice is on file and open to public inspection at the office of ING DIRECT, located at 1 South Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 where such
abandoned property is payable.
Telephone number 1-888-464-0727
Such abandoned property will be paid on or before October 31 next to persons establishing to its satisfaction their right to receive the same. In the succeeding November, and on
or before the tenth day thereof, such unclaimed property will be paid to Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, and shall thereupon cease to be liable
therefore.
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EDITORIAL LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Safer demolitions Kurland shone at debate seems to know that once the trees are planted they need
watering. The trees on Eighth Ave. in my neighborhood
around 12th St. seem to be dying.
For many of us, the vivid memories of the 9/11 To The Editor: Now he is going to be tough on the M.T.A. just after a
attack will always be there. As we approach the Re “Quinn on hot seat in debating Passannante-Derr and ceiling at the 181st St. I.R.T. station collapses. Has he been
eight-year anniversary, there are also still physi- Kurland” (news article, Aug. 19): dong anything regarding the M.T.A. during his reign?
cal reminders of the tragedy hovering over the Yetta Kurland is clearly the better candidate! She asks Please, I need help, I just have a graduate degree. Anyone
World Trade Center. The two remaining buildings the hard questions, listens and engages the audience. Quinn out there?
that were damaged on that day — the former repeatedly agrees with her, while giving open-ended answers
Deutsche Bank building and the City University and refusing to take responsiblity for the overdevelopment Pamela L. La Bonne
of New York’s Fiterman Hall — are literally the and rampant displacement of the district on her watch.
biggest reminders. The article fails to mention that 75 percent of New
Demolition of Fiterman began about a month Yorkers did not want Quinn and the mayor to extend term
ago and deconstruction at the trouble-plagued limits; and the police permitting scheme approved by Quinn A ‘certain kind of Jew’?
Deutsche Bank building could finally be resum- has chilled political dissent and forced citizens to file for
ing next month. Since two Greenwich Village- permits to exercise their right to free speech. To The Editor:
area firefighters were killed battling a blaze at the Quinn championed the destruction of the Union Square Re “Thanks, Budd, for everything, even for Sammy
Deutsche Bank building more than two years ago, north plaza, and approved miles of luxury condos with Glick” (Memorial, by Jerry Tallmer, Aug. 12):
we’ve learned to be skeptical about any claims no regard to the resulting effect on existing communities’ It is appalling that Jerry Tallmer should identify Sammy
about bringing this dangerous hulk down. But schools, utilities, traffic and transportation. Derr is too rabid Glick as a “certain kind of Jew” who could have come out
we’re pleased that preparatory demolition work and withdrawn to lead. Kurland on Sept. 15! of the “cartoons in Julius Streicher’s Nazi newspaper... .”
began this week. Streicher’s “cartoons” portrayed Jews not primarily as greedy
More important, some of the long-overdue Susan Howard and unprincipled but as lethal and sordid parasites who
safety improvements for demolition and construc- sucked the blood, gold and vitality out of the German nation
tion projects appear to be working effectively, but (and made it lose World War I) and who therefore had to be
more needs to be done. There was, of course, no eliminated from society.
need to wait for the tragic deaths of Firefighters Alphie’s column was a gift This, of course, is a recognizable, updated version of the
Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino, Jr., who medieval European myth accusing Jews of draining the blood of
were stationed at the firehouse at Houston St. and To The Editor: kidnapped Christian children to use for the production of matzo
Sixth Ave., to begin taking safety more seriously: Re “My brother Frank: The teacher who walked beside for Passover. This “blood libel,” as it became called, was cynically
Community leaders and Downtown Express, our me” (Memorial, by Alphie McCourt, Aug. 19): employed to justify and incite pogroms in Europe for centuries
sister publication, warned about safety problems Alphie, thank you for writing something so real. Thank — even as late as 1946 in Kielce, Poland (source, for those inter-
before the deadly fire — but any time safety is you for bringing us into the room with you and into your ested, is Nora Levin’s “The Holocaust”), and still circulates.
increased, it potentially saves lives. thoughts and memories around Frank. It is these things that Ruthless as Glick may be, he does not descend to the level
There were many preventable reasons for the are of real value. I breathe a deep breath of fresh air. It is of the mythological anti-Semitic stereotype of bloodsucker in
firefighters’ deaths, but at the top of the list was such a pleasure to be free of cloying sentimentality. Streicher’s propaganda. One wonders whether Tallmer actu-
the broken standpipe that was never inspected ally saw some of Streicher’s bilge before he leaped into print.
or repaired. Firefighters were sent into a “death Marta Szabo Tallmer implies that Glick’s merciless, unethical and
trap” without a water source, according to exploitative behavior in climbing the ladder of success derives
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, from his being a Jew; a “certain kind of Jew” is still a Jew —
who is still investigating the case. someone who has Jewish ancestry and is a product of Jewish
At Fiterman Hall, work was stopped a few We’ve got problems history and culture and a member of the Jewish people.
weeks ago when the standpipe failed a test. That’s What he does not say is that Glick is an assimilationist Jew
how things are supposed to work. As a building To The Editor: — one who has rejected and discarded Jewish culture and its
is being dismantled, the standpipe must be cut Would someone please explain to me how Mayor Bloom- behavioral norms and, instead, has chosen to model himself on
repeatedly and, in turn, tested repeatedly. berg creates these oxymoronic catchy titles for himself? a certain type of man in the majority culture. In his case, it is the
More troubling are the cigarette butts recently First, he is the “Education Mayor” — for kids without rapacious, capitalist robber baron of the late 19th century.
found at Fiterman. Smoking was prohibited at schools. Then, he is the “Good-For-Business Mayor” — and Tallmer should have identified Glick as being a man who
the Deutsche Bank building because of the flam- I just see more and more empty store windows. chose the worst type in American life to emulate, not as a ste-
mable materials, but workers typically smoked What about that plant-a-million-trees for PlaNYC? Guess
there and a cigarette started the blaze, according what? I just noticed today that no one in his administration Continued on page 24
to investigators. Fiterman no longer has flam-
mable materials needed for the abatement of
toxic materials because demolition did not begin
until the abatement in the building was finished
— another post-Deutsche reform. Smoking may
IRA BLUTREICH
not be as hazardous there as it was a few months
ago, but it is still dangerous and is prohibited for
a reason. Last year, inspectors found cigarette
butts at the Deutsche Bank building, and one of
our photographers got a photo of a construction
worker smoking while working on One World
Trade Center, even though smoking is prohibited
throughout the site.
If no-smoking rules are flouted at high-profile
sites at and near the W.T.C. where inspectors are
on site, it seems likely that there are more viola-
tions elsewhere around the city.
Building safety appears to be getting better,
but clearly more vigilance and enforcement are
needed. Construction work is dangerous enough.
Lax enforcement only increases the risks.
It would be funny — if it wasn’t so sad.
August 26 - September 1, 2009 23

Let pilots keep on flying free in Hudson corridor
TALKING POINT Mayor Bloomberg, on the other hand, with his experience
as a pilot and familiarity with the Hudson V.F.R. corridor,
from the major airports. Indeed, you can fly over almost all
of the United States without talking to an air-traffic control-
was brilliantly rational in his comments just hours after ler except in the proximity of the busiest airports. Airspace
BY IAN DUTTON the accident. What happened was extraordinarily rare and where contact is required is actually the exception.
On July 26, a tragic crash on the Taconic Parkway in presents a much lower risk to the public than, say, lightning Compare this to driving: Who is “controlling” your
Westchester County claimed eight lives, four of them chil- strikes. Nonetheless, the aviation community thoroughly actions as you cruise along at 75 miles per hour on the
dren. The Taconic Parkway is heavily traveled and was investigates each and every crash with a scientific precision, thruway? Who is responsible for your separation from
designed in the 1920s and ’30s when current traffic volumes other vehicles? When you change lanes, shouldn’t there be
and speeds were not imagined. This is no cruise through someone giving you permission to do so? When driving,
Iowa cornfields; a driver must pay attention and be prepared you may be just feet from the nearest car, while when flying,
for the unexpected. Because of these conditions and the his- Mayor Bloomberg, with his pilot it’s exceedingly rare to be within a mile of another aircraft.
tory of multiple fatal crashes every year, after the most recent And probability is on your side: It’s a big sky, even in the
well-publicized crash, local and federal elected officials held experience and familiarity with most congested areas. The National Transportation Safety
a press conference to demand that no more cars be allowed Board reports that in the week preceding the Hudson crash,
on the Taconic. the V.F.R. corridor, was brilliantly each day an average of 225 aircraft flew in the corridor.
In our own backyard, in a recent one-year period, Houston Even if you limit “day” to 12 hours, that’s less than one
St. had three separate crashes each of which resulted in the rational speaking after the accident. aircraft every 3 minutes. Count how many cars pass you on
death of a cyclist. In an average year, dozens of pedestrians the West Side Highway every 3 minutes — and they are all
are treated for injuries when struck by cars and trucks while at the same altitude.
just trying to cross this thoroughfare. Wisely, a coalition of our In the wake of the crash, some statements from our local
representatives expressed outrage and called for the closure of and this process will likely generate specific recommenda- officials are simply offensive. Though I hold Manhattan
Houston St. to all traffic in order to stop the carnage. tions that deserve careful consideration. Borough President Stringer in the highest regard, for him to
And on the Cross Bronx Expressway, besides the hundreds As has been reported, it is possible to fly over the Hudson state, “Amateur hour in the sky is over,” shows that he has
of collisions that take place every year, children in neighboring River at altitudes below 1,100 feet without any specific no connection with the aviation community. If by “amateur,”
communities have the highest rates of childhood asthma in requirements to be in contact with air-traffic control. This, he means inexperienced or untrained, I question whether
the U.S. To prevent thousands of innocent kids’ lives being so in essence, is what is meant by the term “V.F.R. corridor.” he means the 30-year veteran Piper pilot or the 2,700-hour
negatively affected, there is an uproar as public officials call There is nothing unusual with this at all; in fact, many large commercial helicopter pilot. The extensive training and test-
for a ban on driving on the Cross Bronx. cities have such corridors to segregate small aircraft proceed-
Of course, I’m being facetious. Despite the clear dangers ing on their own from commercial aircraft operating to and Continued on page 34
faced by motorists and innocent bystanders alike, no elected
official ever gets up and says that we should close a road-
way, even after clear patterns of tragic impacts. Can you say,
“Queens Boulevard?”
Contrast this with the July 8 collision over the Hudson
River of a Piper Lance and a Eurocopter sightseeing helicop-
ter. While certainly a great tragedy, this was the first midair
collision in the Hudson Visual Flight Rules, or V.F.R., corridor
since 1963 — nearly 50 years ago — and only the third fatal
general aviation accident in New York City since 1990. Yet a
stream of elected officials, many of whom I otherwise hold in
high regard, have been angling for time in front of a camera
to tell you that, before any investigation has been completed,
they know the right solution: Ban the flights, close the cor-
ridor.
This is what is known as a “windshield perspective.” These
elected officials are probably quite familiar with driving, and
though they consciously know cars kill more Americans each
and every month than were lost in the tragedy of Sept. 11,
they accept the collateral damage because it is familiar. I’d
also guess that these same elected officials have not under-
taken flight training and thus are unable to relate to concepts
such as see-and-avoid, positive-control airspace or the role
of a flight plan to Instrument Flight Rules, or I.F.R., versus
Villager photo by J.B. Nicholas
V.F.R. aircraft. As a result, they make suggestions that are
either irrelevant to the scenario or don’t reflect the risk at After the midair crash 1,100 feet over the Hudson River on July 8, a tire from the small Piper Lance plane land-
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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struck with New York University about “preserving” the
Continued from page 22 Provincetown Playhouse, it felt like déjà vu all over again.
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reotypical Jew in racist, genocide-inciting propaganda. was proposed and agreed upon for the Poe House; in that
case, the university was going to rebuild the facade using
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the original bricks. Well, one thing led to another and the
original bricks weren’t in good enough shape or perhaps
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Legacy of Patriarchy in Jewish Life.” there weren’t enough of them after the demolition. So alter-
nate bricks were found and a strange homage to a federal
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rowhouse was constructed on W. Third St., perhaps 100 feet
west from where the original historic building stood. Take a
It’s the same old N.Y.U. walk down W. Third St. sometime and see for yourself how
well that “preservation” solution worked.
)8//&216(59$725<75$,1,1* To The Editor: Therefore, when H.D.C. heard about the Provincetown
)$//7(506(37²'(& Re “Provincetown drama encore as theater’s wall partly compromise, we were rather wary of it. The issue is not and
removed” (news article, Aug. 19): never should have become the design of the replacement
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With the discovery of the partial demolition of the walls building. The issue was the preservation of what N.Y.U.
7XHVGD\:HGQHVGD\ of the Provincetown Playhouse theater which it promised to President Sexton once called “the fragile ecosystem” of the
7HHQVLQJLQJFODVV)ULGD\ preserve, New York University has now reprised its lamen- Village. The preservation solution was remarkably simple —
7HHQ$FWLQJFODVV)ULGD\ table behavior with the Poe House in 2002. There, too, N.Y.U. the Provincetown Playhouse and Apartments should have
6DWXUGD\ struck a deal with the community in which it promised to pre- been preserved, both on the site’s merits, as well as an anchor
 serve a segment of this historic structure within its new Law for a long-desired South Village Historic District, a goal
School building. But when the scaffolding came down, N.Y.U. N.Y.U. had professed to support.
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claimed it was not feasible to preserve and reuse the promised Instead, a long-winded argument was made about the site’s
7+856'$< sections of the building, to the outrage of many. historic integrity and alterations that were made 50 years ago
 What’s interesting in this case is that N.Y.U. had claimed robbing the site of its historic character. Balderdash. The theater
³DEVROXWHO\WKHEHVWDFWLQJWUDLQLQJIRUNLGVLQ1<&´ that it had done a thorough engineering evaluation of the was still the Provincetown Playhouse, which still had a strong,
 entire historic Provincetown Playhouse and Apartments if not completely unbroken, 70-year history as a major theatri-

 building (of which the small theater it promised to preserve
comprised less than 6 percent), and that this evaluation pro-
cal center, which was proudly proclaimed in the Playbills of
shows produced there until N.Y.U. closed the place’s doors to
ZZZEL]NLGVQ\FRPRUSLHU6WGLRVFRP vided irrefutable evidence that the building was not structur- the public. That was the first step — soon the building became
ally capable of being reused for the new Law School offices inadequate for the university’s needs and a perfectly fine his-
the university wanted to build on site. toric building had to be replaced with a historicist building.
Yet somehow it now seems the engineer’s evaluation Never fear, though. N.Y.U. reassured the concerned
missed that the walls of the theater that N.Y.U. was promising community that the complex’s heart — the Provincetown
to preserve might not be able to be saved. N.Y.U. held out this Playhouse itself, which even the university’s consultants
promise as part of the basis upon which it received approvals admitted had significance — would remain intact, if not
for this project from many of its supporters. Even those of us untouched. Too bad no one walked down the block to Poe
who did not buy N.Y.U.’s argument and lobbied instead for House to see how well that turned out.
preservation and reuse of the entire building — which the
New York State Historic Preservation Office ruled was quali- Simeon Bankoff
fied for listing on the State and National Register of Historic Bankoff is executive director, Historic Districts Council
Places — acknowledged that the plan to preserve the build-
ing’s theater section was a step forward from N.Y.U.’s original
plan to demolish all but the tiny theater entry facade.
Now it would seem that N.Y.U. either hid the fact that Park acoustics are totally off
it could not keep the promise upon which the approvals
it sought were given, or at the very least failed to do due To The Editor:
diligence to see if this commitment was one it was really in Re “Park neighbors want drummers to just beat it” (news
a position to make. article, Aug. 5):
This comes on the heels of the discovery that N.Y.U. is Let’s remember that the acoustics in Washington Square
seeking building permits for a taller and larger structure at the Park have been completely changed with the new design.
former Catholic Center site than it claimed it plans to build We now have a vast, barren plaza with no trees or buildings
How a child learns to learn there; the reasons for this are still unclear, but the university’s as sound buffers around the plaza and fountain. This space
will impact his or her life forever. claim that it had to file such permit applications in order to
pursue a variance for the shorter, smaller building it promised
is now also completely open to Fifth Ave. and Thompson
St. for miles of sound travel. This problem was predicted
to pursue have been refuted by the Department of Buildings. and ignored by the Parks Department at many pre-design
Progressive Education for Is this really the new N.Y.U. transparency, or just the meetings.
Two-Year-Olds – 8th Grade same old N.Y.U. dishonesty? The exceptional ruckus caused by the “pots-and-pans
guy” was a terrible disturbance and, thankfully, it has been
Andrew Berman eliminated. But banning all drums in the park is not an
OPEN HOUSE Berman is executive director, Greenwich Village Society for acceptable solution. A big part of the charm and character
Historic Preservation of Washington Square is the variety of musical groups and
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 6-8pm spontaneous entertainers. In fact, a 10-year-old relative of
RSVP to openhouse@cityandcountry.org mine is always dazzled by finding “a virtual music gallery”
on a walk through the park, each group a different style
Fooled by N.Y.U. again without overwhelming the nearest one, or so it was.
Visit www.cityandcountry.org
The installation of trees might be a good idea for the
for information and application materials To The Editor: plaza, even if they must be in tubs. But the problem does
Re “Provincetown drama encore as theater’s wall partly need solving. With all the experts and money involved, it
146 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 removed” (news article, Aug. 19):
212-242-7802 When the Historic Districts Council heard about the deal Continued on page 33
August 26 - September 1, 2009 25

VILLAGER ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Wanna buy (a book about) The Brooklyn Bridge?
New book of old pictures enriches, sans coffee table
BY JERRY TALLMER
On page 27 of a new book of old pictures of the Brooklyn
Bridge, there is a photograph that might pull you up short,
BOOK
shock you and blow you away.
For just that tiny instant, you may think you’re staring HISTORIC PHOTOS
at the front facade of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
France — with two high-arched medieval cutouts for win- Text and captions by John B. Manbeck
dows. But no, this is in fact the New York end of the Brooklyn
Bridge under spiky, thorny construction circa 1874, linked Turner Publishing (Nashville, TN, August 2009)
only by steel cables to the much similar Brooklyn end, or 216 pages; $39.95
tower, slightly to the right across the river in the background.
Suddenly, looking at this image, I remember the only time I
ever met Samuel Beckett: one night in Paris in 1964, with the Another: Master mechanic E. Frank Farrington, waving
Nobel prizewinner to be, warmed up on the red wine of the his hat with his right hand, to the (unseen) mob below, while
workman’s restaurant he had chosen, magically educating me his left hand clings to the attachment of the swing-seat he’s
at some length on the genius of Viollet le-Duc, the architect riding, like s tiny cable car, from one tower to another — to
who had restored Notre Dame and much else of that era. prove how safe it is!
Okay, back to Brooklyn. To my mind, the Brooklyn Bridge Another: A drawing of the bridge’s first jumper, a certain
is not, as it’s so often labeled, “The Eighth Wonder of the Robert Odlum, when in 1885 he drops to his death from
Modern World,” it’s the First Wonder, bar none, come one high over the ferry and sailboats that are paying no attention
come all. whatsoever far below — as in Auden’s great poem, Musee
It is my own cathedral and always has been — par- Book cover photo ccourtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library
des Beaux Arts.
ticularly in those years when that very bridge was not much In fact, the book in its entirety is a chronicle of overlap-
Key figures gathered on the Brooklyn anchorage
more than a stone’s throw from where I was toiling on South ping, contrasting modes of transportation: sail, steam, side
(1878)
Street for the New York Post. paddle, horse and wagon, cable car, railroad, automobile, sub-
It was in one of those years, 1983 (the bridge’s centen- For the remainder of the construction, he can only stare out way train, and of course the good old, bad old, human foot.
nial) that there occurred a huge heart-stopping fireworks at it from a window (we look out that same window via One more: A movie poster for “It Happened in Brooklyn”
display, along the BB and its support cables and up and down photo) some blocks away on Columbia Heights, while his (Sinatra, Lawson, Grayson, Durante, 1947) autographed by
the river, to put to shame the few scanty fireworks photos in wife Emily takes over as de facto chief engineer for the dura- the film’s songwriters Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne.
the book at hand. tion of the great project. What you do not get in “Historic Photos of the Brooklyn
The book is “Historic Photos of the Brooklyn Bridge.” And Emily? We get her portrait too, of course, one you Bridge”:
It is — indubitably — a coffee-table book, but can serve have seen many times before — a smiling powder puff Any paintings whatsoever of a subject hundreds of super-
a useful service as such if people pick it up and leaf through around a core of steel. lative artists have addressed, from Joseph Stella to Andy
who know nothing whatsoever about this First Wonder of Photos, photos, drawings, engravings; the great bridge Warhol to LeRoy Neiman and on up and down. Not to men-
our present world. It may set them wanting more. And itself, in every phase of construction including a cover illustra- tion poets from Hart Crane to Marianne Moore to Vladimir
worrying. tion from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper of five work- Mayakovsky to Jack Kerouac and on up and down.
Because David McCullough, who gave us the brilliant men with painting gear in hand, clinging like flies to a spider’s Any photography credits whatsoever (except one passing
real book about that wonder, “The Great Bridge: The Epic web of cables high, high over the East River. It reminds me of reference to Lewis Hine). This is the real crime in a book
Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge” (Simon & nothing so much as Margaret Bourke White’s daring shots of like this.
Schuster, 1972) — is today telling us via Internet that the men in space atop the Empire State Building during the con- Still and all, a cathedral is a cathedral. When you turn to
very existence of the BB is now in grave hazard; like the giant struction of that amazing project at the start of the 1930s. page 27, prepare to blink.
Buddhas the Taliban blew up in Afghanistan.
Nor does this book of photographs more than barely Pitt) to take eight Jews with him, parachute into Germany and
mention (and thank) Ken Burns for his superlative 1981 then simply kill Nazis. He states that each of them owes him 100
documentary film, “Brooklyn Bridge,” crafted in large part
out of McCullough’s masterwork, with McCullough himself
as narrator and starring the voice of Julie Harris as Emily KOCH Nazi scalps before they are through with their campaign. They
proceed to kill their share of Nazis and literally scalp them.
The Jew hunter, Col. Hans Landa, pursues Jews in occu-
Roebling — riding across the bridge on opening day, May 24,
1883, with a white rooster on her lap. Some 150,000 people
walked across it along with her.
ON FILM pied France. There is an enormously touching scene show-
ing a French farmer giving up the Jews he had hidden in his
house out of fear that he and his three daughters would be
But here’s what you do get in “Historic Photos of the “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS” (+) killed. The heroine is a Jewish woman, Shosanna Dreyfus
Brooklyn Bridge”: I thought this flick was based on some historical facts. It (Melanie Laurent), who does us all proud. A fictional
A photo of the head and shoulders of John Roebling, the is not. It’s a spoof. If you view it as such and don’t get super- finale involves an apparently successful effort to kill Hitler,
Prussian-born engineer and steel-cable manufacturer who sensitive thinking one should be extremely careful when Bormann, Goering and Goebbels at a French theater. The
had the whole dazzling idea of a vast suspension bridge engaging in a spoof that involves elements of the Holocaust, film at that point becomes a rollicking musical without
(longest in the then world) across the East River. you will enjoy this film. the music. All I could do was hum “Springtime for Hitler,”
A photo of John Roebling’s son Washington Roebling, a Interestingly, Brad Pitt’s performance does little to height- which I liked immensely.
battlefield hero at Gettysburg who always seemed to be in en the enjoyment. He portrays Lt. Aldo Raine, a Tennessee Quentin Tarantino, writer and director, did it again.
the right place at the right time, and who a few short years hillbilly in charge of eight Jews. The performance of PT said: “I didn’t really enjoy the film, although it was
later took over when his father died in 1869 of an injury Christoph Waltz, playing the Nazi Gestapo figure Col. Hans very well produced and quite realistic except for the outra-
incurred early in the construction of the bridge. Landa, is the highlight of the film. His ability to convey geous bits: Brad Pitt as a hillbilly, Jewish soldiers trying to
Add ironies: Washington Roebling himself was knocked courtliness and sympathy and then go to commit the cruelest pass themselves off as Italian filmmakers, and other unreal-
off the job — for good — by a crippling case of the bends of horrors is simply superb.
(caisson disease) also incurred at (or deep under) the bridge. The plot is simple. The U.S. Army authorizes Lt. Raine (Brad Continued on page 26
26 August 26 - September 1, 2009

Rooftop Films presents P-Star, under starry sky
2009 Tribeca Film Festival flick gets Brooklyn premiere
BY ELENA MANCINI daughters who longed for their absentee,
P-Star Rising is the story of a second
chance that emerged from a Harlem hous- FILM crack-addled mother. Jesse’s parenting style
might be unorthodox, but his straight talk
ing shelter, “a rose in concrete,” as director and refusal to whitewash his checkered past
Gabriel Noble refers to the character and for their benefit is a testament to his love and
talent of child rapper P-Star (on which his P-STAR RISING unwavering devotion.
feature documentary is based). 2009; 83 minutes; feature documentary As much as the story depicts the perks
When Noble met Priscilla “P-Star” Diaz and pitfalls of launching and managing a
Directed by Gabriel Noble
and her father/manager/former hip-hop career in the New York City hip-hop scene,
hopeful Jesse Diaz at a rapper debut dance Free; Thursday, September 3 (rain date, it’s even more a story about a family’s strug-
party in NYC, he knew immediately that September 10) Live 8:30 p.m. music perfor- gles to fulfill a dream without present for
P-Star was not just a kid with a lot of spunk one another and sticking together. The Diaz
mance by P-Star; 9:00 p.m. screening, fol-
— she had a story that was worth telling. family brings its both its love for one another
At the time, she was all of nine years old. lowed by Q&A with the filmmaker and its baggage to the well documented risks
What struck Noble about P-Star (apart from At the lawn of Ft Greene Park, North Portland and gains of child stardom. It learns many
her tender age and the fact that she was out lessons along the way.
and Myrtle Avenue, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn (G
at a party past midnight on a school night) P-Star must learn to temper her pluck
was “the aggressiveness of her flow, charis- train to Fulton) and talent with her need to just be a kid.
ma, her street smarts and her fire.” As Noble For information, www.rooftopfilms.com Jesse must come to accept that despite his
describes it, he wanted to learn “where Photo courtesy of Rooftop Films & the filmmaker commitment to confronting the pressures
that cadence was coming from.” Coupled P-Star dancing in foreground, looming and responsibilities that come with dual role
with P-Star’s precociousness and passion for large in background one another appeared natural and candid of manager/father, the intervention of hum-
performing was also the consciousness of throughout. This sense also remained strong bling realities cannot be prevented. Solsky
wanting to bring forward the dream that had documentary. The process of filming brought in moments that highlighted character weak- must learn the importance of self-expression
seemingly eluded her father. Noble and the Diaz to form a close bond. nesses, poor judgment, disappointments and in a shadow role. While this is in many ways
Five years have passed since Noble’s first Noble described it as feeling like a member defeats. a distinctly New York story, its disarming
encounter with the Diaz family. During that of their family. The comfortable rapport Particularly noteworthy in this regard authenticity and emotional rawness give
five year period, Noble (with the help of pro- between the director and the family certainly was Jesse Diaz. Armed with scant resources it universal appeal. Noble, whose future
ducer Marjhan Tehrani) has spent four years comes across in watching the documentary. and cast in an emotionally challenging famil- projects include a documentary on gypsy
getting to know the family intimately and All of the family members seemed at ease ial situation, this single father did not have children in Romania, tells P-Star’s story with
filming them for this tour-de-force feature playing themselves. Their interactions with an easy time at bringing up two young sensitivity and respect.

Towel-dropping deals.
Koch on Film or so creatures onboard that look like insects
Continued from page 25 and to some like crustaceans.
The extraterrestrials are initially treated
istic flights of the filmmaker’s fancy. I just humanely and placed in a refugee camp
couldn’t reconcile the serious parts of the known as District 9. Relations deteriorate
film such as the giving up of the hidden Jews and they are soon viewed as social outcasts
with the comedic elements.” and referred to as prawns, a slur. In an
1 hour, 52 minutes; Rated R. apparent allegory, the treatment toward the
aliens by the blacks and whites of South
At the Regal Union Square Stadium Africa, with their history of Apartheid,
14 (850 Broadway). For screening times, becomes brutal. A war is declared to get rid
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Office, 212-253-6266. Also at, among able slum area.
other places, Chelsea Clearview Cinema I frankly thought it was all ridiculous,
(260 West 23rd Street). For screening times, particularly so when an attempt to add a
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call 212-691-5519. the aliens, Christopher Johnson (Jason Cope),
tries to help Wikus (Sharlto Copley) who was
in charge of the aliens’ care. After accidentally
“DISTRICT 9” (-) becoming infected, Wilkus starts to turn into
New York’s Shop for All Things Mac This horror/sci-fi film received kudos an alien and Johnson promises to cure him.
from the critics, some giving it four stars. I repeat. Stay away. This movie is an
Price Drop: Aluminum Ridiculous. Stay away. enormous waste of time and they don’t hand
The picture reminded me of the serials out free sodas or comic books.
MacBook Starting at $999 or chapters that I watched as a child every 1 hour, 53 minutes; Rated R .
While supplies last, get a great, low price on a closeout MacBook with a Saturday afternoon. For one dime I saw two
sleek, aluminum, unibody enclosure, now starting at just $999. films and also received a free soda and a comic At the Regal Union Square Stadium
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Open Mon–Fri 9am to 8pm, to make because of the technology involved. call 1-800-326-3264 x628. For the Box
A spaceship, unable to move from its posi- Office, 212-253-6266. Also at, among
Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun noon to 6pm 212.929.3645 tion in the sky, appears over Johannesburg, other places, Chelsea Clearview Cinema
119 West 23rd St between 6th and 7th Avenue South Africa, in the 1980s. The alien craft (260 West 23rd Street). For screening times,
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Last call for FringeNYC
Two to see, one to miss
THEATER
REVIEWS
HIS GREATNESS
Written by Daniel MacIvor
Directed by Tom Gualtieri
A 2009 New York International Fringe Festival presentation
Presented by Adam Blanshay and Lyric Productions, in associa-
tion with The Present Company
At the Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street)
Aug 27, at 3:45 p.m.; Aug 29, at Noon
For tickets ($15), visit www.fringenyc.org or call 866-468-7619.
Visit www.HisGreatnessPlay.com

BY SCOTT HARRAH
This provocative show, based on a true story about “two
days in the last years of the life of playwright Tennessee
Williams,” is one of the undisputed highlights of the 13th
Annual New York International Fringe Festival.
Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor’s brilliant script,
the stellar performances of the three cast members and
Tom Gualtieri’s tight direction create a top-notch bio-drama
about one of America’s most celebrated, controversial the-
ater icons.
“His Greatness” is not officially about Williams. The
Broadway/Hollywood legend’s name and play titles are
never mentioned, and the lead character is simply called
The Playwright (Peter Goldfarb). However, Daniel MacIvor Photo by Neilson Barnard
covers all the notorious territory about Williams’s private Tennessee Williams, sorta, center, in “His Greatness”
life — from his alleged problems with alcohol and drugs to
his failed attempts at writing in his later years.
The story takes place in a Vancouver hotel room circa SCATTERED LIVES
1980, as The Playwright prepares for the opening of a new,
Written, directed and choreographed by Yoshihisa Kuwayama
updated version of an old play. “His Greatness” focuses on
the complicated symbiotic relationship between the writer A 2009 New York International Fringe Festival presentation
and his high-strung, devoted assistant/lover (played with
aplomb by Dan Domingues). Troubles abound when a calcu-
A presentation of Samurai Sword Soul, in association with The
lating hustler (the superb Michael Busillo) is hired to escort Present Company
the old man to the gala opening. At the Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette Street, third floor
Goldfarb is first-rate as The Playwright — playing him
as a lovable yet sad person on a path of self-destruction. Aug 28, 9:30 p.m.; Aug 29, 4:30 p.m.
Dan Domingues is totally incandescent as The Assistant. For tickets ($15), visit www.fringenyc.org or
He brings down the house with his manic mannerisms as he
delivers MacIvor’s beautifully written dialogue. When The call 866-468-7619.
Playwright complains about pain in his soul, The Assistant Visit www.HisGreatnessPlay.com
quips, “That’s not your soul — it’s your hangover.” The
Assistant is the only one who can get The Playwright out Photo by Motoyuki Ishibashi
of bed and keep him sober enough to get through a radio BY SCOTT STIFFLER The Samauri storytellers of “Scattered Lives”
interview and the opening of the play. Domingues portrays They drink! They fight! They repeat that process all day
The Assistant as a compassionate but frustrated man who and all night! cians, a nine-member cast and their swords. They swords
tries desperately to help the egotistical, deluded author over- Occasionally, the good, bad and conflicted Samurai pause aren’t real, though; but the well-constructed props glisten
come his battle with alcoholism and drug addiction so he can long enough to experience fleeting moments of moral and with deadly implications and the resulting sound when blade
maintain both his career and dignity. philosophical clarity amidst the relentless bloodshed and meets blade, although not that of metal, lets you know in no
“His Greatness” doesn’t solely rely on the sordid power grabs. In the end, only a disembodied spirit and the uncertain terms that a battle is taking place.
aspects of Williams and his personal problems. There’s drunken shell of a former great fighter remain to survey the The fight choreography, by writer/director Yoshihisa
also great detail on why critics were so fascinated with damage and vow that their swords will only be used improve Kuwayama, is relentless, imaginative and effective in its
his female characters, and what he really thought of such life rather than reign destruction upon the land. implication of drawn blood and death (of which there is
theatrical peers as Arthur Miller. Ultimately, however, “His That’s the fascinatingly complex moral drawn at the end much!).
Greatness” is a portrait of a once-great writer’s decline and of the simple story to be found in Samurai Sword Soul’s pro- But along with all the violence you’d expect from a
why so many people turned on him in the end — showing duction of “Scattered Lives” — a fine example of minimalist Samauri tale comes a thoughtful plot which sees two war-
exactly why the real life of Tennessee Williams was every technique made to serve the telling of an epic tale.
bit as tragic as his plays. The bare, black box stage is filled only with three musi- Continued on page 28
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Last call for FringeNYC
Continued from page 27

ring factions duel to the death and a drunken clown achieve
redemption. By the end, only the reformed drunk and the
ghost of the good-guy master remain on stage to contemplate
the way of the warrior and the responsibility that comes with
the power to take a life with relative ease. That’s the unique,
unexpected ingredient which makes “Scattered Lives” more
than just a series of violent encounters.

UNION SQUARED
Written by David S. Singer
Directed by Diana Basmajian
A 2009 New York International Fringe Festival production of the
Present Company
At The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street)
For tickets ($15), visit www.fringenyc.org or call
(866) 468-7619. Visit www.UnionSquaredTheComedy.com
Photo by Aaron Epstein
Aug 26, 3:15 p.m.; Aug 27, 10:15 p.m.; Aug 30, 1:15 p.m.
The hardworking, but doomed cast, of “Union Squared”

BY SCOTT HARRAH elements of a traditional comedy of errors, but ultimately money his father made through unethical business practices.
Everything about David S. Singer’s Fringe Festival pro- falls flat due to trite dialogue, silly plot twists, and uneven The problem is, as written by playwright David S. Singer,
duction of “Union Squared” reeks of mediocrity — from the performances from the cast. Sophie is a mere caricature of every Jewish mother; but not
half-baked, formulaic “romantic comedy” plot to the one- Spoiled Wall Street stockbroker Brad (Levi Sochet) must in a positive way. From her endless use of Yiddish words to
dimensional characters (all of whom are absurd stereotypes). deal with his meddling Jewish mother, Sophie (Anita Keal), her exaggerated mannerisms, she comes across as a cartoon
This tale of “sex, money and massage therapy” has all the when she informs him he’s going to inherit several million rather than a believable lead character.
dollars that his late father socked away illegally in a Swiss Levi Sochet is totally miscast in the role of Brad. He
bank account. Trouble arises when we learn that Brad is has zero chemistry with the rest of the actors, and is far
cheating on his devoted wife Rachel (Annie Meisels) with from plausible as a greedy, oversexed, unfaithful husband.
sexy blonde massage therapist, Shannon (Carlina Ferrari). It’s a shame that Sochet’s comic timing is so off — because
As Sophie, Anita Keal does her best to bring badly Meisels as Rachel and Ferrari as Brad’s mistress Shannon
needed depth to the character; a warmhearted woman who are far more competent actors. Unfortunately, the playwright
wants the best for her son — and nothing to do with the has written their characters as oversimplified ethnic clichés.
Rachel is a nagging Jewish-American princess wife, and
Shannon is an Irish-American with a drinking problem.
Director Diana Basmajian fails to make the cast gel as
a cohesive unit. Even with more rehearsal time and better
casting, it would likely be impossible to add much to this
flimsily-written play. Nothing in the hackneyed narrative is
original. Everything about the show — from the opening
when Brad learns about his father’s secret Swiss cash stash
to the unfolding, unfunny marital infidelities of the couple
— is predictable. “Union Squared” tries to be an intelligent
adult comedy, but is in fact nothing but an amateurish string
of moments about uninteresting people and their supposedly
humorous daily lives.

Artists & Writers
Residencies
www.vermontstudiocenter.org
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THE
COMPILED BY
SCOTT STIFFLER
A
Scott@thevillager.com

MUSIC
LIST
ART
NIGHTSHIFT III
This group gallery show pulls back the curtain to reveal the talents of those
who toil during the daylight hours as arts institution staff and/or artist
assistants to big names in the established art world. By night, however, this
sub-community spends their hours maintaining disciplined studio practices
of their own. Show up and find out what they have to show for it — and
you might just end up pinpointing that moment in time when the student
becomes the master. Through October 6. Viewing Hours: Tues through Fri,
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat, 1 to 4 p.m.; at Hudson Guild Gallery, 441 West
26th Street. Call 212-760-9837. At the closing party on Oct 6, 6 to 8 p.m.,
you can meet the artists and take in some performance art.
Image courtesy of the artist (Sara Pringle)

“Blue Tony” (2009)

READING
LOSERS LIVE LONGER
Longtime East Village resident and
Photo by Gene Martin author Russell Atwood reads excerpts
Cedar Walton, performing with his quartet, Aug 29 from his new novel, fresh off the truck
from the nefarious souls at Hard Case
Crime books. “Losers Live Longer” is the
CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FEST name of the book — and the name of
City Parks Foundation’s 17th edition of the Charlie
the official book launch event. “Losers”
Parker Jazz Festival features two afternoons of free
marks the return of East Village private
jazz headlined by Frank Wess Quintet and Cedar Walton
investigator Payton Sherwood. This time
Quartet — all in the service of paying tribute to the
around, Sherwood is once again up to
great Charlie Parker. Gary Bartz, José James, Aaron
his knees in a pig-pile of murder, lust
Parks, Papo Vazquez Pirates Troubadores and the Dred
and greed on Manhattan’s Lower East
Scott Trio. Free. Performances begin at 3 p.m. on Sat, Photo courtesy of harrypocius.com Side (just when you thought they man-
Aug 29 (at Marcus Garvey Park (124th Street and Mt. Russell Atwood (foreground), pounding out some fresh pulp aged to make the place respectable).
Morris Park) and at 3 p.m. Sun, Aug 30 at Tompkins
Atwood is joined at the event by fellow
Square Park (E. 8th Street, between Aves. A and B).
pulp fiction writers Charles Ardai and Joe Guglielmelli. Free. Sun, Aug 30, 7 to 9 p.m.; at KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street.
Visit www.kgbbarlit.com
2009 DOWNTOWN
MUSICFEST
Downtown MusicFest, an
effort from J&R Music to revi-
KEEPING THE

FILM
talize lower Manhattan and
INDEPENDENT FLAME
First Run Features gets a respectful retrospective,
encourage people to keep
as the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates
returning to the downtown
thirty years of fiction and documentary films from
area, accomplishes that task
the company founded in 1979 by a group of film-
by making like the pied piper
makers dedicated to (OK, obsessed) with advancing
and luring crowds with free Photo courtesy of Matt York

Jimmy (left) and Dick the distribution of independent film. The gay his-
R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Latin
Dale tory documentary “Before Stonewall” is on the bill
and pop music. Aug 27, meet
(Sept 3), as is “49 Up” (Aug 30, 31) — part of a
and greet Surf music inventor Dick Dale and
decades-long doc which checks in with a group of
son Jimmy; 2 p.m. at the J&R store. Aug 28,
Brits every seven years. Also included is a screen-
in concert at City Hall Park, it’s J Moss and
MUSIC

ing of the Harlan Ellison cult fave “A Boy and His
Grammy-nominated R&B and pop singer Mario.
Dog” (Aug 26) and appearances from filmmakers.
Aug 29, KRS-One and Buckshot are among the
August 26 through September 4 at the Walter Reade
performers. Free. 5-7 p.m. on Aug 27, 28; 1-5
Theater (165 West 65th Street). Single Screening
p.m. on Aug 29; at City Hall Park (across from
Tickets: $7; series Pass, for $40 admits one person
23 Park Row & Broadway). For more informa- PHOTO COURTESY of First Run Features
to five screenings. For a complete schedule, visit
tion, call 212-238-9000 or visit www.jr.com. A middle aged participant of “49 Up”
www.filmlinc.com.
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ful activity. Registered Agent: NOTICE OF FORMATION upon whom process against ty. LP formed in DE on 3/3/06. served. SSNY shall mail copy 10001. Purpose: To engage
Vil 7/22-8/26/09 NOTICE OF QUALIFICA-
Zbigniew Jakowiak 1583 First it may be served. SSNY shall NY Sec. of State designated of process to THE LLC 425
OF CITY FUELS LLC as agent of LP upon whom TION OF JUN GROUP in any lawful act or activity.
Ave, APT. 4D NY, NY 10028. NOTICE OF FORMATION mail a copy of process to Fifth Avenue #19D New York, Vil 8/5-9/9/09
Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. the LLC, c/o Blueswitch, 61 process against it may be PRODUCTIONS, LLC
Vil 7/22-8/26/09 OF PHILMEDIA, LLC NY 10016. Purpose: Any law-
Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on Broadway, Suite 2710, New served and shall mail pro- Authority filed with Secy.
ful activity.
05/27/09. Office location: NY Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. York, New York 10006. Pur- cess to the principal business of State of NY (SSNY) on NOTICE OF QUALIFICA-
addr.: Harvest Partners, LP, Vil 8/5-9/9/09
FLORAWORKS LLC County. SSNY designated as of State of NY (SSNY) on pose: For any lawful pur- 4/30/2009. Office location: NY TION OF VIP SPECIAL
agent of LLC upon whom 6/16/09. Office location: NY 280 Park Ave., 33rd Fl., NY, SERVICES, LLC
Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. pose. NY 10017. DE addr. of LP: THE ROMERO FIRM LLC Co. LLC formed in Connecti-
process against it may be County. SSNY designated as Vil 7/29-9/2/09 cut (CT) on 12/13/2005. SSNY Application of Authority
of State (SSNY) 11/4/2004. served. SSNY shall mail pro- 1209 Orange St., Wilming- Articles of Org. filed NY Sec.
Office in NY Co. SSNY agent of LLC upon whom ton, DE 19801. Name/addr. of designated as agent of LLC filed with Secretary of State
cess to: The LLC, 4353 Broad- NOTICE OF FORMATION of State (SSNY) 5/27/2009.
process against it may be genl. ptr. available from NY upon whom process against of New York (SSNY) on
design. Agent of LLC upon way, NY, NY 10033. Purpose: OF BARBARA L PORT- Office in NY Co. SSNY
served. SSNY shall mail pro- Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed design. Agent of LLC upon it may be served. SSNY shall 04/13/09. N.Y. Office Loca-
whom process may be any lawful activity. MAN, LLC with DE Sec. of State, 401 mail process to THE LLC 21
Vil 7/22-8/26/09 cess to: Cliff Sloan c/o Phil- whom process may be tion: NY County. LLC formed
served. SSNY shall mail Article of Organization filed Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. West 39TH Street, Suite 4A
Media, LLC, 95 Morton St., Purpose: any lawful activity. served. SSNY shall mail in New Jersey, on 04/12/05.
copy of process to THE LLC with the Secretary of State of copy of process to Custodio NY, NY 10018. Arts. Of Org. SSNY designated as agent
NOTICE OF FORMA- NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any NY (SSNY) on 05/26/09 Office Vil 7/29-9/2/09 filed with CT Secy. of State,
366 Amsterdam Ave, #132 Anibal Romero 271 W 47TH of LLC upon whom process
TION OF BEDFORD 61ST lawful activity. location NEW YORK County. 30 Trinity Street Hartford, CT
NY, NY 10024. Purpose: Any STREET ASSOCIATES, Street Suite 44B New York, against it may be served.
Vil 7/22-8/26/09 SSNY has been designated NOTICE OF FORMATION 06106. Purpose: any lawful
lawful activity. Registered LLC OF HIGHLAND PROJECT NY 10036. Purpose: Any law- SSNY shall mail a copy of
as agent upon whom process activity.
Agent: Alon Hacohen 366 CAPITAL GROUP, LLC ful activity. any process against the LLC
Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of NOTICE OF FORMATION against it may be served. The Vil 8/5-9/9/09
Amsterdam Ave, #132 NY, Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. Vil 8/5-9/9/09 served upon to the LLC: c/o
State (SSNY) 6/9/09. Office OF M AND B PARKING Post Office address to which
NY 10024. location: NY County. SSNY LLC the SSNY shall mail a copy of of State of NY (SSNY) on NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- National Registered Agents,
any process against the LLC 5/14/09. Office location: NY WORKLAB CONSULT- Inc., 875 Avenue of the Amer-
Vil 7/22-8/26/09 designated as agent of LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. TION OF LRZ STRUC-
served upon him/her is C/O County. SSNY designated as ING, LLC icas, Suite 501, New York, NY
upon whom process against of State of NY (SSNY) on TURED CAPITAL, LLC
the LLC 7014 13th Avenue. agent of LLC upon whom Articles of Org. filed NY Sec.
it may be served. SSNY shall process against it may be Authority filed with Secy. 10001. The Principal Busi-
NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- 6/29/09. Office location: NY Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose of State (SSNY) 7/9/2009.
mail copy of process to c/o served. SSNY shall mail of State of NY (SSNY) on ness Address of the LLC: 583
TION OF BAM CAPITAL Nat. Reg. Agents, 875 Ave County. SSNY designated as of LLC: to engage in any Office in NY Co. SSNY
process to: Corporation Ser- 06/05/09. Office location: NY Valley Road, West Orange,
HOLDINGS, L.P. of the Americas, Ste. 501, agent of LLC upon whom lawful act or activity. Street design. Agent of LLC upon
vice Company, 80 State St., County. LLC formed in Dela- NJ 07052. Purpose of LLC:
NY, NY 10001, the Reg. Agt. process against it may be address of Principal Business Albany, NY 12207, registered whom process may be
Authority filed with Secy. ware (DE) on 06/04/09. Princ. To engage in any lawful act
upon whom proc. may be served. SSNY shall mail pro- location is: 860 Fifth Avenue. agent upon whom process served. SSNY shall mail copy
of State of NY (SSNY) on New York, NY 10065. of process to THE LLC 21 office of LLC: c/o Enterprise or activity.
served. Purpose: any lawful cess to: The LLC, 50-25 Bar- may be served. Purpose: any
6/18/2009. Office location: NY Vil 7/29-9/2/09 lawful activity. East 10TH Street, APT. 11C Asset Management, Inc., Vil 8/5-9/9/09
activities. nett Avenue, Sunnyside, NY Attn: General Counsel, 521
Co. LLC formed in Delaware Vil 7/22-8/26/09 Vil 7/29-9/2/09 New York, NY 10003. Pur-
(DE) on 12/12/2008. SSNY 11104. Purpose: any lawful NOTICE OF FORMATION pose: Any lawful activity. Fifth Ave., Ste. 1804, NY, NY NOTICE OF FORMATION
designated as agent of LLC purpose. OF POLYMODAL LLC NOTICE OF FORMA- Vil 8/5-9/9/09 10175. SSNY designated as OF INDIGO SHOWROOM
NOTICE OF FORMATION TION OF TRAINING FAIRWAY FUND VIII LLC agent of LLC upon whom LLC
upon whom process against OF MC GREENPORT, LLC Vil 7/22-8/26/09 Arts. of Org. filed with Secy.
CONCEPTS CONSULT- Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. process against it may be
it may be served. SSNY shall of State of NY (SSNY) on ING, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec.
Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of 6/19/09. Office location: NY of State (SSNY) 7/31/2009. served. SSNY shall mail pro-
mail process to Bam Asset ALPARI SECURITIES, LLC Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on
State (SSNY) 6/1/09. Office Co. SSNY designated as Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. Office in NY Co. SSNY cess to the LLC at the addr. of
Management L.P. 135 E 57th Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 06/03/09. Office location: NY
location: NY County. SSNY agent of LLC upon whom design. Agent of LLC upon its princ. office. DE addr. of
of State (SSNY) 6/30/2009. June 2, 2009. Office location: LLC: c/o National Registered County. SSNY designated as
Street, 27th Fl. NY, NY 10022. designated as agent of LLC process against it may be whom process may be
Office in NY Co. SSNY New York County. SSNY des- agent of LLC upon whom
DE address of LLC: 1209 upon whom process against served. SSNY shall mail pro- served. SSNY shall mail Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree
design. Agent of LLC upon ignated as agent of LLC upon process against it may be
Orange Street Wilmington, it may be served. SSNY shall whom process may be cess to: National Registered copy of process to Kriss & Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, Cnty. of
whom process against it may served. SSNY shall mail
mail copy of process to c/o served. SSNY shall mail copy Agents, Inc., 875 Avenue of Feuerstein LLP C/O Kenneth Kent, DE 19904. Arts. of Org.
DE 19801. Arts. Of Org. filed be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 545
Metropolitan Council, 80 of process to THE LLC 14 the Americas, Ste. 501, NY, process to: c/o Shira Bor- P. Horowitz 360 Lexington filed with Secy. of State of
with DE Secy. of State, PO Maiden Lane, NY, NY 10038. the State of DE, 401 Federal 8th Ave., Ste. 14NC, NY, NY
Wall Street, Suite 5H New NY 10001, also registered doloi, 126 East 57th Street, Avenue 12TH FL New York,
Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activi- York, NY 10005. Purpose: agent. Purpose: any lawful #3B, New York, NY 10022. NY 10017. Purpose: Any law- St., #4, Dover, DE 19901. Pur- 10018. Purpose: any lawful
Purpose: any lawful activity. ties. Any lawful activity. activities. Purpose: any lawful activity. ful activity. pose: Any lawful activity. activity.
Vil 7/22-8/26/09 Vil 7/22-8/26/09 Vil 7/29-9/2/09 Vil 7/29-9/2/09 Vil 7/29-9/2/09 Vil 8/5-9/9/09 Vil 8/5-9/9/09 Vil 8/5-9/9/09
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NOTICE OF FORMATION NOTICE OF FORMATION NAME OF FOREIGN LLC:
PUBLIC NOTICES
NAME OF FOREIGN LLC: NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- FANTASTIC PAW, LLC
OF BREAD AND BUTTER OF OR BOOKS LLC NIELSEN MOBILE, LLC STYX SPV-1, LLC TION OF EXCELERATE TION OF ARCHER SPE TION OF CLARITY SOLU-
TIONS GROUP LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec.
MARKETING, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. App. for Auth. filed NY Dept. App. for Auth. filed NY Dept. DISCOVERY, LLC OFFSHORE I, L.L.C.
of State: 5/8/09. Jurisd. and of State: 6/23/09. Jurisd. and Authority filed with Secy. of State (SSNY) 5/28/2009.
Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on date of org.: DE 6/19/09. Application for Authority was Authority filed with Secy.
date of org.: DE 6/10/98. of State of NY (SSNY) on Office in NY Co. SSNY
Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 07/06/09. Office location: NY County off. loc.: NY Cty. Sec. filed with Secretary of State of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/1/09. Office location: NY
04/30/09. Office location: NY County off. loc.: New York of State designated as agent of New York (SSNY) on July 07/24/09. Office location: NY design. Agent of LLC upon
County. SSNY designated as of foreign LLC upon whom County. LLC formed in Dela-
County. SSNY designated as Cty. Sec. of State designated 30, 2009. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Dela- ware (DE) on 3/25/09. SSNY whom process may be
agent of LLC upon whom as agent of foreign LLC upon process against it may be
agent of LLC upon whom served. The Sec. of State County. Principal business ware (DE) on 06/23/09. Princ. designated as agent of LLC
process against it may be whom process against it may served. SSNY shall mail copy
process against it may be shall mail copy of process to: address: Piedmont Center office of LLC: 570 Lexington upon whom process against
served. SSNY shall mail be served. The Sec. of State The LLC, 299 Park Ave., NY, it may be served. SSNY shall of process to Michael Grego-
served. SSNY shall mail pro- North, 3575 Piedmont Road, Ave., 40th Fl., NY, NY 10022.
cess to: Philip F. McGovern, process to: Colin Robinson, shall mail copy of process NY 10171. Addr. of foreign mail process to: The LLC, 298 ry 360 West 21ST Street 2K
LLC in DE is: c/o National N.E., Building 15, Suite 900, SSNY designated as agent
Jr., Esq. Connoll Foley LLP, 213 W. 21st St., #3B, NY, NY to: Nielsen Mobile, c/o The of LLC upon whom process Mulberry St., Apt. 7H, NY, NY
Corporate Research, Ltd., 615 Atlanta, Georgia 30305. LLC 10012. Address of the princi- New York, NY 10011. Pur-
Harborside Financial Center, 10011. Purpose: any lawful Nielsen Company, 770 Broad- South DuPont Hwy., Dover, against it may be served.
way, NY, NY 10003, Attn: Tax DE 19901. Auth. officer in DE formed in Georgia (GA) on pal office: 665 Broadway, Ste. pose: Any lawful activity.
2510 Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ activity. SSNY shall mail process to
Dept. Addr. of foreign LLC where Cert. of Form. filed: August 25, 2008. SSNY has 503, NY, NY 10012. Address Vil 8/19-9/23/09
07311. Purpose: any lawful Vil 8/5-9/9/09 DE Sec. of State, Townsend been designated as an agent Joshua Lobel at the princ. to be maintained in DE: 615
activity. in DE is: 615 South DuPont Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Pur- upon whom process against office of the LLC, regd. agent South DuPont Hwy, Dover,
Vil 8/5-9/9/09 Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Auth. pose: any lawful activity. DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed
NOTICE OF FORMATION the LLC may be served. The upon whom and at which MS. TEASE DANCE STU-
officer in DE where Cert. of Vil 8/5-9/9/09 with DE Secy. Of State, 401
OF SHAHIN GHARIB MD, address to which SSNY process may be served. DE
Form. filed: DE Sec. of State, Federal St., Ste 4., Dover, DE DIO, LLC
NOTICE OF FORMATION PLLC Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE shall mail a copy of any pro- addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation
NOTICE OF FORMATION 19901 . Purpose: any lawful
OF KIMMERICH, LLC 19901. Purpose: any lawful cess against the LLC is to: Service Co., 2711 Centerville activities. Articles of Org. filed NY Sec.
Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. OF RENEWABLE COM- Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE
Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on activity. MUNITIES, LLC Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Vil 8/12-9/16/09 of State (SSNY) 7/27/2009.
Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on Vil 8/5-9/9/09 Central Avenue, Suite 100, 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with
05/06/09. Office location: NY Articles of Organization Office in NY Co. SSNY
07/15/09. Office location: NY Albany, New York 12205. GA Secy. of State of the State of NOTICE OF FORMATION
County. SSNY designated as filed with Secretary of OF JUNOON NYC LLC. design. Agent of LLC upon
County. SSNY designated as address of LLC: Piedmont DE, 401 Federal St., Dover,
agent of PLLC upon whom NOTICE OF FORMATION State of New York (SSNY)
agent of LLC upon whom on 07/30/2009. Office loca- Center North, 3575 Piedmont DE 19901. Purpose: Any law- Articles of Organization Filed whom process may be
process against it may be OF MTI SHOWSPACE
process against it may be tion: NY County. SSNY has Road, N.E., Building 15, Suite ful activity. with Secretary of State of served. SSNY shall mail copy
GP LLC New York SSNY on 6/11/09.
served. SSNY shall mail served. SSNY shall mail been designated as an agent 900, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Vil 8/12-9/16/09
Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. Office located in NY county. of process to THE LLC 129-08
process to: Herve N. Linder, process to: C/O Corpora- upon whom process against Articles of Organization filed
of State of NY (SSNY) on the LLC may be served. The NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- SSNY has designated for 7TH Ave, 1ST Floor College
Ernst & Linder LLC, 17 Bat- tion Service Comp., 80 State with GA Secretary of State, service of process. SSNY
6/30/09. Office location: NY address to which SSNY shall Point, NY 11356. Purpose:
tery Pl., Ste. 1307, New York, St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Corporations Division, 315 TION OF CROSSBOR- shall mail copy of any pro-
County. SSNY designated as mail a copy of any process
NY 10004. Purpose: any law- Purpose: profession of medi- West Tower, #2 Martin Luther DERS, LLC cess served against the LLC: Any lawful activity.
agent of LLC upon whom against the LLC is to: Renew-
ful activity. cine. process against it may be able Communities, LLC King, Jr. Dr., Atlanta, Georgia Authority filed with Secy. Rajesh Bhardwaj, 56 Traut- Vil 8/19-9/23/09
Vil 8/5-9/9/09 Vil 8/5-9/9/09 of State of NY (SSNY) on wein Cresent, Closter, NJ
served. SSNY shall mail pro- c/o Law Offices of Howard 30334-1530. Purpose: any
08/03/09. Office location: NY 07624.
cess to: The LLC, c/o Music Goldman 475 Park Avenue lawful act or activity. Vil 8/19 – 9/23/09
NOTICE OF FORMATION Theater International, 421 W. South New York, NY 10016. Vil 8/12-9/16/09 County. LLC formed in Dela- NOTICE OF FORMATION
NOTICE OF FORMATION
OF M-K SOUTH BROAD- 54th St., NY, NY 10019, Attn: Purpose: To engage in any ware (DE) on 10/29/03. Princ. OF SECOND BUTTON
OF GOTHAM WELLNESS lawful act or activity. DREAMS ANIMATION
WAY ASSOCIATES LLC Drew Cohen. Purpose: any NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- office of LLC: 207 W. 25th LLC LLC
ACUPUNCTURE, PLLC Vil 8/12 – 9/16/09 St., Ste. 507, NY, NY 10001.
Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. lawful activity. TION OF BLUE SPRING
Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State
Vil 8/5-9/9/09 SHIPPING COMPANY NYS fictitious name: CROSS- of State (SSNY) 8/3/2009.
Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on PIG & OX PICTURES, LLC
LIMITED BORDERS OF NEW YORK, Office in NY Co. SSNY (SSNY) 7/27/09. Office loca-
01/11/02. Office location: NY Articles of Org. filed NY Sec.
07/01/09. Office location: NY NOTICE OF FORMATION LLC. SSNY designated as design. Agent of LLC upon tion: New York County. SSNY
County. SSNY designated as of State (SSNY) 5/7/2009. App. for Auth. filed Sec’y of
County. SSNY designated as OF MTI SHOWSPACE L.P. agent of LLC upon whom whom process may be
agent of LLC upon whom Office in NY Co. SSNY State (SSNY) 6/19/09. Office designated as agent of LLC
agent of PLLC upon whom Certificate filed with Secy. design. Agent of LLC upon process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail
process against it may be loc.: NY County. LLC org. in copy of process to THE upon whom process against
process against it may be of State of NY (SSNY) on whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail pro-
served. SSNY shall mail pro- Gibraltar 7/3/08. SSNY desig- LLC 590 Madison Avenue,
served. SSNY shall mail pro- 7/1/2009. Office location: NY served. SSNY shall mail cess to the LLC at the addr. of it may be served. SSNY
cess to: C/O Kenart Realties nated as agent of LLC upon 21ST Floor Manhattan, NY
cess to: The PLLC, 96 Craft- County. SSNY designated copy of process to THE LLC its princ. office. DE addr. of shall mail copy of process to
Inc, 10 W 47th St., NY, NY whom process against it 10022. Purpose: Any lawful
as agent of LP upon whom 201 East 30TH ST. APT. 37 LLC: c/o Corporation Service activity.
10036. Purpose: any lawful sland Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Any may be served. SSNY shall Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP,
process against it may be Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. Vil 8/19-9/23/09
activity. 02467. Purpose: profession lawful activity. Registered mail copy of proc. to c/o CTC, 1350 Broadway, New York,
served. SSNY shall mail pro- 400, Wilmington, New Castle
Vil 8/5-9/9/09 of acupuncture. Agent: Robert Demarco 201 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011,
cess to: The LP, c/o Music Cnty., DE 19808. Arts. of Org. D & C MCKEEGAN LLC NY 10018, Attn: Thomas G.
Vil 8/5-9/9/09 Theater International, 421 East 30TH ST. APT. 37 NY, Reg. Agt. upon whom proc.
NOTICE OF FORMATION NY 10016. filed with Secy. of State of Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. Huszar, Esq.. Purpose: any
W. 54th St., NY, NY 10019, may be served. Gibraltar the State of DE, Corp. Dept.,
OF ISABEL SCHAREN- Vil 8/12-9/16/09 of State (SSNY) 2/6/2009. lawful activities.
NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- Attn: Drew Cohen. Name/ office addr.: Helen Bonavia, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE Office in NY Co. SSNY
BERG CREATIVE MAN- TION OF ESV SAILING address of each genl. ptr. 10 Blackwood Tower, Brymp- Vil 8/19-9/23/09
ADVANCE YOUR IMAGI- 19901. Purpose: Production design. Agent of LLC upon
AGEMENT LLC LLC available from SSNY. Term: ton, S. Barrack Rd., Gibraltar. whom process may be
NATION LLC services.
Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. until 12/31/2108. Purpose: Art. of Org. on file: Regis- Vil 8/12-9/16/09 served. SSNY shall mail
Authority filed with the SSNY Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. NOTICE OF QUALIFI-
Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on any lawful activity. trar of Companies, Compa- copy of process to THE LLC
on 05/07/09. Office location: of State (SSNY) 4/22/2009. Mckeegan & Shearer PC 192 CATION OF C/S 12TH
06/04/09. Office location: NY Vil 8/5-9/9/09 nies House Gibraltar, 1st Fl.,
NY County. LLC formed in DE Office in NY Co. SSNY NOTICE OF FORMATION Lexington Avenue New York,
County. SSNY designated as design. Agent of LLC upon The Arcade, 30-38 Main St., AVENUE LLC
agent of LLC upon whom on 05/13/2008. SSNY is des- NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- OF KOTP INVESTORS NY 10016. Purpose: Any law-
whom process may be Gibraltar. Purpose: any lawful I LLC ful activity. Authority filed with Sec. of
process against it may be ignated as agent upon whom TION OF GENESIS PART- served. SSNY shall mail copy activities. Vil 8/19-9/23/09
served. SSNY shall mail process against the LLC may NERS REAL PROPERTY of process to Mirlet Auguste Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/02.
Vil 8/12-9/16/09
process to: Marie-Isabel be served. SSNY shall mail HARLEM, LLC C/O Ayi-First Taste NYC 208 of State of NY (SSNY) on MHT VISIONS LLC Office location: NY County.
Scharenberg, 417 E. 6th St., a copy of process to: C/O Authority filed with Secy. W. 29TH ST., Suite 406 New 07/27/09. Office location: NY Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. LLC formed in DE on 7/31/02.
York, NY 10001. Purpose: NOTICE OF FORMATION County. Princ. office of LLC:
#2, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: the LLC, 225 Broadway, Ste of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on of State (SSNY) 5/19/2009. SSNY designated as agent
Any lawful activity. OF ORIZZONTE CON- 135 W. 18th St., 2nd Fl., NY,
any lawful activity. 3407 , NY, NY 10007. Address June 12, 2009. Office loca- Office in NY Co. SSNY
Vil 8/5-9/9/09 Vil 8/12-9/16/09 STRUCTION INTERNA- NY 10011. SSNY designated design. Agent of LLC upon of LLC upon whom process
required to be maintained in tion: New York County. LLC
formed in Delaware (DE) on TIONAL LLC as agent of LLC upon whom whom process may be against it may be served and
DE: 108 West 13th St. Wil- MIMI & ME LLC
May 15, 2009. SSNY desig- Articles of Organization process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy shall mail process to: c/o
NOTICE OF FORMATION imington, DE 19801. Cert of Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of process to C/O Mona Tem-
OF GRAMERCY PSY- nated as agent of LLC upon filed with Secretary of State served. SSNY shall mail pro-
Formation filed with DE Div of State (SSNY) 7/7/2009. chin 509 East 81ST Street Apt Peter Sharp & Co., Inc., 545
CHOLOGICAL SERVICES, whom process against it of New York (SSNY) on cess to James A. Pappas at
of Corps, 401 Federal St - Ste Office in NY Co. SSNY 16 New York, NY 10028. Pur- Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022.
LLC may be served. SSNY shall design. Agent of LLC upon 06/30/09. Office location: the princ. office of the LLC. pose: Any lawful activity.
4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: mail process to: c/o GENESIS DE address of LLC: Corpora-
whom process may be NY County. SSNY has been Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 8/19-9/23/09
Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. Any Lawful Purpose. CORNERSTONE PARTNERS, served. SSNY shall mail copy designated as an agent upon Vil 8/12-9/16/09 tion Service Co., 2711 Cen-
Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on Vil 8/5-9/9/09 LLC, 594 Broadway, Suite of process to THE LLC 320 whom process against the BOMBSHELL TAXI LLC terville Rd., Wilmington, DE
05/06/09. Office location: NY 1107, New York, NY 10012. West 86 Street #5C New York, LLC may be served. The NOTICE OF FORMATION Articles of Org. filed NY Sec.
County. SSNY designated as DE address of LLC: c/o Karim NY 10024. Purpose: Any law- 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with
NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- address to which SSNY shall OF THE LAW OFFICE of State (SSNY) 3/20/2009.
agent of LLC upon whom Hutson, 55 Cascade Lane, ful activity. DE Sec. of State, P.O. Box
process against it may be TION OF 867 MADISON, mail a copy of any process Office in NY Co. SSNY
Suite A, Rehoboth Beach, Vil 8/12-9/16/09 OF FIONA OLIPHANT, design. Agent of LLC upon
served. SSNY shall mail pro- LLC against the LLC served upon 898, Dover, DE 19903. Pur-
Delaware 19971. Arts. of Org. him is C/O the LLC 55 Broad ESQ., LLC whom process may be
cess to: The LLC, 205 E. 16th Authority filed with NY Dept. filed with DE Secy. of State, LEGAL NOTICE served. SSNY shall mail copy pose: any lawful activity.
St., Apt. 1A, NY, NY 10003. of State on 7/1/09. Office Street 15E, New York, N.Y.,
Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE Notice of formation of Articles of Organization of process to THE LLC 313 Vil 8/19-9/23/09
Purpose: any lawful activity. location: NY County. Princ. 10004. Purpose: To engage Tenth Avenue NY, NY 10001.
19901. Purpose: any lawful Limited Liability Company
Vil 8/5-9/9/09 in any lawful act or activity. filed with Secretary of State Purpose: Any lawful activity.
bus. addr.: 867 Madison Ave., activity. (“LLC”). Name: ONY Pro-
tection, LLC. Articles of Orga- Vil 8/12-9/16/09 of New York (SSNY) on Registered Agent: Evgeny A. NOTICE IS HEREBY
NY, NY 10021. LLC formed Vil 8/5-9/9/09
NOTICE OF FORMATION nization filed with the Sec- Freidman 313 Tenth Avenue GIVEN
in DE on 4/4/05. NY Sec. of 04/16/09. Office location: NY, NY 10001.
OF LEWIS JACOBSEN NOTICE OF FORMATION retary of State of the State ROLLER RINK 515 LLC
State designated as agent of New York (“SSNY”) on NY County. SSNY has been Vil 8/19-9/23/09 that license number 1229697
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Call it nuts, but she is ‘The Squirrel Whisperer’
of Urban Squirrels,” considered an essential “People ask if I give them names,” Goren
Continued from page 1 text, was written by Grace Marmor Spruch, a said. “But there are too many for that!”
former New York University physics professor, She improvised her own sound to attract
“I am not a rehabber yet, but every time and details Spruch’s observations from the win- the squirrels.
I take care of new babies I get a little closer,” dow of her Washington Mews apartment. “The sound I make is not a squirrel noise,
Goren said. “The book is very accurate,” Goren said. but they know it’s me and I won’t hurt them. I
A squirrel rehabber is licensed by the state “Everybody who feeds squirrels in Washington made it up because it echoes well.”
and must pass tests, submit references and have Square Park has a copy.” Goren feeds the squirrels on the east side
an interview in order to get approved. Certified There are reddish squirrels in the Hanging of the park, along with what she says are half
squirrel rehabbers are listed with the Center for Tree in the northwest corner of the park. a dozen other people who do the same. The
Animal Care & Control so they can be called up Someone told Goren that the squirrels’ color squirrel feeders split up the park into different
if a motherless or injured squirrel is found. could be because of the reddish sap of the tree, sectors, which Goren explains began when the
When a squirrel recently got hit by a car, a and she thinks that it is a plausible explanation. park was under reconstruction.
rehabber kept the squirrel in a dark room and According to Goren, there are only four or During the Washington Square Park phase-
the animal recovered, Goren noted. If a squirrel five black squirrels in Washington Square Park, one reconstruction, a score of squirrels died,
is sick or injured, it can be taken to a veterinar- but there are more in Stuyvesant Town and in Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel according to Goren.
ian that specializes in wildlife. Union Square, although she doesn’t know why. One of Washington Square Park’s “I think it is because years ago they didn’t
“I took a squirrel in a carrier on the subway “We have the fattest squirrels in the city in between 75 and 100 squirrels on top of put rat poison in boxes, it was just loose,” she
to a vet on the Upper East Side. The squirrel Washington Square Park,” Goren noted. “I’ve one of the park’s squirrel houses. said. “So maybe it was in the soil when they
needed surgery but ultimately didn’t make it,” heard that the squirrels in Union Square are dug it up.”
Goren recalled. starving because nobody feeds them.” squirrel in a nearby tree. Goren is a popular fixture in Washington
Goren once saw a dog kill a squirrel in There is no law against feeding squirrels. Squirrels have babies in February or March Square Park.
Washington Square Park. Councilmember Alan Gerson backed an anti- and then again in August and September. A student from New York University’s Tisch
“There is a leash law for a reason,” she said. pigeon-feeding ordinance, but that does not “There are new babies now; so the spring School of the Arts recently used footage of
“A squirrel is just as sentient a being as a dog apply to squirrels, explained Goren. Goren babies have to learn how to cope on their own,” Goren hand feeding the squirrels for a film-class
or a cat. does not feed the pigeons, but she makes an Goren explained. “They get pushed out of the project and posted a clip of it online.
“I spend a couple hours a day watching exception for a white pigeon that somebody nest to make room for the new ones. “The N.Y.U. film students call me the
them when I have time,” she said. “In the sum- named Paz. “I saw squirrels screwing a few times,” she ‘The Squirrel Whisperer,’” Goren said.
mer, the days are longer so they stay out later. “Paz adopted me, I didn’t adopt Paz,” she said. “It was the funniest thing on the planet. She is used to posing for pictures with the
They don’t come out at night because they are said. “She is too well mannered, I think she They were making babies!” Washington Square Park squirrels.
scared of rats.” might be from a pigeon coop.” Goren estimates that there are between 75 “I am in more pictures taken by foreign
Goren is not the first local resident to Local Parks Department officials are mostly and 100 squirrels in Washington Square Park. tourists than anything. The Italians and the
spend time observing squirrels. “Squirrels at supportive of Goren’s efforts. One Parks worker She can often tell them apart because of the French love to take pictures of me feeding
My Window: Life With a Remarkable Gang came by to tell Goren that he had seen a baby markings on their faces. the squirrels.”

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Congratulations to Mr. Nadler and to the visibility and the organizational framework

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR many Downtown arts groups that will share in
the funds Mr. Nadler was able to direct to them.
This lifeline of shared wealth will be welcome to
not only artists but to the the neighborhoods as
necessary for recognition and control over
their own destiny.
Good new for A.R.T.I.S.T. Bad news for
public artists.
merchants. well. The presence of artists is one of the first
Continued from page 24 But let’s not ban any musical instruments signs of neighborhood resurgence, and these Lawrence White
because of design mistakes. funds will keep that process on track.
seems likely there is a sensible solution. However, Downtown public (as in street)
This problem should also be a wake-up Mary Johnson artists are entirely left out of this process. E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words
call to the Parks Department for the new They unwisely disbanded the only organiza- in length, to news@thevillager.com or fax to
location and design of the performance tion (S.I.A.C.U.) that exclusively represented 212-229-2790 or mail to The Villager, Letters
stage. Current plans appear to reduce and fine artists (A.R.T.I.S.T. is a vending group), to the Editor, 145 Sixth Ave., ground floor,
move that space and leave it wide open to Our artistic void so public fine artists could not apply or NY, NY 10013. Please include phone num-
LaGuardia Place, without sound buffers. It’s qualify for these funds. Too bad, because ber for confirmation purposes. The Villager
worth another analysis, before work begins, To The Editor: without promotion or recognition, public reserves the right to edit letters for space,
to avoid a repeat of environmental impact Re “Nadler nets millions for the arts” artists simply fade into the haze of illegal grammar, clarity and libel. The Villager does
on this neighborhood and its residents and (news brief, July 29): vendors and bootleggers and therefore lose not publish anonymous letters.

turned in a bag of what proved to be crystal Meatpacking District, and drank two beers at

Continued from page 13
POLICE BLOTTER methamphetamine to police on Thurs., Aug.
20. The employee found the bag a week ear-
lier, according to reports.
2 a.m. Wed., Aug. 12, passed out and woke
up at 10:30 a.m. at the northwest corner of
the West Side Highway at 40th St. to find his
iPhone and credit cards missing. There was
an unauthorized withdrawal of $400 from a
him to safety as a train was pulling in. The res- debit card and $300 in unauthorized charges
Bravest really was cued man, Marco Delemo, 45, was taken to St. Beers weren’t fly on a credit card, according to police.
Vincent’s Hospital with serious head injuries,
An off-duty firefighter from Engine 10 on according to a Daily News article. A Brooklyn man told police he was at a
Liberty St. was in the Union Square subway party at Kiss & Fly, 409 W. 13th St. in the Alber t Amateau
station coming home from a party at about 10
p.m. Fri., Aug. 21, when he spotted a man lying
Meth mystery
on the tracks across from his platform. The
firefighter, Adam Rivera, 30, jumped down, Find it in the archives
www.THEVILLAGER.com
ran across the track and pulled the victim to An employee of a dog-grooming and day-
the platform, where two bystanders helped lift care center at 41 W. 13th St. near Sixth Ave.

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Let pilots keep on flying
free in Hudson corridor
Flying in the congested New York air-
Continued from page 23 space is unquestionably challenging and
not for pilots who are unwilling to operate
ing required to obtain even a basic private at the peak of their skills. Indeed, most pilots
pilot’s license stands in stark contrast choose to avoid the area altogether, for it is
to the minimal requirements required to no cruise around an Iowa cornfield. Sounds
legally drive a motor vehicle, even on a lot like the Taconic Parkway or Cross
a commercial basis, such as a taxicab. Bronx, right?
Further, I’d wager that at the moment Statistics and reality bear out, though,
you are reading this, there are multiple that the average New Yorker has much more
unlicensed drivers speeding along on our to fear from that which we accept as every-
neighborhood streets; I’d be mortified if a day risk. Careful investigation may provide
single unrated pilot flew the Hudson cor- opportunities to make the Hudson corridor
ridor in the last month. even safer, and the unrelated discussion of
Congressman Nadler, otherwise a leader relocating the tourist heliport out of what
on transportation issues, also showed dis- has become valuable parkland is relevant.
appointing unawareness. His suggestions However, we have the world’s safest
that pilots operating in the V.F.R. corridor aviation system because we use a scientific
are “unregulated” and that the corridor is approach, not by looking for sound bites
“the Wild West” hardly reflects the mas- and reassuring politics. If, as asserted in
sive Federal Aviation Regulations and this newspaper’s editorial column, this was
Aeronautical Information Manual guid- “an accident just waiting to happen,” it
ance that must be adhered to while flying. sure waited a very long time.
Is driving on a city street unregulated?
Are there not speed limits, right-of-way Dutton is a member of Community
rules and places you must not drive? Board 2 and a Newark-based first officer on
These regulations apply even for the most the Boeing 757 and 767 for a major airline
basic flight and are barely the tip of the and previously was a light-aircraft flight
iceberg. instructor.

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICA-
Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts.
of Org. filed with DE Sec. of
Albany, NY 12207, registered
agent upon whom process
S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE
19901. Auth. officer in DE
Info@manyh.com; 212-203-2168. TION OF CAMERON where Cert. of Form. filed:
Vil 8/26-9/30/09 State, 401 Federal St., Dover,
Beginners & seniors welcome. call CAPITAL LLC
Articles of Organization
filed with Secretary of State
DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful
purposes.
may be served. Purpose: any
lawful activity.
DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal
St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901.
Purpose: any lawful activity.
NOTICE OF FORMATION
COMPUTER SERVICES 646.452.2496 OF PROTOTYP3 D., LLC
of New York (SSNY) on
6/2/2009. Office location:
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PERSONAL COMPUTER SERVICES Articles of Organization NY County. Principal busi-
ness address: 321 Silverrod
Reliable! filed with Secretary of State Court, Paramus, NJ, 07652.
Repairs, upgrades, installations, of New York (SSNY) on LLC formed in New Jersey LEGAL NOTICE
03/20/09. Office location: (NJ) on 2/12/2008. SSNY has
troubleshooting, instruction, been designated as an agent Sup Ct St of NY Co of New York, Index No. 305390/09
NY County. SSNY has been
custom-built PCs and consulting. upon whom process against Filadelfia Correa, Plf, v Jorge Luis Correa, Def
designated as an agent upon the LLC may be served. The
212-242-7221
whom process against the address to which SSNY shall
Summons with Notice in Divorce Action based on abandonment Basis of
LLC may be served. The mail a copy of any process
against the LLC is to: The venue and trial Plaintiff’s residence, you are summoned to appear in this action
address to which SSNY shall LLC, 321 Silverrod Court, by serving a notice of appearance on plf’s atty within 30 days after service
mail a copy of any process Paramus, NJ, 07652. NJ is complete and if you fail to appear, judgment will be taken against you by
address of LLC: 321 Silverrod default. To the above named def: this summons is served upon you by publica-
Find it in the archives against the LLC is to: PRO-
TOTYP3 D., 31 Union Square
West, Studio 3D, New York,
Court, Paramus, NJ, 07652.
Articles of Formation filed
tion by order of Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, Justice of this Court, dated August 7,
2009, on file in the New York Co Clk’s off. Thomas T. Hecht, Plf’s Atty, 1270 Ave.
with Treasurer of the State of the Americas, NY, NY 10020. (212) 245-5556
www.THEVILLAGER.com NY 10003. Purpose: To
engage in any lawful act or
of New Jersey, Dept. of the
Treasury, P.O. Box 002, Tren-
Vil 8/26/09 – 9/9/09
ton, NJ 08625. Purpose: any
activity. lawful act or activity.
Vil 8/26-9/30/09 Vil 8/26-9/30/09
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