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The Bloomberg Era Finally Coming to A Close

The Bloomberg Era Finally Coming to A Close

November 4, 2013

Updated — During the carefully orchestrated effort by Mike Bloomberg to overturn voted-in term limits, I followed every aspect of that issue. I went to City Hall to testify, I was there for the vote. Bill de Blasio stood up for what was right, stating that the outcome of that vote by the actions of 29 […]

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Citi Arch? The Selling of Corporate Naming Rights to the Washington Square Arch Seems Impossible ... But Is It?

Citi Arch? The Selling of Corporate Naming Rights to the Washington Square Arch Seems Impossible … But Is It?

September 30, 2013

A group consisting of impassioned current and former Greenwich Village residents has been formed to push back against the ongoing commercialization of the Village (& just about everything…). A newly launched street poster campaign begun by Save Our Village features the image above of the Arch covered in corporate logos with Citi Arch at the top. The […]

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Village Resident and Director Amy Nicholson's "Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride" Begins Premiere Theatrical Release at IFC Waverly Friday, August 9th | Interview

Village Resident and Director Amy Nicholson’s “Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride” Begins Premiere Theatrical Release at IFC Waverly Friday, August 9th | Interview

August 8, 2013

Village resident Amy Nicholson has directed her first film, “Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride,” which chronicles the dramatic changes over the Bloomberg years of the famed amusement park sitting at the bottom of Brooklyn. The film which has been playing around the circuit over the last few years will be experiencing its premiere theatrical […]

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History of Tompkins Square Park Featured at Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) Film Festival Sunday, August 4th; Festival Runs August 3-10

History of Tompkins Square Park Featured at Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) Film Festival Sunday, August 4th; Festival Runs August 3-10

August 2, 2013

Updated The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space(MoRUS) on the Lower East Side will be presenting a week-long film festival, with films screened at their Avenue C space and at nearby community gardens, evenings beginning tomorrow, Saturday, August 3rd. On Sunday, August 4th, the 1992 Paper Tiger TV film, Tompkins Square Park: Operation Class War on the […]

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Film "My Brooklyn" Addresses NYC Gentrification and Brooklyn Museum Hosts Discussion on the Topic - Both This Week

Film “My Brooklyn” Addresses NYC Gentrification and Brooklyn Museum Hosts Discussion on the Topic – Both This Week

January 7, 2013

I’d heard about the recently released film, “My Brooklyn,” a tale of gentrification amid (as a result of) the Bloomberg era but sometimes hearing these tales, there are all too many, can get to be a bit much. At Washington Square Park, the Bloomberg Administration pretty much steam rolled their agenda for the park over […]

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On NYU's Proposed Continued Expansion Throughout the Village

On NYU's Proposed Continued Expansion Throughout the Village

January 17, 2012

* Series On NYU’s Proposed Expansion Plan 2031 *  Recycled Entry * Originally Published March 26, 2010 (edited version) With news of N.Y.U.’s proposed plan to expand their New York City campus by 40%, this photo shows us what the view through the Arch would be like if there was no building at 58 Washington […]

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In the Media

In the Media

March 11, 2011

Just when you thought everyone in the mainstream media had forgotten about the Bloomberg Administration’s decision to align the Washington Square Fountain with Fifth Avenue and the Arch as part of its redesign plan (the fountain had stood regally in its original location for 137 YEARS), I came across this piece from writer Michael Gross […]

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Seen in the Village: More Jane Jacobs Less Marc Jacobs

Seen in the Village: More Jane Jacobs Less Marc Jacobs

March 3, 2011

In 2009, graphic designer Mike Joyce created these postcards, “More Jane Jacobs, Less Marc Jacobs,” and proceeded to spread the word about them. He provided them to anyone who requested them and they were placed in coffee shops and other locales around town. The postcards are still visible as seen here last month at West […]

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Update on "The Vanishing City"; Documentary Screens Tonite, Saturday, September 25th at Williamsburg Film Festival

Update on "The Vanishing City"; Documentary Screens Tonite, Saturday, September 25th at Williamsburg Film Festival

September 25, 2010

Tonight, Saturday, September 25th, catch the completed version of documentary “The Vanishing City” at the Williamsburg International Film Festival, aka WilliFest, at 10 p.m. at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. The Festival began Thursday, September 23rd and ends tomorrow, Sunday September 26th. You can’t miss the dramatic changes in our New York City neighborhoods that […]

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A View Through the Arch -- On NYU's Proposed Continued Expansion Throughout the Village & NYC

A View Through the Arch — On NYU's Proposed Continued Expansion Throughout the Village & NYC

March 26, 2010

With news of N.Y.U.’s proposed plan to expand their New York City campus by 40%, this photo shows us what the view through the Arch would be like if there was no building at 58 Washington Square South (which NYU acquired and plans to make 6-7 stories – it was previously two – next to […]

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