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An Unprecedented Dialogue on Religion and Revolution

An Unprecedented Dialogue on Religion and Revolution

BY C. CLARK KISSINGER  (Manager, Revolution Books)  |  On Saturday, November 15, the revolutionary Christian Dr. Cornel West will be in Dialogue with the revolutionary communist leader Bob Avakian, live and in person, on “Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion” — at The Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive & […]

Lincoln Said It Best: Honor Our Vets

Lincoln Said It Best: Honor Our Vets

BY KENNETH KOWALD   |   Shortly after the invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001, there was a surge of patriotism. More American flags were flown. Paper strips with the message “Support Our Troops” appeared on many cars. Than came the Spring of 2003 and our invasion of Iraq in mid-March of that year. […]

Talking Point: Reform Zoning Rules to Protect Vulnerable Blocks

Talking Point: Reform Zoning Rules to Protect Vulnerable Blocks

BY WILL R. ROGERS  |  Over the years, most New York City buildings have been built using “as-of-right” regulations, meaning a project complies with all applicable zoning regulations and does not require any discretionary action by the City Planning Commission or Board of Standards and Appeals. Now, because of advances in building materials, new engineering […]

Participatory Budgeting: Involvement is Easy and Important

Participatory Budgeting: Involvement is Easy and Important

BY COREY JOHNSON COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 3  |  How would you spend $1 million dollars in your community? Would you build a new playground? Would you invest in new technology equipment for your local library or school? Maybe there’s a notoriously bad intersection in the neighborhood and you have a great idea to make it safer […]

Praying for Your Job

BY PAUL SCHINDLER Three years ago, shortly after enactment of New York’s marriage equality law, I had the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with Governor Andrew Cuomo about the hands-on role he played in the fateful final days leading up to that measure’s approval by the Republican-controlled Senate. One critical factor in his negotiations with […]

Libraries Must Expand Their Mission and Outreach

BY RAANAN GEBERER Books, DVDs, and CDs aren’t the only things being offered in my neighborhood library (the Muhlenberg, on 23rd St., btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.). The branch hosts a writers’ group, a poets’ group, movies for seniors, an afternoon teen lounge, a theater group, and a book discussion group, as well as occasional […]

The 3D Economy and the Transcendence of The State

BY GREG BEATO  | Last May, Cody Wilson produced an ingeniously brief but nuanced manifesto about individual liberty in the age of the ever-encroaching techno-state — a single shot fired by a plastic pistol fabricated on a leased 3D printer. While Wilson dubbed his gun The Liberator, his interests and concerns are broader than merely protecting […]

The Union Square Pavilion is No Place for a Restaurant

The Union Square Pavilion is No Place for a Restaurant

Dear Mayor de Blasio:  We, who use Union Square Park in Manhattan ask you: WHY? We, the Council of Chelsea Block Associations — a coalition of block Associations formed more than 50 years ago and now comprised of 15 block associations covering 28 blocks in Chelsea — ask you: WHY? We, the Union Square  Community […]

Alan’s Alley is a Ninth Avenue Original

Alan’s Alley is a Ninth Avenue Original

BY FRANK MEADE  |  Perhaps the most important part of Alan’s Alley is the “human touch.” I’m a fourth-generation Chelsea resident and a second-generation customer of Alan’s — but I’ve never felt like a “customer” having a “video rental experience” or a “photocopying experience” when I’ve walked into the store. No matter who is working, there is […]

Clearing the Air on Transferring Park Air Rights

BY MADELYN WILS  | Andrew Berman, the executive director of Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, raises concern over whether a recent amendment to the Hudson River Park Act would allow the park to sell unused development rights from our public piers, to support Hudson River Park. As we have discussed with the community in the […]

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