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Friday’s Headlines: Paterson enrages enviros with state backtrack on power plant emissions


[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Friday New York headlines:

Paterson enrages enviros by going back on NY promise to crack down on power plant emissions.

After hubbub, Gandhi items sell for $1.8 million in auction.

Landmark law giving mayor control of schools coming up for renewal; chancellor Klein’s dictatorial style will become a focus.

Tone-deaf testimony: Borukhova, still under cross-examination, claims she heard no shots as her dentist ex-husband was fired upon three times at close range.

Tenants at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village win court victory; appeals court says rent raised wrongfully, could cost landlord $200 million.

Why your peanut butter or hamburger patty could kill you: the government is overwhelmed, so food companies hire private auditors who rubberstamp inspections.

Rabbi’s molest trial continues: ex-wife tearfully testifies she found him in bed with with daughter.

Thousands of union members rally at City Hall to protest budget cuts.

Cabbie in infant-ditch scheme now in trouble for attacking a passenger.

Lucky bastard: Man falls on subway tracks in Brooklyn station, train passes safely over him.

Abandoned, foreclosed homes are becoming incubators for crime in Queens.

Tenants saved from burning West Side building with rescue buckets.

Mourning Fubar, a year after crane collapse killed the watering hole.

A-Rod will forego surgery for labrum tear and play through hip injury.

Rangers can feel refreshed for playoff run after defeating Islanders, 4-2.

The lineup for this week’s issue of the Village Voice:

Letters: Good ‘Stuff’

La Dolce Musto: Which American Idol Star is a Lesbyterian?

Feature: Bloomberg’s ‘Golden’ Republican, by Tom Robbins

Calendar: The guide to your week

Feingold: This Beautiful City, Our Town, and Winter’s Tale

More theater this week

Art: Lutz Bacher gets damaged

Sietsema: Introducing La Superior’s Goth-Mex

DiGregorio: Floral Park’s Mumbai Xpress

Hoberman: Zack Snyder didn’t ruin Watchmen — he just sapped it of its superpowers

Foundas: Rip Torn, roaring, at Anthology

More films opening this week

Harvilla: David Byrne remains in the light

More music:

  1. The joys of DIY disco
  2. Viva Talibam!
  3. A beginner’s guide to the Daktaris

Find it at

Michael Musto’s blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)

Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging

Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin’ Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra

Music & arts blog, Sound of the City

Food blog Fork in the Road

Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman’s film reviews

Michael Feingold’s theater reviews

Robert Sietsema’s food column, Counter Culture

Sarah DiGregorio’s food column, Fork in the Road

Rob Harvilla’s music column, Down in Front

Graham Rayman’s news features and latest blogging

Elizabeth Dwoskin’s news features and latest blogging

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