Monthly Archives: June 2005

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12″ Rulers

Much good music was played last night at 12" Bar in the East Village, where iJamming! Pub regulars Paddy Casino and Madina hosted the first of what will hopefully be...
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The Ride to Life is a Two-Way Street

Earlier in the evening, I attended a brief memorial for Liz Padilla, the cyclist who was killed by a truck at the top of our street just two weeks ago....
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Restaurant Row’s Continued Rush Hour

Liz Padilla died almost right outside Surreal Café, the upscale diner run by one of my neighbors which unfortunately went out of business a few weeks ago. The space has...
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How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise (if they won’t hear their own?)

>This week’s Village Voice runs a cover story on how "Black-conscious hip-hop deals with an overwhelmingly white live audience," an important subject worthy of serious discussion. Unfortunately, Bakari Kitwana’s piece...
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Corgan Gives Good Quotes

I had a laugh at Billy Corgan’s expense a few days ago about his full-page Chicago Tribune ad begging to get his Smashing Pumpkins back together. But in this week’s...
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(TRANSPORTATION) TALES OF (MY) TWO CITIES

1) LONDON "If you live anywhere near Crystal Palace, you’ll know that getting a black taxi home from the centre of London is not easy. The only time you’re likely...
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PASSING ON

On Wednesday night last week we lost our next door neighbor, Helen Scafuto. She died of a sudden heart attack. She was 63. Helen was babysitter to our children; mother,...
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STEP DOWN

A big up to everyone who came to the Step On One Off Friday night at The Royale; history will recall that it was a roaring success. We had people...
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