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Tribeca Film Fest Guide, pp. 17 - 21 Volume 82, Number 46 $1.00 West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Hudson Square, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933 April 18 - 24, 2013 41 are arrested in Baruch/Campos coke-delivery ring BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL A massive drug ring was busted last Thursday night, April 11, when police raided apartments in several area housing projects. Forty-one people were arrested and charged with running a cocaine delivery service. Thirty-three members of the Blocc Boyz gang from the Baruch Houses in the Lower East Side were charged with using car services to deliver cocaine Seeing all the angles in Soho Photo by Tequila Minsky This man with a 360-degree camera has been spotted in Soho on Thompson St. more than once. “Are you like Google?” he was asked. “No, I’m better,” he boasted, as he entered the basketball court at Vesuvio Park. Johnson and Rajkumar win V.I.D.’s backing for Council BY LINCOLN ANDERSON In a very competitive endorsement vote for the upcoming City Council District 3 (Greenwich Village/Chelsea) primary election, the storied Village Independent Democrats club gave their nod to Corey Johnson over Yetta Kurland last Thursday. In the first round of voting, Johnson got 26 votes to Kurland’s 22; a third candidate who recently entered the race, Alexander Meadows, got 7 votes, and there were also 3 “no endorsement.” Under the progressive club’s rules, because Johnson didn’t win a simple major- ity (50 percent plus 1), a runoff was then held. Ultimately, Johnson picked up significantly more voters than Kurland in the runoff — 5 versus 1 — going on to win by 31 to 23, with 1 “no endorsement.” One club member later said the runoff showed that, although Kurland has a very loyal core following, she may not be able to expand her base as well as Johnson can. In somewhat of an upset, in V.I.D.’s Council District 1 (Lower Manhattan) endorsement vote, District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar beat incumbent Councilmember Margaret Chin by 29 to 20, with 6 votes for “no endorsement.” In the endorsement for Council District 2 (East Village), sitting Councilmember Rosie Mendez easily won the club’s support for a third term over opponent Richard Del Rio, by 50 votes to 2, with 3 “no endorsement.” The candidates were each given six minutes to address the club, after which there were six minutes for questions and answers. Kurland was asked about whether she orders. Another eight members of the Money Boyz gang from Campos Plaza in the East Village were charged with traffi cking crack cocaine. Charges ranged from conspiracy to criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. The dealers had posted photos of themselves on social media sites cavorting Continued on page 4 Newsstand’s arrival comes as shocking news on Ninth St. BY ELISSA STEIN Almost as if by magic, last week a cumbersome newsstand appeared in the middle of the night on a busy corner of the West Village. Much to the surprise and frustration of locals, the alreadybusy northeast corner of Ninth St. and Sixth Ave. can now be called home to the largest-style prefab newsstand approved for use in New York City — in spite of recommendations from Continued on page 8 5 15 C A N A L STREET • N YC 10 013 • C OPYRIG HT © 2013 N YC COMMU NITY M ED IA , LLC Community Board 2 last year that this was not an ideal locale for such a structure. As soon as workers began demolishing the sidewalk, local residents sprang into action, contacting everyone from the Mayor’s Office to Borough President Scott Stringer, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, state Senator Brad Continued on page 5 eDitoRiAl, letteRS PAGE 12 punk SHop noW RockS RetRo PAGE 15

The Villager, April 18, 2013

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