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And now, up at bat... p. 18 Volume 82, Number 51 $1.00 West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Hudson Square, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933 May 23 - 29, 2013 ‘A special building’: Landmarks O.K.’s Bialystoker Home By TERESE LOEB KREUZER The nine-story building that once housed the Bialystoker Center and Home for the Aged at 228 East Broadway will survive. On May 21, after around 15 minutes of discussion, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve it for designation as a New York City landmark. The Art Deco build- Ribbons to recall hate’s victims Photo by Lincoln Anderson In response to the recent spike in anti-gay attacks, St. John’s Lutheran Church on Christopher St. has put up lavender ribbons on its fence, with the names of some of the victims. A black bar at a ribbon’s bottom indicates a fatal attack. Eighth St. murder follows wave of anti-gay assaults By ANDy HUMM The point-blank shooting murder of a gay man this past weekend has galvanized concern in the L.G.B.T. commu- nity about a spate of anti-gay attacks in Manhattan that number at least seven since May 5. Mark Carson, 32, a gay man out CATS For MAYOR socializing with friends in the West Village, was shot in the face and killed Continued on page 16 ing was erected during the Depression by immigrant Jews from Bialystok, Poland, who scraped together $40,000 (equivalent to around $600,000 today) to create a place where the elderly and ill could receive the care they needed. It opened with great fanfare on June 11, 1931. It closed on Nov. 1, 2011, beset with debts. Continued on page 4 D.O.T. backpedals, removes Renwick rack in Hudson Sq. By LINCOLN ANDERSON The squeaky wheel gets the — bike-share docking station removed. Residents of 49 Renwick St. in Hudson Square were relieved Tuesday to see workers wielding hand trucks dismantling and removing the new bike-share station lining Renwick St. at Spring St. in front of their home. Bike-share critic Sean Sweeney, director of the Soho Alliance, alerted The Villager of the development by forwarding an e-mail in which the building’s residents happily shared the news among each other. “Mad Men” actor John Slattery was Continued on page 5 JOHN CATSIMATIDIS FOR MAYOR A New Yorker for all New Yorkers Paid for by Catsimatidis 2013 5 15 C A N A L STREET • N YC 10 013 • C OPYRIG HT © 2013 N YC COMMU NITY M ED IA , LLC

May 23, 2013 The Villager

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