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VOLUME 26, NUMBER 4 SHAKESPEARE IN B.P.C., P. 19 JULY 17-JULY 30, 2013 CITY IS KEEPING SEAPORT MUSEUM AFLOAT BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER eports of the South Street Seaport Museum’s demise were premature. The museum has a new board of directors and a new interim president, Jonathan Boulware. “This is an organization that has not been closed but rather one that is alive and open,” Boulware said on July 8, his first official day in his new job. “While our galleries [at 12 Fulton St.] are not in any condition to open because of Sandy-related damage, our collections are quite safe,” he added. “Those parts of the museum that we can operate, we intend to oper- R Continued on page 12 TROUBLED CLUB KEEPS DODGING BULLET Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer A bicycle carousel at Fete Paradiso on Governors Island this summer dates from 1897. Back then, bicycles were a novelty and many people were afraid to ride them. Carousels of this type allowed them to get accustomed to this new mode of transportation. Vintage carousels transform Governors Island park BY T E RE S E LO E B K R E U Z E R nder the tall, old trees of Nolan Park on Governors Island, an enchanted tableau unfolds this summer, transporting visitors back to late 19th-century and early 20th-century Europe. Fete Paradiso, the world’s first festival of vintage carni- U val rides and carousels, has been installed among Nolan Park’s 19th-century houses. A beautifully carved pipe organ dating from 1910 provides the soundtrack for the gaily painted horses, the dragon ride — with its careening metal cars — and the bicycle carousel. The latter dates from 1897 and is CATS For MAYOR one of only two still in existence. When it was built, bicycles were a novelty and many people were afraid to ride them. The bicycle carousel allowed them to get comfortable with this new mode of transportation. For $3 BY KAI TLYN M EADE aquel Finley was working as a promoter for Greenhouse, a bar and nightclub at 150 Varick St., and its basement event lounge W.i.P., on June 12, when a stranger struck the 21-yearold in the face with a bottle of Patrón tequila. “Some guy said, ‘You stepped Continued on page 13 Continued on page 9 R JOHN CATSIMATIDIS FOR MAYOR A New Yorker for all New Yorkers Paid for by Catsimatidis 2013 5 15 CANAL ST RE ET • N YC 10 013 • C OPYRIG HT © 2013 N YC COMMU N ITY MED IA , LLC

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