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hamlet and Co. on the Fringe, pp. 23 - 26 Volume 83, Number 10 $1.00 West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Hudson Square, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933 August 8 - 14, 2013 Pier 26 shows rocked neighbors’ world — too much; Canceled for ’14 By Clarissa-Jan liM Due to the unexpected level of amplifi ed sound from the summer concert series at Pier 26, the event’s organizer, the Hudson River Park Trust, has decided against scheduling the concert series at the Tribeca pier next summer. A recent performance at the pier by the indie-pop band fun. was not fun, but incredibly noisy, local residents complained. Photo by William Alatriste / NYC Council Borough President Scott Stringer touted Brooklyn Bridge Beach and the East River Blueway on Aug. 1, joined by Council Speaker Christine Quinn, to the right of him, and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, to the left of him, and other elected officials. Fun plus protection: Pols pitch bridge beach and Blueway plan By heather DuBin Get ready to hit the beach — in Manhattan! — with a super-close view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced the $7 million beach’s arrival in its future location as they stood under the Brooklyn Bridge near South and Dover Sts. last Thursday. A part of the East River Blueway Plan — a scheme to increase waterfront access and storm protection — CATS For MAYOR the creation of the Brooklyn Bridge Beach will receive $3.5 million in capital funding from Stringer’s office and a $3.5 million match from the City Council, which Quinn announced Continued on page 5 The Trust arranged for the 2013 summer concert series to take place on Pier 26, at N. Moore St., based on prior experiences producing successful concerts on Piers 54 and 84. However, Madelyn Wils, the Trust’s president, writing in an open letter to the community this week, said, “We did not realize that sound from Pier 26 with this speaker configura- Continued on page 6 ’Net guru is watching the watchers: Warns of Facebook, Google By Clarissa-Jan liM Recent revelations of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities have triggered outrage and calls to clamp down on the federal government’s unrestrained Big Brother-like snooping. Although the government maintains it’s all only being done in the name of national security, many are upset at the extent of the government’s surveillance activi- ties. Following recent revelations by Edward Snowden, Americans are now aware of the PRISM program, which collects communications information from Internet companies in America; the fact that the government collects the metadata of phone conversations; and now, in the latest program to be exposed, XKeyscore, through Continued on page 3 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

The Villager, August 9, 2013

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