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DJ spins story of L.E.S. Gaga p. 12 Volume 83, Number 16 $1.00 West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Hudson Square, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933 September 19 - 25, 2013 Gunfire wounds 4 at SOB’s; Hoylman pushes bullet bill By Lincoln Anderson SOB’s stands for Sounds of Brazil. But last Thurs., Sept. 12, the sound of gunfire broke out inside the well-known Hudson Square music club, at Varick and Houston Sts. Four people were wounded in the incident, which sparked a chaotic, mad rush for the exit by frightened clubgoers, during which some were trampled and left with cuts. The shots, reportedly Photo by Tequila Minsky Marionette master Ricky Syers recently added a new member to his “family,” Doris Diether, the veteran Village activist. See Page 13. Big Doris meets Little Doris Mayor announces developers for $1.1 billion SPURA project By Heather Dubin After nearly 50 years of inertia at the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, on Wednesday Mayor Bloomberg announced that developers have been selected for a $1.1 billion plan for the site’s nine remaining city-owned lots at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. The selected developers are L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners and Taconic Investment Partners. Bloomberg and city officials revealed the project’s full scope at a press confer- ence held inside a derelict former public market building on Essex St., part of the SPURA project site. The nine vacant lots will be transformed into a mixed-use complex of commercial space and 1,000 residential apartments. Half the residential units will be permanent affordable housing for low-, moderate- and middle-income families and senior citizens. The other half will be market rate. Some highlights of the 1.65-million-square-foot development, to be called Essex Crossing, include an Andy Warhol Museum, an expanded Essex Street Market, office space, a dual-generational school run by The Educational Alliance, a rooftop urban farm, a movie theater and a bowling alley. Designed by SHoP Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle, the project is anticipated to break ground in spring 2015 for five buildings. Essex Crossing will also be home to a future potential school, along with a hub for entrepreneurs and the technology sector. from a single gunman, broke out around 12:15 a.m. right before the rapper Fat Trel was set to take the stage to perform cuts from his new mixtape, “SDMG” (Sex, Drugs, Money, Guns). According to police, four people suffered nonfatal bullet wounds. The Daily News reported that two individuals were taken by ambulance to Beth Israel Medical Continued on page 14 Sweet connection on Avenue C; Tarts team with Girls Club By Heather Dubin There is nothing like a sassy tart. And when it comes in the form of a Magpie, a handmade, all-natural tart with flavors ranging from blueberry and chocolate to salted apple caramel, a seasonal special, you can’t go wrong.  Meghan Ritchie and Paul Jones, co-owners of Magpies, Continued on page 6 5 15 c a n a l street • NYC 10 013 • Copyrig ht © 2013 NYC Commu nity M ed ia , LLC have found a home base at The Lower Eastside Girls Club’s Sweet Things Bake Shop on Avenue C near Eighth St. and a new partnership with the Girls Club. A friend of the couple’s who was helping out at the Girls Club told them kitchen space was available at the Continued on page 16 Hoylman handcuffed page 5 editorial, letters page 10

Sept. 19, 2013 The Villager

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