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The Paper of Record for Greenwich Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Soho, Union Square, Chinatown and Noho, Since 1933 October 17, 2013 • $1.00 Volume 83 • Number 20 D.O.T. green-lights ‘slow zone’ to calm East Village traffic By LiNCOLN aNDERSON T hat was fast! The city’s Department of Transportation has approved the implementation of a “Tompkins Square/ Alphabet City Slow Zone” next year. And, the year after that, the West Village’s streets, as We turn well, are reportedly set to get the lower speed limits and other traffic-calming measures that create the so-called slow zones. Community Board 3 member Chad Marlow, who originally proposed the idea to D.O.T., broke the news last Fri., Oct. 11. Special anniversary Section SLOw ZONE, continued on p. 14 Pages 15 - 50 A (family) tree grows in Greenwich Village By BOB KRaSNER E very couple has a story, but some of those tales last longer than others. The 70-year marriage of Frank and Natalie Rosenberg is notable not just for its longevity (though, really, there should be a prize for that) but for the legacy that they will leave behind. On Sept. 15, family and friends danced the night away at the Manhattan Penthouse, at 80 Fifth Ave., in celebration of a union that was set in motion back in 1920, when Frank was born in Corona, Queens, the youngest of seven. Natalie followed five years later in Brooklyn. They married when she was just 18 and went about creating a family. Two sons, Marty and Hal, and one daughter, Sara. FamiLy TREE, continued on p. 6 80! Carters come back to 6th St., site of historic Habitat project By HEaTHER DuBiN F ormer President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, brought their Southern charm to the East Village last Thursday to commemorate 30 years of Habitat for Humanity service. Housing has been a priority for Jimmy Carter, who has dedicated his post-presidential career to en- suring this basic right for thousands of families in need. The couple celebrated the 30th Annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project last week with a return visit to a building called Mascot Flats, at 742 E. Sixth St., between Avenues C and D, which was the project’s first site. Before holding a press conference, the Carters met with 12 of the original tenants who still live in the 19-unit building, in the apartment of Don Kao. In 1984, the Carters embarked on a renovation of the six-story building with local homesteaders and Habitat for Humanity. Built in 1902, the East Village tenement no longer had a roof, and fit in well amid the CaRTERS, continued on p.4 Punks have fun with 3 Soho BID ‘secretly’ O.K.’ 13 Ye gods! It’s Comic Con! 11 Getting down and dirty at La 56


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