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The Paper of Record for Greenwich Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Soho, Union Square, Chinatown and Noho, Since 1933

September 18, 2014 • $1.00 Volume 84 • Number 16

Teachout blew out Gov. Cuomo in Village; Won with 68% of votes BY LINCOLN ANDERSON


ou might as well just call it Zephyr Village. In the Sept. 9 Democratic primary for governor, upstart candidate Zephyr Teachout scored her highest margin of victory anywhere in the state in Greenwich Village’s 66th Assembly District, taking 68 percent of the

vote. According to New York City Board of Election results, in the 66th A.D., Teachout won 4156 votes to Andrew Cuomo’s 1885, and Randy Credico’s 109. The 66th A.D. includes the West Village, Noho, Soho, Hudson Square and Tribeca. RESULTS, continued on p. 4



pending permit application could see another church bulldozed for luxury residences, after loyal parishioners have prayed on the steps of the church since it was padlocked seven years ago. Last month, a permit was

filed with the Department of Buildings for an 18-story, 30unit apartment building on the site of the century-old Our Lady of Vilnius Church, at 568-570 Broome St., as well as the neighboring brownstone at 572 Broome St. The Catholic Archdiocese VILNIUS, continued on p. 10


No last-minute miracle for O.L. Vilnius Church? Tower plan is filed

Flowers, photos, fond notes and flags were among mementoes left to lost loved ones at the 9/11 memorial on Sept. 11. See pages 6 and 7 for more photos.

In drag-out fight, neighbors say to give queens the boot BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM


motions ran high last week at a Community Board 2 meeting at which many community members voiced their opposition to a liquor-license application by a wellknown Christopher St. gay bar, Boots N Saddle, as it planned to relocate a few blocks away to 47 Seventh Ave. South. Concerns about the bar at the board’s Sept. 9 State Liquor Authority Commit-

tee meeting ranged from the music level to the appropriateness of the entertainment. But chief among Boots N Saddle’s problems was that a large portion of the new space consists of an enclosed sidewalk cafe constructed of glass. Under city regulations, musical instruments are not allowed to be played nor speakers used in the cafe area. The bar planned to have entertainment-level music, a DJ and six televisions. The Seventh Ave. South

space is bigger than the Christopher St. one. Bar owner Robert Ziegler, accompanied by the place’s founder, Ron Silver, said the bar was “busting out of [its] seams” at its current home. According to Carter Booth, co-chairperson of the S.L.A. Committee, only about 25 percent of the space is confined by the four building walls — too small an area for the kind of entertainment that Boots N Saddle is lookBOOTS, continued on p. 20

Of cabaret and the Madoff 2 Photos of ‘knockout game’ 8 Drag queens lash back at 21 A look at Cave’s “20,000 Days” 17

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