Daily News from New York, New York on February 24, 1988 · 159
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Daily News from New York, New York · 159

New York, New York
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Wednesday, February 24, 1988
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. . , y - y , 111 MUI DAILY NEWS, Wednesday. February 24, 1988 M 1 tv. . 3V -J.'. M A 71-year old modern-dance pioneer is locked in a bat tle with the city s Loft Board she says she has lived in and Mary Anthony got a stay of eviction from the State Appellate Court on Jan. 22. On Feb. 9, the court said that Anthony could stay in the loft until the Loft Board re examines the case. "So I am back to where I started,' Anthony said. She is awaiting a hearing date from the LoftBoard. Although Anthony moved If I f) Mary Anthony appointed as the 7A administrator of 736 Broadway in 1985. "When an inspector from the Loft Board came here," Anthony said, "he was judging this space by middle-class standards and looking for a living room, a kitchen, and a bedroom. "I don't have a kitchen," Anthony said, " because I am a vegetarian and I am not making roast beef." Almost every inch of her 2,600-square-foot loft is devoted to teaching dance. She has partitioned off a tiny space for her private living quarters, which contains a single bed, a chair, a table, a small refrigerator, and a hot plate. Many people, including Cultural Affairs Commissioner Mary Schmidt Campbell, State Sen. Manfred Ohrenstein, and Community Board No. 2 have publicly supported Anthony. - Since 1985, 55 dance studios have closed because of real-estate development or rent increases, according to Marian Horosko, of Dance magazine. "If the city loses Anthony, it loses one of the said. z New landmarks Manhattan has four new landmark buildings. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated: Gainsborough Studios, 222 Central Park South; Rodin Studios, 200 W. 57th St.; Hearst Magazine Building, 57th St and Eighth Ave.; and the former Tiffany Building at 397 Fifth Ave. At Malcolm-King The alumni of Malcolm- King College, Harlem Extension, will present The Mighty Sparrow, along with Sam and the Caribbean Express, on Friday at the Savoy Manor, 120 E. 149th St., in the Bronx. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. to hold on to her loft, which worked in for 21 years. into her loft at 736 Broadway in 1969, the Loft Board would not certify her loft for residential oc cupancy in 1983. Following that rul ing by the Loft Board, the landlord, William Muschel, moved to evict her in 1986. The irony of the eviction order is that the building is under a 7A administrator appointed by the court to run the building "This is yet another legal question," said Jeffrey Ween," Antho ny's attorney. A 7A administrator is appointed by the Civil Court when a landlord fails to maintain a building and serious health and safety hazards threaten the lives of the tenants. Jane Mark was living legends in dance," she Joan Shepard with proceeds from the event going to support the college. For information, call 678-5800, Extension 33. Mammography Mammography screening for breast cancer will be available Monday at the Young Women's Christian Association, 610 Lexington Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $70. The tests will be given by MED-MOBILE, INC., and will be read by the Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital staff. Results will be available two weeks after screening. Appointments must be made in person and accompanied by full V payment For information,. call 735-9755. ny ODDDDLrcmDa By CHARLES W. BILL Daily News Staff Writer An ecumenical alliance of Catholic and Protestant churches in the South Bronx announced yesterday the start of a campaign that they hope will enroll 100,000 residents of the area in a battle to turn their neighborhood around. One goal of the 37-church alliance, called the South Bronx Churches, is to register 30,000 new voters within three months. "We've got the road map," said the Rev. Peter Gavigan, the pastor of Our Lady of Victory. "Now, we need to set off on the journey." Rally on Sunday The campaign, called "Sign Up and Take Charge," will begin Sunday with a rally at the Thessalonia Baptist Church, at 163rd St and the By SHARON BROUSSARP Daily News Staff Writer When three Good Samari tans bent on doing the right thing seized a mugger who had tried to steal a woman's purse, they didn't expect fame or fortune. But a measure of both have followed them ever since. They got their pictures in the papers, praise from the Transit Authority, and $1,000 each from a businessman who praised them for rescuing Linda Wendell. The donor, who wants to re- main anonymous, sent the checks after reading about the exploits of the three heroes in the Daily News. According to the police, Richard Benetiz was on his way to work at Con Edison and Victor Rivera and Craig Crump were delivering flowers when they saw a man grab Wendell as she searched for change for a token at the 57th St -Seventh Ave. BMT Station last month. The man slammed her against the wall and reached for her purse. But before he could get it the three heroes came to the rescue. They tackled the man and dragged him to the ground, and when his companion tried to talk them into releas ing him, they held him, too. Police arrested Curtis Har ris, 25 of Queens, and Antho Saunders, 24, xtf'Brookiyn, and charged them with rob Rev. James Polite Ave. Gavigan and Tony Aguilar, a Lutheran who is the chairman of the Alliance, said at a news conference that the group is planning a "neigh-bor-to-neighor" campaign with about 500 volunteers going door to door to seek support The organization's goals include: The establishment of 20 drug-free areas around churches, schools, and public parks, with police clearing away undesirables in the type of operation used at Yankee Stadium during baseball games. The construction of 1,500 homes by 1990, priced under $50,000, for purchase by South Bronx residents. The construction of another 1,500 low-rent homes by 1990. The innovation of a new PUS? (MijffiEg -'. 'Ht . Jllilill rsf v - mmmmmm - - iillliilif MARGARET KELLY MICHAELS, 26, leaves Newark court house after testifying in her own defense. She's charged with sexually abusing 20 pre-schoolers while she was teaching in 1984 and 1985 at a day-care center. associates mem Harris pleaded guilty and faces a seven-year sentence. Saunders was not indicted for lack of evidence. "Your courage has not gone ' without recognition and reward," said the businessman in a letter he sent to each of the three. "I am enclosing a r Today starts the new Daily News Metro section. It will run every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. It's part of a plan to get the latest possible edition and to provide the widest possible coverage to you, our readers. Metro will carry a regional report with news of your community along with the top local news stories from the Metropolitan Area. As always, the Daily News brings you more news of your-county and neighborhood, along with the liveliest entertainment and sports coverage in the city. system of elevator maintenance, security, and sanitation in public housing projects by this September. The provision of "respectful" and "timely" care for all hospital patients, especially at Lincoln Hospital. A $l-an-hour increase in New York State's minimum wage, Inaugurating a program that would guarantee a job for every graduating senior at the South Bronx High School by 1989. Praise from cardinal John Cardinal O'Connor, who has committed $300,000 in development funds to the project hailed the plan at the news conference at the Archdiocese of New York, then left on doctor's orders. Aides said O'Connor was suffering from pneumonia. $1,000 check in gratitude for what you did." The rescuers, all from the Bronx, were astounded. : "I was very thrilled' said Rivera, 17. "If I knew him personally, I would give him a big Thank You. It was surprising and very generous." 2. i ;. bery and assault. .w-?

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