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Neighborhood Beefs

Last week saw the reveal of the massive Astor Place/Cooper Square redesign, and while residents enjoyed the aesthetics of the designs, some of them got a bit testy about the plan. Thankfully, the Villager has pulled all of their gripes together into one handy complaint box of a story. Most of their worries seem to center around benches drawing "drunken hooligans" to the spot at night. "It's like Disneyland with alcohol," said one former community board member. [Villager; previously]