FILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo shows director Martin Scorsese at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. Scorsese wants New York's mean streets to keep some of their grittiness. ... more 
FILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo shows director Martin Scorsese at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. Scorsese wants New York's mean streets to keep some of their grittiness. The "Gangs of New York" director has joined an effort to curb redevelopment of the Bowery. That's the former skid row near where Scorsese grew up. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Evan Agostini, file
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