Speedy return of cameras

This week, both houses the New York State Legislature passed legislation to increase the number of speed cameras in New York City school zones. The Assembly also passed a bill to establish a demonstration school-zone speed camera program in Buffalo. Assemblymember Deborah Glick sponsored the New York City speed-camera legislation. Richard Gottfried was a co-sponsor. […]

Police Blotter (Manhattan Express), Week of March 21, 2019

19th Precinct 5 on 1   An Upper East Side resident was pelted by ice balls after being attacked by a group of young men on the west side of Lexington Ave. On March 4, around 6 p.m., the 50-year-old victim was on his way home from work when he was grabbed and forcibly turned […]

Police Blotter (Chelsea Now), Week of March 21, 2019

Bowlmor strike There was an assault inside Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, at Pier 60, on Sun., March 17, police said. Around 1:15 a.m., a female employee reportedly got into an argument with a woman. The beef turned physical when the woman punched the employee in the head. The worker suffered minor cuts to the left side […]

Tons of questions about congestion plan

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Attendees at Tuesday night’s congestion-pricing town hall at John Jay College were mostly skeptical that the plan to cut down traffic, save the subway and also the environment was the way to go. Among the officials and advocates at the town hall were Councilmembers Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal; Nick Sifuentes, executive […]

‘Unity is stronger than hate’: Vigil

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Gathered to mourn the victims of the horrific terror attack on Muslim worshipers in New Zealand, an interfaith assembly of dozens gathered Friday under the arch in Washington Square Park at 4:30 pm. Forty-nine people were fatally shot and 20 injured in the March 15 attack in New Zealand, which occurred while the victims […]

Maloney, pols, faith leaders: End the hate

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | “Never again, never again,” shouted Congressmember Carolyn Maloney in the midst of a crowd of elected officials, religious leaders and Upper East Side residents on March 17. The congressmember organized the gathering outside of the Upper East Side campus of Asphalt Green on Sunday in light of the several swastikas and slur […]

Police Blotter (Downtown Express), Week of March 21, 2019

First Precinct   Bank rob no-go Police said there was an attempted robbery at the Capital One Bank at W. Broadway and Chambers St. in Tribeca on Mon., March 18, around 1:55 p.m. A bank employee said a man, 30 to 35 years old and 6-feet tall, handed a teller a note demanding cash. The […]

Police Blotter (The Villager), Week of March 21, 2019

First Precinct   Sneak-y thieves The Phillipp Plein boutique at 30 Mercer St. in Soho was reportedly robbed by three men on Thurs., March 14, around 6:15 p.m. Police said the men stole five pairs of sneakers worth a total of $2,515 from a shop display before fleeing in a vehicle police think could be […]

Northwell ‘walks’ for pancreatic cancer cure

BY NORTHWELL HEALTH | The Northwell Health Cancer Institute announced last week that it will serve as the presenting sponsor for the five Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walks in the New York metropolitan area. Northwell will team with the Lustgarten Foundation in supporting community walks to increase awareness of the disease and promote early detection, treatment […]

Acker Awards to honor D’town’s avant-garde

BY ROSE ADAMS | On Tues., March 26, the sixth annual NY Acker Awards will once again honor some of the best and brightest local contributors to the Downtown arts community. Among this year’s diverse group of recipients are writer Cynthia Carr, who will receive the Candy Darling Award; director Larry Fessenden; squatter artist Andrew Castrucci; […]

Artist’s biopic a blast of defiant energy

BY ROSE ADAMS | It’s no secret that today’s art world has its gatekeepers. Young artists need networks and clout, not to mention a jaw-dropping portfolio, to enter the coveted halls of galleries and performance venues. And with the advent of social media, they need to be killer self-promoters, too. No one knows this more than […]

Mighty Bowl is a mix-and-matching mecca

BY GABE HERMAN | There are so many food options on MacDougal St. between Bleecker and W. Third Sts. But Mighty Bowl is definitely worth seeking out amid this culinary cornucopia. It offers bowls of Asian cuisine with fresh ingredients, including custom menu items and a build-your-own-bowl option. The shop, at 120 MacDougal St., is the […]

What to make of virtually staged listings

BY MARTHA WILKIE | Out of sheer nosiness, I’ll occasionally look at listings in our building. One floored me: I had no idea our neighbors were so chic! Then I clicked the next photo and saw reality: a vacant unit with rusty radiators and peeling paint. It was virtually staged — digitally repaired and repainted, with new […]

Kids call for action on climate change

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Young people across Manhattan skipped class last Friday to protest inaction on a critical issue facing their generation — climate change. “We only have 11-and-a-half years until we start seeing some serious changes that we can’t do anything about,” warned Anna Simmons,16, from Soho. Simmons, like the hundreds of other young people […]

New White Horse owner: ‘I’ll maintain legacy’

BY GABE HERMAN | The new operator of the White Horse Tavern assured the Community Board 2 State Liquor Authority Committee that he would not make significant changes to the historic bar. Restaurateur Eytan Sugarman must apply for a liquor license as the place’s new owner. He told the March 14 meeting that he had been […]

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