EDITORIAL: Victory for tenants!

What a difference having a Democrat-controlled state Senate has meant. And nowhere has that been more apparent than in the sweeping and historic win for tenants this past Friday. With votes of approval by the state Senate and Assembly followed by the signing by Governor Andrew Cuomo of “The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act […]

Save our bus loop!

BY BARBARA RUETHER | I have lived in the West Village on Bank St. since 1958. I worked in the Department of Community Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical and Trauma Center until it closed in 2010. I left work in corporate America to work serving people in our then-community, very idealistically taking a $20,000 pay cut […]

Bondi Sushi in NoMad is worth the trip

BY GABE HERMAN | Bondi Sushi opened two years ago in NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) and offers tasty sushi at reasonable prices. Located at 6 W. 28th St., between Fifth Ave. and Broadway, the casual restaurant has been around since November 2017 and features seafood from around the world. The menu includes king […]

Letters to The Editor, Week of June 20, 2019

Vaccine stunner To The Editor: Re “Vaccines double standard” (letter, by Martha Danziger, June 6): I am stunned that Martha Danzinger justifies not immunizing her child because of a “double standard” — that she should not be required to vaccinate her children because the U.S. admits immigrants who have not received good medical care in […]

Roman holiday at squatter art museum

BY BILL WEINBERG | In an outlying industrial area of the Eternal City, along the Via Prenestina, is one of Rome’s most public and eccentric squats, or occupazioni — the Metropoliz. This won fame on the underground film circuit with its 2011 cinematic project “Space Metropoliz,” about squatters colonizing the moon (a nod, if not an intentional […]

14th St. no-cars bus plan to start July 1

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The city’s “experiment” on 14th St. is set to kick off Mon., July 1, as through traffic will be banned between Third and Ninth Aves. and buses and trucks will rule the road. On the same day, the M14A and M14D routes will be converted entirely to Select Bus Service, with a […]

Police Blotter (Midtown), Week of June 13, 2019

Necklace theft There was a robbery on the street at the corner of Sixth Ave. and W. 47 St., according to a police report. On Tues., May 28, around 1:40 p.m., a 60-year-old woman was walking down the pavement when a man approached and forcibly removed her necklace. He then fled west on Sixth Ave. […]

Drs.: Instead of opioids — move, eat better, diet, socialize

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Doctors at New York University’s and VillageCare’s Take Charge of Your Health Today! community health forum stressed the importance of diet, exercise and good mental health as ways to manage chronic pain. The theme of the June 5 forum — the eighth annual — was “Your Pain Matters— Understanding and Speaking about Chronic […]

Guv signs bill ending religious vaccine exemptions

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Late Thursday afternoon June 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on state Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz’s bill banning religious exemptions for vaccinations. Now New York joins a short list of states, including California, West Virginia, Mississippi and Arizona, that have made it illegal to exempt children from school […]

Strand Book Store building landmarked over owner’s objection

BY GABE HERMAN | The Strand Book Store building was landmarked by New York City on June 11, despite ongoing objections from the legendary store’s owner, who also owns the building. The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated 826 Broadway, at E. 12th St., home of the Strand since 1956. Six other buildings were also landmarked in […]

Panic and protest over East River Park-closure plan

BY GABE HERMAN | At a June 11 public hearing about the city’s East Side Coastal Resiliency plan, Lower East Side residents mostly disapproved of the current flood-protection plan and called for more community input into the process. Held by the Community Board 3 Parks, Recreation, Waterfront & Resiliency Committee, the meeting was part of […]

Man forcibly touches teen at 59th St. station

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police are turning to the public to help find a man wanted for forcibly touching a teenage girl on the subway last month. On the morning of  May 16,  a 15-year-old Bronx girl took a 4 train Downtown. According to police, as the train approached E. 59th St. at 7:20 a.m., […]

Phone filcher gets hung up on Bleecker

BY GABE HERMAN | There was an attempted theft in broad daylight on Minetta Lane in the Village, according to police. On Fri., May 17, around 2 p.m., near Minetta Lane and Sixth Ave., a young man reportedly snatched a cell phone from a 49-year-old man’s hand, then ran south with it on Minetta Lane. […]

C.B. 7 committee green lights C.P.W. bike lane

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH| The Transportation Committee of the Upper West Side’s Community Board 7 approved a proposed northbound protected bike lane along Central Park West on June 10. The Department of Transportation’s proposed bike lane would run north from W. 59th St. to W. 110th St. The plan would require the removal of 400 parking […]

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