Peninsula plan sports big field, but rocky ‘beach’

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The Hudson River Park Trust and its hired landscape architects presented an updated design for the planned park on Gansevoort Peninsula last week, and it contains a regulation, high-school-size soccer field. But there are still some community concerns about the treatment of the planned “beach” on the peninsula’s southern edge. Gansevoort — […]

Whitney gets going on Gansevoort ‘ghost pier’

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The day has come for work to start on David Hammons’s novel “Day’s End” large-scale sculpture. On Tues., Sept. 17, the Whitney Museum of American Art celebrated the groundbreaking of “Day’s End,” a permanent public-art project by New York-based artist Hammons. Slated for completion in fall 2020, the project was developed in collaboration […]

Manhattan Happenings, Week of Sept. 19, 2019

By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech and Gabe Herman |   FOOD Speakin’ of vegan…: The Hester Street Fair will hold a Vegan Food Fest on Sat., Sep. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a new venture at Hester Street Fair, which is celebrating its 10th year and will be partnering on this one with Cheff’ […]

Police Blotter (Villager, Chelsea Now, Downtown Express), Week of Sept. 19, 2019

Fifth Precinct Restaurant takeout There was a theft in Shoo Shoo, a Mediterranean restaurant at Broome and Mott Sts., earlier this month, police said. On Tues., Sept. 3, around 7:40 p.m., two females and a male, all described as about 18 to 21 years old, took a 33-year-old woman’s unattended purse from inside the eatery. […]

Jon Stewart, Kirsten Gillibrand help spread word on 9/11 healthcare

BY GABE HERMAN | Following the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund being permanently extended by the federal government this summer, hundreds of Lower Manhattan community members attended a Sept. 16 informational seminar to learn about access to 9/11-related healthcare. Speakers at the event included officials and advocates, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and comedian Jon Stewart. The event […]

Moxy hotel opens in East Village; ‘A monstrosity,’ activist sneers

BY GABE HERMAN | The Moxy NYC East Village hotel opened on Sept. 12, having replaced five old buildings on E. 11th St. that many Villagers tried to save back in 2016. The new hotel is at 112 E. 11th St., between Third and Fourth Aves., across from Webster Hall. Developed by Lightstone, the Moxy […]

Chelsea Chew offers food deals to sink your teeth into

BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea is having its own version of Restaurant Week with Chelsea Chew 2019, which includes more than 30 local eateries offering deals during September. The inaugural event is being run by the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. People can go to participating businesses through Sept. 30 and mention that they would […]

Elizabeth Warren cites Triangle Shirtwaist fire in Washington Square speech

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Thousands of people packed Washington Square Park Monday evening to listen to presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speak under its iconic arch about how ending political corruption would be central to her presidency. Before speaking, Senator Warren was introduced by Maurice Mitchell, the national director of the Working Families Party. On Monday, the […]

OPINION: A Green New Deal for the Lower East Side and East Village

BY HOWARD BRANDSTEIN | The coastal resiliency problem we are facing is precipitated by decades of decisions that did not address the core cause and problem. We should take this opportunity to act in a new direction that can address them. Over the past 10 years New York City has spent more than $150 million to […]

Letters to The Editor, Week of Sept. 19, 2019

Alternate subway plan To The Editor: Re “Gov backs serial subway sex-abuser ban” (news article, Sept. 12): Why not create the “X” line, which could run separate trains? These would provide cars for folks to light up either cigarettes, cigars or marijuana. You could also have other cars for drinking, gambling or adult entertainment. This could […]

C.B. 6 approves Solar One move to Murray Hill

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Murray Hill’s barren Waterside Pier is one step closer to getting new life. At a full-board meeting on Sept. 11, Community Board 6 passed a resolution in favor of the environmental nonprofit Solar One’s plan to move its Stuyvesant Cove programming to Waterside Pier, between E. 38th and E. 41st Sts. The […]

East River Park plan opponents to march in protest

BY GABE HERMAN | As opposition to the city’s hotly contested East Side Coastal Resiliency Project continues, East River Park ACTION will march and protest against the plan on Sat., Sept. 21. The ad-hoc East Village/Lower East Side community group adamantly rejects the $1.45-billion flood-prevention project, which is currently slated to close East River Park for three and a […]

EDITORIAL: 9/11, 18 years later

With the marking of the anniversary of 9/11, it’s time to take a look at where we are now and take stock, 18 years after the worst attack ever on American soil — even worse than Pearl Harbor. Eighteen years after the worst terrorist attack in our country’s history. While not everyone in so-called Generation […]

Check out this rundown of Manhattan real estate highlights

BY VILLAGER STAFF | As interest in Manhattan continues to remain high, real estate listings, new developments and plans for more buildings are continuing to pop up throughout the borough. is partnering with, a new real estate listing search and property database covering New York City, to share some of the latest residential and […]

East Village gas explosion trial starts; Defense focuses on Con Ed, missing valve

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated Sat., Sept. 14, 4:20 p.m. | The prosecution will try to prove that greed and illegally cutting corners caused the tragic East Village gas explosion more than three years ago that killed two young men and leveled three buildings. Meanwhile, the defense will attempt to shift the blame away from the landlord […]

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