Art photog’s views of Vessel at Hudson Yards

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Downtown photographer Milo Hess would not have missed the opportunity to shoot Vessel at the opening of Hudson Yards on Fri., March 15. The interactive sculpture is the centerpiece of the new complex, located just south of the Javits Convention Center. The newly constructed structure offers some great views of the Hudson […]

Adam Levine picks Soho singer on ‘The Voice’

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A Soho native has made it onto “The Voice,” a singing competition series on NBC now in its 16th season. On Mon., March 18, 17-year-old Celia Babini sang “idontwannabeyouanymore,” by Billie Ellish, and earned a spot on Team Adam, meaning that judge Adam Levine has committed to mentoring her as the competition […]

Fed up with Fedora, C.B. 2 nixes rear addition

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Sarah Jessica Parker may have endorsed Fedora restaurant’s proposed expansion — but don’t try telling that to Community Board 2. The Village board Thursday evening voted nearly unanimously, with just one member abstaining, to recommend denial of Gabe Stulman’s application for his restaurant to “extend its licensed premises” to the rear yard […]

Should Michael Jackson mural ‘beat it’? No, artist says

BY GABE HERMAN | The East Village mural of Michael Jackson that went up last summer will stay up, according to the artist who painted it. The new HBO documentary about the singer, “Leaving Neverland,” highlights damning new sex-abuse allegations against the late “King of Pop.” However, a survey of the area found people mostly supportive […]

Locals freakin’ over vegan delivery guys

BY GABE HERMAN | In recent months, police have been cracking down on groups of delivery people who congregate outside of the popular vegan restaurant by Chloe as they wait to pick delivery orders for apps like Postmates. At the Sixth Precinct’s Build The Block meeting last month, Neighborhood Coordination Officers Brian Garcia and Annalee Simon […]

Manhattan Happenings, Week of March 21, 2019

BY ROSE ADAMS AND RICO BRUNEY |   MUSIC “Latin Soul In The Heart of the Village:” Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Belén Cusi will perform original songs and covers at Groove, at 125 MacDougal St., on Sat., April 6, at 7:30 p.m. Her style, sometimes referred to as “Latin soul,” draws from traditional Spanish music, American jazz […]

Letters to The Editor, Week of March 21, 2019

White Horse ‘inside story’ To The Editor: Re “Whoa! Call to landmark White Horse interior” (news article, March 14): Having worked at The White Horse for five years in the 1980s I can tell you that those walls have treasured stories, and not only the walls but floors as well! One of my favorite stories […]

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 and Richard Gottfried was a […]

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 […]

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