Letters to The Editor, Week of Feb. 21, 2019

Battle lines are clear To The Editor: Re “Wanted: Candidates who’ll fight big real estate,” viewpoint, by Lynn Ellsworth, Feb. 14: Lynn Ellsworth has put a spotlight on two top candidates who, I agree, will stand up to the the mayor and the billionaire real estate bullies and racketeers who are running roughshod over New […]

Contest for one logo to rule all the POPS plazas

BY ROSE ADAMS | The city wants to add some pop to its POPS — privately owned public spaces, that is. Mayor de Blasio, the Department of City Planning, Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space and the Municipal Art Society are holding a competition for a new logo to be displayed at more than 550 POPS […]

Dog days at the Garden; Stars were all fetching

The 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was pure fun and excitement for fans of pure-breed dogs. As usual, photographer Milo Hess got special backstage access to the competitors as they relaxed before strutting their stuff on the Madison Square Garden stage. Hundreds of hounds, terriers, toys, nonsporting and sporting, working and herding dogs vied […]

Pigs were big at Lunar New Year Parade

Celebrating the Year of the Pig, the Lunar New Year Parade wended its way through Chinatown on Sunday, down Mott St. from Canal St., through Chatham Square, onto East Broadway and finally onto Forsyth St.

VillageCare’s Rango: Innovative treatment adherence

BY VILLAGECARE | Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as H.I.V., diabetes or cancer can come as a blow and an instant change of life. This was the case for Diana, who received such news right around her 44th birthday. She had lived most of her adult life in a rough New York City […]

Let’s Get Physical at the 5th Birthday Party for Crunch Fitness in Chelsea, Tuesday, February 26

When Crunch Fitness opened on west 23rd street in 2014, workouts in Chelsea were known for glam branding and nightclub atmospheres. Crunch has retained the fun but broadened the appeal — as its 2,300 members can attest to. That’s why on Tuesday February 26, from 5-8 pm, Crunch Fitness will be throwing a 5-year birthday […]

Parkland victim’s dad creates gun-control mural

BY GABE HERMAN | A new mural on a Chelsea building honors the victims of last year’s Parkland school shooting and calls for awareness and action about the ongoing issue of gun violence in America. The mural was created by Manuel Oliver, father of Joaquin Oliver, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, […]

Credico and Bianca do Chelsea, out of Roger Stone’s crosshairs

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Updated Tues., Feb. 19, 5:15 p.m.: Venturing into Manhattan, Randy Credico, a.k.a. “Person 2” in the Roger Stone indictment in the Russian collusion investigation, was out on the town in Chelsea Monday. Of course, right along with him was his ever-loyal canine sidekick, Bianca. Also tagging along was a two-man Danish crew […]

Mint Masala a fresh Indian option on MacDougal

BY GABE HERMAN | Mint Masala is among the growing number of halal restaurants in Greenwich Village, and its delicious food is great for any and all who happen to love good Indian food. Located at 95 MacDougal St., between Bleecker and W. Third Sts., it opened in summer 2014 as Mirch Masala, and recently changed […]

Hoof finally comes to shove: Carriage-horse lines moving to park

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Central Park carriage horses will no longer pick up passengers outside of the park. On Wed., Feb. 13, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron ruled in favor of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to ban horse-drawn carriages from waiting for passengers outside of the park. Edita Birnkrant, executive director of the […]

Nixon and victims call for crackdown on sexual harassment in Albany

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | On Feb.13., the New York State Legislature held its first public hearing on sexual harassment in 27 years. “Some people in office view this as a problem that they would like to go away,” said Cynthia Nixon, the actor and activist who ran for governor last year, speaking at the law […]

Housing and classrooms vs. Noho zoning gridlock

BY ERIC KOBER | If New York City is to mitigate its housing shortage, local land-use regulation needs to take advantage of the early 20th-century investment in subway transit, by allowing new housing at high densities in transit-rich areas. Simultaneously, the city needs to support the expansion of its higher-education institutions to ensure that its future […]

Scoopy’s Notebook, Week of Feb. 21, 2019

V.I.D. votes: The elections for district leader were the main attraction at the Village Independent Democrats’ meeting last week. In the race for female district leader, Jen Hoppe squeaked out a win against Elissa Stein by one vote. District Leader Keen Berger had previously announced she would not seek re-election. We hear Berger asked Sharon […]

Police Blotter (Chelsea Now), Week of Feb. 14, 2019

BY GABE HERMAN | Car-cash theft There was a robbery at Midtown Center Auto Repair, at 537 W. 39th St., between 10th and 11th Aves., on Sat., Feb. 9, police said. Just after 5 a.m., an employee reported that a man unknown to him, but who was apparently known to the business’s owner, took $400 […]

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