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 […]

Rosenthal unleashes bill to shut ‘puppy mills’

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A new bill could bring “puppy mills” in New York grinding to a halt. Upper West Side Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and Queens state Senator Michael Gianaris introduced a piece of legislation on March 11 that would ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores in New York State. The […]

FLASHBACK: Lunch control, bindery woes in spring of ’72

BY GABE HERMAN | Page One of The Villager on March 30, 1972, featured an article on Community School District 2 suing the Board of Education to gain control of the district’s school lunch and breakfast programs. School Board 2 unanimously endorsed the $2.6 million suit and wanted that sum added to the city’s budget. The […]

Jeff Mkt. Library closing; Ottendorfer reopens

BY GABE HERMAN | The New York Public Library sent an e-mail notice on March 9 to Jefferson Market branch users that it would be closed for three months starting April 1 for the start of renovations. In the notice, Dawn Chance, associate director for the Lower Manhattan Neighborhood Library Network, said Jefferson Market would reopen […]

City pitches landfill to protect FiDi, Seaport

BY GABE HERMAN | Mayor de Blasio has announced plans for $10 billion worth of resiliency measures to protect Lower Manhattan against flooding. The plans notably would extend the shoreline in the Financial District and South St. Seaport out by as much as 500 feet. The Lower Manhattan Climate Resilience Study, which outlines the plans, was […]

‘Climate birds’ to roost on B’way Malls

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Broadway Malls will be “winging it” this spring. Starting May 17, a dozen large wooden birds will be nestled in some of the planted medians between 64th and 166th Sts. along Broadway. “Every day, thousands of people pass by the Broadway Malls, and these whimsical additions will make that experience a […]

Taste of Tortilla Flats lives on at Cowgirl

BY MICHELE HERMAN | Those of us still mourning the loss of Tortilla Flats last fall can, for a little while, get a bit of a fix at Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the Hudson St. restaurant created by the same team. Tortilla Flats opened first, in 1983, with Cowgirl coming along six years later. Cowgirl offers […]

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