Fiore’s Pizza, thin crust, with big flavor

BY GABE HERMAN | New Yorkers are famously proud, and often snobbish, when it comes to their pizza. Which makes reviewing any local pizza a touchy subject. But when it comes to Village pizzerias, while Joe’s is quite good and gets all the glory and tourists, Fiore’s Pizza may actually make the best slice. Fiore’s is […]

Hells Angels ex-clubhouse now a hot property

BY MARY REINHOLZ | Two middle-aged New York City Hells Angels — one nearly bald with a luxuriant Zapata mustache — were sitting on a clubhouse bench Sunday afternoon. They were drinking coffee and enjoying the sunshine near 77 E. Third St., once the bikers’ home sweet home. This reporter asked them if there was a broker on site now […]

OPINION: New biz bills don’t address closings’ cause

BY SHARON WOOOLUMS | On March 18, the City Council’s Small Business Committee held a hearing on nine bills that Mark Gjonaj, the committee’s chairperson, claims would help struggling small businesses. This was the largest number of bills submitted at any one time to “help” small businesses. Meanwhile, lawmakers in all boroughs are hosting forums and […]

OPINION: Shooting down debate by the ‘NIMBY’ bullet

BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | If you disagree with some or all of Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing strategy, you now risk being shot with the rhetorical bullet of NIMBY in an effort to take you out of the policy debate. Sadly, such weaponized use of the NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) insult has spread like a […]

Bank robber gets cold feet on W. 72nd St.

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Officers from the 20th Precinct are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for an attempted bank robbery. On Tues., March 19, a man entered the Bank of America at 2077 Broadway, at W. 72nd St., at 5:55 p.m and passed a note to a teller demanding money. According […]

Forcible touching on W. 21st St.

BY GABE HERMAN | Police are seeking a suspect related to a forcible touching incident on Tues., March 12, in Chelsea. The incident happened at 2:15 p.m. in front of 167 W. 21st St., between Sixth and Seventh Aves., according to police. A 19-year-old woman was walking on the street, when a man reportedly touched her […]

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 […]

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