Solar One proposes moving its programs upriver

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Solar One is planting the seeds of a new eco-pier. The environmental nonprofit is pitching a plan to move its Stuyvesant Cove Park programming 20 blocks north to Waterside Pier, a barren 1-acre space between E. 38th and E. 41st Sts. The shift would give the obscure Murray Hill pier new life, […]

Manhattan Snaps: Village Scouts honor Casey Stengel in ’60

A photo from the Aug. 11, 1960, issue of The Villager showed local Cub Scout Stephen Cossu, of 118 MacDougal St., presenting Yankees Manager Casey Stengel with a neckerchief and slide at Yankee Stadium. To the right of them, Thomas Aimone, of 8 Morton St., made the presentation speech on behalf of Troop 371, St. […]

#RickyRenuncia rally at Union Square draws hundreds

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Hundreds of protesters at Union Square on Mon., July 15, demanded the resignation Ricardo Roselló, Puerto Rico’s governor, in response to corruption, along with homophobic and misogynistic comments he recently made. The rally was organized by Frente Independista Boricua.  “Folks have had enough,” said Jesus Gonzalez, national organizer at The Center for […]

$10K bling buy with Chelsea man’s stolen info

BY GABE HERMAN | A man used a Chelsea resident’s personal information to fraudulently purchase thousands of dollars worth of jewelry earlier this year, police said. The victim, 49, reported that on Jan. 9, around 10:30 a.m., in a residential building near W. 15th St. and Seventh Ave., he discovered that his personal information had […]

EDITORIAL: Sharing the city’s streets

With the recent tragic spate of cyclists’ deaths, once again the city’s bike culture — and its car and truck culture, as well — are under the spotlight, as we all try to make sense of what’s going on and figure out what must be done to make our city safe and livable for all. […]

C.B. 5 O.K.’s protected bike lane outside Port Authority

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Department of Transportation’s proposed Eighth Ave. protected bike lane and sidewalk extension from 38th St. to 45th St. has been approved by Community Board 5. According to D.O.T., the plan is to paint 10-foot-wide sidewalk extensions along the avenue and create a northbound protected bike lane separated by a series of […]

Museum dedicated to posters opens in Chelsea

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Chelsea is now home to the only known museum dedicated to posters in the United States. The Poster House opened its doors on June 20, with the mission to show the beauty and historical significance of  posters from around the world. “Posters are an extremely egalitarian art form — almost everyone has or […]

Bike shop, foot traffic coming to Essex Crossing

BY GABE HERMAN | Cycling in the city has been a hot topic of late, from installing more bike lanes to the tragic growing rate of cyclist deaths. What’s clear is that the number of city riders has been growing in recent years. In the wake of the booming local bicycle culture, a cycle shop […]

Lights amid the darkness over immigration

Hundreds gathered in Lower Manhattan’s Foley Square on Fri., July 12, for Lights for Liberty. The protest criticized the Trump administration’s immigration policies and the deportation raids by  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On the same day, there were more than 700 Lights for Liberty rallies worldwide protesting anti-immigration policies and immigrant border camps between […]

The Republic of 14th St.; Bank opens first NYC branch

Republic Bank and its founder, Vernon Hill — and his valued associate Duffy — held a VIP reception at 90 Fifth Ave. on July 10, two days before the grand opening of the bank’s new branch at 14th St. and Fifth Ave. This is Republic’s 28th location in the U.S., and its first in New […]

OPINION: A turn for the worse: Truck trashes tree on 12th

BY ELISSA STEIN | On Fri., July 13, a significant chunk of a statuesque tree in front of 79 W. 12th St. was shorn off by a truck that didn’t successful make the turn off Sixth Ave. This was not the first time the tree had been hit, and the next day the city marked it […]

Police Blotter (Chelsea Now), Week of July 18, 2019

Times Sq. subway groping There was a subway groping incident inside the Times Square subway station on Sun., July 7, police said. Around 1:50 p.m., a 31-year-old woman was walking through the station’s mezzanine, when a man grabbed her buttocks. The woman started to yell and the man fled in an unknown direction. Police released […]

REAL ESTATE: Manhattan’s most affordable 2-BR’s

BY MARTHA WILKIE | My kid got a lesson in real estate economics the other day. We bought a hot dog from a cart on Fifth Ave. one day, and one from a cart exactly one block east the next. One was $3, the other $1.50. A classic example of “location, location, location.” When it comes […]

Digesting the loss of The Coffee Shop

BY MICAELA MACAGNONE | The Coffee Shop, the Brazilian-American diner, was a Union Square staple and a second home for models. After being open 28 years, it closed last October. Forbes reported that Coffee Shop was one of the 100 highest grossing independent restaurants in the U.S. in 2017, raking in roughly $14.3 million in annual […]

Manhattan Happenings, Week of July 18, 2019

BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MARKET Summer Ice Cream Blizzard: While the Grand Bazaar NYC runs every Sunday, this weekend it will be especially chill. That’s because the indoor/outdoor market will feature the “best and most unique artisanal ice cream makers.” In addition, as usual, there will be more than 130 artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage […]

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