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 | 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 doing a documentary on Credico. But […]

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 […]

Senior roughed up in Noho mugging

BY GABE HERMAN | An elderly man was robbed and injured in an attack at Broadway and E. Ninth St. on Mon., Feb. 11, police said. On that day at 5 p.m. in front of 771 Broadway, a man reportedly approached the victim, 77, and pushed him to the ground. The robber then took $900 in […]

Politicians push to regulate security deposits

BY GABE HERMAN | City and state legislation was introduced on Feb. 13 that would regulate security deposits on apartment rentals. City Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report last July that estimated that New Yorkers spent more than $500 million in security deposits in 2016. It said that many low-income residents not in rent-regulated apartments often […]

Google to open ‘pop-up’ digital training center

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Amazon may be hightailing it for the hills, but Google is staying — and still investing — in New York City. Google representatives told a Community Board 4 Arts, Culture, Education and Street Life Committee meeting on Monday night that the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center will open in Chelsea in […]

Carmen Trotta, prisoner of his own conscience

BY MARY REINHOLZ | It’s not every day that I get a chance to interview a devout man of faith and derring-do whose religiously inspired activism has put him under house arrest at an East Village soup kitchen and men’s shelter run by Catholic Worker volunteers. However, I did just that when I recently sat down with Carmen Trotta, indicted last spring after […]

Manhattan Happenings, Week of Feb. 14, 2019

BY RICO BURNEY AND ROSE ADAMS |   ART “Black Jelly”: The gallery opening for “Black Jelly: The Photos” will take place at 7 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 18, at the Theater for the New City Gallery, at 155 First Ave. The exhibition will feature photographs by Nikki Johnson from Melanie Maria’s poetry collection “Black […]

Police Blotter, Week of Feb. 14, 2019

First Precinct Leather lover Police are searching for a woman alleged to have robbed the clothing store Diesel’s Soho location at 135 Spring St. on Thurs., Feb. 7, around 3 p.m. The thief is said to have walked into the store and placed three leather jackets, three T-shirts and one pair of leather pants inside […]

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