Midtown mugger steals cell phone, wallet

BY GABE HERMAN | A man was punched and robbed in Hell’s Kitchen, losing his phone and wallet, according to police. In the Sun., June 9, incident, which occurred around 12:30 a.m., a 41-year-old man was walking at the corner of Ninth Ave. and W. 42 St., when an unidentified man punched him several times and […]

Slashing at W. 81st St. subway station

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted for questioning in connection with a slashing. On June 14, a 37-year-old man was slashed on the face inside of the B/C W. 81st St./Museum of Natural History subway station at about 10 p.m. According to police, the assailant […]

A golden moment on 14th

It was a few weeks too late for Manhattanhenge, which occurred at the end of last month, when the sunset is perfectly aligned with the borough’s crosstown grid. This year’s Manhattanhenge was a bit of a wash anyway, due to overcast weather. But last Friday evening, East Village lensman Bob Krasner captured this golden-hued shot […]

Gloria Sukenick, 94, Chelsea housing and political activist

BY GABE HERMAN | Gloria Sukenick, a Chelsea resident for nearly 50 years and a prominent community and housing activist, died on May 26 in her Penn South apartment. She was 94. Sukenick, a Brooklyn native, first lived in Chelsea on W. 16th St., before moving to Penn South in 1991. She was a veteran […]

M.T.A. drive for renewable-gas buses

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has made a bold move toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Last month, the M.T.A. issued a request for proposals, or R.F.P., to purchase either biomethane, a gas produced from the decomposition of organic matter, or another renewable natural gas derived from nonfossil sources. According to the R.F.P., the […]

Seward Park getting $6.4M makeover

BY GABE HERMAN | There was a groundbreaking at Seward Park on May 31 to kick off renovations there as part of the city’s Parks Without Borders program. The program was launched in 2015 with the goal of better connecting parks with surrounding communities, including providing better access and adding amenities to underused park areas. […]

Manhattan Happenings, Week of June 20, 2019

BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   OUTDOOR MOVIES As part of the Parks Department’s “Movies Under the Stars” series, the following selected films will be screened this week. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come, first served basis. People are encouraged to bring blankets. Contact 212-360-1430 or [email protected] for more information […]

Police Blotter (Villager, Chelsea Now), Week of June 20, 2019

Sixth Precinct   Black & Decker burglar Police are asking for the public’s help in catching a burglar who they say has struck in both Downtown’s Sixth (Village) and Fifth (Chinatown/Little Italy) precincts. In each case, the suspect is said to enter a construction site and remove items. According to cops, in the first incident, on […]

Impeach Trump! hundreds in Foley Sq. cry

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Several hundred protestors gathered in Lower Manhattan’s Foley Square Saturday afternoon as part of national day of action to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. More than 1oo cities nationwide held similar demonstrations. The rally was organized by a coalition including Empire State Indivisible, Need to Impeach, Indivisible Nation […]

A ‘benchmark’ for youth social action

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | You better grab a seat for this one. In the greatest number of schools participating in a citywide parks event ever, students from 30 schools recently unveiled their powerful social-action “bench murals” in Washington Square Park. The brightly painted benches — 30 of them in all — were arrayed along the edge […]

REAL ESTATE: Ruggles’s gift: The key to Gramercy Park

BY MARTHA WILKIE| Those new to New York are often surprised by Gramercy Park — a beautifully landscaped gem, but one with a fence and a locked gate. So how does one get in? The key to getting a key is owning a home on the park and paying an annual fee. Samuel B. Ruggles, a lawyer […]

Soho/Noho: Pathway pitched for legalizing nonartists

BY GABE HERMAN | At a June 13 meeting for the Envision Soho Noho process, preliminary recommendations were presented for issues in the area, based on the process of community input that included four public workshops from February to May. Some top issues included protecting artists and the artistic tradition of Soho while officially allowing […]

EDITORIAL: Victory for tenants!

What a difference having a Democrat-controlled state Senate has meant. And nowhere has that been more apparent than in the sweeping and historic win for tenants this past Friday. With votes of approval by the state Senate and Assembly followed by the signing by Governor Andrew Cuomo of “The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act […]

OPINION: Save our bus loop!

BY BARBARA RUETHER | I have lived in the West Village on Bank St. since 1958. I worked in the Department of Community Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical and Trauma Center until it closed in 2010. I left work in corporate America to work serving people in our then-community, very idealistically taking a $20,000 pay cut […]

Bondi Sushi in NoMad is worth the trip

BY GABE HERMAN | Bondi Sushi opened two years ago in NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) and offers tasty sushi at reasonable prices. Located at 6 W. 28th St., between Fifth Ave. and Broadway, the casual restaurant has been around since November 2017 and features seafood from around the world. The menu includes king […]

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