Whistle & Fizz has a bubbly twist on coffee and tea

BY GABE HERMAN | There are certainly no shortage of coffee and tea shops these days, but one place in the Village has a unique spin on the drinks. Whistle & Fizz at 254 Greene St. serves carbonated and nitrogen-infused coffee and tea. The shop opened in May in a small space between Waverly Place […]

Construction worker dies after part of synagogue collapses in Manhattan

Two workers were injured, one fatally, when a three-story wall collapsed on them as they worked to demolish an historic Lower East Side synagogue on Monday morning. The workers were rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian Downtown Hospital. One of the workers died shortly after arrival, and the other was treated for minor injuries, fire officials said. Neither […]

See the canine costumes from this year’s Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Despite the rain, the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade was held on Sunday, Oct. 20. Spectators and scores of costumed canines attended the festivities at East River Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Anti-Trump protesters march to Trump Tower in first of five demonstrations

BY MILO HESS AND ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Almost 200 people marched from Union Square to Trump Tower calling for the removal of President Donald Trump. The procession to 725 Fifth Ave. was part of a protest organized by Refuse Fascism, anti-Trump anti Mike Pence group formed in December 2016. “We need a coalition — Christians, Muslims, […]

Man found unconscious in Upper East Side home dies

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Cops are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man on the Upper East Side of Oct. 19. Upper East Sider Andrew Dalessio, 27, died after being found unconscious in his home on Saturday, Oct. 19. At 1:25 p.m., officers from the 19th Precinct responded to a 911 call from Dalessio’s wife […]

Video shows robber violently punching woman from behind on Upper West Side

BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Police need the public’s help in finding two muggers who sucker-punched a woman on the Upper West Side earlier this week. Cops said the incident occurred at 10:35 p.m. on Oct. 17 along Amsterdam Avenue near West 69th Street. According to law enforcement sources, the perpetrators approached the 57-year-old woman as […]

Sullivan Street’s Congregation Magen David celebrates Sukkot with a musicale

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | During the seven-day Sukkot holiday, the congregation from Congregation Magen David gathered in their sukkah for a Syrian musicale with oud, violin, percussion and traditional song. Bundled up against the chill on Thursday night, the congregants thoroughly enjoyed their traditional tunes these masterful musicians played and sang, warming things up. Here’s a look at […]

East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park will keep fence height after community complaints

BY GABE HERMAN | The Parks Department will not be lowering the fence height at the East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park after the community pushed back against the plan that was part of upcoming renovations. The decision was announced by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera on Oct. 18, and Parks confirmed […]

Another 9/11 victim has been identified, medical examiner says

BY SHAYE WEAVER | The 1,645th person killed in the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001 has been identified, according to the City’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner. On Friday, Oct. 18, OCME announced that it has identified a man through DNA testing of remains recovered in 2001. The man’s name is being […]

Credit cards stolen at Astor Place gym in Greenwich Village

BY GABE HERMAN | A man is wanted by police after a recent theft at the New York Sports Club at 20 Astor Place, officials said. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, around 3:15 p.m., a man allegedly entered the office of the fitness center and took a wallet containing credit cards, which belonged to a 32-year-old […]

Man arrested in 1995 murder of two teens

BY SHAYE WEAVER | In concert with the FBI, the NYPD has arrested a suspect in the 1995 murders of two teenagers on an East Harlem rooftop. After two decades, Ramon Solla, 45, was arrested and indicted on Thursday, Oct. 17 for the deaths of Ricky Santiago and Christopher Torro, who were both 17. Authorities say […]

Manhattan Snaps: SoHo art auction attracts big names in ‘71

GABE HERMAN | The Dec. 23, 1971 issue of The Villager featured an article with the headline, “Art Groupies Invade SoHo For Benefit Auction.” The auction at the LoGiudice Gallery was to raise money for Sundance, a new magazine for news, art and poetry. The event brought out some big names, including Allen Ginsberg, Jerry […]

Hudson Scare’s spooky birds highlight green issues

BY GABE HERMAN | These days, perhaps the only thing scarier than Halloween is single-use plastics. The Hudson Square Business Improvement District (BID) has installed an art display as part of its “Hudson Scare” celebration that highlights recycling and sustainability. “Forevermore” is a series of over 150 birds made from plastic bags, tin foil, newspaper […]

Cornel West to lead anti-Trump protest at Union Square

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A new series of anti-Trump protests are set to start in the city this Saturday, Oct. 19.  Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix, a founding organizer of Refuse Fascism and representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, will lead the first of five protests set to take place every Saturday until Nov. 16. […]

More riders on buses ‘sailing along’ 14th St.: MTA

BY VINCENT BARONE | Ridership has jumped on the M14 SBS since the roll out its 14th Street busway pilot, according to early MTA data.  MTA Transit President Andy Byford attributed the initial uptick to “incredibly encouraging” improvements in speed and reliability along the major Manhattan route since the busway took effect Thursday, Oct. 3. “This […]

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