OPINION: Affordability could fly at Bennett Field

BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | There are many weaknesses to Mayor de Blasio’s trickle-down approach to affordable housing. One is that it abandons direct provision of housing at the low end of the market and ignores the need to make housing permanently affordable. Just as bad, every city initiative related to housing has become a partnership with […]

Letters to The Editor, Week of July 25, 2019

Fear cars, not bikes To The Editor: Re “Sharing the city streets” (editorial, July 18): Thanks for shooting down the “New York City is not Europe” jive, and it is certainly incumbent upon bicyclists to be mindful and considerate of pedestrians. But there is such a double standard around this question. So far this year, […]

Police seek 5-train creep in Lower Manhattan incident

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for public lewdness aboard a subway train in Lower Manhattan’s First Precinct. Police said that on Sat., July 13, at 8:50 a.m., a 25-year-old woman boarded a southbound 5 train at the Fulton St. station, and an unidentified man followed […]

Police arrest alleged ‘hypo stabber’

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Police said that on Sat., July 20, they made an arrest in the case of a homeless man who allegedly stabbed a woman with a needle inside a Koreatown A.T.M., in the Midtown South police precinct. According to police, on Fri., July 12, around 6:30 p.m., a slim man wearing a […]

Epic farewell for Steve Cannon, of A Gathering of the Tribes

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Friends and family of Steve Cannon packed the Bowery Poetry Club on Sun., July 14, for a marathon memorial for the late East Village poet and arts icon. Cannon, 84, who was blind, died July 7 while recuperating from a broken hip he had suffered a month earlier in a fall in […]

Washington Sq. Hotel keeping Village spirit alive

BY GABE HERMAN | As the storied Washington Square Hotel has changed with the times over the decades — including a name change from the Hotel Earle— the family-owned business continues to move forward. Right now, that means getting ready for the upcoming second annual Village Trip festival celebrating Greenwich Village, of which the hotel […]

FiDi tenants win fight to keep rent regulation

BY GABE HERMAN | Lower Manhattan tenants scored a decisive win in a late June Appeals Court decision, which ruled they had the right to rent stabilization, rent refunds and lowered rents, and that landlords receiving 421-G tax breaks could not deregulate apartments. The 421-G tax exemption for landlords passed the state Senate in 1995. It […]

Hotel Chelsea work drags on, as long-term tenants hold on

BY CARY ABRAMS | The Hotel Chelsea, constructed over a roughly two-year period between 1883 and 1884, was founded on the principles of Charles Fourier, a 19th-century French philosopher. Fourier espoused the utopian ideas of creating a cooperative community on the ideals of trust, caring and mutual support among its members. A hotel guest who sat […]

Takin’ it to the (car-free) street: Mural enlivens Broadway

BY GABE HERMAN | Talk about street art! A new mural that stretches along Broadway for a block in Midtown is part of the annual Urban Garden program by the Garment District Alliance, which cordons off a street to cars to create more pedestrian-oriented space. The closed-off block, Broadway between W. 37th and 38th Sts., features […]

Marianne and Leonard: Love is complicated

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The new documentary “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” reportedly may not break much new ground for hardcore Leonard Cohen fans. But it nonetheless paints a riveting and thought-provoking portrait of the artist and Marianne Ihlen, his Norwegian “muse,” from their idyllic time together on the Greek island of Hydra in their […]

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. […]

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