‘We will not just stand aside and watch’; Greta Thunberg leads thousands of activists at Climate Strike march in Manhattan

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH| Thousands of young people filled the streets of Lower Manhattan to call on those in power to take action on climate change, before it’s too late. “This is an emergency; our house is on fire,” climate change activist Greta Thunberg told a crowd of strikers at Battery Park where the climate strike march […]

Trio sought for robbing and pushing around a senior couple walking through Central Park

BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Detectives are looking for three young men who robbed and assaulted a couple walking through Central Park on Thursday night. Law enforcement sources said the incident happened at 9:50 p.m. on Sept. 19, shortly after the 69-year-old man and 56-year-old woman entered the park at Sixth Avenue. They were heading northbound […]

Soho restaurant questioned by Manhattan Board 2 about noise and crowd complaints

BY GABE HERMAN | While Soho residents have complained of excessive noise and crowds at the restaurant Piccola Cucina Estiatorio, as was recently reported in The Villager, locals have similar complaints against two sister locations of Piccola Cucina in the neighborhood. One of those other eateries — Piccola Cucina Enoteca, at 184 Prince St. — […]

‘It’s clearly not my time’: De Blasio ends presidential after campaign fails to gain traction

BY BILL PARRY | Saying “it’s clearly not my time,” Mayor Bill de Blasio pulled the plug on his quixotic for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race after failing to qualify for the last debate and never seeing his national poll numbers climb higher than 1 percent. The 58-year-old mayor of America’s largest city kicked […]

Jury convicts Brooklyn man who fatally stabbed popular Greenwich Village chef 31 times during break-in

BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Justice has been served against the Brooklyn man who violently stabbed a popular Greenwich Village chef to death back in 2016, prosecutors announced on Friday. Jahkeem Scott, 21, of Cypress Hills, Brooklyn was convicted on Sept. 19 of stabbing Romulo Heras, 61, approximately 31 times in his Brooklyn residence. Prosecutors said […]

New Manhattan Special Victims facility aims to provide greater care for crime victims

BY GABE HERMAN | The New York Police Department announced earlier this month that it has opened a new Manhattan Special Victims facility in Lower Manhattan, which focuses on accommodating survivors throughout the investigative process. The new, renovated facility at 137 Centre St., near White Street, includes a child-friendly waiting area, comfortable furniture designed for […]

Subway creep groped two women in five minutes at Harlem subway station

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH |A man is wanted for groping two women on the subway in Harlem earlier this month. On Saturday, Sept. 7, police said, the man grabbed a 30-year-old woman breasts after she entered the West 145th St. subway station at 8:45 a.m. The perp then ran out of the train station. Five minutes […]

Historic Terminal Warehouse in Chelsea is set to undergo major renovations to make it a business hub

BY GABE HERMAN | The Terminal Warehouse building in West Chelsea, which dates back to the 19th century, is set to undergo renovations, along with added offices and retail space. The building takes up an entire block, from 11th to 12th Avenues between West 27th and 28th Streets. It was built in 1891 by the Terminal Warehouse […]

UPDATE: Cops catch alleged creep who sexually assaulted senior woman at Rutgers Houses

BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | A Bronx man was picked up Friday for allegedly walking into an 82-year-old woman’s apartment at the Rutgers Houses on the Lower East Side this week and sexually assaulting her. Police announced on Friday, Sept. 20, that they’ve charged David Alexander, 29, with felony assault, burglary, sex abuse and criminal obstruction […]

Village Preservation town hall on state of G.V. Historic District

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Village Preservation will hold its first town hall since 2013 on Sept. 25. “Fifty years after the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District, it’s a smashing success in many ways but also faces many very real challenges,” said Andrew Berman, director of Village Preservation. According to Berman, the public forum will […]

Manhattan Snaps: Patchin Place in ’55

The front-page illustration of the Sept. 15, 1955, issue of The Villager depicted Patchin Place, a gated cul-de-sac off of West 10th St., between Sixth and Greenwich Aves. The caption read: “Charming Patchin Place: Looking toward the entrance gates on 10th St. Former residents were poets and writers. Once inside the gates one gets away […]

Punk in Dunkin’ punchin’, doughnut-stealin’ attack

BY GABE HERMAN | An East Village Dunkin’ Donuts was robbed last week at E. 14 St. and Avenue B, across from Stuyvesant Town, police said. The incident occurred Thurs., Sept. 12, at 542 E. 14th St., between Avenues A and B when, just after 9:30 a.m., a man jumped over the counter and tried […]

Hungry for everything: Soho poet Steve Dalachinsky dies at 72

BY BONNY FINBERG |   “I have trouble recalling any significant, edifying or exhilarating free-jazz or total-improvisation concert I’ve attended at which Mr. Dalachinsky has not been in the audience, rough-edged, congenial and ready with an opinion.” — Steve Smith, “What’s an Avant-Garde Evening Without a Poet and Plush Toys?” (The New York Times, Sept. […]

More input needed on suffragettes statue: Commission

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The city’s Public Design Commission voted to table until October its decision on whether to approve the current design of a Central Park Statue honoring women’s-rights activists Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The decision came hours after images of the redesigned statue were released and hours after an […]

Police Blotter (Manhattan Express), Week of Sept. 19, 2019

19th Precinct  Wire fraud  A crook tried to wire money out of an Upper East Side woman’s bank account 22 times, according to a police report. According to police, the 38-year-old victim received a call from the Citibank fraud department on Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. in regard to a fraudulent check.  After speaking with […]

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