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Subway attack and pizza place theft in Chelsea Blotter

Attacker arrested after subway station assault: Cops A man was arrested after an assault inside the subway station at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street, police said. On Friday, Jan. 10, around 12:40 a.m., a 24-year-old male victim told police that he was punched several times in the face by another man while walking on the […]

Assault at Union Square and E-bike thefts in Village Blotter

 Bike rider assaults pedestrian at Union Square An e-bike rider attacked a pedestrian near Union Square last month, officials said. On Saturday, Dec. 7, around 4:30 p.m., a 29-year-old male victim was walking in a crosswalk at East 14th Street and Fourth Avenue. Another man, riding an e-bike, stopped in front of the pedestrian and […]

DOT tells CB2 that 14 St. busway has improved travel times, but many neighbors voice complaints

BY SOFÍA CERDA CAMPERO | Data on the 14th Street busway was presented at a Community Board 2 meeting on Thursday, indicating increased bus travel times and ridership, along with increased bike ridership, as some community members expressed disapproval of the new system. Members of CB2’s Traffic & Transportation Committee gathered with neighborhood residents to […]

Manhattan Snaps: Pete Seeger for preservation in 1988

From the Jan. 14, 1988 issue of The Villager, legendary folk singer Pete Seeger sang, joked and told stories at a Sunday afternoon event at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St. The article, by Richard Thompson, noted that Seeger and fans were supporting “Save the Village,” a group dedicated to […]

Photos: Rally in Foley Square against war with Iran

On Thursday evening, protesters turned out in the cold January weather to demonstrate against war with Iran, as hostilities have increased lately between the United States and Iran. A simultaneous rally was held at Columbus Circle, and NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams was among those at the Foley Square event.

Photos: Vigil at Union Square for Puerto Rico after series of earthquakes

A vigil for Puerto Rico was held on Tuesday evening at Union Square, after a series of earthquakes struck the U.S. territory in recent days. The series included a 6.4-magnitude earthquake early Tuesday, and one death was reported along with multiple injuries, collapsed homes and widespread power outages.

Community board disapproves redesign plan for First Church of Christ, Scientist

BY CHRISS WILLIAMS  | A once sacred house of worship is in the process of transforming into a secular space, and it’s not going well. Community Board 7 voted to disapprove the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s (CMOM) proposed design plans for the former First Church of Christ, Scientist, at their Jan. 7, full-board meeting. The church […]

Nervous Laughter, the comedy show that gives the city the therapy it needs.

  BY CHRISS WILLIAMS  | Ever other week the comedy show Nervous Laughter pops up at an East Village venue to do what “comedy is best at doing,” using humor as a weapon against “cultural taboos, injustice and tyranny.” The comedy series’ most recent show, which took place on Jan. 8 at The Secret Loft, embraced […]

A stolen wallet, an Italian Ice shop robbery and apartment break in are on this week’s Uptown blotter

19th Precinct New Year, new wallet. Shortly after witnessing the ball drop in Times Square on Wednesday, Jan. 1, a 21-year-old woman boarded a northbound subway. According to police, she fell asleep holding a bag containing her Louis Vuitton wallet, Metrocard and iPhone charger. When she woke up at the East 96th St. station, her […]

Archer & Goat in Harlem offers diverse array of cuisines

BY GABE HERMAN | Archer & Goat, a restaurant in Harlem that opened in 2019, is family-owned and family-run and offers dishes of Latin, South Asian and American cuisines. The restaurant is located at the garden level of a townhouse at 187 Lenox Ave., at West 119th Street, in the Mount Morris Park Historic District. […]

Chelsea Blotter includes a gang assault and night club burglary

Night club theft on 10th Avenue There was a burglary inside the Marquee New York night club at 289 10th Ave., police said. On Saturday, Dec. 14, around 12 p.m., a man gained entry into the location through the unlocked front door, police said. Once inside, he allegedly took a staff member’s cell phone and […]

“Harvey will be held accountable,” Rose McGowan and other Harvey Weinstein accusers speak ahead of trial

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Silence Breakers including actresses Rose McGowan and Rosanna Arquette spoke at Foley Square early Monday morning shortly before the beginning of Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial. “We aren’t going anywhere,” said Arquette to crowd of journalists swarmed around a clear plastic podium. “As we stand here at the beginning of a […]

Village blotter includes a bank robbery and street assault

Bank robbery on Sixth Avenue There was a bank robbery in the Village on Monday, Jan. 6, around 4:50 p.m., police said. At the Chase bank at 340 Sixth Ave., a man allegedly passed a note to a teller demanding money. The 21-year-old male employee complied, officials said, and the man fled with $1,100. No […]

Manhattan Snaps: Hillary Clinton at Pride March in 2000

The June 28, 2000 issue of The Villager included photos of the 31st New York City Lesbian and Gay Pride March, which drew half a million participants and spectators. First Lady Hillary Clinton marched in the parade, while her GOP rival in the senate race, Congressmember Rick Lazio, chose to campaign Upstate. In this photo, […]

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