Village scares at East Ninth Street Halloween display

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | It’s safe to say that the Village is fully in the Halloween spirit. A garden of terror greets any passersby who happens upon the Brevoort East at East Ninth Street, between 5th Avenue and University Place. Residents and staff have gone all out for Halloween with a headless horseman riding past zombies and two […]

FIT mural honors school’s 75th anniversary with a look through the years

BY GABE HERMAN | Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology have unveiled a sprawling mural that includes 90 panels to celebrate the Chelsea school’s 75th anniversary. The work called “ChalkFIT” covers the outside of school buildings from 26th to 28th streets along Seventh Avenue. Each panel represents a different year, going back to the school’s […]

Burglar hits Smile To Go, cellphone robber harasses victim in Greenwich Village: Cops

The following are notable crimes within the 5th and 6th precincts: 6th Precinct Would-be bank thief leaves empty-handed There was an attempted robbery at the Chase Bank at 340 Sixth Ave., police said. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., a man approached a window in the bank and held up a sign that read, […]

Kara Walker’s one-day ‘Katastwóf Karavan’ at the Whitney closes traffic

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Crowds of art lovers sat in the middle of Gansevoort St., which was closed to traffic, in front of the Whitney Museum last Saturday. The road was covered with a thick carpet of green grass, providing a mini-park for listening to steam-whistled tunes emanating from a calliope housed in a parade […]

Office of Nightlife will address Lower East Side noise and trash problems

BY GABE HERMAN | A new city plan from the Office of Nightlife will address quality of life issues on the Lower East Side through a set of measures that include new rules for parking and trash removal, Mayor de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The plan, which also includes an awareness campaign to urge keeping […]

Man exposes himself to E train straphanger: cops

E train pervert A man is wanted by police for exposing himself to a woman on the subway, officials said. On Friday, Sept. 6, at 7:35 a.m., an 18-year-old woman was on a downtown E train, between 23rd and 14th Street, when a stranger sat down across from her. He then allegedly unzipped his pants […]

Man robs Upper East Side bank by passing a note: cops

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted for robbing an Upper East Side bank earlier this week. At 4:18 p.m. on Oct. 21, a man walked into the Capital One bank located at 1180 Third Ave. and passed a note to a teller demanding money, police said. […]

Hester Street Fair closes its 10th season on Oct. 26

BY GABE HERMAN | The Hester Street Fair will wrap up its 10th season with a closing party on Oct. 26. The Saturday event, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Seward Park, will include a collage activity, coffee from local cafe Round K, music by Mari MacDowell, Nice Groove and Zebra Blood, and plenty […]

Cosmopolitan NYU Film Professor, Arnold Baskin, dies

BY JANE HEIL USYK | Last week on Oct. 1, I wandered up to Pain Quotidien on Eighth Street and Fifth Avenue, ordered a coffee, and sat facing the windows and Eighth Street. I wondered why I was doing this, and the answer came: to see if Arnie walks by.  It would have been very bizarre […]

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 […]

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