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BY MONICA SAXENA | I wake up every morning excited to run my restaurant in Chelsea, serve my community and work alongside my staff. Our mission is the same every day: Provide the best dining experience and quality food to my neighbors, guests and the city’s tourists. I work diligently with my staff of 14. Our […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A small group of young Hong Kongers brought three movable “Lennon Walls” to Union Square on Sat., Aug. 25.  The group has been carrying the portable freestanding cardboard structures across the city, so that people can leave yellow, pink and green post-it notes of support for protesting Hong Kongers. The first wall was […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Sponsors of New York’s Extreme Risk Protection Order law last week announced the new gun-control measure would go into effect Sat., Aug. 24., making this the 17th state to enact such a bill. Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law in February. State Senators Brian Kavanagh and Brad Hoylman and Assemblymembers Deborah […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A dangerous gap in the Second Ave. protected bike lane near the Queensboro Bridge has been closed.  With the completed construction of the new section — between E. 68th and E. 59th Sts. — the bike lane now runs uninterrupted between E. 125th and E. 43rd Sts. Upper East Side Councilmember Ben […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Dozens of protesters “trolled” President Trump on Wed., Aug. 21, by gathering outside Trump Tower and calling for the one block of Fifth Ave. between 56th and 57th Sts. to be renamed President Barack H. Obama Ave. The protest comes after an online petition on moveon.org calling for the avenue’s renaming […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | As Transportation Alternatives members and supporters angrily converged outside Arthur Schwartz’s home Wednesday evening — seething that his lawsuit had held up the city’s vaunted 14th St. busway — the attorney tried to make nice with them…by offering them food. As the busway backers brandished insulting signs slamming Schwartz, like “Fake Progressive,” […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | More than 100 Hong Kong ex-pats and allies gathered across the West Side Highway from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Midtown to protest in solidarity with Hong Kongers on Saturday afternoon.  Saturday marked the tenth weekend of protests in Hong Kong. On June 9, nearly 1 million […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | After hearing shouts, Arthur Schwartz stepped out of his W. 12th St. brownstone and began offering pastries to a crowd of roughly 50 protesters that had gathered around his stoop. The protesters, most of whom were from Transportation Alternatives, called on the West Village attorney to “drop the suit” that, last […]

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BY COREY JOHNSON | A budget is more than just numbers. It is a reflection of values. While the current White House administration is trying to kick 3.1 million people off food stamps, New York City is making unprecedented investments in programs that serve the most vulnerable, including those who are food insecure. While the federal […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Hillary Clinton told a gathering of young Democrats in Lower Manhattan Thursday night that “voter suppression” by the Republicans will be more extreme than ever before in the 2020 presidential election. An enthusiastic crowd of members of Arena — an organization promoting young progressive candidates to “jump into the arena” and run […]

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