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Manhattan Happenings, Week of Sept. 19, 2019

By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech and Gabe Herman |   FOOD Speakin’ of vegan…: The Hester Street Fair will hold a Vegan Food Fest on Sat., Sep. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a new venture at Hester Street Fair, which is celebrating its 10th year and will be partnering on this one with Cheff’ […]

BY HOWARD BRANDSTEIN | The coastal resiliency problem we are facing is precipitated by decades of decisions that did not address the core cause and problem. We should take this opportunity to act in a new direction that can address them. Over the past 10 years New York City has spent more than $150 million to […]

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Alternate subway plan To The Editor: Re “Gov backs serial subway sex-abuser ban” (news article, Sept. 12): Why not create the “X” line, which could run separate trains? These would provide cars for folks to light up either cigarettes, cigars or marijuana. You could also have other cars for drinking, gambling or adult entertainment. This could […]

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BY MATT TRACY | A bigot was caught on video lashing out at a gay Jewish man in a Manhattan subway station on Mon., Sept. 9, but that scary moment suddenly turned into a positive opportunity when the victim used the incident to raise awareness about the plight of transgender and gender nonconforming people of color. In […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Last Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board to slap repeat subway sex offenders with a lifetime ban from the system. But shortly afterward, a leading transit-advocacy group said all New Yorkers have the right to ride the rails — even incorrigible perverts. Two days earlier, Transit […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Upper West Side’s Community Board 7 passed a resolution urgently calling on the Department of Transportation to mitigate heavy traffic, speeding and illegal U-turns at the intersection of Riverside Drive and 79th St. The changes are desperately needed, the board said, to allow pedestrians and cyclists to safely enter and exit […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Soho has its fair share of traffic and congestion, but two blocks of the neighborhood may find some relief on Fri., Sept. 6, when they become pedestrian-only spaces for the day. From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Howard St., which is four blocks long, will be closed to traffic along the […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The W. 52nd St. bike lane is worrying drivers. No, actually not car drivers, in this case. A section — between the West Side Highway and 11th Ave. — of the new crosstown bike lane is currently being painted on the southern side of the street, which would cause cyclists to […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | In honor of Greta Thunberg’s visit to the United Nations on Fri., Aug. 30, more than 100 bicyclists passed U.N. Headquarters during last Friday’s critical mass ride. “We wanted to show what real climate change solutions look like,” said Bill de Paola, director Time’s Up, an environmental organization that organizes the Critical […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | An e-bike rider has died from injuries he suffered after colliding with a pedestrian in Central Park earlier this week. On Aug. 24, the 43-year-old cyclist, Charles Cheeseboro, crashed into a 77-year-old man at the intersection of Central Park’s East Drive and 74th St. around 3:30 p.m. According to police, Cheeseboro […]

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