Sullivan Street’s Congregation Magen David celebrates Sukkot with a musicale

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | During the seven-day Sukkot holiday, the congregation from Congregation Magen David gathered in their sukkah for a Syrian musicale with oud, violin, percussion and traditional song. Bundled up against the chill on Thursday night, the congregants thoroughly enjoyed their traditional tunes these masterful musicians played and sang, warming things up. Here’s a look at […]

East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park will keep fence height after community complaints

BY GABE HERMAN | The Parks Department will not be lowering the fence height at the East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park after the community pushed back against the plan that was part of upcoming renovations. The decision was announced by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera on Oct. 18, and Parks confirmed […]

Another 9/11 victim has been identified, medical examiner says

BY SHAYE WEAVER | The 1,645th person killed in the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001 has been identified, according to the City’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner. On Friday, Oct. 18, OCME announced that it has identified a man through DNA testing of remains recovered in 2001. The man’s name is being […]

Credit cards stolen at Astor Place gym in Greenwich Village

BY GABE HERMAN | A man is wanted by police after a recent theft at the New York Sports Club at 20 Astor Place, officials said. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, around 3:15 p.m., a man allegedly entered the office of the fitness center and took a wallet containing credit cards, which belonged to a 32-year-old […]

Man arrested in 1995 murder of two teens

BY SHAYE WEAVER | In concert with the FBI, the NYPD has arrested a suspect in the 1995 murders of two teenagers on an East Harlem rooftop. After two decades, Ramon Solla, 45, was arrested and indicted on Thursday, Oct. 17 for the deaths of Ricky Santiago and Christopher Torro, who were both 17. Authorities say […]

Manhattan Snaps: SoHo art auction attracts big names in ‘71

BY GABE HERMAN | The Dec. 23, 1971 issue of The Villager featured an article with the headline, “Art Groupies Invade SoHo For Benefit Auction.” The auction at the LoGiudice Gallery was to raise money for Sundance, a new magazine for news, art and poetry. The event brought out some big names, including Allen Ginsberg, […]

Hudson Scare’s spooky birds highlight green issues

BY GABE HERMAN | These days, perhaps the only thing scarier than Halloween is single-use plastics. The Hudson Square Business Improvement District (BID) has installed an art display as part of its “Hudson Scare” celebration that highlights recycling and sustainability. “Forevermore” is a series of over 150 birds made from plastic bags, tin foil, newspaper […]

Cornel West to lead anti-Trump protest at Union Square

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A new series of anti-Trump protests are set to start in the city this Saturday, Oct. 19.  Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix, a founding organizer of Refuse Fascism and representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, will lead the first of five protests set to take place every Saturday until Nov. 16. […]

More riders on buses ‘sailing along’ 14th St.: MTA

BY VINCENT BARONE | Ridership has jumped on the M14 SBS since the roll out its 14th Street busway pilot, according to early MTA data.  MTA Transit President Andy Byford attributed the initial uptick to “incredibly encouraging” improvements in speed and reliability along the major Manhattan route since the busway took effect Thursday, Oct. 3. “This […]

Officer convicted in beating of handcuffed 19-year-old at Fulton Houses

BY ALEX MITCHELL | The NYPD officer accused of mercilessly beating a handcuffed 19-year-old man in a Chelsea NYCHA project and later lying about the incident was convicted by Manhattan prosecutors on Thursday, Oct. 17. A New York State Supreme Court judge found the 49-year-old Bronx man and NYPD member Elijah Saladeen guilty on misdemeanor assault […]

Village legends Lucy and Lenny Cecere honored in street naming ceremony

BY GABE HERMAN | Rainy weather didn’t dampen spirits at a ceremony to co-name the corner of MacDougal and Houston Streets “Lucy and Lenny Cecere Way” in honor of the late Greenwich Village fixtures. The Cecere couple bought nearby 51 MacDougal St. in 1962, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Lucy died […]

Man fractures skull during assault in Midtown train station

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police are asking for the public’s help in finding an assailant who attacked a man at a Midtown subway station and left him with a fractured skull. At 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, authorities said, the suspect punched a 28-year-old man in the face during an argument inside the 34th Street […]

Here is this year’s list of Michelin’s Bib Gourmand restaurants

BY SHAYE WEAVER | Each year, the Michelin Guide awards restaurants in New York City with its Bib Gourmand distinction, and this year, list includes 133 restaurants spanning cuisines from Korean to Balkan and more. Having the Bib Gourmand distinction means inspectors were able to enjoy an affordable yet “remarkable” dining experience, according to the organization. Those […]

Man robbed at gunpoint in Chelsea

BY GABE HERMAN | A man was robbed at gunpoint in Chelsea on Monday evening, according to police. On Oct. 14, around 7:45 p.m., a 54-year-old male victim started talking with another man in front of 400 West 25 St. Police say the two men agreed to walk to another location as they continued talking, […]

‘Lightning’ doesn’t strike for Percy Jackson musical

BY MATT WINDMAN | What in the name of Zeus is “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” — a lightweight and makeshift children’s musical based on Rick Riordan’s 2005 novel that launched the popular “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” fantasy series — doing on Broadway instead of an elementary school auditorium? A sort of successor […]