Police Blotter (Manhattan Express), Week of April 18, 2019

20th Precinct   Glass grab An Upper West Sider found a surprising piece of his car missing one recent Thursday morning. On March 28, at 9 a.m., an elderly owner of a black 2019 Mercedes-Benz checked on his car parked at the southeast corner of Riverside Drive and W. 73rd St. Once the 85-year-old reached […]

OPINION: What community planning looks like

BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | The phrase “We The People” in the Constitution still has the power to wake the sleeping idealist within us. It’s a clarion call to our better nature, to get off our asses and bend the arc of history toward something better, to come together to make decisions for the general welfare. It evokes […]

FLASHBACK: Jackson stumps at Gay and Lesbian Center in ’88

BY GABE HERMAN | The Villager’s front page on April 21, 1988, featured an article on a Village event for Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign. Jackson held a pre-primary rally in front of the Gay and Lesbian Center on W. 13 St. between Eighth and Greenwich Aves that drew 5,000 people. The rally was organized by the […]

Letters to The Editor, Week of April 18, 2019

Sewing as Triangle link To The Editor: Re “Threads of connection to Triangle tragedy” (news article, April 11): It was an inspiring weekend. Children also participated in sewing onto the ribbon. It is appropriate that sewing, as a contribution by the public to the permanent memorial, has been incorporated into the final design. Sewing for […]

There’s a new buzz around barbershops

BY ROSE ADAMS | When Alex Nuñez’s father, Patricio, returned home one evening in 1994, he asked his 12-year-old boy for an unusual favor. “Son,” he said, “cut my hair.” Patricio sat in a chair by the bathroom mirror and Alex stooped over him, gliding a pair of electric clippers over his scalp. When the buzzing […]

Met jams with rock greats’ instruments

BY GABE HERMAN | The Met museum’s new “Play It Loud” exhibit is an impressive collection of memorabilia from rock-and-roll history. It’s like walking into a giant shrine to the history of rock music, and is worth a visit for hardcore or even casual fans. The show, which opened April 8, is chock-full of guitars and […]

SPACES: Bob Gruen: How the Westbeth was won

BY BOB KRASNER | Bob Gruen still recalls the moment vividly — and, no, it didn’t involve an event from his storied career as a rock-’n’-roll photographer. “When I got the call that there was an apartment for me in Westbeth,” he said, “it was the most exciting moment of my life.” That was in 1970, […]

The telepsychiatrist is in, at Northwell

BY GABE HERMAN | Mental-health “screening” is taking on new meaning at Northwell’s Downtown stand-alone emergency department. Northwell Health opened its new Emergency Telepsychiatry Hub on April 11 at Lenox Health Greenwich Village, at Seventh Ave. between W. 12th and 13th Sts. The telepsychiatry center is 770 square feet and includes nine video-equipped workstations. It will […]

Immigrant artists depict their experience

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Young immigrant artists are getting some much needed space in an Upper East Side apartment building. Some commercial space at the St. Tropez building on 340 E. 64th St. has officially been transformed into a new gallery by Chashama, a nonprofit organization that finds unused real estate for artist gallery and studio […]

L-tunnel debris won’t be removed at Ave. A

BY RICO BURNEY | Residents around E. 14th St. are breathing a sigh of relief that the impacts from the upcoming L-train tunnel repairs won’t be as bad as had been expected when the project called for a full shutdown of the line’s Manhattan leg for 15 months. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently made some announcements […]

Tour E. Village squatter buildings online

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Now there is a way to explore thousands of Downtown buildings online. Earlier this year, the Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation launched East Village Building Blocks, a series of “virtual tours” of more than 2,200 buildings. Visitors to the Web site can either search for a specific building or explore one […]

D’oh, no! ‘Krusty’ comes down at La Plaza

BY SARAH FERGUSON |  On Fri., April 5, workers contracted by the Parks Department felled “Krusty,” the last of the three towering willow trees that had dominated La Plaza Cultural for more than 40 years. The beloved tree in garden at E. Ninth St. and Avenue C was dubbed Krusty after Krusty the Clown on “The […]

New French bakery is le real McCoy

BY GABE HERMAN | French bread and pastry shop Marie Blachere opened its first New York City location on April 11 in the Village. The company has 500 locations in France. The new shop at 301/303 Sixth Ave., at Carmine St., is the chain’s second U.S. location. The first opened in Great Neck, Long Island, on […]

Woman snaps pic of ‘whacky’ straphanger

BY GABE HERMAN | Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for a recent public lewdness incident on the subway in Midtown. The incident occurred Tues., April 2, at 7:20 p.m., according to police. A 31-year-old woman told police she was on an Uptown N train at the W. 57th St. […]

Google pop-up ‘Grow’s people’s tech skills

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Now New Yorkers have a chance to grow their tech skills thanks to free help from Google. The Grow with Google Center opened April 8, on the ground floor of Google’s Chelsea headquarters building, at W. 16th St. and Eighth Ave. “Technology is changing the way that all businesses operate, and the […]