Pier 40 muggers steal teen’s backpack

BY GABE HERMAN | A young man was mugged on Tues., Aug. 13, near 353 West St., at Pier 40 on the West Side, according to police. Around 10:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was walking at the W. Houston St. pier, when a group of men surrounded him and demanded his property. The victim tried […]

TransAlt protests outside 14th St. busway foe’s home

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 […]

EDITORIAL: The crumbling M.T.A.

Two reports released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and City Comptroller Scott Stringer this week highlight the woeful conditions that straphangers who rely on subways and commuter rail lines can attest to daily. And while it’s easy to see the neglect and incompetence, it seems much harder to find a way to fix the damage. […]

Manhattan Happenings, Week of Aug. 15, 2019

BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MUSEUM “Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story”: This exhibition takes as its starting point the painting “The Death of Michael Stewart,” informally known as “Defacement,” created by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1983. The work commemorates the fate of the young black artist Michael Stewart at the hands of New York City Transit […]

Black entrepreneurs ride the StartupBus

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The renovated Chase bank on 125th St. buzzed with excitement a few weeks ago when, meeting each other for the first time, 30 young people were about to embark on a remarkable experience. They hailed from New York, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Oakland. During a 72-hour road trip to New Orleans […]

REAL ESTATE: Still something to Strive for in Harlem

BY MARTHA WILKIE | Strivers’ Row in Harlem (official name: St. Nicholas Historic District) is a late-19th-century set of row houses famed for its elegant architecture and unified facades. Located on 138th and 139th Sts., between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass boulevards, this enclave was home to notable African-American figures, such as Adam Clayton Powell […]

Village Preservation decries 14th St. Tech Hub, again

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Members of the Village’s leading preservation group protested the 14th St. Tech Hub, during its groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month.  Village Preservation has repeatedly decried the development of the Union Square Tech Training Center, at E. 124 14th St., arguing that promised protective measures should have been implemented and that the project […]

N.Y.U. dental center caters to disabled patients

GABE HERMAN | The New York University College of Dentistry opened a facility this year that treats patients with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities. The Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities opened in February at First Ave. and E. 24 St. The 8,000-square-foot space includes nine patient treatment rooms, featuring extra space for wheelchairs […]

PSA campaign for Child Victims Act launches in Times Sq.

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL DOMENECH | A new public-service campaign for the Child Victims Act was launched in Times Square on Tuesday.  Safe Horizon, the largest victim services nonprofit in the United States, along with New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, unveiled the campaign, designed to educate adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse of their rights […]

Bite fright: Battery Park squirrels get ornery

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Beware of aggressive squirrels in Rockefeller Park.  On Aug. 9, the Battery Park City Authority published a warning on its Web site stating that it has received reports of aggressive squirrels biting visitors around the playground in Rockefeller Park. According to ABC7 Eyewitness News, the New York City Health Department receives about […]

Report: City’s arts and culture sector is strong

BY GABE HERMAN | Manhattan has for years been getting harder for many artists to live in because of rising prices, as this paper has often covered. But a new report says that the overall arts and cultural sector — both in the city and in Manhattan — is doing well, with good employment numbers and […]

Antigay Chick-fil-A opens in Chelsea

BY GABE HERMAN | Chick-fil-A just opened a location in Chelsea, making it the fast-food company’s ninth in Manhattan. But despite long lines for the grand opening at Sixth Ave. and W. 22nd St. on Thurs., Aug. 8, not everyone in the area is welcoming the business, which has drawn criticism for its stance on […]

Wheely mad: TransAlt to protest at anti-busway attorney’s home   

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated Tues., Aug. 13, 12:45 a.m. | Call it busway rage. Transportation Alternatives, the pro-cycling and mass-transit advocacy group, is seething that Village and Chelsea residents have dared to throw a monkey wrench into the city’s “experimental” pilot plan for a 14th St. busway. And they are especially furious at one man, […]

PROGRESS REPORT: Union Square: Tech Hub, hospital, new shops

BY JENNIFER FALK | Union Square-14th St. is a destination like none other in New York City or anywhere in the world. Here the city’s most vibrant and historic site of activism and protest sits shoulder to shoulder alongside one of its most peaceful public refuges. The Union Square Partnership (USP) is proud to serve as […]

PROGRESS REPORT: Budget wins for District 3 and all New Yorkers

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 […]