Group mugs man, steals his glasses, in Midtown: Cops

Series of purse and wallet thefts in Midtown A man is wanted by police for after stealing several purses and wallets being in Midtown, officials said. There were nine separate incidents from July 29 to Oct. 18, 2019, and each time the man entered a store and took property that had been left unattended. Eight […]

Photos: Rockefeller Christmas tree arrives from Upstate NY

BY MILO HESS | It’s that time of the year: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree made its way this past Saturday to Midtown, ahead of the tree lighting next month. The 77-foot-tall Norway Spruce arrived at Rockefeller Center in the morning by trailer from upstate Florida, NY in Orange County. The tree was raised off […]

Runners in their underwear took to the streets for a good cause

BY GABE HERMAN | If you happened to see groups of half-naked people running through the streets of Lower Manhattan this past Saturday afternoon, there was no cause for alarm. It was the 2019 Undie Run, presented by the charity Movember and the men’s underwear company Saxx. Hundreds of men and women participated in the […]

An East Village bookstore with a bar opens on Third Street

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A new type of bookstore, where readers can drink as they read, has opened in the East Village. Patrons of Book Club, which had a soft opening on Saturday, can sift through the store’s collection of East Village history books with an espresso or glass of wine — the independent Third Street […]

14th Street is getting bus boarding platforms and new pedestrian space

BY GABE HERMAN | As the city declares the 14th Street Transit and Truck Priority program for faster bus service a success thus far, the MTA and Department of Transportation are starting the next phase of the program by installing bus boarding platforms along the M14 line. The platforms, which will be put in place […]

Man groped while riding Q train

BY GABE HERMAN | A man was groped on a subway train in Midtown during his morning commute, police say. On Monday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m., a 34-year-old man was riding on a downtown Q train, when a person allegedly approached him and grabbed his genitals. The man then changed train cars, but the […]

Hawaiian fine dining at noreetuh in East Village

BY GABE HERMAN | The East Village still offers a wide variety of cuisines, including upscale Hawaiian food at the restaurant noreetuh. The eatery, which opened at 128 First Ave. in 2015, is offering a new tasting menu from chef and co-owner Chung Chow, who was born in Hong Kong and grew up on Oahu. […]

NYCHA tenants launch petition to stop current East Side flood plan

BY GABE HERMAN | As the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project begins its process through the City Council, there continues to be some community pushback, including a petition signed by over 1,800 local NYCHA tenants who oppose the current flood protection plan at East River Park. A group called NYCHA Speaks is behind the […]

Man in Chelsea robbed of cell phone and cash

BY GABE HERMAN | Robbers took a man’s cellphone and money after forcing him to take cash out of several ATMs, police said. At about 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, in front of 355 W. 16 St., between Eighth and Ninth Aves., a 23-year-old man realized he no longer had his cell phone. Two men […]

Manhattan Snaps: Tenant rally in Tompkins Square Park in 1980

This photo, from the Nov. 13, 1980 issue of The Villager, shows a tenant rally in Tompkins Square Park. The photo was part of a story about tenant activists in Loisaida fearful that large-scale real estate speculation in the area would force rents up and local residents out. Brent Sharman, an organizer with the group […]

New book on Bowery Mission explores its history through a personal lens

BY GABE HERMAN | A new book by the Bowery Mission’s chapel director explores the homeless service through his personal experiences there and also looks back at its 140 years of history on the Lower East Side. In “Bowery Mission: Grit and Grace on Manhattan’s Oldest Street,” which came out on Tuesday, author Jason Storbakken […]

Turtle Bay & East Midtown saw the most price drops: Report

BY SHAYE WEAVER | Turtle Bay – East Midtown saw the highest number of price drops across all New York City neighborhoods in October, according to a report by The real estate website looks at important quantitative metrics provided by its rental site, RentHop, that has “a trove” of rental data. In its most recent […]

Police searching for Greenwich Village liquor store robbers

Police are searching for three suspects in the robbery of a liquor store in Greenwich Village in late October. On Wednesday, Oct. 23, two men and a woman entered Thompson Wine & Spirits (222 Thompson St.) at about 8:50 p.m. and removed a bottle of liquor from the shelf and left the store, police said. […]

Sculpture dedicated to transgender community debuts in Tribeca Park

BY GABE HERMAN | A new sculpture unveiled on Monday in Tribeca Park is dedicated to the transgender GNC (gender non-conforming) community. The ten-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture is in the shape of a butterfly. It’s by visual artist Rubem Robierb as part of his “Dream Machine” series. Each work in the series is named for a […]

Stabbing and subway groping among Chelsea blotter items

Midtown South Precinct Man stabbed after argument Two men assaulted another man following an argument in front of 235 W. 42 St., police said. The incident occurred on Friday, Oct. 25, around 10:30 p.m. During the assault, one of the men allegedly stabbed the victim, a 30-year-old man, in his right arm and torso. The […]