Chelsea restaurant Motel Morris brings family feel to area

BY GABE HERMAN | The Chelsea restaurant Motel Morris is family-owned and focuses on offering the same neighborhood feel as a nearby café that’s owned by the same people. The eatery is at Seventh Avenue and West 18 Street, and offers American food with slightly elevated versions of classic dishes, according to co-owner Sam Nidel. […]

Two former artist homes in Manhattan added to LGBT historic registry

BY GABE HERMAN | Two former Manhattan residences of legendary American artists have been added to a nonprofit’s registry of city sites with connections to the LGBT community that have historic social significance. The nonprofit NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, which looks to increase awareness of extant sites with LGBT connections, and protect such sites, […]

Newsstand worker stabbed and robbed on Upper West Side: Cops

BY GABE HERMAN | A newsstand employee was stabbed and then robbed by two people this past Thursday on the Upper West Side, according to police. The Nov. 21 incident occurred around 11:45 p.m. at the corner of West 60th Street and Broadway. Two men allegedly approached and demanded the male employee exit the stand. […]

Makeup Museum launching this spring in Meatpacking District

BY GABE HERMAN | The first-ever Makeup Museum announced that its debut exhibition will be coming to the Meatpacking District this spring. The museum doesn’t have a permanent space yet, but the first exhibition, called “Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America,” will run for six months starting in May 2020 at 94 Gansevoort St. That […]

Manhattan Snaps: Carolers at the Washington Square Christmas tree

The Dec. 9, 1971 issue of The Villager featured a photo of past carolers at the Christmas tree in front of the Washington Square Arch. The caption read, “An old photo, a good old spirit.” The issue noted that the Village Christmas tree had been decorated by the Washington Square Association going back to 1924. […]

Man smacked with a broomstick in Chelsea: Cops

BY GABE HERMAN | A man was attacked with a broomstick while walking in Chelsea, police said. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, around 4 p.m., a 24-year-old man was walking uptown on Eighth Avenue, near West 21st Street, when an unknown man approached him from behind and allegedly hit him in the head with a broomstick, […]

‘Sweet smell of success’: City finally moving garbage trucks from East Village block

BY GABE HERMAN | Finally, the saga of an East Village residential block being used to park garbage trucks overnight for the past 14 months seems to be coming to an end. Community members and local officials have been protesting the situation since last September, when the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) started using a block […]

Soho/Noho report seeks to help artists while exploring new housing

BY GABE HERMAN | Released on Wednesday, the city’s Envision Soho/Noho report suggests exploring new housing on underused land, bringing in a wider range of businesses, and possibly creating an arts and cultural district for ways to improve and update the neighborhoods. The report, which was released after a six-month process of gathering community input, largely […]

West Village finally gets old-fashioned street lights

BY GABE HERMAN | A years-long effort to install classic street lights in the West Village has finally come to fruition with the installation of several of them along Seventh Avenue South. A ribbon cutting on Nov. 20 was held at McCarthy Square along Seventh Avenue in front of one of the new street lights, […]

Police searching for CVS robber who fled on bike

Police need the public’s help finding the suspect in the robbery of a CVS drug store on Oct. 26. At about 2:30 a.m., a man entered the CVS at 272 Eighth Ave., removed merchandise from the shelves and tried to leave without paying, police said. An employee confronted the suspect, but the suspect allegedly drew […]

Turkey Drive at LES school raising funds to feed those in need for Thanksgiving

BY GABE HERMAN | The Lower East Side school P.S. 140 Nathan Straus is holding its annual fundraiser to feed families at the school during Thanksgiving time. The Turkey Drive is being done through the school’s PTA, with an online donation page organized by PTA President William Bray. So far, the campaign has raised over […]

72-year-old woman assaulted on Houston Street, police say

72-year-old attacked on East Houston Street An older woman was assaulted while walking on East Houston Street, according to police. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, around 6 p.m., in front of Russ & Daughters at 179 E. Houston St., a 72-year-old woman was approached by another woman, who punched her, police said. The blow caused the […]

Jewelry theft and drug bust are among Chelsea blotter items

Jewelry store theft at Kay Two men are wanted for grand larceny after a theft at Kay Jewelers, at 136 W. 34 St., according to police. On Tuesday, Oct. 22., around 3 p.m., the two men engaged store personnel, then one of them allegedly took an engagement ring valued at $8,999. The two men then […]

Village barbershop Haar & Co. celebrates 2nd birthday in style

BY BOB KRASNER | Champagne, munchies, rockin’ tunes from a live band, dancing, dapper gents and sophisticated ladies — everything you could want for a birthday party was in place on Friday night.  The place being the Haar & Co. Barbershop, where owner Michael Haar hosted a shop full of friends and clients who helped […]

Divya’s Kitchen in East Village offers tasty, vegetarian dishes

BY GABE HERMAN | Divya’s Kitchen is an East Village restaurant that offers healthy vegetarian food, but without sacrificing one bit of flavor. It opened in 2016, at 25 First Ave., as the city’s first authentic Ayurvedic restaurant, meaning it’s based on a traditional medical system of India called Ayurveda. The goal of Ayurveda is […]