Design selected for Nellie Bly monument on Roosevelt Island

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has selected a design for the forthcoming $500,000 monument to journalist Nellie Bly in the island’s Lighthouse Park.  “The committee, made up of RIOC employees and community leaders, unanimously selected this bold installation that will not only represent Nellie Bly’s time here, but her impact on the […]

City seeks community input on NYCHA capital needs in Chelsea

BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea public housing residents protested this spring after the mayor proposed a plan that would let private developers build on public land as a way to raise needed funds for the NYCHA developments. Now, before the plan goes any further, elected officials have announced a working group that will include local […]

Hudson Yards surpasses TriBeCa for the priciest neighborhood in NYC

BY SHAYE WEAVER | Just seven months after its official opening, the ritzy Hudson Yards area has become the most expensive neighborhood in New York City, dethroning TriBeCa for the title, according to a report by Property Shark. The report released on Wednesday says that the median sale price, between April 1 and June 30, […]

Daily Goods brings its healthy options to Chelsea Market

BY GABE HERMAN | Daily Goods, a healthy fast-casual shop, has opened a location in Chelsea Market. This is the store’s second location, after a spot in the Financial District at 116 John St. The nutritionist-curated menu comes from Director of Nutrition Molly Knauer and Executive Chef Christopher Patt. The new location expands its menu […]

Best Buy, pharmacies targeted in upper Manhattan thefts

The following are notable crimes within the 19th and 20th precincts: Kitchen knife threat A man robbed an Upper East Side CVS by threatening an employee with a kitchen knife, police say.  At 11:42 p.m. on Oct. 2, the suspect walked into a CVS Pharmacy located at 305 East 86th Street, took items off the […]

Chelsea police looking for phone snatcher and suspect in forcible touching incident

The following are notable crimes from the 10th Precinct: Chelsea cellphone robbery caught on video Police are looking for a suspect in a sidewalk cellphone robbery in Chelsea on Thursday, Sept. 12. Around 1:25 p.m., in front of 532 West 22 St., a man approached a 37-year-old woman and grabbed her cellphone from her hand, […]

Tony Dapolito community pool reopens Saturday after repairs

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Swimmers, rejoice! The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center Indoor Pool at Clarkson and Seventh Avenue South reopens on Saturday after a much-needed renovation. The New York City Parks Department fixed leaks, cracks and regrouted the tiles of the entire 70-foot-long pool, which will be refilled during the week before it opens on Saturday — almost […]

‘A Night at Switch n’ Play’ is a ‘love letter’ to the Brooklyn drag collective

BY BOB KRASNER | “Drag queen,” “femme,” “queer,” “trans,” “drag king” — if any of these terms interest you, you’ll want to see “A Night at Switch n’ Play,” a new documentary that examines the Brooklyn-based drag and burlesque collective “Switch n’ Play.” The film, directed by Cody Stickels and produced by Chelsea Moore, is […]

Manhattan man wins $7 million in CASH4LIFE jackpot

BY SHAYE WEAVER | During an Aug. 5 drawing of the New York Lottery, a Manhattan resident discovered he had the winning numbers for a $7 million jackpot. “It’s surreal,” the winner, Stephen Deiro of Manhattan, said. “I knew I would win one day. I always play the same numbers.” Deiro went to the Lex & […]

Rally in Battery Park calls on Trump administration to ‘Close the camps’

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | A rally to protest the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers took place in Battery Park on Saturday as visitors to Ellis Island queued outside of Castle Clinton. Advocates with The New York Immigration Coalition addressed how the Trump administration has been separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border. The rally’s […]

Group assaults 72-year-old man in late-night attack in Midtown: Cops

The following are notable crimes from the Midtown North and 13th precincts: Group attacks senior late at night Police said they are looking for three men after a group attacked a man in front of 1133 Sixth Avenue on Monday, Oct. 14, around 2:20 a.m. A 72-year-old man was approached by a group of men and […]

Verizon workers find decomposed body in manhole near Columbus Circle

 BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The decomposing body found in a Midtown manhole could belong to a man who stumbled in while drunk and fell to his death, abc7 reported. Verizon workers found a decomposing body in the manhole at West 58th Street and Eighth Avenue after popping off the cover to do cable work early […]

Greenwich Village police searching for creep who touched himself in West 4th station

The following are notable crimes in the 6th Precinct: Subway perv masturbates in front of woman at West Fourth Street Police are looking for a creep who they say masturbated in front of a woman in the West 4 Street subway station. On Friday, Sept. 20, around 2 p.m., a 47-year-old woman entered the station’s […]

HONK NYC celebrates street music with lineup of brass and drum bands

BY SHAYE WEAVER | In New York City, everything happens in the street — and one festival aims to celebrate that. HONK NYC is a weeklong music festival that kicks off on Tuesday with nightly performances across the boroughs with groups like Brass Queens, BB and the Polkahaus, Black Fire Percussion, The L Train Brass […]

The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens with early morning skating

BY SHAYE WEAVER | It’s never too early for ice skating, at least, according to Rockefeller Center. The Rink at Rockefeller Center officially opened for its 83rd season on Saturday, heralding in a new season of wintertime fun. The Rink is offering guests a chance to do their figure eights on the ice with a […]