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 […]

14-screen theater opens at Essex Crossing

BY GABE HERMAN | The Lower East Side now officially has a mainstream movie theater. A 14-screen Regal theater opened on Sat., April 6, at 129 Delancey St., at Norfolk St. The theater has reserved seating and more than 1,200 total seats, all of which are luxury recliners with footrests. The theater is in The Essex, […]

Elderly woman killed by shuttle bus in Battery Park

BY GABE HERMAN | A woman in Battery Park was struck and killed by a bus last Thursday evening, officials said. Just before 7 p.m. on April 4, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian being struck in front of 325 South End Ave., between Liberty and Albany Sts., one block south of Brookfield […]

Soaring office tower opens at Hudson Yards

BY GABE HERMAN | As different sections of Hudson Yards have been officially opening in recent weeks, the latest ribbon-cutting was for 30 Hudson Yards, the tallest commercial office tower in the new development. The April 3 opening was attended by hundreds of real estate and business executives. They joined officials from Related and Oxford, the […]

Holocaust freight car makes stop at museum

BY GABE HERMAN | A German World War II-era freight car was installed on March 31 just outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, ahead of the museum’s upcoming exhibition on Auschwitz. The train car is one of 120,000 that were built between 1910 and 1927 and used by the Deutsche Reichsbahn, or German […]

Residents vote on how to use $1M in funds

BY GABE HERMAN | For the sixth year in a row, residents of Council District 3 have weighed in to vote on participatory-budgeting items for the Village, Chelsea and Hells Kitchen. Council District 3 had 12 projects up for vote, on a wide range of issues, including accessibility, park upgrades and transit improvements. To vote, you […]

Police Blotter (Chelsea Now), Week of April 11, 2019

10th Precinct ‘Dr. K’ robbery   There was a theft last Wednesday inside the Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground, at 317 W. 16th St., between Eighth and Ninth Aves., police said. On April 3, at 11:15 a.m., a 21-year-old man was playing basketball and left his property unattended, including an iPhone 7 Plus, a passport, […]

Police Blotter (The Villager), Week of April 11, 2019

Ninth Precinct   Niagara theft Police said that on Sun., Feb. 17, around 2 a.m., one or more individuals entered Niagara Bar, at 120 Avenue A, and removed three credit cards from inside a 26-year-old woman’s bag and fled. Later that day, the victim discovered that all three cards had been used in different areas in […]

Threads of connection to Triangle tragedy

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Four lines of tables, each covered by a 60-foot length of canvas, stretched the span of of F.I.T.’s John E. Reeves Great Hall. It was noon on Sunday morning, March 17, and the atmosphere was buzzing. The creative energies of those skilled with fabric and embellishments, sewing and other needlework were adding […]

Manhattan Happenings, Week of April 11, 2019

BY ROSE ADAMS AND RICO BURNEY |   TALKS “Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?”: New Yorker writer Patricia Marx and cartoonist Roz Chast speak about their new book “Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?” a collection of Marx’s mother’s one-liners illustrated by […]

Manhattan Snaps, Week of April 11, 2019

This photo from Feb. 28, 1935, of Jane and Washington Sts. — and of the High Line when it was still a functioning freight railroad — is captioned “New Playground Site.” The view is looking north. Today, this section of the High Line no longer exists. In the late 1990s, an apartment building was constructed […]