New push to snuff out flavored e-cigarettes

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Advocates want kids to remember that it’s “back to school” not “back to JUUL.” Thurs., Sept. 5, marked the first day of classes in New York City. Members of the Flavors Hook Kids NYC coalition marked the occasion by gathering signatures for a petition supporting legislation to restrict the sale of flavored […]

NoMad Italian restaurant showcases ‘forbidden’ mushroom

BY GABE HERMAN | With all the competition in the New York restaurant business, the NoMad Italian eatery Cardoncello diVino is trying to stand out by being the only restaurant to offer the Cardoncello mushroom, which has unique features and a storied history. The restaurant, at 43 W. 27th St., between Broadway and Sixth Ave., […]

Cornelia St. Cafe all-stars in free Meatpacking concert

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Cornelia Street in Exile returns Downtown as Cornelia Meatpacking with an end-of-summer celebration — a free outdoor concert in the Meatpacking District on Sun., Sept. 15. The event is a collaboration between Cornelia Street and Aurora Capital, William Gottlieb Real Estate and the Meatpacking Business Improvement District. Aurora and Gottlieb are partners on […]

Chelsea Market ‘art matrix’ takes shape

BY GABE HERMAN | A new digital art space has opened in Chelsea Market. The space is in the Market’s Boiler Room, which is 6,000 square feet and located beneath the main concourse. The space is being run by ARTECHOUSE, an American company that presents digital artworks. The first piece, “Machine Hallucination,” by Refik Anadol, […]

Liz Shollenberger, former Village district leader, dies at 63

Liz Shollenberger, who served as Greenwich Village’s female Democratic district leader from 1986 to 1995, was a member of Community Board 2 from 1986 to 1996, and went on to become a City Court judge in White Plains, in Westchester County, died on Sept. 5. She was 63. Shollenberger died in the hospital from an […]

OPINION: Carlina, listen to us on East River Park

BY PAT ARNOW | East River Park ACTION has been urging people to call City Councilmember Carlina Rivera to voice opposition to the plan to close and demolish East River Park. A few who did have reported that Rivera’s office staff is trying to talk them out of their position on this destructive flood-control plan. It sounds like the councilmember has made […]

Gov backs serial subway sex-abuser ban, but transit group says, Let ’em ride

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Last Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board to slap repeat subway sex offenders with a lifetime ban from the system. But shortly afterward, a leading transit-advocacy group said all New Yorkers have the right to ride the rails — even incorrigible perverts. Two days earlier, Transit […]

Letters to The Editor, Week of Sept. 12, 2019

Stuy High-pocrisy  To The Editor: Re “Stuy H.S. Christian case irked students, parents” (news article, Sept. 5): Let me get this straight. The people complaining have issues with the public school mixing with the Christian religion but have no problem mixing with the Muslim religion by having a longtime Muslim prayer section there? Such hypocrisy.  Either […]

U.W.S. board: Traffic unsafe at Riverside Dr. and 79th St.

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Upper West Side’s Community Board 7 passed a resolution urgently calling on the Department of Transportation to mitigate heavy traffic, speeding and illegal U-turns at the intersection of Riverside Drive and 79th St. The changes are desperately needed, the board said, to allow pedestrians and cyclists to safely enter and exit […]

Elizabeth Warren to speak in Washington Square

BY GABE HERMAN | Elizabeth Warren has been steadily rising through the Democratic primary season to become one of the front runners for the party’s nomination. This month she’ll be riding her momentum into Greenwich Village. Warren will speak at a campaign rally in Washington Square Park on Mon., Sept. 16., at the park’s Arch. […]

Manhattan Snaps: Outdoor Art Show in ’72

A photo of the Outdoor Art Show on Fifth Ave. was on the front page of The Villager on June 8, 1972. The caption noted that the show had drawn thousands of visitors to Greenwich Village the previous weekend.

Man wanted for Upper East Side armed robbery

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for armed robbery. According to cops, on Aug. 18, around 9:22 p.m., the man entered a Tobacco ’N Vape at 1171 Second Ave., at E. 62nd St., and demanded money from a store clerk while brandishing a small silver handgun. […]

OPINION: City Council is acting to save small businesses

BY HELEN ROSENTHAL | The debate over how to best help our small businesses conjures strong emotions, and for good reason. They are the heart and soul of New York City. They are the reason why many New Yorkers have chosen to live here. They are the keystone of our economy. For decades, there has been […]

OPINION: Dear lawmakers, stop stalling and save our businesses

BY KIRSTEN THEODOS | For almost five years, TakeBackNYC has been advocating for a vote on the best legislation that would stop the closing of small businesses, the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (S.B.J.S.A.). Last October, we applauded Speaker Corey Johnson for keeping his campaign pledge and giving the S.B.J.S.A. a hearing in the City Council. We […]

‘Desperately Seeking’ funds: E.V. photog helps Gem Spa with classic Madonna pic

BY BOB KRASNER | Gem Spa’s got problems, but local support is not one of them. The classic East Village corner store is facing an existential financial crisis, as this paper reported last month. In response, store manager Parul Patel has found a new stream of income selling store-related merchandise. The instantly recognizable Gem Spa logo […]