OPINION: Elizabeth St. Garden roots us in real New York

BY BARBARA CAPORALE | In the late 1800s to early 1900s my great-grandparents had a dry-goods store on Elizabeth and Prince Sts., which they lived above. The Elizabeth St. Garden would have been such an amenity for my grandfather to play in as a youth, and families to picnic in. I’m certain much playing was done […]

PROGRESS REPORT: The political scene: What will 2020 bring?

BY ARTHUR SCHWARTZ | We all know that 2020 will be a watershed year in national politics. The unthinkably monstrous, racist, sexist, xenophobic, grandiose thing in the White House is so ripe for a challenge that 25 or more candidates are looking to be the one to take him down. And in the run-up to that […]

PROGRESS REPORT: LHGV: A growing healthcare hub at 5 years

BY ALEX HELLINGER | On July 17 Lenox Health Greenwich Village (LHGV) turned five years old. We first opened our doors to anyone and everyone needing emergency care in 2014 with our full-service Emergency Center as a first step in filling the gap of healthcare services needed in this neighborhood and to ease the hardships our […]

Letters to The Editor, Week of Aug. 8, 2019

‘Small Kitchen,’ big headache To The Editor: Re “Loud Soho restaurant ‘wrecked block’: Neighbors” (news article, Aug. 1): Sometimes a restaurant moves into a neighborhood and is oblivious to the residents where it has situated itself. So it is with Thompson St.’s Piccolo Cucina that attracts a very fun-loving clientele. That’s fine, but… . There […]

‘Green Wave’ plan will boost bike safety: Mayor

BY GABE HERMAN | As the grim tally of bicyclist deaths in the city this year continues to rise, city officials have been implementing and proposing new rules aimed at creating a better biking infrastructure. There have been 18 cyclist deaths in the city so far in 2019, compared to 10 deaths in all of […]

Man steals iPad from West Village day nursery

BY GABE HERMAN | A man broke into and robbed a nursery school in the West Village, according to police. On Tues., June 19, around 6 a.m., a man entered West Village Nursery School, on Horatio St. near Washington St. He got in by pretending to be a locksmith who was scheduled to do work […]

Trio beats up teen for cell phone on U.W.S.

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police are asking for the public’s help in finding three people wanted for questioning regarding a mugging for a cell phone. On July 31, around 5:45 a.m., an 18-year-old was walking past 52 W. 69th St., between Columbus Ave. and Central Park West, when he was pushed to ground and kicked and […]

His Turkish coffee therapy is creating buzz

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Two years ago, on a trip to his native Turkey, East Villager Uluç Ülgen did something he had done thousands of times before. He had coffee with his father. But this cup of coffee would prove to be special.  After finishing the the almost syrup-like drink, his father took his small […]

Suspect ID’d in E.V. home-invasion robbery attempt

BY GABE HERMAN | Police have identified a suspect and released his photo in the case of an East Village woman who was recently followed into her apartment and attacked. According to police, on Fri., July 26, around 1:45 a.m., the suspect followed a 21-year-old woman into her apartment building, at E. 12th St. and Avenue […]

Rolling toward a safer city for cyclists

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | I’ve wanted to write a column on biking in the city for a while now. Somehow, though, despite thinking about it a lot, I always end up putting it on the back burner each week as something more pressing invariably comes up. Yet now we are facing a crisis as the number […]

New urban farm opens at Essex Crossing

BY GABE HERMAN | Talk about a green roof! Well, actually, it’s a little bit orange and red, too. Carrots, beets, baby kale and more are now being farmed on a rooftop deck on the Lower East Side at the new Essex Crossing development. The Essex Crossing Farm, which opened July 31, is one quarter-acre, located […]

Chelsea gets first new public park in decades

BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea has opened its first new community park in 40 years, welcoming Chelsea Green on W. 20th St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves. At the July 25 ribbon-cutting, Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who represents the West Side district, said, “We need parks. Many New Yorkers aren’t able to afford to leave […]

Manhattan Snaps: Flatiron District in 1908

A 1908 photo of Madison Square Park and 23rd St. features part of the Flatiron Building on the far right, and the second Madison Square Garden, which stood from 1890 to 1925, in the background at left. Twenty-third St. had a virtual convoy of trolley cars (talk about a dedicated “transit corridor”), while many horse-drawn […]

Two Bridges hockey rink body-slammed by resiliency plan

BY GABE HERMAN | With East River Park set to close for three-and-a-half years as part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency flood-protection project, the Parks Department will be renovating and adding green space to other nearby parks. These planned changes, however, have been causing problems for some users of those other parks. Skateboarders in […]

Duffel bag theft at L.E.S. rec center

BY GABE HERMAN | There was a theft at the Hamilton Fish Recreation Center on Mon., July 22, according to police. The incident occurred around 7:45 a.m. at the Parks Department facility on the Lower East Side, at 128 Pitt St., just south of E. Houston St. A 54-year-old man had his watch, cell phone and […]