The Drama Book Shop to reopen in Times Square

The Drama Book Shop, which Lin-Manuel Miranda has called the “heart and soul” of the New York theater community, will reopen in March at 266 West 39th St., right near Times Square. In January, the store had to close the doors of its long-time theater district home on 40th Street, but the nearly 100-year-old business […]

Citi Bike rider attacked and robbed on west side, police say

Bicyclist mugged on 12th Avenue A woman was attacked and robbed while riding a Citi Bike outside 163 12th Ave., along the West Side Highway, according to police. On Friday, Oct. 4, around 10:40 p.m., the 23-year-old victim was riding a bike when she was grabbed from behind, knocked to the ground and punched several […]

Group mugs man on Avenue C, police say

Early morning night club theft There was a recent burglary at the Rumpus Room night club at 249 Eldridge St., according to police. On Sunday, Oct. 13, around 6:30 a.m., a man entered the location through the front door after the establishment was closed. Once inside, he took about $760 from the cash register, then […]

Couple makes beautiful music together

BY BOB KRASNER | When Larry Krone first spotted his future husband Jim Andralis in 2004, the man was playing an accordion in the now-defunct Starlight bar on Avenue A. Fortunately, Krone needed an accordion player for his upcoming debut at the same venue and, as luck would have it, he had a Friendster account (go […]

Man stabbed inside 99 Cents Fresh Pizza: Cops

BY SHAYE WEAVER | Police are looking for two people they say slashed a man inside the 99 Cents Fresh Pizza store in Greenwich Village over the weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 9, at about 8:50 p.m., a 67-year-old man got into an argument with an unknown man and woman, which escalated into a physical fight, […]

Independent jewelry shop Inaya trying to keep Greenwich Village vibe alive

BY GABE HERMAN | Retail business on Bleecker Street has been struggling for many years now, but there are some independent stores that are hanging on and trying to keep Greenwich Village’s neighborhood feel alive. One such shop is Inaya, a jewelry store at 215 West 10th St., just a few doors east of Bleecker […]

Group mugs man, steals his glasses, in Midtown: Cops

Series of purse and wallet thefts in Midtown A man is wanted by police for after stealing several purses and wallets being in Midtown, officials said. There were nine separate incidents from July 29 to Oct. 18, 2019, and each time the man entered a store and took property that had been left unattended. Eight […]

Photos: Rockefeller Christmas tree arrives from Upstate NY

BY MILO HESS | It’s that time of the year: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree made its way this past Saturday to Midtown, ahead of the tree lighting next month. The 77-foot-tall Norway Spruce arrived at Rockefeller Center in the morning by trailer from upstate Florida, NY in Orange County. The tree was raised off […]

Runners in their underwear took to the streets for a good cause

BY GABE HERMAN | If you happened to see groups of half-naked people running through the streets of Lower Manhattan this past Saturday afternoon, there was no cause for alarm. It was the 2019 Undie Run, presented by the charity Movember and the men’s underwear company Saxx. Hundreds of men and women participated in the […]

An East Village bookstore with a bar opens on Third Street

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A new type of bookstore, where readers can drink as they read, has opened in the East Village. Patrons of Book Club, which had a soft opening on Saturday, can sift through the store’s collection of East Village history books with an espresso or glass of wine — the independent Third Street […]

14th Street is getting bus boarding platforms and new pedestrian space

BY GABE HERMAN | As the city declares the 14th Street Transit and Truck Priority program for faster bus service a success thus far, the MTA and Department of Transportation are starting the next phase of the program by installing bus boarding platforms along the M14 line. The platforms, which will be put in place […]

Man groped while riding Q train

BY GABE HERMAN | A man was groped on a subway train in Midtown during his morning commute, police say. On Monday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m., a 34-year-old man was riding on a downtown Q train, when a person allegedly approached him and grabbed his genitals. The man then changed train cars, but the […]

Hawaiian fine dining at noreetuh in East Village

BY GABE HERMAN | The East Village still offers a wide variety of cuisines, including upscale Hawaiian food at the restaurant noreetuh. The eatery, which opened at 128 First Ave. in 2015, is offering a new tasting menu from chef and co-owner Chung Chow, who was born in Hong Kong and grew up on Oahu. […]

NYCHA tenants launch petition to stop current East Side flood plan

BY GABE HERMAN | As the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project begins its process through the City Council, there continues to be some community pushback, including a petition signed by over 1,800 local NYCHA tenants who oppose the current flood protection plan at East River Park. A group called NYCHA Speaks is behind the […]

Man in Chelsea robbed of cell phone and cash

BY GABE HERMAN | Robbers took a man’s cellphone and money after forcing him to take cash out of several ATMs, police said. At about 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, in front of 355 W. 16 St., between Eighth and Ninth Aves., a 23-year-old man realized he no longer had his cell phone. Two men […]