Police Blotter (Chelsea Now), Week of Feb. 7, 2019

Bad Dream There was an assault at the Dream Hotel in the early hours on Sat., Feb. 2, according to police. Around 3 a.m., inside a room in the hotel at 355 W. 16th St., between Eighth and Ninth Aves., one woman pushed another, 20, to the ground. The attacker, who was reportedly a stranger, […]

Police Blotter (Downtown Express), Week of Feb. 7, 2019

First Precinct Grand glass attack A patron of the Soho Grand Hotel was smashed with a glass wielded by an unidentified man at 11:15 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 2, leaving him with minor cuts in the ear and neck, police said. A witness reported to police at the scene that she heard the assailant shout, […]

Police Blotter, Week of Feb. 7, 2019

Sixth Precinct   Dirty soap man A 71-year-old man was arrested Mon., Jan. 28, for allegedly groping a 21-year-old woman’s breasts at Soapolgy, at 67 Eighth Ave., police said. Geoffrey Hollander, the man accused of sexual assault, reportedly claimed to be married to the woman after she reported the crime despite the two having no […]

Archdiocese to close St. Brigid School in June

BY BOB KRASNER AND ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | “Shocked and saddened” pretty much described the prevailing mood at the soon-to-be-closed St. Brigid School on Wednesday afternoon. As parents left the school with their children, they stopped to express their disbelief. “Really shocking,” said Genay Jackson, while holding her twins’ hands. “I was shocked,” admitted Meg Tarter, whose 5-year-old […]

Seaport Report: Wining and dining, skating and shopping

BY JANEL BLADOW | And we’re off… 2019 is galloping into history. Hot shots… About 40 neighbors and friends gathered at Barbalu Restaurant (225-227 Front St.) on Sun., Jan 13, to celebrate one of our own neighborhood talents, photographer Joel Greenberg. Joel has been dining at the Italian eatery and over the years struck up a […]

Hudson Yards getting set for its grand opening

BY GABE HERMAN | The new Hudson Yards neighborhood might also be called a new city within a city, and much of it is set to open to the public next month. Hudson Yards roughly sits south of the Javits Center at W. 34th St., west of 10th Ave. and north of W. 30th St. and […]

Report: Buildings Dept. inspects very few work sites

BY GABE HERMAN | An audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer of the Department of Building’s inspection methods for construction sites found inadequate oversight in several key areas. According to Stringer’s office, the audit revealed that “despite a history of inadequate oversight amid multiple construction accidents — D.O.B. could not show that its supervisors performed most […]

A pretty girl’s guide to the ugly world

BY BRIANA BARTENIEFF |   1, 2, 3, 4 Those are the number of ridges on my keys that I count as I rub my sweaty fingertip on as I walk home It stings and becomes raw and distracts me from the nightmare 1, 2, 3, 4 Breathe In and out Breathe in 1, 2, […]

Scoopy’s Notebook, Week of Jan. 7, 2019

Hello from Atlantic City: Jessica Berk may have given up on us — but, no, we haven’t forgotten about her. She gave us the first report after she left her longtime Christopher St. home a couple of months ago. But we’re here to say that she sounds like she’s happy in Atlantic City, where she […]

Year of the Pig might go hog wild with success

Celebrating the Lunar New Year, the firecracker ceremony was held at Grand St. in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Tues., Feb. 5. In addition to lots of fun explosions, there were live performances, including singing and dancing, and vendors. This is the Year of the Pig, and it sounds like everyone will really be shakin’ […]

Manhattan Happenings, Week of Feb. 7, 2019

BY RICO BURNEY |    COMMUNITY “Building the Garden”: Calling all gardeners! Join members of the New York Parks Department’s Parks Greenthumb program for a session to learn how to build connections with elected officials so they will allocate capital funding for your community garden. Tues., Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Arsenal, the […]

Chi-whiz: Feng shui in the Year of the Pig

BY MARTHA WILKIE | Picture this: a photo of a skyscraper groundbreaking ceremony featuring a confident-looking petite Chinese woman flanked by architect Philip Johnson and a young(ish) Donald Trump, all smiling. The woman is feng shui master Pun-Yin and these powerful men listened to her. In 1995, Trump consulted Pun-Yin and her renowned father feng shui […]

Dine The Boroughs highlights BK, BX, QNS cuisine

BY ANNA SPIVAK | Eat your heart out, Manhattan! A dazzling new dining experience will promote the unique cuisines found in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx next month! Dine The Boroughs, a two-week culinary tour of some of the outer boroughs’ best bites, will feature some 200 restaurants offering pre-fixe menu options for just $28, from […]

King and Co. in grand slam against museum plan

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH |  Tennis great Billie Jean King and fellow protesters volleyed barbs at the American Museum of Natural History last Saturday over the Upper West Side institution’s planned expansion in Theodore Roosevelt Park. The demonstrators rallied on the museum’s steps on Central Park West at the Feb. 2 action. The legal challenge against the […]

East Village cyclist, 72, killed in Midtown hit-and-run

BY GABE HERMAN | A senior cyclist from the East Village died Monday after being struck by a hit-and-run truck driver in Midtown, according to police. The rider was identified as Joseph Chiam, 72, of 127 First Ave., between E. Seventh St. and St. Mark’s Place. At 5:52 a.m., on Feb. 4, police responded to a […]