Fire at Fairway on Upper West Side

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A fire broke out in the basement of Fairway supermarket on the afternoon on Mon., April 1, according to the Fire Department. Firefighters rushed to the famed Upper West Side grocery store at 2131 Broadway, between 74th and 75th Sts., after a fire alarm was pulled at 1:27 p.m. The first to […]

Henry Stern, 83, Parks chief under two mayors

BY GABE HERMAN | Former Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, who was passionate about green spaces and grew the city’s parklands by 1,600 acres, died on March 28. He was 83 and reportedly died of complications from Parkinson’s disease. Stern lived on the Upper East Side but had a long connection to Greenwich Village, according to Jonathan […]

Grassroots group calls for ‘shared streets’

BY RICO BURNEY | A Downtown neighborhood group is calling on the city to launch a six-month “shared streets” pilot program in the Financial District. Under the idea, pedestrians and cars would share the area that is now blacktopped street, and cars would be required to travel at slow speeds. The Financial District Neighborhood Association asserts […]

‘Twitter cop’ connects with the community

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Anyone that has visited the 19th Precinct’s Twitter feed knows that it is something special. Run-of-the-mill photos of award ceremonies, community meetings and officer retirement announcements are made more lively with snappy headlines and puns. The feed is peppered with funny snapshots staged by officers or officer selfies with community members. […]

Brewer may sue over U.E.S. public-private housing

This story was originally published on Feb. 21, 2019 by THE CITY. BY RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH | Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is threatening legal action over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to override public review at a contentious private development at a public housing complex on the Upper East Side, according to a letter she […]

Police Blotter (Manhattan Express), Week of April 4, 2019

19th Precinct   Account cleaned out When an Upper East Side man let a maid into his home, he wasn’t expecting that she would clean out his bank account. The 33-year-old hired a woman from Maid Sailors Cleaning services to tidy up his apartment. When he let the woman into his home on the morning […]

Police Blotter (Downtown Express), Week of April 4, 2019

First Precinct Police are searching for a man accused of allegedly grabbing a 21-year-old woman’s buttocks in front of 44 Beaver St. around 8 a.m. on Tues., March 19. The groper is described as a slim, dark-skinned male, between 5-feet-9-inches and 5-feet-11-inches tall and 180 to 200 pounds, with a mustache and partial goatee. He […]

Police Blotter (Chelsea Now), Week of April 4, 2019

Traffic panic On Sat., March 30, around 10 p.m., an officer observed a man standing on Ninth Ave. and intentionally blocking traffic while yelling obscenities, police said. The incident occurred in front of 535 Ninth Ave., between W. 39th and W. 40th Sts. The man reportedly started to follow the officer and repeatedly threatened the […]

Police Blotter (The Villager), Week of April 4, 2019

Sixth Precinct    13th St. stabbing Police are searching for a suspect believed to have stabbed a 38-year-old man near the corner of W. 13th St. and Broadway around 6:40 p.m. on Feb. 20. Cops say the alleged stabber approached the victim and then jabbed him once in the torso with a cutting instrument. E.M.S. […]

Manhattan Happenings, Week of April 4, 2019

BY ROSE ADAMS AND RICO BURNEY |   COMMUNITY L-Train Open House: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Department of Transportation will be holding their last open house at which residents can learn about and give feedback on the upcoming L-train “slowdown” and the future of M14 crosstown bus service. Mon., April 8, at the […]

Get set for The Shed, new Hudson Yards arts venue

BY GABE HERMAN | A dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting was held Monday at Hudson Yards’ The Shed, ahead of the art center’s April 5 opening. The April 1 ceremony was attended by city officials, artistic directors and artists. They braved cold weather and whipping winds to praise the building’s design and the varied arts programs […]

OPINION: The Angry Buddhist: L-pocalypse now redux

Any references to prostitution in Thailand that appeared in the original version of this satirical opinion piece have been removed. Similarly, a reference to picking up herpes “in the back room of a Patpong dive bar” has been removed. A reference to wanting to transcend subsistence rice farming in Thailand (“Do you want to bend over in […]

Chelsea gallery tags street art as fine art

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | On March 23, the new exhibit “Blended” opened at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibit is a collection of street and pop artists’ works that have been reimagined. Pieces that, in their original form, are the size of an entire building wall have been redone to fit a small canvas. […]

Celebrating Village Historic District at 50

BY GABE HERMAN | The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will host events throughout this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmarking of the Village as a historic district. G.V.S.H.P. was founded in 1980 and works to protect the historic district, which includes about 100 blocks and 2,300 buildings. The actual anniversary of […]