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High Line, Meatpacking District, Chelsea Comprise West Side Stretch of Manhattan’s Fastest Changing Neighborhoods

High Line, Meatpacking District, Chelsea Comprise West Side Stretch of Manhattan’s Fastest Changing Neighborhoods

BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Intertwined neighborhoods stretching from Gansevoort St. to 34th and from Broadway to the Hudson River, the Meatpacking District, the High Line and Chelsea are among Manhattan’s most sought after residential locales. The Meatpacking District runs roughly from Horatio St. west of Eighth Ave. north to W. 16th St. Within that cluster […]

Mystico, Week of Aug. 14, 2014

Mystico, Week of Aug. 14, 2014

Aquarius  A sweet deal will be sealed, when you put that potentially alienating iron fist into a warm and welcoming velvet glove. Pisces  Commit to plans that are far, far beyond your abilities. This is the year’s best week for bold action, too-timid Pisces!  Aries  Don’t be afraid to ask a friend, who’s already in […]

The (e)Book of Dragon

The (e)Book of Dragon

BY SEAN EGAN | On the eve of the release of her debut book (well, e-book), Justine Drake is a bundle of excitement, fragile nerves and near crippling self-doubt. Her book, which provides the play with its title, is “Dragon’s Breath,” the first in a series of four YA Paranormal Romance/Adventure stories (a la “Twilight”). […]

Conjuring a Storm to Settle Old Scores

Conjuring a Storm to Settle Old Scores

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  When somebody exits the theater humming a tune from the show they’ve just seen, you know you have a hit — but when a group spills out into the street, laughing boisterously as one of their own recites dialogue with affectionate precision? This is rock-solid confirmation that you’ve achieved that elusive […]

Pitch Black and Poignant

Pitch Black and Poignant

BY PUMA PERL   |  Picture Nick and Nora shaking martinis mixed with Prozac while sitting on the railroad tracks. That, and the program description (“a pitch black and piercingly incisive comedy”) should give you a pretty good indication of what to expect. The one word title — “Chemistry” — is multilayered. Sharply written banter […]

Letters, Week of Aug. 14, 2014

Page one offends To The Editor: Re: “Sophomore Report Card for Avenues: The World School (news, July 31, 2014)” I found your front page article about Avenues to be incredibly offensive on many fronts.  I feel so sorry for those parents who complain that their privileged children have to encounter the “unsavory characters” who have […]

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: THE ALL-FREE EDITION

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:  THE ALL-FREE EDITION

THE CHELSEA GARDEN CLUB  TREE PIT TOUR Some time ago, members of the Chelsea Garden Club stepped up to beautify and tend those bicycle lane tree pits on Eighth and Ninth Aves, between 17th and 30th Sts. With a few pits still in need of volunteer TLC, the Garden Club would love you to join […]

Tenants’ Rights Trashed Amidst Market-Rate Conversion

Tenants’ Rights Trashed Amidst Market-Rate Conversion

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  In a case of landlord harassment that State Senator Brad Hoylman called “egregious,” the longtime tenants of 222-224 W. 21st St. are allegedly being illegally evicted so that Slate Property Group can construct high-end rentals in place of their subsidized housing. Only seven of the original 23 tenants remain, and these […]

Hell’s Kitchen Bus Congestion Bedevils

Hell’s Kitchen Bus Congestion Bedevils

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Rush hour on 10th Ave. offers the unmistakable odor of exhaust, the ceaseless rumble of engines and the sheer volume of human movement between the under-sized Port Authority Bus Terminal and the western shore of the Hudson River. A line of NJ Transit buses stretched from W. 36th to W. 40th […]

Council Continues Push on Hepatitis Awareness, Testing, Treatment

Council Continues Push on Hepatitis Awareness, Testing, Treatment

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  |  Three City Council members who have focused particular attention on the risks of hepatitis B and C joined city health officials and leading healthcare providers in marking the start of New York’s first Hepatitis B Awareness Week. The July 21 gathering on the steps of City Hall included Health Committee Chair […]

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