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Preservationists Win: Hopper-Gibbons House Owner Ordered to Subtract Addition

Preservationists Win: Hopper-Gibbons House Owner Ordered to Subtract Addition

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Locked for years in a battle to restore Manhattan’s only documented Underground Railroad site, preservationists have won a major victory regarding the contentious fifth-floor addition to a landmarked building known as the Hopper-Gibbons House. During a Tues., May 23 public meeting of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), a decision […]

With Hope in Sight, CB4 Presses City on Plight of Blighted Buildings

With Hope in Sight, CB4 Presses City on Plight of Blighted Buildings

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The city says it is taking steps toward finally rehabilitating four dilapidated buildings it owns and that have languished for years — eyesores that have been a source of consternation for neighbors and a community focused on affordable housing. The buildings — 201, 203, 205 and 207 Seventh Ave. (on […]

Driver in Custody, Father of Victim Leaves Message at Times Square Memorial

Driver in Custody, Father of Victim Leaves Message at Times Square Memorial

BY JACKSON CHEN | A Michigan teenager was killed and at least 22 were injured in Times Square when Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old Navy veteran, plowed into the crowds on the pedestrian plaza at around noon on Thurs., May 18, officials said. Rojas, who has two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated and admitted to […]

Sweet and Savory Scenes From The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

Sweet and Savory Scenes From The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

From 42nd Street all the way up to 57th, last weekend’s Ninth Avenue International Food Festival delivered a feast for the senses, as you can see from these tasty treats by photographer Christian Miles.

Police Blotter: Week of May 25, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of May 25, 2017

PETIT LARCENY: Petula tried to warn her | “Don’t Sleep in the Subway” was a big hit for Petula Clark in the summer of 1967 — but nearly a half-century later, some straphangers still haven’t learned much from the catchy tune’s cautionary lyrics. Case in point, the unfortunate incident that unfolded in the early morning […]

The Art of Starting Summer: Memorial Day Weekend Doings

The Art of Starting Summer: Memorial Day Weekend Doings

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’S 22ND ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS | Hundreds will fill the theaters and flood the streets — and that’s just the lineup of talent set to entertain the thousands upon thousands who will eat up this tasty smorgasbord of outdoor food and vendor festivities, dance, music, movies, […]

Genuine Affection for ‘The Artificial Jungle’

Genuine Affection for ‘The Artificial Jungle’

BY TRAV S.D. | The summer of 1967 (50 years ago) is remembered today for many things. On the one hand, it was the “Summer of Love” — the Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and the Monterey Pop Festival brought together many of the top musical acts of the day. On the […]

‘La Lucha Continua’ Exhibit Celebrates Enduring Message of ’80s Muralists

‘La Lucha Continua’ Exhibit Celebrates Enduring Message of ’80s Muralists

BY PUMA PERL | The Lower East Side, late ’70s — garbage in the streets, crime, substandard housing, poverty, and drugs. When someone asked why I liked living down there my immediate reply was, “Because I can walk by La Plaza Cultural on a random Saturday and find Tito Puente playing.” The spirit, the music, […]

Driver in Custody After Plowing Into Times Square Crowd; 1 Dead, 22 Injured

Driver in Custody After Plowing Into Times Square Crowd; 1 Dead, 22 Injured

BY JACKSON CHEN | One person was killed and at least 22 injured in Times Square after a driver plowed through the crowds on the pedestrian plaza at around noon on Thurs., May 18, officials said. An 18-year-old woman died at the scene, and the 22 injured people, who suffered broken bones and other traumatic injuries, […]

Wheels in Motion for Seventh Ave. Bike Lane

Wheels in Motion for Seventh Ave. Bike Lane

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The city announced its plan to install a protected bike lane and other measures along Seventh Ave. — from Clarkson St. to W. 30th St. — after the community and elected officials pushed for a safer corridor. The bike lane will span the districts of Community Board 2 (CB2) and Community […]

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