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Shared Stories of ‘Me Too’ Movement Give Momentum to Calls for Cultural Shift

Shared Stories of ‘Me Too’ Movement Give Momentum to Calls for Cultural Shift

BY REBECCA FIORE | Call them silence breakers, call them warriors, or call them survivors — but neither snow nor wind nor hail stopped them from rallying together on the afternoon of Sat., Dec. 9, outside Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle. United to end sexual harassment and assault for women and men […]

Five Federal Charges for Port Authority Bombing Suspect

Five Federal Charges for Port Authority Bombing Suspect

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The man accused of detonating a device near the Port Authority Bus Terminal during the early morning commute of Mon., Dec. 11 has been charged with five federal counts. Prosecutors charged Akayed Ullah, 27, with the use of weapons of mass destruction, bombing a place of public use, destruction of […]

Happy Holidays From The Moral High Ground

Happy Holidays From The Moral High Ground

BY MAX BURBANK | At this festive time of year, I find myself wondering just how certain major power players square their moral values with the widely accepted standards embodied in the Christmas classics. Does Mitch McConnell figure Mr. Potter’s big mistake in “It’s a Wonderful Life” was not running for Senate and using raw […]

After Port Authority Terror Blast, Resilient Commuters Carry On

After Port Authority Terror Blast, Resilient Commuters Carry On

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | An explosion of what police called a “low-tech” pipe bomb in a tunnel near the Port Authority early on the morning of Mon., Dec. 11, sent a shock through the city and a ripple of panic through one of the world’s busiest bus terminals. Downtowners were awakened shortly after the blast […]

Brooklynites Describe Bombing Suspect as ‘Shy’ and ‘Quiet’

Brooklynites Describe Bombing Suspect as ‘Shy’ and ‘Quiet’

BY COLIN MIXSON | Cops busted a Brooklyn man suspected of nearly blowing himself up in a botched subway bombing on Mon., Dec. 11 that injured three straphangers and shocked residents who never considered their neighbor could be an alleged terrorist. A Flatlands local described 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant Akayed Ullah, who once resided in the […]

Comics of ‘The Mosquito’ Fly in the Face of Convention

Comics of ‘The Mosquito’ Fly in the Face of Convention

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Finally, there is a mosquito you will not want to squash, but rather attend. “The Mosquito,” a variety show hosted by Nancy Giles at Dixon Place, is the antidote to Monday doldrums with its offering of laugh-out-loud-worthy comedic songs and stories. Where else can one find takes on Nazis, erasers […]

No Kitschy Shtick for Hitchcock Radio Plays, Just Solid Storytelling

No Kitschy Shtick for Hitchcock Radio Plays, Just Solid Storytelling

BY TRAV S.D. | Sometimes, the drive into the future involves a glance into the rearview mirror. For the past 14 years, Dan Bianchi, artistic director of Radiotheatre, has been presenting theatrical productions that mix state-of-the-art audio technology and one of the oldest art forms in the world: aural storytelling. Complex electronic sound design, which […]

Holiday Caroling in West Chelsea

Holiday Caroling in West Chelsea

Will there be a nip in the air and snow on the ground, or will the atmosphere outside be as warm as the good vibes generated from those who stroll the sidewalks on the early evening of December 19? There was no way to tell for sure, as we went to press with this listing. […]

Terror Suspect Arrested; Three Sustain Minor Injuries from Port Authority Explosion

Terror Suspect Arrested; Three Sustain Minor Injuries from Port Authority Explosion

NOTE: This article was updated at 6 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 11, with additional information about the suspect and subway access. BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Police have identified the suspect in an early Monday morning explosion that shook commuters at one of the city’s busiest transit hubs. Akayed Ullah, 27, is in custody for […]

Making a ‘Federal’ Case for Expanding the Chelsea Historic District

Making a ‘Federal’ Case for Expanding the Chelsea Historic District

BY REBECCA FIORE | With its liberty secured, America’s founders turned their attention to the literal task of building a new country. As an ode to the democracies of Greece and Rome, conscious efforts were made to incorporate classic characteristics of ancient architecture into the burgeoning landscape. Thus, the Federal style, which ranged from 1780 […]

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