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Tribeca Film Festival Reviews

Tribeca Film Festival Reviews

THE TRIBECA FILM FESTVAL presents screenings and events through April 30. More reviews will be added to this roundup, once the film’s first festival screening has taken place. If you’re reading this after a particular film’s last festival screening, take heart — many of the fest’s flicks are picked up for theatrical distribution later in […]

Heated Hearing Finds Councilmembers Considering Batch of Tenant-Aiding Bills

Heated Hearing Finds Councilmembers Considering Batch of Tenant-Aiding Bills

  BY SEAN EGAN | When Xiao Ling Chen took her seat before the City Council Housing and Buildings Committee to give testimony in support of new tenant harassment bills, she was probably not expecting to cry. But, in recent years, the longtime Eldridge St. resident’s multi-generational family has been crammed into just two rooms […]

Knowledgeable Tenants Challenge Lack of Utilities, Shady Landlord Tactics

Knowledgeable Tenants Challenge Lack of Utilities, Shady Landlord Tactics

BY WINNIE McCROY | As rents continue to skyrocket in the Chelsea area, some landlords are going to extreme lengths to ditch existing tenants, spruce up their units, and rent them at much higher rates as “luxury apartments.” But tenants who want to remain in their homes are becoming increasingly savvy, reaching out to the […]

Daffodils Are What’s Doing, and Worth Watching

Daffodils Are What’s Doing, and Worth Watching

Longtime local Tom Cayler snapped these sure signs of spring at the Hell’s Kitchen Playground (10th Ave., btw. W. 47th & 48th Sts.). The neighborhood oasis is, Cayler noted, “primarily a playground; handball, basketball, kiddie area — but through the good offices of the 47-48th Street Block Association, the little gardens bordering the playground are […]

L Train Crisis? Let’s Get Real; It’s Mostly Hype

L Train Crisis? Let’s Get Real; It’s Mostly Hype

BY JOHN WETHERHOLD | The closure of the L train is indeed a huge problem if you live in Brooklyn. Not so much In Manhattan. Extremist groups — who want to achieve a vision that only they want — take advantage of this supposed “crisis” to promote a radical agenda. Are they part of the […]

Your Letters: Week of April 20, 2017

Soon It Will Be Too Late… To The Editor Re: “Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets” (Talking Point by Kirsten Theodos, April 13): When Ruth Messinger was the Upper West Side councilperson, she helped create the small Business Task Force. It was led by a wonderful cleaning-store owner; it’s so long ago I don’t remember his […]

Ten by Sea: Vessel’s Vital Components Arrive at Hudson Yards

Ten by Sea: Vessel’s Vital Components Arrive at Hudson Yards

BY BIANCA SILVA | Hudson Yards is one step closer becoming one of Manhattan’s iconic gathering places, now that construction has begun on Vessel — a structure that will serve as the centerpiece of the emerging neighborhood’s five-acre Public Square and Gardens. The ambitious project was unveiled last September in a ceremony featuring Related Companies […]

A Steaming Pile of Triumphs: Trump’s First 100 Days

A Steaming Pile of Triumphs: Trump’s First 100 Days

BY MAX BURBANK | If you’re reading this on the day it was posted — Wednesday, April 19 — it’s Donald Trump’s 90th day as (it still feels nightmarish to say it) President of the United Sates. But see, the 100th day is next Saturday, so I figure I’ll do early, scoop everybody, and maybe […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 20, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of April 20, 2017

HARASSMENT: Spit stop | On Thurs., April 13, one woman learned the hard way that in New York, sometimes your parade not only gets rained on, but also gets spat on as well. The 32-year-old Brooklynite was sitting on a 1 train stopped at the Seventh Ave. and W. 23rd St. station at 3pm when, […]

Not Gone, Girl

Not Gone, Girl

BY LENORE SKENAZY | If you’re thinking of writing a bestseller, I’ve got a word of advice for you: Girl. Put “Girl” in the title and you almost don’t have to do anything else, except figure out a plot, some twists, and an ending. And don’t forget to put a girl character in there, of […]

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