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Mayoral Q&A: A Tale of Two Hours at a Town Hall

Mayoral Q&A: A Tale of Two Hours at a Town Hall

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Mayor Bill de Blasio answered dozens of questions from New Yorkers during a March 15 town hall co-sponsored by Community Boards 2, 4, 5 and 7, and moderated by City Councilmember Corey Johnson. Held at the NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies on W. 17th St., the nearly three-hour event […]

Fifteen Vie for Funding in Participatory Budgeting Process

Fifteen Vie for Funding in Participatory Budgeting Process

BY SEAN EGAN | On Tues., March 23, District 3 residents milled about the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Project Expo at W. 17th St.’s Sixth Avenue Elementary School, taking in facts, snacks, and observing the handiwork of their neighbors. The evening served as prelude to the official voting period for the PB process — a program […]

Midtown South Community Council to Curb Sidewalk Clutter

Midtown South Community Council to Curb Sidewalk Clutter

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Midtown South Community Council (MSCC) didn’t wait for spring to set their sights on removing a winter’s worth of clutter from local sidewalks. Last week’s March 16 meeting, held four days prior to the calendar’s change of seasons, saw attendees determined to remove derelict bikes, clip off milk crates […]

The Mettle for Pedal: Enoch’s Bike Shop is a Wheel Wonder

The Mettle for Pedal: Enoch’s Bike Shop is a Wheel Wonder

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | “Wear a helmet” and “don’t go too cheap” are aphorisms Enoch Hooper dishes out like a Zen master doles out koans, when customers enter the doors of his eponymously named Enoch’s Bike Shop. The longtime Hell’s Kitchen resident and business owner may be a fan of short statements, but his […]

Not Just a Spring Thing: Creativity Blooms in Chelsea

Not Just a Spring Thing: Creativity Blooms in Chelsea

BY MARIA DIAZ | New York is a city drawn outside the lines — a city that is alive with bold, genuine personalities driven to express themselves. Their passion and creativity seeks to disrupt the constants of life, and, in doing so, provides us with a vibrant cultural scene. We at the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber […]

Russian to Judgment: Comey’s Not Covering for Commander Comb-Over

Russian to Judgment: Comey’s Not Covering for Commander Comb-Over

BY MAX BURBANK | Everybody hates Mondays, but the first Monday after vacation is the worst. That’s pretty much every Monday for poor old Donald Trump, who couldn’t catch a break if it was chained to his ankle and dead. But this Monday? Yowza. It’s still got to be stinging like a shaving cut sluiced […]

Away With Escapism: The 2017 Whitney Biennial Reflects Our Dark Times

Away With Escapism: The 2017 Whitney Biennial Reflects Our Dark Times

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Marking its first installment in the museum’s new home in the Meatpacking District, the Whitney Biennial is as comprehensive as it is eclectic. Curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks, who are both in their mid-30s, it reflects the result of several months’ worth of research and studio visits. There are 63 participants in total and […]

Police Botter: Week of March 23, 2017

Police Botter: Week of March 23, 2017

THEFT OF SERVICES: Crimes in the ancient Maritime | Usually criminals hold to the cardinal rule of never returning to the scene of the crime — but the siren call of the Maritime Hotel caused one man to risk breaking the rules on Thurs., March 16. The man entered the hotel’s bar (88 Ninth Ave., btw. […]

Your Letters: Week of March 23, 2017

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month To The Editor: Since 1997, I’ve tackled the ongoing daily ups-and-downs of my own wholly life-altering traumatic brain injury, caused by Con Edison’s now so-called stray voltage. Much of the media’s limited focus when they cover the more “sensational” incidents emphasize “remarkable recoveries,” “exceptional care” and “vast support.” The […]

Scanning for the Future as Sign of the Times

Scanning for the Future as Sign of the Times

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Congratulations, you’re going to have a baby! Would you like to know if, 50 years or so down the line, he or she might develop colon cancer? And by the way, the baby may also have a slightly increased risk of Alzheimer’s. Would you like to know about that, too? Oh, […]

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