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Pier 57 Plans Promise Public Space, Food Hall, Plenty of Google

Pier 57 Plans Promise Public Space, Food Hall, Plenty of Google

BY WINNIE McCROY | Just a week after Chelsea Now reported on Google’s plan to purchase Chelsea Market, the tech giant is in the news again, taking on the space abandoned by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain at the RXR Realty and YoungWoo & Associates-run Pier 57 complex. Now that Bourdain Market has dropped out, the […]

Construction Problems Persist as Chelsea Hotel Eyes Early 2019 Opening

Construction Problems Persist as Chelsea Hotel Eyes Early 2019 Opening

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | The saga of the Chelsea Hotel (222 W. 23rd St., btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.) continues as SIR Chelsea LLC, owner since 2016, progresses with a transformation that began after a decade-long checkered history of revolving ownership and tenant battles. The group of buyers, Sean MacPherson, Ira Drukier, and Richard Born, whose […]

Frustrated Critics Cry Foul at L Train Open House

Frustrated Critics Cry Foul at L Train Open House

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | The atmosphere in the air was more electrified than the third rail at an open house last Wednesday night sponsored by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to discuss the proposed shutdown of the L subway line for 15 months beginning in April 2019. The open house […]

What Would Jane Do? Show the L Shutdown Study!

What Would Jane Do? Show the L Shutdown Study!

BY DAVID R. MARCUS | How ironic to be in 2018, once again embroiled with the city — albeit through the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) — over the quality of life in our Downtown neighborhoods and streets. A mere 50 years ago, Jane Jacobs led the fight against master builder […]

Blasts From the Past and Breakthrough Toys of Tomorrow

Blasts From the Past and Breakthrough Toys of Tomorrow

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | New York is home to lots of fun events at our convention centers, but the annual North American International Toy Fair is off-limits to the general public. Only industry pros and press are allowed to experience its whimsical wonders. We were lucky to have access to this secret toyland during its Feb. […]

Police Blotter: From Our Feb. 22, 2018 Print Edition

Police Blotter: From Our Feb. 22, 2018 Print Edition

PETIT LARCENY: The high cost of looking good | We all want to practice good hygiene, and we all know that hygiene products are expensive — but we still have to pay for them. A 43-year-old man didn’t follow that commonly accepted protocol, however. On Fri., Feb. 16 at 3 a.m., he was seen inside of […]

Max’s Magnificent Torch for the Dreadful Olympics

Max’s Magnificent Torch for the Dreadful Olympics

BY MAX BURBANK Oh lord, it’s here! The Winter Olympics! That magical time when everybody pretends to be wildly passionate and knowledgeable about figure skating, despite the fact it’s the only time they ever watch it. I mean, between cable, Dish, and the Internet, you could watch figure skating if not constantly, certainly weekly. People […]

Call Me by Your New Name: Horse Trade Folds Into FRIGID

Call Me by Your New Name: Horse Trade Folds Into FRIGID

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A brush with the law. A bounty on your head. A credit rating beyond repair. Cruel schoolyard taunts that still sting after all these years. There are many good reasons to change your name — but perhaps none so noble as the mission to make sure the show goes on. In […]

Why Downtown Should Back Congestion Pricing

Why Downtown Should Back Congestion Pricing

BY CHARLES KOMANOFF | Early last fall, Governor Cuomo’s “Fix NYC” task force chose my intricate Balanced Transportation Analyzer, or BTA, spreadsheet model as its analytical tool to figure out which vehicle tolls and surcharges could best fulfill the governor’s pledge to implement congestion pricing in New York City. Congestion pricing — tolls to drive […]

Bring That Bazazz Back! Rick Skye’s Liza Returns to ‘Mama’

Bring That Bazazz Back! Rick Skye’s Liza Returns to ‘Mama’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Whether crossing herself for the spiritual strength to knock “New York, New York” out of the park or repurposing a song from “Cabaret” to address the mobility issues of an aging hoofer, Rick Skye’s Liza Minnelli walks (and occasionally Fosse-Fosse-Fosses) the thin line between reverent and ruthless. Singing in his natural voice […]

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