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Fallout Forever: Preserving the Legacy of Atomic Bomb Survivors

Fallout Forever: Preserving the Legacy of Atomic Bomb Survivors

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | “You listen to people tell their stories,” said Gary Schoichet, of his work with Japanese-American atomic bomb survivors, “and it’s terrible. It’s another example of how consequences are not thought about in terms of the actions that, in this instance, our government took.” Documented by Schoichet during a trip to California […]

Few Options for Chelsea WIC Participants; Petition Demands Change

Few Options for Chelsea WIC Participants; Petition Demands Change

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | More than 150 Chelsea residents — and some elected officials — have signed a petition urging grocery store chain Gristedes to once again accept WIC vouchers at its stores. Italo Medelius is spearheading the effort to get the chain to take WIC, which stands for women, infants and children. It […]

Police Blotter: Week of August 17, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of August 17, 2017

PETIT LARCENY: Sorry Snoozer’s Bolt jolt | We can’t fault anybody for falling asleep on the ride from Maryland to Manhattan — but by all means, do your snoozing in an Uber or a Lyft car, or at least in the backseat if hitchhiking. Close your eyes and saw some logs on a Bolt bus, and […]

OUT IN THE OPEN

OUT IN THE OPEN

BY PUMA PERL Saturday night, August 12, 2017. Community Garden 6th and B. We make music, we make art. The events of the day reverberate.   Somewhere in this country, Someone’s making a picket sign, Someone hears the car crashing, Someone’s making the world’s best pizza. Someone’s living, someone’s dying. Someone’s pulled over for Driving […]

Assignment Secured, Life Transformed for Composer of an Altman Film

Assignment Secured, Life Transformed for Composer of an Altman Film

Part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 33-film series celebrating 1977’s diverse year in cinema, Robert Altman’s “3 Women,” notes the program’s press material, presents “a languid sense of dread and claustrophobia, in which three social outsiders (Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and Janice Rule) form an unusual bond around a Palm Springs health spa […]

Transition from Innocence: How Chelsea Adapted to Cold War Concerns

Transition from Innocence: How Chelsea Adapted to Cold War Concerns

BY MANNY MARTIN | I am back at Chelsea Square Restaurant (at Ninth Ave. and W. 23rd St.) for some nourishment, and to collect my thoughts about “early Chelsea.” Who will be my server today: George, Herman, or Pedro? George seats me. As is our habit, we have a brief exchange about the political highlights of the […]

Chopper Whopper: Heliport Operator to Pay $250K for Illegal Tourist Flights

Chopper Whopper: Heliport Operator to Pay $250K for Illegal Tourist Flights

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The operator of the W. 30th St. heliport has agreed to pay $250,000 to the Hudson River Park Trust after local activists charged that the chopper landing-pad operator had violated a ban on tourist flights. According to a settlement agreement filed in court in June, the money will be paid in […]

Harbor View Powers Battery Dance

Harbor View Powers Battery Dance

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Graceful, athletic, precise and disciplined, professional dancers are paragons of peak conditioning — but even the best of them would be hard-pressed to match the endurance record set by the annual Battery Dance Festival (BDF). Year number 36 finds the festival reveling “in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong […]

Berry’s Very Paranoid Flick Kidnaps the Facts

Berry’s Very Paranoid Flick Kidnaps the Facts

BY LENORE SKENAZY | “Marco!” Halle Berry calls to her insanely adorable son in the new movie, “Kidnap.” “Polo!” the six-year-old gleefully calls back. “Marco!” Halle calls again as they play in a sun-dappled park. “Polo!” If you’ve seen the poster for this movie — or heck, noticed its name — it will come as […]

Cooley to Pull Up Stakes, Lay Down Law at Hudson Yards

Cooley to Pull Up Stakes, Lay Down Law at Hudson Yards

BY TAYLOR TIAMOYO HARRIS | A Silicon Valley-based law firm is the latest tenant to choose Hudson Yards. Cooley LLP announced in a July 31 press release that their new location at 55 Hudson Yards (btw. W. 33rd & 34th Sts.) will take up 130,000 square feet, and will spread across five floors. “We’re excited […]