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Attorney: ‘L’-Evator Matter Has Been Settled

Attorney: ‘L’-Evator Matter Has Been Settled

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | One part of the community lawsuit against the city’s L-train shutdown plan has been resolved, according to attorney Arthur Schwartz. “We have an agreement on station accessibility in Manhattan,” Schwartz told our sister publication, The Villager. “There is a deal, and all of the plaintiffs are reviewing it for signature, and […]

West Chelsea Site ‘Flagged’ for Non-Union Work, Unsafe Conditions

West Chelsea Site ‘Flagged’ for Non-Union Work, Unsafe Conditions

BY JUDY L. RICHHEIMER | The message conveyed by the 14-foot-high inflatable rat, standing weekday mornings for nearly two months at the southeast corner of 10th Ave. and W. 25 St., is clear to many New Yorkers: There is a construction site nearby employing non-union labor, and there are unionized workers also nearby who want […]

Divine Design: Edward Pierce, on Bringing ‘Angels’ to America

Divine Design: Edward Pierce, on Bringing ‘Angels’ to America

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Intense, exhilarating, somber, hellish, heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting — and laugh-out-loud funny throughout its two-part, nearly eight-hour running time — the acclaimed London production of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-winning 1993 play “Angels in America” has arrived in its titular country with the dynamic ensemble largely intact (including Andrew Garfield as AIDS patient and […]

Safe Streets Advocates Almost Ready to Celebrate Crosstown Bike Lanes

Safe Streets Advocates Almost Ready to Celebrate Crosstown Bike Lanes

BY SAM BLEIBERG | There are two magic numbers for Chelsea cyclists this summer: 26 and 29. The Department of Transportation (DOT) will implement crosstown protected bike lanes on 26th and 29th St. through Chelsea, and transportation activists are recognizing the victory for safe streets with organized rides on the 26th and 29th of every […]

Chelsea Music Festival Beckons You to Hear, Taste, See ‘Bach 333’

Chelsea Music Festival Beckons You to Hear, Taste, See ‘Bach 333’

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | German composer Johann Sebastian Bach was not afraid to take on one of the most controversial beverages of the 1700s: coffee. Indeed, the master addressed the stimulant in one of his secular works known as the “Coffee Cantata,” in which a father beseeches his daughter to forsake the caffeinated drink. […]

Anti-Gay Colorado Baker Prevails in Narrow Ruling

Anti-Gay Colorado Baker Prevails in Narrow Ruling

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The US Supreme Court ruled on June 4 that overt hostility to religion tainted the decision process at the Colorado Civil Rights Commission when it ruled that baker Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop had unlawfully discriminated against Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins in 2012 by refusing to make them […]

With Humor and Passion, Yee’s ‘Leap’ Raises the Bar and Makes Strides

With Humor and Passion, Yee’s ‘Leap’ Raises the Bar and Makes Strides

BY MARK NIMAR | On stage, in film, and on television, an Asian character is more likely to be practicing medicine or working with technology than scoring a three-pointer or dribbling a basketball down a court. This narrow mainstream portrayal, however, is not what Chinese American playwright Lauren Yee experienced during her formative years in […]

‘Dust’ Invokes Greek Tragedy to Challenge Conventions of 9/11

‘Dust’ Invokes Greek Tragedy to Challenge Conventions of 9/11

BY TRAV S.D. | The tragic events of September 11, 2001 brought about thousands of negative repercussions. Lives were lost and torn apart. Whole communities were devastated. Wars were fought. A rare positive effect, however, was that The Flea Theater, one of the closest performing arts venues to the World Trade Center, geographically went from […]

Targeted and Towed, Midtown Motorcyclists Call for Permit Street Parking

Targeted and Towed, Midtown Motorcyclists Call for Permit Street Parking

BY WINNIE McCROY | Parking is always cutthroat in Midtown Manhattan — but earlier this month, say some local motorcyclists, parking officials targeted them with mass ticketing and towing on the day after motorcycle registration expires, while they were waiting for their new registration sticker to arrive in the mail. Now, they’re out hundreds or […]

Tanya Saunders, 82, Made Cubbyhole a West Village Go-To

Tanya Saunders, 82, Made Cubbyhole a West Village Go-To

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Tanya Saunders, a child refugee from Nazi Germany who owned a West Village bar since 1987, the last 24 years under the name Cubbyhole, died on April 29 at the age of 82. The cause of death, said Lisa Menichino, Saunders’ close friend who worked with her for the past 18 […]