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High Fashion on the High Line

High Fashion on the High Line

PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS BY MION EDWARDS | On a recent walk of the High Line, fashion-forward visitors brought their own unique flair to all points of the elevated park — from its Gansevoort St. Meatpacking District origin to the final section’s W. 34th St. exit. There were bold prints, flowy silhouettes, minimalist looks, and admirably uncategorizabe […]

MSCC Homeless and Housing Study Serves as Roadmap, Resource

MSCC Homeless and Housing Study Serves as Roadmap, Resource

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | For years, the Midtown South Community Council (MSCC) has planted seeds in hopes a coalition will grow to help the homeless. This month, as part of that effort, a sapling sprung when the council released its first-ever “Homeless and Housing Study.” “The idea was to answer the public’s outcries,” said John […]

New Theater Space Expands Birdland’s Vocal Range

New Theater Space Expands Birdland’s Vocal Range

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Ages and ages in the planning stages, venerable Midtown music mecca Birdland Jazz Club is finally sitting in the catbird seat, having announced the completion of a nesting place that promises to up its game by taking audiences down a level — to the lower level, that is, which is where the […]

A Man For All Seasons of Treason

A Man For All Seasons of Treason

BY MAX BURBANK | Well, here’s a novel situation! It’s been more than a week since Trump met with Putin in Helsinki for their behind closed doors, super-secret, Best Friends Club summit, and it’s still in the national consciousness! I don’t think that’s happened since our Orange Emperor referred to a bunch of tiki-swingin,’ chino-sportin’ neo-Nazis as “fine people.” Turns […]

Post-Pride Parade, Police Barricades Were the Guests That Wouldn’t Leave  

Post-Pride Parade, Police Barricades Were the Guests That Wouldn’t Leave  

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A month after New York City’s Pride Parade stepped off from Chelsea, the president of one block association in that neighborhood is complaining of delays in removing the police barricades and portable toilets that were part of staging that event. “I love you all, but it has now been 4 weeks since […]

Renovated Film Forum to Feature Same Sharp Focus

Renovated Film Forum to Feature Same Sharp Focus

BY SEAN EGAN | “You know, we wanted to update the theater, we wanted to make it more comfortable, and certainly more modern,” said Karen Cooper, the Director of Film Forum (209 W. Houston St.). “But we didn’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. I mean, a lot of what Film Forum […]

Spirit of ’88: A Youthful Hit Turns 30

Spirit of ’88: A Youthful Hit Turns 30

BY JIM MELLOAN | Hip-hop music, better known back in the day as rap, boasts a long lineage dating back to the 1970s, with some precursors, such as the now 50-year-old “Here Comes the Judge” by Pigmeat Markham, going back further. But it took a long time before rap began to crack the Billboard Hot […]

30 Hudson Yards Places Final Beam in Neighborhood’s Tallest Tower

30 Hudson Yards Places Final Beam in Neighborhood’s Tallest Tower

BY WINNIE McCROY | On July 17, Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group placed the final beam on the steel crown of 30 Hudson Yards, the tallest building in Manhattan’s newest neighborhood. Soaring to 1,296 feet, this 2.6-million-square-foot LEED Gold-designed skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox is made up of more than 40,000 pieces of steel […]

Fear L Shutdown will be ‘Nightmare on Kenmare’

Fear L Shutdown will be ‘Nightmare on Kenmare’

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) presented some fine-tuned details of the L train shutdown plan to Community Boards 2 and 3 the week before last. Complaints about the project’s accompanying mitigation plan that have been raised for months from community groups from the Lower East Side to the West Village were […]

Week-Long NYC-to-Buffalo Bike Ride Raises Money to Battle Cancer

Week-Long NYC-to-Buffalo Bike Ride Raises Money to Battle Cancer

BY JAMES HARNEY| These cyclists are taking the ride of a lifetime — to save others’ lives. More than 150 bicyclists from around the world will pedal their two-wheelers on a seven-day, 546-mile journey across New York State this month on a single mission: to deal a death blow to cancer. Athletes in the fifth-annual […]