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Playboy Belongs in a (Vegas) Museum

Playboy Belongs in a (Vegas) Museum

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Playboy magazine used to be the illicit thrill that men of all ages hid in their sock drawers.  Now it is more like the socks. Even though the magazine recently decided to add naked ladies back into the mix (no nudes, it seems, was bad nudes), it is still hard to […]

Stand For Tenant Safety: The Specifics

Stand For Tenant Safety: The Specifics

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The following 12 bills, currently before the City Council, are aimed at improving oversight of building construction and renovation by landlords to prevent them from using that to harass tenants out of their homes. The measures, first introduced in 2015, are sponsored by 11 councilmembers and supported by Stand for Tenant Safety […]

Time for Council Action on Tenant Harassment

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | You can’t swing a dead cat in Manhattan without hitting a politician willing to denounce President Donald Trump in no uncertain terms. Among the justified knocks on the new White House occupant is that his agenda will have a corrosive impact on the faith Americans place in the power of government […]

No Bones About It: Esposito Meat Market Endures

No Bones About It: Esposito Meat Market Endures

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Hell’s Kitchen has changed a lot over the last 100 years, but there’s one institution on W. 38th St. that’s changed very little, and aged very well. Esposito Meat Market, a traditional Italian butcher shop run by the family from which it takes its name, is still sending locals home with […]

Mission Affordable: Survey a Start for Better Grocery Shopping Options

Mission Affordable: Survey a Start for Better Grocery Shopping Options

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Activists, advocates, and frustrated consumers are seeking to establish a task force that would address the lack of affordable supermarkets in the area, which, they say, has negatively affected the rapidly changing neighborhood’s low-income residents — particularly those in public housing, seniors, and rent-regulated tenants. Chelsea resident and Hudson Guild volunteer […]

Food for Thought on Eating Out

Food for Thought on Eating Out

BY MARIA DIAZ | In the midst of hectic schedules and the bustle of our city, there is one thing true New Yorkers will always find time for: a flavorful meal, in a pleasant setting. Perhaps that’s why so many of us self-identify as “foodies” — because there is such an abundance of gastronomic possibilities […]

CB4 Provides ‘Office Hours’ for Small Business Owners

CB4 Provides ‘Office Hours’ for Small Business Owners

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Office hours are no longer for students only: Community Board 4 (CB4) is taking the concept of drop-in consultation, partnering with NYC Business Solutions, and providing one-on-one “Office Hours” strategy sessions for small business owners and those looking to start one. For Melissa Lee Dymock, owner of Dymock Work, the […]

Of Pivots and Paranoia: Trump’s Very Bad Week

Of Pivots and Paranoia: Trump’s Very Bad Week

BY MAX BURBANK | It seems impossible, but only a week ago, addressing a joint session of Congress, Donald Trump was riding high. Ascending the human scaffold of a Navy Seal widow, the president achieved what one-time Trump critic Van Jones called “One of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, […]

PeopleWay, Yea and Nay: Debating the Fate of 14th Street

PeopleWay, Yea and Nay: Debating the Fate of 14th Street

YEA: I am a member of Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt; transalt.org) who lives on 14th St., between Seventh and Eighth Aves. I stand for a more people-friendly 14th St., and for a more efficient, healthy, and equitable use of its right of way, prioritizing walking, cycling, and clean public transportation. This is, in my opinion, the […]

Your Letters: Week of March 9, 2017

The Struggle to Save Chelsea Continues To The Editor: Re: “Save Chelsea Chosen as One of ‘Six to Celebrate’ ” (news, Feb. 23): Save Chelsea had its beginning with Jane Woods’ Chelsea Coalition on Housing (see Jane Woods Way atop the street lamp at 19th St. & Eighth Ave.). She fought to save affordable housing, […]