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Chelsea to Cali: Sky Rink All Stars Ready for Nationals

Chelsea to Cali: Sky Rink All Stars Ready for Nationals

BY NICOLE JAVORSKY | “I need some emotion here.” Marni Halasa, figure skating coach for the Sky Rink All Stars, called out words of advice for Catherine Mayer as she practiced her solo. “Bigger! There.” Team captain Mayer, 17, got up before daylight had even begun to boil the street. As she glided around the […]

Report Shows Low-Income Workers Pay High Price for Subway Delays

Report Shows Low-Income Workers Pay High Price for Subway Delays

BY WINNIE McCROY | The “Summer of Hell” may not have materialized as predicted — but a July report released by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer puts the underground commuter’s day-to-day frustrations into sobering perspective. “The Human Cost of Subway Delays: A Survey of New York City Riders” takes a look at the victims […]

City Form Allows Citizens to ‘Air’ Idling Vehicle Complaints; Councilmember Calls for Training

City Form Allows Citizens to ‘Air’ Idling Vehicle Complaints; Councilmember Calls for Training

BY JACKSON CHEN | A vigilante air quality activist has been awarded over $3,000 by taking bus companies and their idling drivers to court. George Pakenham, director of the film “Idle Threat: Man on Emission,” began his journey of environmental advocacy in 2006. Worried about his neighborhood’s air quality, he began approaching strangers who left […]

Whimsical, Surreal, Satirical: Wine’s Installation is a Window Into the Soul — But Whose?

Whimsical, Surreal, Satirical: Wine’s Installation is a Window Into the Soul — But Whose?

BY JUDY RICHHEIMER | After dancing, say, at Marquee, or drinking at The Half King, and before fighting for a cab on Ninth Ave. or praying that the E is running after midnight, the merrymaker who glances at a certain window just to the west of the doorway at 415 W. 23rd St. is in […]

Eichmann in the Dock: Museum of Jewish Heritage Exhibition Explores Nazi’s Heroic Capture, Gripping Trial

Eichmann in the Dock: Museum of Jewish Heritage Exhibition Explores Nazi’s Heroic Capture, Gripping Trial

BY JACKSON CHEN | Follow the thrilling capture of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi behind the death of millions of Jews, in the new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. “Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann” propels visitors in with a brief history of the […]

Bollards Buoyed Up as Times Square Pedestrian Protectors

Bollards Buoyed Up as Times Square Pedestrian Protectors

BY JACKSON CHEN | After the deadly incident where a driver mowed down the crowds at Times Square in May, a stainless steel guardian that prevented further damage is still standing tall. On May 18, Richard Rojas, a Navy veteran with prior arrests, drove onto the pedestrian plazas of Broadway at Times Square. Rojas, 26, […]

Leery Locals Say Something’s Off at Target Site; City Agrees

Leery Locals Say Something’s Off at Target Site; City Agrees

BY WINNIE McCROY | The dust went flying and so did the fur, at a Midtown West construction site currently in its excavation phase. Locals say XIN Development is not doing enough to clear the air and control the noise at the future home of a luxury apartment building with a Target store on the […]

The Entertainment is as Free as the Air

The Entertainment is as Free as the Air

BY TRAV S.D. | A few weeks ago, one might have been forgiven for predicting that free outdoor productions in New York, in particular those of Shakespeare plays, would soon be heading for the hills. The Public Theater’s controversial Trump-themed production of “Julius Caesar” inflamed passions throughout the entire country. Many theaters received angry letters […]

Empire State Ride Helps Turn Wheels of Progress in Fight Against Cancer

Empire State Ride Helps Turn Wheels of Progress in Fight Against Cancer

BY BRENDAN KIRK | More than 100 cyclists from around the country will embark on a seven-day-long, 540-mile trek from Wagner College on Staten Island to Niagara Falls to raise money for cancer research. All proceeds from July 30–Aug. 5’s Empire State Ride will go to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The Buffalo, NY-based Institute […]

Talking Statues Project Has History Asking, ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’

Talking Statues Project Has History Asking, ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The ubiquitous sound — a cellphone ringtone — rang out in Bryant Park, but the person on the other end would have surprised historians. It was, after all, a call from Gertrude Stein, who passed away over 70 years ago. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t Stein, but rather an actor […]