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Workers, Dreamers, Women, Resisters, Peaceniks, Patriots: 2017 Protests, in Pictures

Workers, Dreamers, Women, Resisters, Peaceniks, Patriots: 2017 Protests, in Pictures

This past year saw protesters fill our sidewalks, streets, and squares. The captions in this collection are culled from the reporting of Lincoln Anderson, Rebecca Fiore, Andy Humm, Dusica Sue Malesevic, Duncan Osborne, Paul Schindler, Travis Stewart, Eileen Stukane, and Zach Williams.                      

Side Street Residents Seek More Robust L Train Shutdown Mitigation Measures

Side Street Residents Seek More Robust L Train Shutdown Mitigation Measures

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | It is almost Shakespearean in nature, except while Hamlet was musing on the existential nature of humanity, for “floored” and “blindsided” residents of W. 15th St., the question is: Where will traffic go when 14th St. becomes bus-only for rush hour during the L train shutdown? “I don’t think it […]

Pot-Stirring ‘Spicy’ Playwrights Don’t Sugarcoat Reality

Pot-Stirring ‘Spicy’ Playwrights Don’t Sugarcoat Reality

BY REBECCA FIORE | Adult themes of compassion, redemption, and solidarity ran through “Stirring the Pot: The Spicy Plays” — 10 short works for the stage written by kids and performed Dec. 8-10 by professional actors, as part of the 52nd Street Project’s Playmaking program. The Playmaking program is the first of many available to kids […]

Police Blotter: From the Pages of Our Dec. 28, 2017 Print Edition

Police Blotter: From the Pages of Our Dec. 28, 2017 Print Edition

AIDED CASE: Christmas Eve close call | A man was drunk inside of the train station on the northeast corner of Eighth Ave. and W. 14th St. On Sun., Dec. 24 at 4:41 a.m., while waiting on the eastbound E train platform, witnesses told police that as the train was pulling into the station the man […]

Resolutions for the Rage-Filled Screaming Set

Resolutions for the Rage-Filled Screaming Set

BY MAX BURBANK | If you’re anything like me, right about now you’re thinking, “What? How can it be almost New Year’s again? Didn’t we just have one?” If you’re really like me, you’ve also missed another meeting with your parole officer and you’re crouched down under your work desk, sipping off-brand booze out of […]

From Reboots to Reckonings: The Best Films of 2017

From Reboots to Reckonings: The Best Films of 2017

BY SEAN EGAN | Well, we all thought nothing could possibly be as bad as 2016, but boy howdy did 2017 do its best to be worse. From Washington’s daily, anxiety-inducing developments to the still-active sexual misconduct reckoning facing Hollywood, it seems everything that’s happened this year was calculated for maximum miserability. One area, however, […]

When the City Truly Never Slept

When the City Truly Never Slept

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | It was a time of sex, drugs, and disco. Early this month, a firecracker storyteller amused a decidedly jaw-dropped crowd with an X-rated exposition about 33 of her photos — black and white and color — that capture the spirit of that bygone era. Judi Jupiter took most of her shots, now […]

Guilty Plea in Elderly Manhattan Man’s 2012 Murder

Guilty Plea in Elderly Manhattan Man’s 2012 Murder

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Before pleading guilty to the murder of an 87-year-old man in the man’s Murray Hill apartment, Miguel Abarentos was preparing to offer an extreme emotional disturbance defense in the 2012 homicide. “He was hyper-sensitive to certain slights,” Toni Messina, Abarentos’ attorney, said following the 30-year-old’s plea in Manhattan Supreme Court on […]

Naughty Landlord Limbo is Christmas Coal for Nice Chelsea Tenants

Naughty Landlord Limbo is Christmas Coal for Nice Chelsea Tenants

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | It is a tale full of limited liability companies, buyout offers, and, for some reason, chocolates, that has become all-too-familiar in this current landscape of New York City real estate: longtime, rent-regulated tenants fighting to stay in their homes. This story, centered on 125 W. 16th St., unfolds as many […]

The ‘Revolutionary Optimism’ of Shirley Littman, 80, Will Shine On

The ‘Revolutionary Optimism’ of Shirley Littman, 80, Will Shine On

BY REBECCA FIORE | Shirley Littman was a cab girl. She lived her life in Manhattan, taking cabs everywhere. Every time she slid in the backseat, her husband Larry would give directions, and she would whip up a thoughtful conversation with the driver. More times than not, at the outset, the driver would be reserved […]