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Police Blotter: Week of May 18, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of May 18, 2017

CRIMINAL POSESSION OF A WEAPON: On the wrong track (gravity #1) | Perhaps it was the controlled substances found on their person — or just an understandable aversion to dingy and delay-ridden Penn Station — that caused two twitchy trespassers to bypass the ticketed method of boarding and proceed directly to Amtrak’s railroad yard at around […]

Hell’s Kitchen, You’ve Got Stile’s: Affordable Market Reopens

Hell’s Kitchen, You’ve Got Stile’s: Affordable Market Reopens

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | From the warm weather to the flowering plants to the sense of fresh possibilities, spring guarantees certain rites of renewal — but it took four of those seasons for Stile’s Farmers Market to sprout back up and reclaim its presence on a familiar patch of Hell’s Kitchen. “I’m here to serve […]

Work Begins on Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project at Fulton

Work Begins on Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project at Fulton

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Construction started last week on a 160-unit, 18-story building — that will be 100 percent permanent affordable housing — on the  grounds of NYCHA’s Robert Fulton Houses. The around $77.8 million development project has been 12 years in the making, and a groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thurs., May 4. The approximately […]

Hudson Yards on Track to Open Most Properties By 2019

Hudson Yards on Track to Open Most Properties By 2019

BY WINNIE McCROY | Rising out of a landscape that once boasted little more than bus parking and filling stations, the 28-acre Hudson Yards is already taking shape as the nation’s largest private real estate development. More than eight million square feet of commercial, residential, and mixed-use space are currently under construction or completed, with […]

Seniors Amaze with Magic and Moves at Annual Talent Show

Seniors Amaze with Magic and Moves at Annual Talent Show

BY LAURA SCHARF | It was a truly magical spring day for the crowds gathered around the stage on Eighth Ave. and W. 20th St. for Visiting Neighbors’ 23rd Annual Senior Talent Show, a highlight of April 29’s Chelsea Day Festival. Competition was fierce but good-natured as the audience danced along with many of the […]

New Yorkers Vent Anger, Pledge Resistance at President’s Homecoming

New Yorkers Vent Anger, Pledge Resistance at President’s Homecoming

BY JACKSON CHEN | For President Donald Trump’s first homecoming visit to New York City, protestors welcomed him with vocal resistance that flanked him every which way. During his brief Thurs., May 4 stop in the city, Trump met with Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid to honor the 75th anniversary […]

Buhmann on Art: ‘Where We Are’ at the Whitney

Buhmann on Art: ‘Where We Are’ at the Whitney

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Engaging in an interesting dialogue with the current Whitney Biennial, this stunning installation organized by David Breslin with Jennie Goldstein and Margaret Kross depicts another tumultuous time in American history. Comprised of works from the museum’s collection, “Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900-1960” focuses on the first six decades […]

Suspect in Chelsea Killing in Custody

NOTE: Click here for an update on this story, as reported by our sister publication. BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office expect to charge a 26-year-old man, Joseph Grffin, in the Tues., April 25 killing of Brenda Bostick, a 59-year-old transgender woman who succumbed to injuries from a “blunt impact” blow […]

Mother, Manilow, Mania, Murder: ‘Serial Mom’ on Blu-ray

Mother, Manilow, Mania, Murder: ‘Serial Mom’ on Blu-ray

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | You’re in candid and charming and proudly perverse company when watching a John Waters film with John Waters. “Now this of course is one of my favorite scenes,” the writer-director notes on his audio commentary, just moments before Baltimore housewife Beverly Sutphin beats an annoying neighbor to death with a leg […]

Garment Industry Won’t Fray in Quest to Stay Put

Garment Industry Won’t Fray in Quest to Stay Put

BY JACKSON CHEN | Organizations that are working to preserve the fabric of the Garment District are offering alternative proposals to what they see as an unfriendly zoning change being pushed by the city. The fact that criticism is coming from many quarters was clear at a Mon., April 24 forum and panel discussion convened […]