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Tenants Stand Tall at Packed Town Hall

Tenants Stand Tall at Packed Town Hall

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is unafraid to become a lightning rod in her commitment to confront property owners who drive rent-regulated tenants from their homes by conducting renovations without the required Tenant Protection Plan (TPP) in place. On Tues., Jan. 10, Brewer teamed up with Stand for Tenant Safety (STS), […]

All Dolled Up for Operation Orange Don

All Dolled Up for Operation Orange Don

BY MAX BURBANK | On Friday, January 20, our long national plummet down the rabbit hole comes to an end, and all signs point to a very hard landing in Wonderland. Congress and the president-elect have promised to “hit the ground running” — but that rarely happens when your chute fails to open on the […]

Dust Hasn’t Settled on Illegal Demolitions in Special Districts

Dust Hasn’t Settled on Illegal Demolitions in Special Districts

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Following a year mired by illegal demolitions, Community Board 4 (CB4) is pushing the Department of Buildings (DOB) to heighten their vigilance in the neighborhoods’ Special Districts, whose designation is supposed to afford special protection to its buildings — and, by extension, the housing therein.  At least 96 units in 10 […]

Billions on Board for Bus Terminal

Billions on Board for Bus Terminal

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey earmarked $3.5 billion for the controversial bus terminal replacement project as its board approved of the $29.5 billion 2017-2026 capital plan on Thurs., Jan. 5. The project aims to expand the decades-old bus terminal that serves as the main gateway for interstate […]

Waiting for the Green Light on Safer Traffic Signals

Waiting for the Green Light on Safer Traffic Signals

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Half a dozen pedestrians were killed by vehicles on the streets of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen last year, prompting local leaders to request the city implement more pedestrian-friendly traffic signals throughout these West Side neighborhoods. The six 2016 pedestrian deaths total four more than the number of deaths in 2014, when […]

State of the Boozin’ Address: Local Bar Scene Booming

State of the Boozin’ Address: Local Bar Scene Booming

BY SEAN EGAN | From unnerving national news to local scares to the threat of ever-rising rents, last year gave locals plenty of reasons to go out drinking — and according to data released by the State Liquor Authority (SLA), they have more options than ever before as to where to make merry and/or drown […]

On MLK Day, Remembering Penn South’s Bayard Rustin

On MLK Day, Remembering Penn South’s Bayard Rustin

BY COUNCILMEMBER COREY JOHNSON | On January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we honor the legacy of the man who changed history and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. But as many Chelsea residents know — although many may not — Chelsea was home to another towering figure in the civil […]

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 12, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Jan. 12, 2017

ASSAULT: Criminal commuting customer caught | While dining at Triple Crown (330 Seventh Ave., btw. W. 29th & W. 30th Sts.) on Thurs., Jan. 5, a would-be customer consumed $60.43 worth of food and beverage, according to the establishment’s manager. When his waitress presented him with a bill to that effect just before midnight, the […]

Bully for Bulbach: Block Association Honors Outgoing Leader

Bully for Bulbach: Block Association Honors Outgoing Leader

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | After more than 25 years of leading the West 15th Street 100 and 200 Block Association, longtime Chelsea resident Stanley Bulbach has stepped down as its head. “I want to be a good neighbor and I want to help the block association, but it’s time for new leadership, new blood, […]

Beloved Evergreen Diner Bids Adieu as New Year Begins

Beloved Evergreen Diner Bids Adieu as New Year Begins

BY DENNIS LYNCH | When the News Year’s Eve ball dropped at One Times Square over the weekend, it didn’t only ring in 2017. It rang in a new era nearby — one without a stable presence that served countless waves of tourists, locals, and celebrities over the last 24 years. By the time the […]

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