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Rezoning Plan to Build Housing Could Deconstruct Local Efforts

Rezoning Plan to Build Housing Could Deconstruct Local Efforts

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) held a March 25 “public scoping meeting,” to consider what matters should be covered in an Environment Impact Statement — a preliminary step to enact Mayor Bill de Blasio’s citywide rezoning proposal, known as “Zoning for Quality and Affordability.” Concerned that such […]

Jenny Around Chelsea

Jenny Around Chelsea

Our shutterbug eyes Chelsea Market, hears the call of Times Square

Survey: Improvement on BRC Block, But Concerns Remain

Survey: Improvement on BRC Block, But Concerns Remain

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Since the Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC) opened its 12-story vertical campus in 2011, relations between the residential and outpatient shelter/treatment facility and its neighbors have been contentious — but a just-released survey links recent efforts to improvements on the block. Last October, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) assigned peace […]

Projects Vie at Participatory Budgeting Expo

Projects Vie at Participatory Budgeting Expo

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  With election time fast approaching, residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen gathered at a March 24 Expo to present beautification, repair and upgrade projects set to appear on the Participatory Budgeting ballot. Seventeen projects will vie for support in voting to be held from April 11-19, with the top vote-getters receiving […]

Woman Injured Near HealthPlex Taken to Bellevue

Woman Injured Near HealthPlex Taken to Bellevue

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Emergency responders made the snap decision not to take Trang Thuy “Tina” Nguyen to the nearby Lenox Hill HealthPlex last week after she was critically injured by a piece of construction fence that blew off the new Greenwich Lane project on W. 12th St. near Seventh Ave. Instead, they took her […]

Stepping Up the GENDA Pressure One More Time

Stepping Up the GENDA Pressure One More Time

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  |  LGBT rights advocates and elected officials gathered outside City Hall on March 12 to press the case for enactment of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in Albany this spring. The press conference, organized by the Empire State Pride Agenda, and featuring several out gay members of the City Council as […]

Police Blotter, Week of March 26, 2015

Police Blotter, Week of March 26, 2015

Criminal Possession: Pothead with no brains Marijuana arrests for possession of under 25 grams may be the stuff of non-criminal violations these days, but toking in public will still earn you a trip to the slammer. That was apparently news to the 34-year-old man who sparked up in the early morning of Fri., March 20, […]

If You See Them, Say Something

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following individuals. On Fri., March 13 at 11:32 p.m., a man entered a commercial building at 134 W. 37th St. through a freight elevator and damaged a door and desk drawers before removing $372 dollars. The suspect is described as follows: Male, black, approximately 220 […]

Pipeline Protests No Longer Burn, But Could Problems Flare?

Pipeline Protests No Longer Burn, But Could Problems Flare?

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  Today, it’s all quiet on Gansevoort Peninsula where the Spectra Energy pipeline came ashore in 2013 after having been constructed under the Hudson River from Jersey City. But a couple of years ago there was a lot of noise from Sane Energy Project activists, community leaders and Greenwich Villagers, who rallied here […]

Zoning Process Too Fast For CB4

Zoning Process Too Fast For CB4

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Community Board Four (CB4) members want more study time before providing comments to the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) on potential zoning rule changes which would drastically overhaul regulations on the height, size and shape of new residential developments. The CB4 Land Use Committee (CLU) decided, at its […]

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