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On West 53rd, Affordable Housing Lottery Favors Locals

On West 53rd, Affordable Housing Lottery Favors Locals

BY WINNIE McCROY | After 14 years of negotiations and construction, the huge apartment building at 540 W. 53rd St. (btw. 10th & 11th Aves.) is preparing to open their affordable housing lottery. And this charming brick building offers units for a variety of household sizes and income levels from about $39,000­ to $172,000 — from […]

In Deeply Blue New York, a Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

In Deeply Blue New York, a Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Republicans can point out that, under Trump, the economy has seen the longest bull market in history. Meanwhile, a “cultural bull market” of steady social progress has come to an end. With the executive branch in Republican hands for two to six more years, and a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, […]

Police Blotter and Community Council Report

Police Blotter and Community Council Report

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: Tao of Conflict Meets Blotter Style Guide | They’re no Golden Girls, and the tune they’re singing certainly isn’t “Thank You for Being a Friend.” Two females, both 23 years old, were deep into a night of fun by the time 1 a.m. rolled around on Wed., Oct. 10. Fate found them at […]

Just Do Art

Just Do Art

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Keenly aware of history, and ever-mindful of the need to address contemporary acts of hate and anti-Semitism, New York Hebrew, a Chelsea-based after-school Jewish education destination, is marking 80 years since Kristallnacht with a message of hope, delivered by Eva Schloss — a Holocaust survivor, and Anne Frank’s stepsister. Schloss will recall […]

Tilting at Construction Sites

Tilting at Construction Sites

With this artfully framed piece of work, dedicated West 16th Street denizen Paul Groncki — who’s involved in a slew of neighborhood improvement groups and projects — can add “contributing photographer” to his list of credits. “Thought you might enjoy this photo of Don Quixote vanquishing a [Chelsea Hotel] construction site mess,” he wrote. We […]

Off-Site Kryptonite: New York Comic Con’s ‘Spaced-Out’ West Side Subplot

Off-Site Kryptonite: New York Comic Con’s ‘Spaced-Out’ West Side Subplot

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | It was just a few hours into the first day at New York Comic Con (NYCC; Oct. 4-7). A cheerful PR woman at a booth told me that Thursday at this year’s con was a little more crowded than usual. “But it’s not like Saturday,” she added, with a mixture of excitement […]

Graham Cracks: A Timely Take on Trump’s Lickspittle Surrogate

Graham Cracks: A Timely Take on Trump’s Lickspittle Surrogate

BY MAX BURBANK Ouch. Tough couple of weeks, folks. Brett “Beer’s Most Passionate Spokesman” Kavanaugh seated on the Supreme Court; Melania “Most Bullied Woman on Earth” Trump jauntily cosplaying Nazi-lite “Raiders of the Lost Ark” villain René Belloq; Kanye “Crazy Motherf—-r” West says “Motherf—-r” in the Oval Office for the first time since Millard Fillmore […]

On Stage and Off, La MaMa Knows How to Break Ground

On Stage and Off, La MaMa Knows How to Break Ground

BY TRAV S.D. | There’s never a dull moment at La MaMa, the seminal Off-Off-Broadway theatre company founded by the late Ellen Stewart in 1961. We profiled them in this space last year, but much has happened since that time. In June, the company was given a special Regional Theatre Tony Award for over a half-century […]

Building a Democratic Tsunami, One Bus Trip at a Time

Building a Democratic Tsunami, One Bus Trip at a Time

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | The recent US Senate confirmation hearings for appointing the most conservative of judges for Supreme Court has highlighted how painful the situation has become for liberals. Who do you complain to? Who do you write to? Who do you text? Thankfully, this bind of helplessness has galvanized a wave across our country […]

The Power of Pink

The Power of Pink

Are you impressed with our beautiful pink cover recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month? I hope so, and I do hope you stop and read the pages that give you — both men and women — information that can save your life. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I know the critical need for timely mammograms. […]

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