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Home, Sick: The Health Hazards of ‘Harassment by Construction’

Home, Sick: The Health Hazards of ‘Harassment by Construction’

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Staying healthy while staying put is an unseen battle raging within the community. Now that Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen have emerged as high-rent, luxury neighborhoods, many landlords, seeing dollar signs, are determined to transform their rent-regulated apartments into market-rate units. The landlord/developer drive to vacate apartments seems unstoppable, even though residents […]

Spring Into Your Neighborhood: Community Activities

Spring Into Your Neighborhood: Community Activities

  NEIGHBORS’ DAY AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART | A year goes by after somebody new moves next door, and you’ve either struck up a friendship or filed a lawsuit from the carpal tunnel effects of dialing 311 to complain about the noise. Fortunately, for those living in close proximity to the Whitney Museum […]

East Village Burger Bistro Heading to Hudson Yards

East Village Burger Bistro Heading to Hudson Yards

BY YANNIC RACK | After making a home in the East Village and opening an outpost near Times Square, Larry Kramer and James Cruickshank, the co-owners of Whitmans, didn’t have to think hard about where to expand their popular burger restaurant next — it had to be Hudson Yards. “We were always looking to expand, […]

Waterside Park Group Covers Lots of Ground

Waterside Park Group Covers Lots of Ground

BY SEAN EGAN | With the fair weather seemingly here to stay, the warm, clear night of April 20 was a perfect evening for the Chelsea Waterside Park Association’s annual meeting. At around 6pm, members of the group — as well as local electeds and community members — gathered in the halls of St. Paul’s […]

Zap! Pow! Yikes! City Council Corrals Costumed Characters

Zap! Pow! Yikes! City Council Corrals Costumed Characters

BY JACKSON CHEN | The City Council has voted to give the Department of Transportation (DOT) authority over the many pedestrian plazas that have popped up in recent years, leading the costumed characters of Times Square, who worry about the new law’s impact on their activities, to look to legal action to protect their civil […]

La Colombe’s Iced Latte Landing in Chelsea

La Colombe’s Iced Latte Landing in Chelsea

BY YANNIC RACK | One of the country’s premier coffee roasters opened its doors in Chelsea last week — and just in time to refresh residents with its signature Draft Latte this summer. Craft-coffee company La Colombe, which stands apart from the competition by offering the cool, refreshing cold-pressed coffee concoction on tap, opened its […]

A Raven in Our Oasis at Penn South

A Raven in Our Oasis at Penn South

BY LISA RUIMY HOLZKENNER Why is the Raven here and where is he going? But no one on earth knows why we are here. And which of us remembers the way back?   In April, the end of winter, a late afternoon, Going to my nest to get some rest Feeling blessed For living in […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 28, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of April 28, 2016

PETIT LARCENY: Grub grabbers nabbed | Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a free meal — but not everyone is aware that cabs make for poor getaway vehicles. One hungry pair with sticky fingers, however, managed to verify both axioms on Fri., Apr. 22. At about 9:30pm, an employee of Brooklyn Fare (431 W. 37th […]

Residents Riled by Eminent Domain Scenario for Bus Terminal Revamp

Residents Riled by Eminent Domain Scenario for Bus Terminal Revamp

BY YANNIC RACK | Hundreds of Hell’s Kitchen residents dreading the arrival of a new bus terminal that could obliterate parts of their neighborhood gave an earful to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey this week, in an attempt to prevent any plans that would involve bulldozing residential and commercial blocks to […]

Primary Exit Poll Amounts to a ‘Hill’ of Hardcore Dems

Primary Exit Poll Amounts to a ‘Hill’ of Hardcore Dems

BY YANNIC RACK | It was primary day on Tues., Apr. 19, and West Side voters flocked to the polls to cast their ballots, in an election season that has taken a ruthless editor’s red pen to the rulebook — including that passage about New York not having the ability to shift the balance of […]

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