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Hell’s Kitchen Call Center Answers Needs of Louisiana Flood Victims

Hell’s Kitchen Call Center Answers Needs of Louisiana Flood Victims

BY ALEX ELLEFSON | Volunteers at the American Red Cross office in Hell’s Kitchen are helping to coordinate relief efforts for victims of the catastrophic flooding in Louisiana. A call center, housed in the Red Cross building on W. 49th St., began fielding calls last week to bring aid to regions of southeastern Louisiana deluged […]

Drop Off Digital Detritus at E-Waste Events

Drop Off Digital Detritus at E-Waste Events

BY ALEX ELLEFSON | Hell’s Kitchen residents David Cropper and Kevin Estrada scampered into a covered nook Saturday at the Harborview Terrace Houses to hide from the pouring rain. They clutched bags containing a keyboard, three laptops, three iPhones and several pounds of cables — items they accumulated for almost a decade. They came to […]

Documentary Filmmaker Fetes Man on Fifth Floor

Documentary Filmmaker Fetes Man on Fifth Floor

BY PUMA PERL | What makes a successful businesswoman like Jessica Robinson walk away from her career to become a filmmaker? Over the course of 35 years running Robinson Creative Services, an advertising design studio, her client list included names like Condé Nast and American Express. Previously, as a creative director in advertising, she made […]

School Supplied, One 99 Cents Creation at a Time

School Supplied, One 99 Cents Creation at a Time

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | If 99 Cents Creation — Chelsea’s longtime neighborhood discount store — were to be compared to a TV show, it would have to be “Cheers.” But instead of libations and Sam Malone, there is general manager Mamadou Diaman running a well-stocked store that sells almost every sundry under the sun. […]

Police Blotter: Week of Aug. 25, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of Aug. 25, 2016

PETIT LARCENY: Mirror, mirror | When the 24-year-old owner of a blue 2013 Lexus sedan woke up at around 9am on Sat., Aug. 20 to move his car (parked on the 200 block of 10th Ave., btw. W. 23rd & W. 24th Sts.), he discovered that some unknown perp had removed the passenger side mirror panel […]

The Ship Never Sails on Lilac’s Living History

The Ship Never Sails on Lilac’s Living History

BY TRAV S.D. | New Yorkers pride themselves on their cosmopolitanism. There are a finite number of museums in this town; the notion of having “done them all” can be a tempting one. But I’ll lay dollars to donuts you’ve not been to the Lilac, where the exhibition “Adam Payne: Full Steam Ahead” is hanging […]

LGBT Anti-Gun Activists Target Asset Manager BlackRock

LGBT Anti-Gun Activists Target Asset Manager BlackRock

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | LGBT activists affiliated with Gays Against Guns (GAG) took their message to the headquarters of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, to protest its holdings in two gun manufacturers, Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. The Aug. 15 protest, which drew dozens to the BlackRock offices on E. […]

Rat Academy Scholars Resist Rascally Rodents

Rat Academy Scholars Resist Rascally Rodents

BY SEAN EGAN | In New York, rats oftentimes serve as an inconsiderate neighbor (or tenant) whose bad habits and uncleanliness can cause health risks, and raise quality of life concerns. For many, in fact, hardly a day goes by where one doesn’t see a rat on the streets, in the subway, or even at […]

Amateur Astronomers Take a Night Flight to the High Line

Amateur Astronomers Take a Night Flight to the High Line

  BY NICOLE JAVORSKY | While Amateur Astronomers Association of New York member Carey Horwitz adjusts the telescope to my short stature, he explained that this astronomy club looks mostly at double stars and planets. They’re limited by the pollution in New York City, he noted. Within minutes of arriving at the weekly stargazing event […]

BP Plays ‘Triple No’ Hand in Affordable Housing Gamble

BP Plays ‘Triple No’ Hand in Affordable Housing Gamble

BY ALEX ELLEFSON | Borough President Gale Brewer has dug up an obscure and rarely used provision of the City Charter to fight for affordable housing in a controversial Chelsea development. The borough president invoked the “triple no” rule, used only 21 times since 1995, to challenge a City Planning Commission (CPC) decision to exempt […]

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