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Insisting Input on Bus Terminal, Alliance Arises to Watch Over West Side

Insisting Input on Bus Terminal, Alliance Arises to Watch Over West Side

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Determined to be an active and decisive voice in a matter that could literally reshape their neighborhood, dozens of Hell’s Kitchen residents and a number of deeply invested local organizations gathered to discuss a plan by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA) to expand, and possibly relocate, […]

‘DOB Now’ Evolving, Not Yet a Network to Find Permit Fraud

‘DOB Now’ Evolving, Not Yet a Network to Find Permit Fraud

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Aware of its behind-the-times operations, the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) is now transforming itself, becoming more technologically advanced and efficient with the online launch of DOB Now, a much-needed systemic overhaul of how the DOB functions. With developers pushing for permits to build, and the community pushing back to make […]

Kindergarten Applications Now Being Accepted

Kindergarten Applications Now Being Accepted

BY DENNIS LYNCH | The Department of Education (DOE) opened its kindergarten applications on Nov. 30, and parents have until Jan. 13, 2017 to complete the simple application. Any child born in 2012 who currently lives in New York City is eligible to attend kindergarten in Sept. 2017. The online application is the simplest method, […]

State Liquor Authority Hears Litany of Complaints Against Il Bastardo

State Liquor Authority Hears Litany of Complaints Against Il Bastardo

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Around two dozen community members met on the afternoon of Wed., Dec. 7, to levy their complaints with a pair of representatives from the State Liquor Authority (SLA) investigators over the conduct of patrons, staff, and the owners of Il Bastardo (191 Seventh Ave., btw. W. 21st & W. 22nd Sts.), […]

The Lion in Winter, in West Chelsea

The Lion in Winter, in West Chelsea

Yes, we’re aware that winter won’t officially arrive until Dec. 21, which means this headline isn’t accurate…yet — but our respect for logic went out the window when Chelsea resident and budding nature photographer Peter Michael Marino happened upon this sight on W. 30th St., btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves. Where did the king of […]

Luxury, Beauty Retailers Make Up New Leases at Hudson Yards

Luxury, Beauty Retailers Make Up New Leases at Hudson Yards

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Related Companies have leased 60% of its retail and dining space at the Hudson Yards mega-development, the developer announced on Nov. 30. The latest tenants to sign leases are a mix of luxury and mid-range retail brands, including AG Jeans by Adriano Goldschmied, Aritzia, Athleta, Banana Republic, The Body Shop, Kiehl’s, […]

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 8, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 8, 2016

HATE CRIMES CONTINUE TO RISE | The NYPD has seen an uptick in hate-related incidents in the weeks following the presidential election. This past week saw another handful of such incidents in the area. On Thurs., Dec. 1, a trio of men harassed a Muslim woman. At around 10pm, the 18-year-old victim boarded the 6 train […]

Tracking, Reporting, and Responding to Hate Crimes

Tracking, Reporting, and Responding to Hate Crimes

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Hate crimes have surged in New York City during this divisive election year, and show no signs of letting up, but authorities at the state and local levels are mobilizing to address the problem. The NYPD has logged 25% more bias crimes so far this year over the same period last […]

In Midtown South, Outreach to Homeless Expands

In Midtown South, Outreach to Homeless Expands

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | For the Coalition for the Homeless, a major piece of the puzzle to get people permanently off the streets is to provide housing. Known as the “Housing First” model, a homeless individual or family gets long-term affordable housing, which, depending on need sometimes comes with support services. Giselle Routhier, policy […]

Holiday Standards: Annual Community Activities

Holiday Standards: Annual Community Activities

THE PENN SOUTH CERAMICS STUDIO HOLIDAY SALE| Some people camp overnight, bust the door down, then jockey for a position as they elbow their way through the aisles of a dime-a-dozen chain store; but there’s only one place in the neighborhood where you can browse for a one-of-a-kind bowl, plate, vase, mug, votive, platter or piece […]

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