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Chelsea Small Business Crawl Helps Bombing Block Sprint Back

Chelsea Small Business Crawl Helps Bombing Block Sprint Back

BY NAEISHA ROSE | On a sunny and slightly crisp fall afternoon, just hours before a full week had passed since the Sept. 17 bombing, foot traffic was back to normal along W. 23rd St. — but visible signs of the explosion lingered between Sixth and Seventh Aves., from boarded windows above to shards of […]

One Week Later/Bring It Home

One Week Later/Bring It Home

BY PUMA PERL One week later, dog walkers steer their packs around baby strollers and pavement cracks.   Seven days flew by unless you were the one behind shattered glass, watching the movie at the Chelsea Cinema, making a U-turn on twenty-third, calling hospitals looking for your loved one, remembering the posters on brick walls, […]

‘Hell’s Kitchen South’ District Could Stall Bus Terminal Relocation Drive

‘Hell’s Kitchen South’ District Could Stall Bus Terminal Relocation Drive

BY EILEEN STUKANE | At the moment there may be détente between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA), elected officials, and community leaders, over the PA’s plans to reinvent its time-worn bus terminal — but it is yet to be determined just how far the PA’s commitment to heeding the community […]

Photog Who Found Bomb Heeded ‘See Something’ Saying

Photog Who Found Bomb Heeded ‘See Something’ Saying

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | It was that familiar mantra — if you see something, say something — that nagged at Jane Schreibman after she made her way back from the police barricades on Sixth Ave. and W. 25th St. on Sat., Sept. 17. At 10 p.m. that night, Schreibman, a photographer and longtime Chelsea resident, […]

Moynihan Train Hall On Track For 2020

Moynihan Train Hall On Track For 2020

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday a $1.6 billion plan to redevelop the James A. Farley Post Office Building into a “world-class 21st century transportation hub,” by 2020. The 250,000 square foot Moynihan Train Hall — larger than four football fields — will house both Amtrak and Long Island Railroad (LIRR) […]

Chelsea Bombing Aftermath: A Timeline

Chelsea Bombing Aftermath: A Timeline

BY SEAN EGAN | While Chelsea has, in large part, rebounded from last week’s bombing of W. 23rd St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.) — taking things in stride as vehicular and pedestrian traffic reopened alongside local businesses — the story continues to develop. Over the past week, more information on the bomber has come […]

Loss of Kiosk Web Browsing Buoys Quality of Life, Widens Digital Divide

Loss of Kiosk Web Browsing Buoys Quality of Life, Widens Digital Divide

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | LinkNYC’s disabling of web browsing capabilities on its Wi-Fi kiosks this month points to an age-old tug of war in the city: balancing quality of life concerns with the implementing a new program. In this case, what was touted as a plank to the building of a bridge over the […]

PB Preps for Year Three of Cool Mil Cap Funds Dispersal

PB Preps for Year Three of Cool Mil Cap Funds Dispersal

BY SEAN EGAN | An atmosphere of creativity along the High Line made for picture-perfect brainstorming on the afternoon of Sat., Sept. 17. That’s when, and where, District 3 City Councilmember Corey Johnson held the kickoff event for the third year of Participatory Budgeting (PB) — an initiative which gives residents more control over how […]

Police Blotter: Week of Sept. 29, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of Sept. 29, 2016

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Furious fare | On Sat., Sept. 24, a 51-year-old driver experienced some very literal pushback from a passenger unhappy with the cost of their cab. At 10:30pm on that night, the two pulled up outside of 80 Eighth Ave. (btw. W. 14th & W. 15th Sts.), and proceeded to get into a verbal altercation […]

Fear/less: My City

Fear/less: My City

BY PUMA PERL You’re too stupid to be afraid, my mother used to say. Maybe I was. Wandering the streets, riding subways, entranced by the Red Hook light hitting metal, by the clotheslines, the pigeon coops. Getting lost, coming home after dark, keeping secrets.   Painfully shy, my fear of people never caused fear of […]

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