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Hopper-Gibbons Supporters Prevail in Court

Hopper-Gibbons Supporters Prevail in Court

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Preservationists scored a long-sought legal victory in an ongoing effort to restore Manhattan’s only documented and landmarked stop on the Underground Railroad back to its original height. The appellate division of New York Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 24 that Tony Mamounas, owner of the Hopper-Gibbons House  (339 W. 29th St.) […]

Modified Pier55 Gets Park Trust Green Light

Modified Pier55 Gets Park Trust Green Light

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  The Hudson River Park Trust’s board of directors has approved the $130 million Pier55 project funded by Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg. The innovative new pier, to be located between the pile field of the historic old Pier 54, where the survivors of the Titanic landed, and the Pier 56 […]

Progress Report: Affordable Housing

Progress Report: Affordable Housing

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  The outlook for affordable housing in New York City can seem good or bad depending on your perspective, but there’s no denying that a lot of energy is being devoted to the cause. Just this week, Eric Bederman, spokesperson for NYC’s Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD) reported to Chelsea […]

After Tragedy, Dogged Determination and a Happy Reunion

After Tragedy, Dogged Determination and a Happy Reunion

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  A group of Good Samaritans, and microchip technology, helped to reunite a worried owner and his dog after they were separated during last month’s tragic shooting at the Home Depot in Chelsea. Morris Borock, a 77-year-old Upper East Side resident (and the twin brother of Council of Chelsea Block Associations […]

A Fresh New Affordable Housing Solution

A Fresh New Affordable Housing Solution

Fate of Hopper-Gibbons House Hinges on Provision, Permit Interpretation

Fate of Hopper-Gibbons House Hinges on Provision, Permit Interpretation

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  The ongoing legal battle over Manhattan’s only documented and landmarked Underground Railroad site continued in the appellate division of the New York Supreme Court on Feb. 4 through contesting arguments of the city permit process necessary for the building owner to pursue alterations to the building. Opponents of the construction argued […]

Death Ave Envisions a Long Life Feeding Needs of Hudson Yards Neighborhood

Death Ave Envisions a Long Life Feeding Needs of Hudson Yards Neighborhood

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Saying someone “has a vision” has become a trope — but spend some time with owner Michael Tzezailidis at his new restaurant near the emerging Hudson Yards neighborhood, and it is clear that he planned Death Ave with foresight. Start with the location: 315-317 10th Ave., between 28th and 29th […]

CB4 Meeting an ‘Intrepid’ Effort

CB4 Meeting an ‘Intrepid’ Effort

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  The Community Board 4 (CB4) full board meeting on Wed., Feb. 4, in   Roosevelt Hos-pital illustrated the spectrum of quality of life in the CB4 district of Chelsea/Hell’s Kitchen. On one end of the spectrum, the community learned the benefits of residing near the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum […]

See and Be the Show, at Treehouse Theater

See and Be the Show,  at Treehouse Theater

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  For owner Ali Farahnakian, the newly renovated Treehouse Theater (154 W. 29th St.) is a homecoming of sorts. In 2002, he started the Peoples Improv Theater at what is now the Treehouse space. After PIT moved to E. 24th St. four years ago, Farahnakian kept in touch with the landlord, […]

10th Precinct Seeks to Drive Down Major Crimes

10th Precinct Seeks to Drive Down Major Crimes

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  They came in from the cold, but didn’t exactly amount to huddled masses — when the 10th Precinct Community Council held its first meeting of 2015 on the early evening of Jan. 28. Sparse attendance and early signs of an informal tone prompted Chelsea West 200 Block Association representative Pamela Wolff […]

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