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B-Ballers Back to Sinking Baskets at Renovated Court

B-Ballers Back to Sinking Baskets at Renovated Court

BY JACKSON CHEN | It’s game on at the Robert Fulton Houses as officials unveiled the newly renovated basketball court on Ninth Ave. Young b-ballers, parents, and community advocates joined New York City Housing Authority reps, elected officials, and the developer during the July 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new courts between W. 18th and […]

Play’s Vision of Integrated Infantry Casts Women Who Saw Combat

Play’s Vision of Integrated Infantry Casts Women Who Saw Combat

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | It was less than two years ago — December 2015 — that the last barriers barring women from certain combat positions finally fell. Now, the new play “Bullet Catchers” envisions a not-so-distant future where women and men officially serve together in the same infantry unit. “It’s been a 70-year journey […]

Gail Borden Chisholm, 62, Vintage Poster Dealer

Gail Borden Chisholm, 62, Vintage Poster Dealer

BY ROBERT CHISHOLM AND SUZANNE CHISHOLM | Gail Borden Chisholm, a longtime gallery owner and collector / dealer of vintage original posters in the Village and Chelsea, died July 5 after a three-month illness. The cause of death was lung cancer. She was 62. Gail chose to spend her final days at home surrounded by […]

Community Activities: Week of July 20, 2017

Community Activities: Week of July 20, 2017

SAIL ON THE SLOOP CLEARWATER | See the West Side waterfront from a decidedly different perspective, when you join members of the Chelsea Waterside Park Association for their annual sojourn down the Hudson River aboard the sloop Clearwater — a replica of the Dutch cargo vessels that once anchored the commercial shipping industry that’s looking […]

Disability Pride Parade Promotes Awareness, Ability, Intimacy, Inclusion

Disability Pride Parade Promotes Awareness, Ability, Intimacy, Inclusion

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The sun dazzled, the mood was jubilant, and, of course, the speakers blasted Beyoncé for the third annual Disability Pride NYC Parade on Sun., July 9. The festivities began in the morning at Union Square Park where Stephanie Wallace, 48, and her friends had gathered to participate in the parade. […]

Up on the Roof, Hell’s Kitchen Stories and Much S’more

Up on the Roof, Hell’s Kitchen Stories and Much S’more

BY REBECCA FIORE | In the summer of 1977, lightning struck an electrical substation on the Hudson River, which tripped two circuit breakers. Then a second bolt of lightning struck and cut two transmission lines. Con Edison tried to fast-start remotely, but it failed since no one was manning the station. A third bolt of […]

Tweetin’ Trump’s Thoroughly Modern Maelstrom

Tweetin’ Trump’s Thoroughly Modern Maelstrom

BY MAX BURBANK | Shortly after I turned in this column, Donald Trump Jr. took the still-smoking gun he’d fired a little over a year ago and laid it on his Twitter account. That’s the big story now, another “only story there is.” Yet again. Others will cover it ad nauseam, and I’ll get to […]

Get Out and Stay Out: Weekend Al Fresco Fun

Get Out and Stay Out: Weekend Al Fresco Fun

BASTILLE DAY MILL-ABOUT | Bastille Day is like France’s Fourth of July — except in the ways that it’s not, which are many: It takes place on the 14th; it commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress and the beginning of the French Revolution; and it will be enjoyed locally with tasty crepes and festive hats […]

All Fireworked Up for the Fourth of July

All Fireworked Up for the Fourth of July

Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City was the July 4 vantage point for photographer Christian Miles’ view of Manhattan, with credit for the creative lighting going to Macy’s.  

Our Community Cannot Afford the Cost of ‘High-Rent Blight’

Our Community Cannot Afford the Cost of ‘High-Rent Blight’

BY STATE SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN | The market has no morals. A better example of this maxim couldn’t be found than on our local avenues and side streets, where independent businesses are falling like dominoes, forced out because of rising rents. Once they’re gone, these spaces might be filled by a national chain — maybe […]

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