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City Council Race Talking Points: Affordable Housing

City Council Race Talking Points: Affordable Housing

The incumbent and challenger in District 3’s City Councilmember race were asked to weigh in on NYC’s affordable housing landscape, and then conclude with a bid for your vote. For info. on the Tues., Nov. 7 election, visit nyccfb.info/voterguide. The Future of New York City Depends on Affordable Housing | BY COUNCILMEMBER COREY JOHNSON (Democrat […]

Spooky, Kooky, Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun

Spooky, Kooky, Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun

HUDSON BLVD PARK KIDS HALLOWEEN HANGOUT | The emerging Hudson Yards neighborhood is scaring up some frightfully good activities for its annual event along Hudson Blvd Park. During two windows of opportunity (10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m.), kids can paint pumpkins, get their own faces painted, sip cider, and listen to spooky (but not too terrifying) […]

City Council Race Talking Points: Small Business Strategies

City Council Race Talking Points: Small Business Strategies

The incumbent and challenger in District 3’s City Councilmember race were asked to weigh in on NYC’s small business landscape. For info. on the Tues., Nov. 7 election, visit nyccfb.info/voterguide. Small Business Survival | BY MARNI HALASA, JD, MS (Eco Justice candidate; challenger) | It is no secret that one of the most important issues that need […]

Trump’s Plummet Predicts Itself

Trump’s Plummet Predicts Itself

BY MAX BURBANK | “I didn’t think Trump could sink any lower, but…” is the beginning of a Facebook post or tweet that I see about once a week. We can all debate the relative lowness of specific Trumpian misadventures. Tweeting “Nobody could have done what I’ve done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation. So […]

Why We’re Pink

Why We’re Pink

BY JENNIFER GOODSTEIN (Publisher, NYC Community Media)  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a time for us all to redouble our efforts to eradicate the second leading killer of women in America. NYC Community Media and Community News Group’s annual “pink paper” is dedicated to our local resources, researchers, support teams, and survivors — because […]

Judy’s Magic Wand

Judy’s Magic Wand

BY PUMA PERL Judy was my mother’s best friend Even her name distinguished her from the other friends Elsie and Gertrude and Ann with their short hair and Brooklyn voices Judy lived in a midtown Manhattan high-rise She worked in the garment district and gave me clothes like those other girls wore Poor boy sweaters, […]

Mulch Ado About Sixth Avenue Micro-Gardens

Mulch Ado About Sixth Avenue Micro-Gardens

BY REBECCA FIORE | Bustling avenues filled with engine exhaust fumes, misplaced trash bins, reckless street-crossing pedestrians, and the upcoming cold weather are the main concerns of seasoned and fresh gardeners trying their hand at keeping their micro-gardens in Chelsea alive, one year later. The micro-gardens run parallel to the bike lane on Sixth Ave. […]

Yes, Virginia, He’s Been to the High Line

Yes, Virginia, He’s Been to the High Line

Summer weather in the fall wasn’t the only notable thing to happen on Tues, Sept. 26. Accompanied by Councilmember Corey Johnson and students from PS 33 Chelsea Prep, Mayor Bill de Blasio answered a question many in the community have been asking for years: “When will you visit the High Line?”

In Dad’s Journey of Aging, We Both Found Community

In Dad’s Journey of Aging, We Both Found Community

BY REBECCA NEUWIRTH | My father was a very proud man. But aging and arthritis, combined with the body’s payback for a half-century of leading a bachelor’s life — with all its Sardi’s cocktails and 3 p.m. breakfasts of olive and cheese — took its toll. When he reached 80, he was a frequent visitor at the […]

Terrible Presidents, Tattooed on the Backs of Two Generations

Terrible Presidents, Tattooed on the Backs of Two Generations

BY MAX BURBANK | Several years ago my bride, a woman of excellent judgment, exercised her marital veto and forbade me to get a tattoo of Richard Nixon. While I recognized and accepted her authority in the matter (all marriages have bargains), I fear she thought I was being impulsive. I was not. I’m not […]