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Nixon Outflanks Guv on Safer Consumption Spaces

Nixon Outflanks Guv on Safer Consumption Spaces

BY NATHAN RILEY | While Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio dance around harm reduction measures to reduce the record-high number of overdose deaths, Cynthia Nixon is embracing Safer Consumption Spaces at events in the city and upstate. Cuomo’s Democratic primary challenger unequivocally supports allowing users to inject in health care facilities where […]

Just Do Art: The Free Admission Edition

Just Do Art: The Free Admission Edition

THE ARC SIZZLIN’ SUMMER RECORD + CD SALE | Whether it pops, rocks, swings, or just plain sizzles — one stop at this jam-packed brick and mortar music sale will secure many, many selections destined for heavy rotation on your summer playlist. So before the sun sets on June 24, make a covenant to visit ARC […]

Do or Die: A Day in Albany Advocating for Statewide Healthcare

Do or Die: A Day in Albany Advocating for Statewide Healthcare

UPDATE: On Thurs., June 14th, in Albany, NY, Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced the passage of a universal single-payer health plan that would provide comprehensive health coverage for all New Yorkers. BY DONATHAN SALKALN | How bad has our health care system become? A 25-year-old man is sideswiped […]

Senate Passes Bill Requiring City Resident on State Liquor Authority

Senate Passes Bill Requiring City Resident on State Liquor Authority

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | One hurdle down, two to go: Legislation that would mandate New York City representation on the state agency that regulates alcoholic beverages, including licensing, passed the New York State Senate last week. In a 40 to 21 vote, the measure, introduced by State Senator Brad Hoylman, passed the chamber on […]

The Madness of King Donald

The Madness of King Donald

BY MAX BURBANK | My, but it’s been a busy week! So much has happened! As Trump himself eloquently put it, “This is going to lead to more and more and more.” It’s difficult to pick a place to start and end up at the point I want to make. Bear with me. I’m gonna skip […]

If You Love Wedding Music, Why Don’t You Marry It?

If You Love Wedding Music, Why Don’t You Marry It?

BY JIM MELLOAN | Fifty years and a couple of months ago, Sly & the Family Stone’s “Dance to the Music” peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. And so, in March and April, I was playing that one on my “50 Years Ago This Week” radio show. I had dinner with my […]

Attorney: ‘L’-Evator Matter Has Been Settled

Attorney: ‘L’-Evator Matter Has Been Settled

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | One part of the community lawsuit against the city’s L-train shutdown plan has been resolved, according to attorney Arthur Schwartz. “We have an agreement on station accessibility in Manhattan,” Schwartz told our sister publication, The Villager. “There is a deal, and all of the plaintiffs are reviewing it for signature, and […]

West Chelsea Site ‘Flagged’ for Non-Union Work, Unsafe Conditions

West Chelsea Site ‘Flagged’ for Non-Union Work, Unsafe Conditions

BY JUDY L. RICHHEIMER | The message conveyed by the 14-foot-high inflatable rat, standing weekday mornings for nearly two months at the southeast corner of 10th Ave. and W. 25 St., is clear to many New Yorkers: There is a construction site nearby employing non-union labor, and there are unionized workers also nearby who want […]

Divine Design: Edward Pierce, on Bringing ‘Angels’ to America

Divine Design: Edward Pierce, on Bringing ‘Angels’ to America

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Intense, exhilarating, somber, hellish, heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting — and laugh-out-loud funny throughout its two-part, nearly eight-hour running time — the acclaimed London production of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-winning 1993 play “Angels in America” has arrived in its titular country with the dynamic ensemble largely intact (including Andrew Garfield as AIDS patient and […]

Safe Streets Advocates Almost Ready to Celebrate Crosstown Bike Lanes

Safe Streets Advocates Almost Ready to Celebrate Crosstown Bike Lanes

BY SAM BLEIBERG | There are two magic numbers for Chelsea cyclists this summer: 26 and 29. The Department of Transportation (DOT) will implement crosstown protected bike lanes on 26th and 29th St. through Chelsea, and transportation activists are recognizing the victory for safe streets with organized rides on the 26th and 29th of every […]