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One Year Later, Renewal and Awareness at The Heart of the Blast

One Year Later, Renewal and Awareness at The Heart of the Blast

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Words on the Council of the City of New York Proclamation, framed and hanging near the front door of the Malibu Diner, honor the character and service of everyone there, and eloquently recall Sept. 17, 2016: “It began as a beautiful September day, not so different from a Tuesday in September […]

Search, Capture, Charges, Trial: The Chelsea Bombing Suspect

Search, Capture, Charges, Trial: The Chelsea Bombing Suspect

BY SEAN EGAN | It has been almost a year since the bombing incident that shook Chelsea, injuring dozens and wreaking havoc on a number of local businesses. While the neighborhood has gotten back on its feet since, the anniversary serves as an opportunity to reflect on the terror attack that rocked Chelsea, and take […]

Chelsea Answers Cruelty With Caring: Recollections of the Bombing

Chelsea Answers Cruelty With Caring: Recollections of the Bombing

BY COUNCILMEMBER COREY JOHNSON | The night of September 17, 2016 will forever be seared into my memory. It was a night in which the world’s attention was focused on a relatively inconspicuous block in Chelsea, and our community was tested like never before. It was a night when our community narrowly avoided a potentially […]

Community Activities: The See, Shred, Adopt Edition

Community Activities: The See, Shred, Adopt Edition

FREE SUMMER MOVIES IN HUDSON BOULEVARD PARK | Unspooling every Thursday in September, when it’s neither oppressively hot nor too chilly to chill outdoors, this late summer series has one more trick up its sleeve — a 7:30 p.m. start time that guarantees your movie will begin in the dark, just the way Hollywood intended. With […]

New Biz Motto and Mission: ‘Edible Cookie Dough On-Tha-Go’

New Biz Motto and Mission: ‘Edible Cookie Dough On-Tha-Go’

BY LEVAR ALONZO | A new business whose look, sound, and taste pays homage to the best of ’90s-era hip-hop is carving a niche by scooping up cups of edible cookie dough from its outdoor cart. 2 Dough Boyz made its debut on August 15 in front of Gansevoort Market (353 W. 14th St., btw. […]

Direct Action in Defense of Dreamers

Direct Action in Defense of Dreamers

BY PAUL SCHINDLER WITH PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On September 5, after a week of dreaded anticipation, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime hardliner on immigration issues, announced that the Trump administration has “rescinded” President Barack Obama’s policy protecting from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Sessions’ announcement, made […]

Albanese Counts on Debates to Break Through

Albanese Counts on Debates to Break Through

BY JULIANNE CUBA AND PAUL SCHINDLER | Sal Albanese, who earned a reputation as a maverick during his 16 years representing Bay Ridge on the City Council in the 1980s and ‘90s, is making another run for mayor, after a strong third place finish in the 1997 Democratic primary, an abandoned campaign in 2001, and […]

LGBT for BdB Reconvenes at the Cutting Room

LGBT for BdB Reconvenes at the Cutting Room

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In August 2013, as Bill de Blasio was just starting his meteoric rise from the back of the pack to a smashing victory in that year’s Democratic mayoral primary, an energized crowd of LGBTQ supporters turned out for a fundraiser at the Cutting Room on E. 32nd St. headlined by many […]

Atop Javits Center, The Habitat That Roof Built

Atop Javits Center, The Habitat That Roof Built

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Despite a heavy drizzle, nearly two dozen intrepid folks were eager to tour the largest green roof in New York City. Armed with umbrellas and cameras, the group made its way through many backstage storage and construction areas and up a long metal staircase to the top of the Jacob K. […]

Todd English in ‘Market’ to Transform Former Troubled Watering Hole

Todd English in ‘Market’ to Transform Former Troubled Watering Hole

BY WINNIE MCCROY | Neighbors who found it difficult to digest the drunken hijinks stemming from boozy weekend brunches at recently shuttered Il Bastardo restaurant are cautiously optimistic about their appetite for a plan that would see celebrity chef Todd English transform the troubled spot into a community-minded food/hall market. The former occupants of 191 […]