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‘A’ for CB4: Albany, Adult Entertainment, Assistance on Agenda

‘A’ for CB4: Albany, Adult Entertainment, Assistance on Agenda

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Zoning, bike lanes, and benches — as well as reports about what is going on in Albany and Washington — dominated the proceedings at the full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4), held on Wed., May 3 at Hudson Guild (441 W. 26th St., btw. Ninth & 10th Aves,). […]

With Anger and Determination, Chelsea Vigil Remembers Mx Bostick

With Anger and Determination, Chelsea Vigil Remembers Mx Bostick

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Eight days after the Thurs., May 4 death of Mx Bostick, a transgender Chelsea resident who suffered a blow to the head on Tues., April 25, more than 100 transgender New Yorkers and their allies gathered at the site of the crime to honor Bostick’s memory and demand action on issues […]

Trans Victim Killed in Chelsea Misgendered

Trans Victim Killed in Chelsea Misgendered

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | When a transgender victim of a head blow succumbed to their injuries on Thurs., May 4, the NYPD identified them as a “female” and later gave their name as “Brenda Bostick.” Written statements from elected officials and victims’ advocacy groups — as well as media reports, including in Chelsea Now — […]

Indisputable Avalanche as Tip of Iceberg: Trying Times for Trump

Indisputable Avalanche as Tip of Iceberg: Trying Times for Trump

BY MAX BURBANK | Hey, gang, here’s a quick, fun question: Is the United States in the midst of a constitutional crisis? That’s a difficult legal question, sadly, complicated by the fact there is no single agreed upon-definition of the phrase. Facts absolutely no one disputes are hard to come by right now, but here’s […]

Bill Hoffman, 78, Left Mark on Artistic, Gay, and Jewish Life

Bill Hoffman, 78, Left Mark on Artistic, Gay, and Jewish Life

BY LAWRENCE D. MASS | William M. Hoffman, who died at age 78 on April 29, was an important and beloved figure in at least three communities: artistic, gay, and Jewish. In each, he left an indelible mark. A pioneer of the precious gems of gay street theater that came together in an anthology he […]

Just Do Art: Week of May 18, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of May 18, 2017

IRISH REP GALA BENEFIT: “SONDHEIM AT 7” | Unpredictable but always dependable, Chelsea’s passionately prolific Irish Repertory Theatre is poised to pull up stakes from their West 22nd Street home — but only for one night. Wonderfully welcoming though its recently restored facility may be, there just aren’t enough seats in the house for the crowd expected at […]

Police Blotter: Week of May 18, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of May 18, 2017

CRIMINAL POSESSION OF A WEAPON: On the wrong track (gravity #1) | Perhaps it was the controlled substances found on their person — or just an understandable aversion to dingy and delay-ridden Penn Station — that caused two twitchy trespassers to bypass the ticketed method of boarding and proceed directly to Amtrak’s railroad yard at around […]

Hell’s Kitchen, You’ve Got Stile’s: Affordable Market Reopens

Hell’s Kitchen, You’ve Got Stile’s: Affordable Market Reopens

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | From the warm weather to the flowering plants to the sense of fresh possibilities, spring guarantees certain rites of renewal — but it took four of those seasons for Stile’s Farmers Market to sprout back up and reclaim its presence on a familiar patch of Hell’s Kitchen. “I’m here to serve […]

Work Begins on Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project at Fulton

Work Begins on Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project at Fulton

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Construction started last week on a 160-unit, 18-story building — that will be 100 percent permanent affordable housing — on the  grounds of NYCHA’s Robert Fulton Houses. The around $77.8 million development project has been 12 years in the making, and a groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thurs., May 4. The approximately […]

Hudson Yards on Track to Open Most Properties By 2019

Hudson Yards on Track to Open Most Properties By 2019

BY WINNIE McCROY | Rising out of a landscape that once boasted little more than bus parking and filling stations, the 28-acre Hudson Yards is already taking shape as the nation’s largest private real estate development. More than eight million square feet of commercial, residential, and mixed-use space are currently under construction or completed, with […]