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The Time is Right for My Grandfather’s Thanksgiving Prayer

The Time is Right for My Grandfather’s Thanksgiving Prayer

BY MAX BURBANK There’s so much this column ought to be about. A “caravan” of our fellow human beings, so terrified and desperate they’ve walked 3,000 miles looking for help and safety, and somehow we, the most powerful country on earth, feel threatened by them. A mass assassination attempt by a dude living in a van […]

Community Rallies so Rent Spike Won’t Write Drama Book Shop’s Final Act

Community Rallies so Rent Spike Won’t Write Drama Book Shop’s Final Act

BY WINNIE McCROY | After learning that rent hikes are likely to shutter their beloved Drama Book Shop in early 2019, longtime customers are rallying to support the 100-year-old independent store, which stocks thousands of plays, serves as a go-to gathering place for passionate patrons of the arts, and even plays host to a black box […]

There’s No Excuse Not to Vote, Say These West Side Residents

There’s No Excuse Not to Vote, Say These West Side Residents

BY SAM BLEIBERG | If the primary elections were any indication, New Yorkers are prepared to reverse the state’s trend of declining voter turnout with the upcoming midterms. Politically engaged citizens of all ages in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen shared their motivations for voting with us, ahead of the general election on November 6. Over the […]

Two to Consider for 10th Congressional District: Nadler and Levin

Two to Consider for 10th Congressional District: Nadler and Levin

Congressmember Jerry Nadler: Progressive Champion BY CONGRESSMEMBER JERRY NADLER (nadler.house.gov) | As a veteran Democratic Congressmember, I have worked throughout my career to make politics in New York City and Washington serve the needs of everyday New Yorkers. I was first elected to Congress in 1992, and in late 2017,I was honored to be elected Ranking […]

Faith Leaders, UN’s Guterres Unite to Call for End to Hate and Violence

Faith Leaders, UN’s Guterres Unite to Call for End to Hate and Violence

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | A who’s who of some of the city’s top-ranking faith leaders, statespersons, and civic and political leaders attended a gathering on the morning of Wed., Oct. 31, at Park East Synagogue, on the Upper East Side, to remember the massacre, and denounce all acts of violence and hate that have occurred throughout […]

Murderer’s Misplaced Rage Answered Compassion with Carnage

Murderer’s Misplaced Rage Answered Compassion with Carnage

BY GERALDO RIVERA | Driving on Route 80 from New York through the lovely Poconos on my way home to Cleveland, I heard on the radio about the outrage regarding the Tree of Life Synagogue. Like hurricanes and all such unfolding disasters, mass murders take a while until the full extent of the trauma is realized. […]

Police Blotter: From Our Nov. 1, 2018 Print Edition

Police Blotter: From Our Nov. 1, 2018 Print Edition

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | ROBBERY: Wanted wallet thief  | On Friday Oct, 19, at approximately 11 a.m., inside of 215 W. 40th St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.), a 47-year-old male building maintenance employee entered the basement and was approached by an unidentified male, who pushed him to the ground and demanded his property. The victim’s wallet […]

Letters to The Editor

Community Board Term Limits Proposal is an Accidental Gift to Developers To The Editor: I am not categorically opposed to term limits. Term limits have merit and can be beneficial. But when there is no process and no public discussion, we run the real risk of no benefit and negative effects with unintended (or perhaps […]

Don’t Let This Museum’s Illusions Elude You

Don’t Let This Museum’s Illusions Elude You

BY TRAV S.D. | If you have been wondering about those long lines outside the old Bank Building on the southwest corner of 14th St. and Eighth Ave., we have solved the mystery. As of Sept. 20, the historic structure (built 1907) has been home to an interactive permanent exhibition called the Museum of Illusions. If […]

New Center Brings Thyroid Care to Union Square 

New Center Brings Thyroid Care to Union Square 

  BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Mount Sinai has launched a new, comprehensive thyroid center in Union Square that gathers specialists in both diagnosing and treating thyroid disease and thyroid cancer all under the same roof. This multidisciplinary facility at 10 Union Square East — which Mount Sinai says is the first in Manhattan and the Northeast […]