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Il Bastardo’s Past Casts Long Shadow on New Liquor License Applicant

Il Bastardo’s Past Casts Long Shadow on New Liquor License Applicant

BY WINNIE McCROY | Still nursing a hangover from years of living alongside a business whose boozy weekend brunches saw drunken revelers pour themselves out of its doors and onto nearby sidewalks (and streets, and curbs), a sizable and sober contingent of local residents gathered for Community Board 4’s Business Licenses & Permits (BLP) Committee […]

Tweetin’ Trump’s Thoroughly Modern Maelstrom

Tweetin’ Trump’s Thoroughly Modern Maelstrom

BY MAX BURBANK | Shortly after I turned in this column, Donald Trump Jr. took the still-smoking gun he’d fired a little over a year ago and laid it on his Twitter account. That’s the big story now, another “only story there is.” Yet again. Others will cover it ad nauseam, and I’ll get to […]

Get Out and Stay Out: Weekend Al Fresco Fun

Get Out and Stay Out: Weekend Al Fresco Fun

BASTILLE DAY MILL-ABOUT | Bastille Day is like France’s Fourth of July — except in the ways that it’s not, which are many: It takes place on the 14th; it commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress and the beginning of the French Revolution; and it will be enjoyed locally with tasty crepes and festive hats […]

Arrivederci, Il Bastardo? Owners Close Shop as a New Applicant Emerges

Arrivederci, Il Bastardo? Owners Close Shop as a New Applicant Emerges

BY WINNIE McCROY | After mounting complaints and fines over years of unsanctioned behavior caused the State Liquor Authority (SLA) to revoke its liquor license, the Chelsea restaurant Il Bastardo has finally shuttered operations. But some local residents are concerned that its management company may be attempting to apply for a new permit at the same […]

All Fireworked Up for the Fourth of July

All Fireworked Up for the Fourth of July

Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City was the July 4 vantage point for photographer Christian Miles’ view of Manhattan, with credit for the creative lighting going to Macy’s.  

Tenant or Resident? Report Crunches the ‘Rent or Own’ Numbers

Tenant or Resident? Report Crunches the ‘Rent or Own’ Numbers

BY JACKSON CHEN | Those interested in buying a home in Chelsea should expect to hunker down for at least a decade for their real estate investment to pay off, according to StreetEasy’s forecasts. According to a report released by StreetEasy on June 22, people looking to buy a home in Chelsea would have to […]

Police Blotter: Week of July 6, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of July 6, 2017

THEFT OF SERVICES: Ride along and run away | Twin tales of fleeting passengers who put their feet to the concrete when the metal was taken off the petal stood out during our cursory perusal of potential blotter items during this week’s visit to the 10th Precinct. On Thurs., June 29 at around 10:50 p.m., the […]

Our Community Cannot Afford the Cost of ‘High-Rent Blight’

Our Community Cannot Afford the Cost of ‘High-Rent Blight’

BY STATE SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN | The market has no morals. A better example of this maxim couldn’t be found than on our local avenues and side streets, where independent businesses are falling like dominoes, forced out because of rising rents. Once they’re gone, these spaces might be filled by a national chain — maybe […]

Chelsea Bombing Responders Among Honorees at 10th Precinct Awards Night

Chelsea Bombing Responders Among Honorees at 10th Precinct Awards Night

BY JACKSON CHEN | The 10th Precinct’s Annual Police Awards Dinner reserved the night of June 27 for honoring the officers that keep their community safe. The 10th Precinct, whose jurisdiction roughly stretches from W. 14th to 43rd Sts. between Seventh Ave. and the Hudson River, often collaborates with the campus police of the Fashion […]

With July 22 Deadline, SAGE Scrambles to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

With July 22 Deadline, SAGE Scrambles to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With less than a month left before the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) closes the window on public comment, advocates for LGBTQ seniors are claiming partial victory against the Trump administration’s original plan to “erase” the community’s elders from an annual government survey of older Americans. According to […]