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Town Hall’s Small Business Topic Speaks to City’s Big Picture Problems

Town Hall’s Small Business Topic Speaks to City’s Big Picture Problems

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The patient: Mom-and-Pop stores. Symptom: High rents. The prognosis: Some on life support. Course of treatment: A town hall last week took a look at some prescriptions. Applause greeted State Senator Brad Hoylman before he even kicked off the event — a town hall on the city’s small business crisis […]

As Demolition Looms, a Race to Preserve 1954 ‘Memory’ Mural

As Demolition Looms, a Race to Preserve 1954 ‘Memory’ Mural

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Preservationists, Councilmember Corey Johnson’s office, and a developer are looking to conserve a piece of 1950s New York: Julien Binford’s mural at a former bank on the corner of W. 14th St. and Sixth Ave. Binford’s mural — “A Memory of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue” — graces the lobby […]

After Attack, Blockers Installed to Broaden Protections on Narrow Bike Path

After Attack, Blockers Installed to Broaden Protections on Narrow Bike Path

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Following Tues., Oct. 31’s horrific attack on the Hudson River greenway that saw an ISIS-enthralled terrorist kill eight people as he gunned a truck for a mile down the path’s Lower West Side/Tribeca section, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) scrambled to put protective barriers on the popular path. It was, […]

Police Blotter: From the Pages of our Nov. 16, 2017 Print Edition

Police Blotter: From the Pages of our Nov. 16, 2017 Print Edition

UBER DRIVER FATALITY AFTER WEST SIDE HIGHWAY ALTERCATION | A 68-year-old Uber driver was killed in a single-vehicle collision on Sat., Nov. 11. Police responded to a 911 call just before midnight, of a vehicle collision at West St. and Horatio St. Before the accident, 68-year-old Richard Tolk, of West New York, NJ, was driving his […]

Just Do Art: The ‘EPIC’ Edition

Just Do Art: The ‘EPIC’ Edition

“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN” | The run of their show is only four days, but this one’s going to be EPIC — as in, another ambitious project from the EPIC Players Inclusion Company. Back in July, when we last heard from the neuro-inclusive troupe (comprised of artists and technicians both with and without developmental […]

Sprawling YouTube Space Fosters Content Creation, Free of Charge

Sprawling YouTube Space Fosters Content Creation, Free of Charge

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | High above Chelsea Market, YouTube Space New York is a hive of activity, as video makers working in a variety of genres take advantage of a rare opportunity: free resources. YouTube is a video sharing website that allows users to upload, view, and share content. Along with large companies, independent creators […]

Stress Test Confidential: The Year of Living Trumpishly

Stress Test Confidential: The Year of Living Trumpishly

BY MAX BURBANK | Here’s a kind of interesting thought I think you’ll enjoy: In preparing to write a column on Donald Trump’s first year in office (well, since his election), I was reminded of that time back in 2004 when the History News Network surveyed 415 prominent historians asking who the worst president in […]

Solid Showings for Incumbents and Curtains for Con Con

Solid Showings for Incumbents and Curtains for Con Con

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | In City Council District 3, covering the Village, Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, Democrat Corey Johnson overwhelmingly won re-election to a second term, with 93.76 percent of the vote. His sole opponent, Occupy Wall Street activist and Sky Rink skating instructor Marni Halasa, who ran on the Eco Justice Party line, got […]

Back of Ballot Sweeps Voter Interest as Local Races Lack Drama

Back of Ballot Sweeps Voter Interest as Local Races Lack Drama

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | It is a tale of two elections. Last year, on Nov. 8, excitement filled the air, lines ribboned down blocks, and the result surprised many. This year, on Tues., Nov. 7, there were no eager voters queuing and the results surprised none. Incumbents — Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate […]

Google, Gaga, Groundbreaking: The ‘G’-Whiz Week That Was

Google, Gaga, Groundbreaking: The ‘G’-Whiz Week That Was

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It was a very good two-day period indeed for those with an affinity for hard hats, project design renderings, and our nation’s seemingly robust novelty gold hammer manufacturing industry. On Thurs., Nov. 2, a groundbreaking ceremony put the business end of those shiny hammers to an equally symbolic plank of wood. […]