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Police Blotter: Week of April 13, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of April 13, 2017

ASSAULT/CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Girls’ fight out | A meal at Chelsea Square Restaurant (368 W. 23rd St., at Ninth Ave.) transformed into a real “dine-’n-smash” kind of situation in the early morning hours of Sun., April 9. The problems began around 4:30am when, for reasons unclear, a fight broke out between three guests (all female) dining […]

Rainbow Flag Creator Leaves Legacy of Pride

Rainbow Flag Creator Leaves Legacy of Pride

BY ANDY HUMM | Gay pioneer and artist Gilbert Baker, who died in his sleep at age 65 on March 31 at his home in Manhattan, did not just create the iconic Rainbow Flag, but gave it away freely to the world where it was embraced in every corner — from its origins in San […]

Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets

Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets

BY KIRSTEN THEODOS | For the past two years, I have dedicated my free time — when I’m not raising my two young children — advocating for the City Council to pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), a bill that would stop in excess of 1,000 small businesses from closing and save 8,000 […]

Mural Targeting Misogynistic Language Doesn’t Mince Words

Mural Targeting Misogynistic Language Doesn’t Mince Words

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Imagine, if you will, a category on Jeopardy devoted to the things that politicians say about women. I’ll take things politicians say about women for 500, Alex. “Some girls, they rape so easy.” Who is Roger Rivard, a Republican and former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly? “Rape is kinda […]

Soup Kitchen Braces for Trump Budget Cuts

Soup Kitchen Braces for Trump Budget Cuts

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen — the largest soup kitchen in the city and the second largest in the country — could lose federal funding if proposed Trump administration budget cuts go through. The Trump administration is asking Congress to cut about $18 billion from “discretionary spending bills for the current […]

At Fountain House Gallery, Art Frames Focus on Mental Health

At Fountain House Gallery, Art Frames Focus on Mental Health

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A new city arts program is looking to build connections and spur discussions between communities and those living with mental illness. The New York City Mural Arts Project is in its pilot year, and is working with artists, community groups, and the community at large to use art to tackle […]

Timothy Caughman Remembered as Living in a ‘State of Joy’

Timothy Caughman Remembered as Living in a ‘State of Joy’

BY PATRICK DONACHIE | Timothy Caughman was remembered at his funeral by well-wishers and elected officials as a generous and warm individual who loved conversing with fellow New Yorkers. Caughman, 66, was fatally stabbed near the corner of W. 36th St. and Ninth Ave. on the evening of Mon., March 20, in what was quickly […]

Those Who Can’t Do, President

Those Who Can’t Do, President

BY MAX BURBANK | Let’s do a little thought experiment: It’s midnight and your toilet is totally plugged, just jammed up all to hell. You’ll call a plumber first thing tomorrow — but right now? You’re too irritated to sleep. Flipping through the channels, this infomercial catches your eye. It stars some chubby-ass, orange dope […]

Surging Senior Population Prompts Stringer Blueprint

Surging Senior Population Prompts Stringer Blueprint

BY JACKSON CHEN | In an effort to address the needs of a surging senior population, City Comptroller Scott Stringer has released a blueprint of policies for ensuring their welfare and supporting the work of those who provide care for them. At a Tues., March 21 press conference at the Greenwich House Senior Center at […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 6, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of April 6, 2017

IDENTITY THEFT: Feasting fraudulently | Identity theft is certainly no picnic — but in the case of an unfortunate 48-year-old woman, it certainly came with enough food for one. As reported to police on Sun., April 2, she received a bill at her home address for a number of purchases that were not made by her. […]