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‘Flip Fifth’ Plan Will Create Protected Bike Lane

‘Flip Fifth’ Plan Will Create Protected Bike Lane

BY DENNIS LYNCH | The city will create a southbound protected bike lane on Fifth Ave. this spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the week of March 20. The protected lane will run along a roughly 17-block stretch along Fifth Ave. from its intersection with Broadway at Madison Square Park down to Eighth St., one […]

Permit Problems Could Cast Pier55 Project Adrift

Permit Problems Could Cast Pier55 Project Adrift

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Has “Diller Island” suddenly transformed into Atlantis? Could the extravagant plan be sinking into the murky depths of the Hudson? And, if so, ironically, it all might be because of the quirky “pot”-shaped concrete support piles that are the project’s signature design element — which would need to be filled with […]

Critics Rip Garment District Alteration Plan

Critics Rip Garment District Alteration Plan

BY JACKSON CHEN | The city is proposing to revise the zoning framework of the Garment District, which has seen a steady drop in manufacturing availability and a spike in hotel developments. However, many of the area’s remaining workers and business owners are finding the city’s approach to be rushed and flawed. During a Community […]

Second Round of Pre-K Registration Opens

Second Round of Pre-K Registration Opens

BY SEAN EGAN | The Department of Education (DOE) has announced that the second round of registration for the city’s free pre-kindergarten (pre-K) program for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. The application period, which will close on Tues., May 9, is open to children born in 2013. “We are making the process as […]

Beyond the Ground Floor: Businesses You Can Look Up To

Beyond the Ground Floor: Businesses You Can Look Up To

BY MARIA DIAZ | As New Yorkers, we’re proud of our focus and hustle — and why not? That determination to get where we’re going, however, often happens at the expense of looking around to notice and appreciate all the unique things that make living here so “New York.” That’s why we at the Greenwich […]

Sugar Cookies’ Sweet Move: Stay in Chelsea

Sugar Cookies’ Sweet Move: Stay in Chelsea

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | There’s nothing cookie cutter about Sugar Cookies, a lingerie boutique going on nine years in Chelsea. The secret to the store’s success is owner Susanne Alvarado — and her memory. “When someone comes into the store, I make a point of listening to what they want and just paying attention,” Alvarado […]

Haru Sushi Brings a Sea Change to Hell’s Kitchen Cuisine

Haru Sushi Brings a Sea Change to Hell’s Kitchen Cuisine

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Haru Sushi opened its seventh restaurant in the city on the corner of W. 55th St. and Ninth Ave. last month, so Chelsea Now stopped by to see the new space and sample the menu. Haru’s top brass hope that it’s not just a strong link in their mini-chain, but a […]

Crafting a Times Square Vision for New Yorkers

Crafting a Times Square Vision for New Yorkers

BY JACKSON CHEN | With Times Square’s recent debut of more than two acres of new pedestrian space, the Times Square Alliance, an influential policy-setting group for the Crossroads of the World, is now moving on to shape a more sweeping vision for the area that will appeal to New Yorkers and visitors alike. Beginning […]

Interfaith Outrage on Housing and Special Education

Interfaith Outrage on Housing and Special Education

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) came under sharp criticism at a Manhattan Together assembly held on Sun., March 19 at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church (103 Pitt St., btw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.). Seated in the audience of […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 30, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of March 30, 2017

HATE CRIME WATCH | Mon., March 20 saw the fatal stabbing of a 66-year-old black man in Hell’s Kitchen, in what was quickly determined to be a race-based hate attack. At about 11:25pm, the victim — identified as Timothy Caughman — was near the corner of W. 36th St. and Ninth Ave., when he was approached by […]