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Chelsea Music Festival Beckons You to Hear, Taste, See ‘Bach 333’

Chelsea Music Festival Beckons You to Hear, Taste, See ‘Bach 333’

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | German composer Johann Sebastian Bach was not afraid to take on one of the most controversial beverages of the 1700s: coffee. Indeed, the master addressed the stimulant in one of his secular works known as the “Coffee Cantata,” in which a father beseeches his daughter to forsake the caffeinated drink. […]

Anti-Gay Colorado Baker Prevails in Narrow Ruling

Anti-Gay Colorado Baker Prevails in Narrow Ruling

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The US Supreme Court ruled on June 4 that overt hostility to religion tainted the decision process at the Colorado Civil Rights Commission when it ruled that baker Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop had unlawfully discriminated against Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins in 2012 by refusing to make them […]

With Humor and Passion, Yee’s ‘Leap’ Raises the Bar and Makes Strides

With Humor and Passion, Yee’s ‘Leap’ Raises the Bar and Makes Strides

BY MARK NIMAR | On stage, in film, and on television, an Asian character is more likely to be practicing medicine or working with technology than scoring a three-pointer or dribbling a basketball down a court. This narrow mainstream portrayal, however, is not what Chinese American playwright Lauren Yee experienced during her formative years in […]

Targeted and Towed, Midtown Motorcyclists Call for Permit Street Parking

Targeted and Towed, Midtown Motorcyclists Call for Permit Street Parking

BY WINNIE McCROY | Parking is always cutthroat in Midtown Manhattan — but earlier this month, say some local motorcyclists, parking officials targeted them with mass ticketing and towing on the day after motorcycle registration expires, while they were waiting for their new registration sticker to arrive in the mail. Now, they’re out hundreds or […]

Tanya Saunders, 82, Made Cubbyhole a West Village Go-To

Tanya Saunders, 82, Made Cubbyhole a West Village Go-To

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Tanya Saunders, a child refugee from Nazi Germany who owned a West Village bar since 1987, the last 24 years under the name Cubbyhole, died on April 29 at the age of 82. The cause of death, said Lisa Menichino, Saunders’ close friend who worked with her for the past 18 […]

From Splintered Piers to Fancy Park of Today, We’ve Come a Long Way

From Splintered Piers to Fancy Park of Today, We’ve Come a Long Way

BY MICHELE HERMAN | May 1985: My husband and I are young and unmarried; upper Upper West Siders by address, budget and general affiliation — and we’re going to move in together. We’ve come to the Village because in the middle of our long, demoralizing apartment hunt a realtor has called out of the blue […]

The People That You Meet When You’re Walking Down the Street — Or Avenue

The People That You Meet When You’re Walking Down the Street — Or Avenue

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | On assignment to cover May 20’s 9th Avenue International Food Festival, Hell’s Kitchen resident Christian Miles discovered it wasn’t all gyros and funnel cakes. The annual event, stretching from W. 42nd to 57th Sts., is also where you’ll meet members of local political clubs, block associations, and community organizations. […]

Community Activities: The Garage Sale and Food Fest Edition

Community Activities: The Garage Sale and Food Fest Edition

BETTER BLOCK ASSOCIATION/FRIENDS OF PIER 84 ANNUAL GARAGE SALE | Theater programs, “Playbill” and otherwise! Old photos with personality! Amateur art worthy of hanging on your wall! That’s the promise — worthy of those exclamation points — from the West 44th Street Better Block Association/Friends of Pier 84, as to what will be up for grabs […]

HOP: Nabe Complaints Led to New Pride Parade Route

HOP: Nabe Complaints Led to New Pride Parade Route

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | On April 25, members of the Reclaim Pride Coalition presented Heritage of Pride (HOP) with a list of demands, including an “honest and transparent explanation for the dramatic route change” that has the city’s annual Pride Parade beginning in Chelsea, traveling south on Seventh Ave. to Christopher St., east to Fifth […]

Pols Decry ‘L’-ack of Access for People with Disabilities During Subway Shutdown

Pols Decry ‘L’-ack of Access for People with Disabilities During Subway Shutdown

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | Politicians, L train riders, community group leaders and transit advocates converged in the rain at 14th St. and Third Ave. on the morning of Thurs., May 17, to demand that the MTA make the L train stations there and at Sixth Ave. fully accessible to people with disabilities, handicapped senior citizens […]