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Blood Test Could Predict 9/11 Lung Damage

Blood Test Could Predict 9/11 Lung Damage

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Thirty firefighters exposed to World Trade Center toxins have helped researchers at New York University’s medical school to identify a specific set of substances in their blood that helped to predict which 9/11 survivors would develop lung disease. The researchers analyzed levels of hundreds of different metabolites — molecules the body makes […]

Just Do Art: The October Essentials

Just Do Art: The October Essentials

BY SCOTT STIFFLER Uptown class meets East Village edge at Pangea, the progressive musical performance venue whose October roster includes chameleonic chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite. A gifted, unpredictable interpreter of everyone from Marianne Faithfull to Nico, Faye is a ray of cosmic kookiness locked in a battle between genius and madness that commands respect — […]

Police Blotter: The NCO Edition

Police Blotter: The NCO Edition

BY SCOTT STIFFLER ASSAULT: Horseshoes, hand grenades, and auto accidents | Imagine what this overheated hothead would have done if the cab actually crashed into him! A hard-working cabbie was the victim of an assault that took place at 9:20 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 27, at the southeast corner of W. 10th Ave. and W. 18th […]

Advocates for 9/11 Fallout Victims Decry 2020 Deadline for Compensation Fund

Advocates for 9/11 Fallout Victims Decry 2020 Deadline for Compensation Fund

BY COLIN MIXSON | The looming Dec. 18, 2020 deadline to file claims with the September 11thVictim Compensation Fund ignores the fact that people will continue dying from exposure to the terrorist attack’s toxic fallout with diseases that don’t manifest until years — even decades — after that arbitrary cutoff date, according to victims’ advocates, who […]

New Chelsea Mural is a Genius Move

New Chelsea Mural is a Genius Move

Like a certain theory about relativity, some things just take a little time to fully formulate. Case in point, this mural at W. 21st St. and Eighth Ave., whose evolution passersby have been following for well over a week. On our deadline day, the work-in-progress — in which a spray can-toting Albert Einstein looms large […]

Working RuPaul’s DragCon Like Red Carpet Royalty

PHOTO ESSSAY BY BOB KRASNER: Scenes from the Red (okay, pinkish) Carpet and Beyond, at RuPaul’s DragCon, NYC, Sept. 28-30

A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair

A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair

BY MAX BURBANK Fair warning: This is yet another column about Brett Kavanaugh, his quest to become a Supreme Court Justice, and all the overstuffed, hideous man-baggage that goes with it. If that makes you want to stop reading, so be it, and I don’t blame you. Hell, I don’t want to write about it. […]

Green Peace: DragCon’s Michelle Visage, on Color Choices and Coworkers

Green Peace: DragCon’s Michelle Visage, on Color Choices and Coworkers

BY VICTOR O | New York City, already the epicenter of drag queen shows and shade, is about to get an unprecedented influx of glitter, gowns, sequins, wigs, weaves, makeup, and mayhem. From September 28 through 30, RuPaul’s DragCon — the world’s largest event celebrating drag culture — digs its high heels into the Javits […]

Slam Dunk! Chelsea Park Basketball Court Restoration is Fully Funded

Slam Dunk! Chelsea Park Basketball Court Restoration is Fully Funded

BY SAM BLEIBERG | The storied basketball court at Chelsea Park (W. 27th to 28th Sts., Ninth to 10th Aves.) has fallen into disrepair. Nets are missing, and cracks in the pavement are more visible than the painted lines. After failing to take one of the winning spots in the most recent round of District 3’s […]

Home Sweet Home: Hartley House Endures by Helping Kids, Housing Seniors

Home Sweet Home: Hartley House Endures by Helping Kids, Housing Seniors

BY WINNIE McCROY | Fearing their beloved Hartley House would be sold, Hell’s Kitchen residents were pleased to join elected officials on Sat., Sept. 22 to announce it has been taken off the market. Both the settlement house and its mission will be restored, with studio apartments created for at-risk seniors. “This is a good day,” […]