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All Fireworked Up for the Fourth of July

All Fireworked Up for the Fourth of July

Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City was the July 4 vantage point for photographer Christian Miles’ view of Manhattan, with credit for the creative lighting going to Macy’s.  

Tenant or Resident? Report Crunches the ‘Rent or Own’ Numbers

Tenant or Resident? Report Crunches the ‘Rent or Own’ Numbers

BY JACKSON CHEN | Those interested in buying a home in Chelsea should expect to hunker down for at least a decade for their real estate investment to pay off, according to StreetEasy’s forecasts. According to a report released by StreetEasy on June 22, people looking to buy a home in Chelsea would have to […]

Police Blotter: Week of July 6, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of July 6, 2017

THEFT OF SERVICES: Ride along and run away | Twin tales of fleeting passengers who put their feet to the concrete when the metal was taken off the petal stood out during our cursory perusal of potential blotter items during this week’s visit to the 10th Precinct. On Thurs., June 29 at around 10:50 p.m., the […]

Our Community Cannot Afford the Cost of ‘High-Rent Blight’

Our Community Cannot Afford the Cost of ‘High-Rent Blight’

BY STATE SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN | The market has no morals. A better example of this maxim couldn’t be found than on our local avenues and side streets, where independent businesses are falling like dominoes, forced out because of rising rents. Once they’re gone, these spaces might be filled by a national chain — maybe […]

Chelsea Bombing Responders Among Honorees at 10th Precinct Awards Night

Chelsea Bombing Responders Among Honorees at 10th Precinct Awards Night

BY JACKSON CHEN | The 10th Precinct’s Annual Police Awards Dinner reserved the night of June 27 for honoring the officers that keep their community safe. The 10th Precinct, whose jurisdiction roughly stretches from W. 14th to 43rd Sts. between Seventh Ave. and the Hudson River, often collaborates with the campus police of the Fashion […]

With July 22 Deadline, SAGE Scrambles to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

With July 22 Deadline, SAGE Scrambles to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With less than a month left before the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) closes the window on public comment, advocates for LGBTQ seniors are claiming partial victory against the Trump administration’s original plan to “erase” the community’s elders from an annual government survey of older Americans. According to […]

Former Cold Water Flat Now Surrounded by Hot Property

Former Cold Water Flat Now Surrounded by Hot Property

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Hookers from “corner to corner.” Red Trojans strewn on the street “like a ticker-tape parade.” A “no-man’s land.” These images are no longer synonymous with a patch of West Chelsea nestled between Hudson Yards and the High Line, and newly attractive to developers, residents, and tourists alike.  Longtime tenants of […]

Assembly Bill Restricts Chemical Compounds Linked to Chelsea Bombing

Assembly Bill Restricts Chemical Compounds Linked to Chelsea Bombing

BY JACKSON CHEN | The State Assembly recently passed a bill to restrict access to chemical compounds that combine to create explosives, much like the product that was used in the Chelsea bombing last September. On the evening of Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, a pressure cooker bomb exploded on W. 23rd St., between Sixth and […]

Midtown Court Solves Problems Instead of Handing Out Sentences

Midtown Court Solves Problems Instead of Handing Out Sentences

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | For over 20 years, the Midtown Community Court has been giving low-level offenders a second chance. Called the “problem-solving court,” it offers alternatives to incarceration, Sherene Crawford, project director of the Midtown Community Court, explained. “The idea behind the problem solving court is that we recognize and realize that there […]

Corps Modifies Permit: Does Hope Float for Pier55?

Corps Modifies Permit: Does Hope Float for Pier55?

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Summer has officially started, and though it’s cool to hang out in the cooling breezes over in Hudson River Park, things are heating up once again — as is so often the case — in the waterfront park. Earlier this month, the US Army Corps of Engineers issued a modified permit […]