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Seniors Amaze with Magic and Moves at Annual Talent Show

Seniors Amaze with Magic and Moves at Annual Talent Show

BY LAURA SCHARF | It was a truly magical spring day for the crowds gathered around the stage on Eighth Ave. and W. 20th St. for Visiting Neighbors’ 23rd Annual Senior Talent Show, a highlight of April 29’s Chelsea Day Festival. Competition was fierce but good-natured as the audience danced along with many of the […]

New Yorkers Vent Anger, Pledge Resistance at President’s Homecoming

New Yorkers Vent Anger, Pledge Resistance at President’s Homecoming

BY JACKSON CHEN | For President Donald Trump’s first homecoming visit to New York City, protestors welcomed him with vocal resistance that flanked him every which way. During his brief Thurs., May 4 stop in the city, Trump met with Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid to honor the 75th anniversary […]

Suspect in Chelsea Killing in Custody

NOTE: Click here for an update on this story, as reported by our sister publication. BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office expect to charge a 26-year-old man, Joseph Grffin, in the Tues., April 25 killing of Brenda Bostick, a 59-year-old transgender woman who succumbed to injuries from a “blunt impact” blow […]

Garment Industry Won’t Fray in Quest to Stay Put

Garment Industry Won’t Fray in Quest to Stay Put

BY JACKSON CHEN | Organizations that are working to preserve the fabric of the Garment District are offering alternative proposals to what they see as an unfriendly zoning change being pushed by the city. The fact that criticism is coming from many quarters was clear at a Mon., April 24 forum and panel discussion convened […]

Police Blotter: Week of May 11, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of May 11, 2017

PUBLIC LEDWNESS: Sleazy Straphanger | A man is wanted for masturbating on the E train on Sun., April 30 at around 5:30 p.m., police said. According to police, the suspect was aboard a northbound E train that passed the 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal station when he sat next to a 30-year-old woman. Police said the […]

Intrepid Protesters Give Trump a Harsh Homecoming

Intrepid Protesters Give Trump a Harsh Homecoming

Photographer Christian Miles captured these images, as several hundred people gathered at De Witt Clinton Park (W. 52nd St. & 12th Ave.) in the early afternoon of Thurs., May 4, to protest Donald Trump’s return to NYC. Hoping to jeer his motorcade as it made its way along the West Side Highway en route to […]

Offering the Homeless Help and Hope, On Their Own Terms

Offering the Homeless Help and Hope, On Their Own Terms

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Robert’s brown eyes smiled when he talked about his home of around two and a half years. After living on the street, the apartment “saved my life,” Robert said. “I was so happy I didn’t know what to do.” The only downside: He couldn’t bring his cats. An outreach team […]

No Bus Transfer? Port Authority Weighs Renovating Current Site

No Bus Transfer? Port Authority Weighs Renovating Current Site

BY JACKSON CHEN | In a potential dramatic change of course, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is now pursuing a study about the feasibility of renovating its existing bus terminal into a modern facility to meet the growing volume of passenger traffic. The current bus terminal (on Eighth Ave., btw. W. […]

10th Pct. Talks Bravery, Burglaries, Buzzing, Branch

10th Pct. Talks Bravery, Burglaries, Buzzing, Branch

BY SEAN EGAN | It was business as usual but with one usual suspect missing, at April 26’s edition of the 10th Precinct’s monthly Community Council meeting. While Community Council President Larry O’Neill was absent this month recuperating from leg surgery, Commanding Officer Captain Paul Lanot (along with Crime Prevention Officer Jarett DiLorenzo and Community […]

Community Activities: Week of May 4, 2017

Community Activities: Week of May 4, 2017

COMMUNITY MEETING | The West 400 and 300 Block Associations are the combined forces behind this annual spring event. “Neighbors Working Together Since 1959” is the motto, and the mission, of this gathering, which celebrate achievements and confronts current challenges. In years past, a compilation of archival photos running on a video loop during the opening meet-and-greet […]