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Bottom-Feeding Humiliation Fetishists Cling to Trump

Bottom-Feeding Humiliation Fetishists Cling to Trump

BY MAX BURBANK | Hot on the heels of last week’s Indiana win, Bernie Sanders bested Hillary Clinton in West Virginia, a state she won over Obama by a large margin in 2008. That has to sting, but only metaphorically, since her delegate lead remains, in the words of every single media platform, “insurmountable.” But […]

Coal Mine Canary Perched On NY Primary

Coal Mine Canary Perched On NY Primary

BY MAX BURBANK | “The Badger State.” “America’s Dairyland.” Or, as Wikipedia calls it, the state with “No Official Nickname.” Wisconsin. How about the “We Hate Frontrunners State?” What the hell happened there? Game changer, right? Super dramatic plot twists galore. Wisconsin Democrats love long walks on the shores of two different Great Lakes, beer, […]

No Ducking Donald: Hideous Monster Cobbled From Years of Divisive Tactics

No Ducking Donald: Hideous Monster Cobbled From Years of Divisive Tactics

BY MAX BURBANK | Visualize this: by moonlight, corpses dug from fresh graves; the abnormal brains of psychopaths stolen from a medical school. In his shadowy laboratory, Dr. Frankenstein stitches dismembered parts into a single grotesque form. The chain hoist clanks, slowly lifting the monstrous body up, up into the gathering storm! Lightning strikes, thunder […]

10th Precinct on Quality of Life Concerns, Catching Criminals

10th Precinct on Quality of Life Concerns, Catching Criminals

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Proactive policing caught a trio of bank robbers last month, but some quality of life concerns might require a more passive approach, Deputy Inspector Michele Irizarry said at the Sept. 30 10th Precinct Community Council meeting. Irizarry, who commands the precinct, said she is optimistic that overall crime statistics will drop […]

At CB4, Rezoning and the Danger of Mid-Block Restaurants

At CB4, Rezoning and the Danger of Mid-Block Restaurants

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  Residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen gathered at Roosevelt Hospital on the evening of April 1 for the monthly full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4). Topics of discussion included the state budget, the hotly contested zoning rule changes by the New York City Department of City Planning, and the […]

1M Reasons to Cast Your Participatory Budgeting Vote

1M Reasons to Cast Your Participatory Budgeting Vote

As part of the City of New York’s first-ever Participatory Budgeting process, our 3rd Council District has been given $1 million from the capital budget to spend as we see fit. All District 3 residents, age 14 or older, are eligible to vote. #1 Cooling System for Muhlenberg Library ($500,000) Funding would replace the building’s […]

Projects Vie at Participatory Budgeting Expo

Projects Vie at Participatory Budgeting Expo

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  With election time fast approaching, residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen gathered at a March 24 Expo to present beautification, repair and upgrade projects set to appear on the Participatory Budgeting ballot. Seventeen projects will vie for support in voting to be held from April 11-19, with the top vote-getters receiving […]

Stepping Up the GENDA Pressure One More Time

Stepping Up the GENDA Pressure One More Time

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  |  LGBT rights advocates and elected officials gathered outside City Hall on March 12 to press the case for enactment of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in Albany this spring. The press conference, organized by the Empire State Pride Agenda, and featuring several out gay members of the City Council as […]

Pipeline Protests No Longer Burn, But Could Problems Flare?

Pipeline Protests No Longer Burn, But Could Problems Flare?

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  Today, it’s all quiet on Gansevoort Peninsula where the Spectra Energy pipeline came ashore in 2013 after having been constructed under the Hudson River from Jersey City. But a couple of years ago there was a lot of noise from Sane Energy Project activists, community leaders and Greenwich Villagers, who rallied here […]

CRDC Hears Strong Argument for NY Health Act

CRDC Hears Strong Argument for NY Health Act

BY DONATHAN SALKALN  |  Life seems to revolve around insurance companies. They’re everywhere. After Sandy, this writer even had nightmares about them. That’s what made New York State Assembly’s Chair, Committee on Health, Richard Gottfried’s “Single-Payer” discussion with the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club (CRDC) so intriguing — a plan that will eliminate health care insurance […]

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