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D.A. Vance: We can turn the tide on opioid ODs

D.A. Vance: We can turn the tide on opioid ODs

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Between 2010 and 2016, drug overdoses in New York City more than doubled. The culprit behind the surge was opioids — the drugs that have sparked an addiction crisis plaguing nearly every corner of the country, killing tens of thousands nationwide. But the city’s recent statistics were the silver lining at a […]

Letters to The Editor

Community Board Term Limits Proposal is an Accidental Gift to Developers To The Editor: I am not categorically opposed to term limits. Term limits have merit and can be beneficial. But when there is no process and no public discussion, we run the real risk of no benefit and negative effects with unintended (or perhaps […]

Bike Lanes Being Rolled Out on 12th and 13th Sts.

Bike Lanes Being Rolled Out on 12th and 13th Sts.

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Just call them the “fast lanes.” The Department of Transportation (DOT) has started installing new bike lanes across 12th and 13th Sts. — nearly half a year ahead of the so-called “L-pocalypse” subway shutdown. In April, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to stop service on the L train between Bedford Ave. and […]

Baby’s Delivery Team Had Blue Scrubs With Badges

Baby’s Delivery Team Had Blue Scrubs With Badges

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Amidst the deluge of traffic, screeching sirens, and overall tumult of Manhattan’s far west 40s, a sidewalk ceremony took place on 10th Ave. on Feb. 15 honoring Police Officers Tiffany Phillips and Carlos Guadalupe. At the event, where they were joined by their fellow officers assigned to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s […]

A Speaker Talks: Corey Johnson on District 3, Chelsea, Future of City

A Speaker Talks: Corey Johnson on District 3, Chelsea, Future of City

BY WINNIE McCROY | On the evening of Wed., Jan. 3, just a few hours after being elected 48–1 as New York’s new City Council Speaker, it made sense that Corey Johnson would want to celebrate with friends. And he did — by heading over to Mount Sinai West for the monthly full board meeting […]

Police Blotter: From the Pages of our Sept. 28, 2017 Print Issue

Police Blotter: From the Pages of our Sept. 28, 2017 Print Issue

MENACING: Cabbie catches flak | A cabbie’s close encounter with a fellow driver nearly put him in contact with the business end of a sharp instrument. That’s the story he told to police, who arrested a 48-year-old male as a result of a traffic dispute that stopped just short of turning ugly (and bloody). According to […]

High Above the Whitney and All Along The Elevated Park Below

High Above the Whitney and All Along The Elevated Park Below

PHOTO ESSAY BY TEQUILA MINSKY      

River To River Highlights Lower Manhattan Arts

River To River Highlights Lower Manhattan Arts

BY SEAN EGAN | It’s time once again — the 15th time, in fact — for New Yorkers to take in boundary-pushing creative work against the backdrop of Downtown’s waterfront. Run by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), June 16–26’s River To River Festival presents free music, art, theater, and dance in unique venues (as […]

The Journey of a Lifetime Begins with Footsteps

The Journey of a Lifetime Begins with Footsteps

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Sol Feuerwerker grew up as an alien. Not “alien” as in “immigrant.” Alien as in someone from another planet. That planet was Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While many people in Williamsburg lead lives most of us can relate to, Sol was the youngest of 11 children in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family. The religious sect he grew […]

In The Land of Pages, Gamers Stage This

In The Land of Pages, Gamers Stage This

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | A generation ago, “Dungeons & Dragons” redefined the word “game” to many people. In D&D, players created roles for themselves, and Dungeon Masters told stories that starred those characters. However, this sort of “roleplaying game” doesn’t have to be about killing monsters, or played sitting around a table. Some people take […]

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