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Longtime Verizon Landline Customers Angered Over Outages

Longtime Verizon Landline Customers Angered Over Outages

BY WINNIE McCROY | On Mon., Sept. 17, about 50 Verizon customers residing in various parts of Manhattan gathered in the basement of Our Lady of Pompeii Church (25 Carmine St.) for a town hall, to address continuing outages of landline phone service among longtime Verizon customers. Service has been affected by manhole explosions, like the […]

State Primaries Bring Out Voters for Progressive Candidates and National Issues

State Primaries Bring Out Voters for Progressive Candidates and National Issues

PHOTOS AND REPORTING BY SAM BLEIBERG | New Yorkers showed up like never before to vote in the state primary elections last Thursday. An attention-grabbing gubernatorial campaign, progressive challenges to Democratic senate incumbents, and a close contest for attorney general brought voters of all ages and backgrounds. City Media spoke with voters at PS33 in Chelsea and […]

Sokoloff Sees Chelsea

Sokoloff Sees Chelsea

PHOTO ESSAY BY JUDITH SOKOLOFF

Murray Hill is Fixin’ to ‘Break’

Murray Hill is Fixin’ to ‘Break’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Just as Dick Clark had a long and defiant run as “America’s oldest teenager,” drag king Murray Hill gives no indication of intent to abdicate his well-earned position as the “hardest working middle-aged man in show business.” Having made his bones with a breezy, bawdy persona that draws on vaudeville, burlesque, borscht […]

At Hudson Yards, Tensions Flare Between Related, Unions

At Hudson Yards, Tensions Flare Between Related, Unions

BY MICHAEL ROCK | As development at Hudson Yards continues, sparring between The Related Companies, which oversees the neighborhood’s development, and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC), the umbrella organization for the construction unions Related has hired for the project, is poised to go the distance. A major issue of contention […]

No Woman is an Island: Gabri Christa Wrestles with Heritage and Family

No Woman is an Island: Gabri Christa Wrestles with Heritage and Family

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Gabri Christa’s quiver holds many arrows. She dances, choreographs, writes, makes films, and teaches at Barnard. She was formerly a member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and later the artistic director of Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center. She’s also a wife and mother, concerned with issues of family and nurture. […]

On Deck for Fall, a Cornucopia of Dance

On Deck for Fall, a Cornucopia of Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | CROSSING THE LINE FESTIVAL | Sept. 18-Oct. 13 (crossingthelinefestival.org) | Produced by the French Institute/Alliance Française, the eclectic festival with the slightly transgressive title foregrounds dance events across the city in its 12th season.It opened with American choreographer Trajal Harrell showing “Caen Amour,” a re-imagining of hoochie coochie, Sept. 18 & 19 at […]

‘James & Jamesy In the Dark’ Casts a Welcome Light

‘James & Jamesy In the Dark’ Casts a Welcome Light

BY TRAV S.D. | “No darkness lasts forever,” wrote the late Ursula K. Le Guin in her 1972 young adult novel “The Farthest Shore” — “And even there, there are stars.” This month a couple of stars have descended upon us from Canada to enact their own struggle against the night, inviting the audience to come […]

Johnson Might Try to Steer Traffic Plan Around Legislature

Johnson Might Try to Steer Traffic Plan Around Legislature

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said last week that the city may be able to implement congestion pricing without the state Legislature — though he added that if Albany lawmakers could pass a plan, it would be much easier. “I think we have potential home rule authority that we’re willing to look […]

Schneps Communications Acquires CNG and NYC Community Media, Creating Dominant Local Media Company

Schneps Communications Acquires CNG and NYC Community Media, Creating Dominant Local Media Company

The three leading local media companies serving the five boroughs of New York City, along with Long Island and Westchester, have now become one. Schneps Communications, a family-run business owned by Victoria and Joshua Schneps, has acquired Community News Group and NYC Community Media, one of the largest publishers of community newspapers, niche publications, websites […]

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