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On W. 14th St., greenery to replace grittiness

On W. 14th St., greenery to replace grittiness

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Along a stretch of 14th St. between Ninth and Tenth Aves., the Meatpacking Business Improvement District plans to add greenery planters and about a dozen trees to the wide, often empty streets on that portion of the border between the West Village and Chelsea. “We wanted to enliven the streetscape,” said […]

Air monitors planned for L-shutdown bus routes

Air monitors planned for L-shutdown bus routes

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The city announced last week that it will install air-quality monitors along new bus routes during the L train shutdown. During the shutdown — slated to begin April 27, 2019 — the city plans to add additional subway, ferry and bus service, plus bike lanes. To transport 17 percent of displaced […]

In Hell’s Kitchen, Pier 97 design ideas starting to heat up

In Hell’s Kitchen, Pier 97 design ideas starting to heat up

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The Hudson River Park Trust is beginning to hash out another “puzzle piece” of the 4.5-mile West Side waterfront park this fall — this time in the park’s Hell’s Kitchen section. After Governor Andrew Cuomo shelled out $50 million in funding for the park earlier this year, the Trust is partnering […]

Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 15, 2018

Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 15, 2018

‘Trolley Dodger’ Police said that on Thurs. Nov. 1, around 1:10 p.m., inside a residential building in the vicinity of St. Mark’s Place and Second Ave., a burglar gained entry into a 38-year-old man’s apartment through the unsecured front door. Once inside, he removed the victim’s camera equipment, jewelry and a trolley suitcase. The individual […]

Tree-pocalypse was no pulp fiction

Tree-pocalypse was no pulp fiction

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The season’s first snowstorm brought about 150 trees crashing down across the city, and about half of those were in Manhattan, according to news reports. And trees reportedly lost twice as many branches as that. Amid gusty winds, wet rain Thursday afternoon eventually turned into sleet. Leaves were still on the […]

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 […]

Zombies and monsters and Trumps — oh, my! — tromp up 6th Ave. in Village Halloween Parade

Zombies and monsters and Trumps — oh, my! — tromp up 6th Ave. in Village Halloween Parade

  Photos by Milo Hess The 45th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade was ghoulishly good fun for the thousands of revelers who marched in it and watched it along Sixth Ave. last Wednesday night. The theme of this year’s parade was “I AM a Robot.” There were hundreds of puppets, 35 bands playing different types […]

Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 8, 2018

Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 8, 2018

Hudson Yards DOA Police are reportedly investigating the ex-boyfriend of a woman who was found dead in her Hudson Yards apartment building on Thurs., Nov. 1 According to police, officers responded to a call for a “wellness check” at The Eugene, at 435 W. 31st St., at 2:26 p.m. that day. They gained entry to […]

It’s a clean sweep for mayor’s ballot proposals

It’s a clean sweep for mayor’s ballot proposals

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Manhattan voters had an opportunity to modify the city’s democracy in small, but critical, ways on Tuesday — and the majority opted for “Yes” on all three proposals. Three ballot proposals issued by the mayor’s commission to consider revisions to the City Charter were on the back side of New Yorkers’ ballots. […]

Another one rides the bus: Local Dems drove vote in contested districts

Another one rides the bus: Local Dems drove vote in contested districts

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Downtowners didn’t have competitive races on the ballot in their districts this election cycle. So local politicos went to where the action was — whether elsewhere in the state or out of state. Starting on Sept. 15, members of an effort called Vote Blue 2018 chartered Greyhound buses on weekends and, leaving […]

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