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Trump’s Plummet Predicts Itself

Trump’s Plummet Predicts Itself

BY MAX BURBANK | “I didn’t think Trump could sink any lower, but…” is the beginning of a Facebook post or tweet that I see about once a week. We can all debate the relative lowness of specific Trumpian misadventures. Tweeting “Nobody could have done what I’ve done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation. So […]

Why We’re Pink

Why We’re Pink

BY JENNIFER GOODSTEIN (Publisher, NYC Community Media)  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a time for us all to redouble our efforts to eradicate the second leading killer of women in America. NYC Community Media and Community News Group’s annual “pink paper” is dedicated to our local resources, researchers, support teams, and survivors — because […]

Judy’s Magic Wand

Judy’s Magic Wand

BY PUMA PERL Judy was my mother’s best friend Even her name distinguished her from the other friends Elsie and Gertrude and Ann with their short hair and Brooklyn voices Judy lived in a midtown Manhattan high-rise She worked in the garment district and gave me clothes like those other girls wore Poor boy sweaters, […]

Mulch Ado About Sixth Avenue Micro-Gardens

Mulch Ado About Sixth Avenue Micro-Gardens

BY REBECCA FIORE | Bustling avenues filled with engine exhaust fumes, misplaced trash bins, reckless street-crossing pedestrians, and the upcoming cold weather are the main concerns of seasoned and fresh gardeners trying their hand at keeping their micro-gardens in Chelsea alive, one year later. The micro-gardens run parallel to the bike lane on Sixth Ave. […]

Yes, Virginia, He’s Been to the High Line

Yes, Virginia, He’s Been to the High Line

Summer weather in the fall wasn’t the only notable thing to happen on Tues, Sept. 26. Accompanied by Councilmember Corey Johnson and students from PS 33 Chelsea Prep, Mayor Bill de Blasio answered a question many in the community have been asking for years: “When will you visit the High Line?”

In Dad’s Journey of Aging, We Both Found Community

In Dad’s Journey of Aging, We Both Found Community

BY REBECCA NEUWIRTH | My father was a very proud man. But aging and arthritis, combined with the body’s payback for a half-century of leading a bachelor’s life — with all its Sardi’s cocktails and 3 p.m. breakfasts of olive and cheese — took its toll. When he reached 80, he was a frequent visitor at the […]

Terrible Presidents, Tattooed on the Backs of Two Generations

Terrible Presidents, Tattooed on the Backs of Two Generations

BY MAX BURBANK | Several years ago my bride, a woman of excellent judgment, exercised her marital veto and forbade me to get a tattoo of Richard Nixon. While I recognized and accepted her authority in the matter (all marriages have bargains), I fear she thought I was being impulsive. I was not. I’m not […]

Side Street Saturday: Blocks Worth Walking on Sept. 23

Side Street Saturday: Blocks Worth Walking on Sept. 23

THE 100 WEST 16TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY | If it’s a warm afternoon spent admiring the architecture, playing badminton and listening to jazz music, you’re either in on the lawn of a 1920s country estate or at the 100 West 16th Street Block Association’s annual block party (only one of them has […]

Community Activities: The See, Shred, Adopt Edition

Community Activities: The See, Shred, Adopt Edition

FREE SUMMER MOVIES IN HUDSON BOULEVARD PARK | Unspooling every Thursday in September, when it’s neither oppressively hot nor too chilly to chill outdoors, this late summer series has one more trick up its sleeve — a 7:30 p.m. start time that guarantees your movie will begin in the dark, just the way Hollywood intended. With […]

New Biz Motto and Mission: ‘Edible Cookie Dough On-Tha-Go’

New Biz Motto and Mission: ‘Edible Cookie Dough On-Tha-Go’

BY LEVAR ALONZO | A new business whose look, sound, and taste pays homage to the best of ’90s-era hip-hop is carving a niche by scooping up cups of edible cookie dough from its outdoor cart. 2 Dough Boyz made its debut on August 15 in front of Gansevoort Market (353 W. 14th St., btw. […]

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