Nonessential Chopper Traffic in Crosswinds of Multiple Mitigation/Elimination Efforts

Nonessential Chopper Traffic in Crosswinds of Multiple Mitigation/Elimination Efforts

BY WINNIE McCROY | After years of helicopter-related noise pollution safety concerns, elected officials in New York and across the nation are gaining critical velocity by attacking the problem from numerous angles. Legislation that would end sightseeing and commuter flights has New Yorkers cautiously optimistic. And on Manhattan’s West Side, eyes watered from wind and […]

Her View Hinged on Manhattanhenge

Her View Hinged on Manhattanhenge

On Monday, March 30, island residents who had better things to do than contemplate the origins of an enigmatic stone formation in England did what Americans do best: Improve on somebody else’s great idea, give it a clever name that references that idea, and stand in the middle of the street taking pictures. Yes, it […]

‘Do it I Will, to My Last Gasp’: Scenes & Signs From a March for Reproductive Rights

‘Do it I Will, to My Last Gasp’: Scenes & Signs From a March for Reproductive Rights

TEXT AND PHOTOS BY PAMELA WOLFF | Saturday, May 14, there was a March from Brooklyn across the bridge to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan.  Surrounded by the magnificent public buildings that tell us in limestone, “The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government,” thousands of women, and not a few […]

Eighth Ave. Street Fair’s Familiar and New Fare Sets Tone for the Coming Season

Eighth Ave. Street Fair’s Familiar and New Fare Sets Tone for the Coming Season

What a difference a week makes: We publish this photo essay on the cold and rainy day of May 7, 2022–but seven days ago, on April 30, it was strictly blue skies, posters for the wall, short-sleeved shirts for warm weather to come, and fresh, hot, as-easy-to-walk-with-as-it-is-easy-to-walk-off food of every imaginable iteration. Where else could […]

Landlord Promises Long-Overdue Repairs, Just Prior to Tenant-Led Protest

Landlord Promises Long-Overdue Repairs, Just Prior to Tenant-Led Protest

BY WINNIE McCROY | A hardscrabble band of Chelsea tenants snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when, 30 minutes before a planned protest, their landlord agreed to the repairs they’ve requested for nearly two years. About 20 people gathered on the morning of Thursday, April 21 at 225 W. 23rd St./220 W. 24th St. […]

Course Corrected by COVID, of Course, ‘Google’s Goals for New York Continue’

Course Corrected by COVID, of Course, ‘Google’s Goals for New York Continue’

NOTE: See the addendum following the below Q&A for more information on plans for Chelsea Market and other local Google properties. BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Augmented, of course, by the global pandemic’s unprecedented impact on all aspects of life and work, Google’s pre-COVID plans to expand its local footprint remain in place, with the purchase of […]

Contemporary Success Stories Reflect, at CRDC’s Black History-Themed ‘Evening of Excellence’

Contemporary Success Stories Reflect, at CRDC’s Black History-Themed ‘Evening of Excellence’

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Black history is as old as this country. The galleon ships that brought the pilgrims were followed by galleon ships bringing Black slaves. While the New World offered pilgrims religious freedom, Black slaves found no freedom. Instead, they worked without reward or dignity. The Blacks became the New World’s money-making engine […]

Stat-Savvy Advocates Say City Must Walk the Walk on 10th|11th Ave. Pedestrian, Cyclist Safety

Stat-Savvy Advocates Say City Must Walk the Walk on 10th|11th Ave. Pedestrian, Cyclist Safety

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Standing their ground at one of what they call the “traffic violence hotspots” on 10th and 11th Aves. in Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea, District 3 City Councilmember Erik Bottcher and a substantial group of local residents, electeds, advocacy organizations, and allies called for the City to implement critical street safety improvements. […]

The 12 Worst Kinds of Facebook Users

The 12 Worst Kinds of Facebook Users

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | If you recognize yourself in the following list of the dozen worst types of Facebook regulars, don’t worry—I recognize myself too. In fact, I based some of the entries on behavior I’ve found myself engaging in, against all reason. But that doesn’t mean you might not be culpable as well. We’ve […]

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