Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance Celebrates a Successful Year

Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance Celebrates a Successful Year

BY KRISTEN ANCILLOTTI | The Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK) held their annual meeting on June 4 at 555TEN in Midtown to commemorate a year of neighborhood improvements, the successful opening of Hudson Yards, and the work of local artists, as well as to give a peek at what is to come. The Business […]

SILENT BATTLE: Remembering D-Day

SILENT BATTLE: Remembering D-Day

June 6, 1944, Normandy, France: 24 hours on Utah Beach with an Assault Reconnaissance Engineer BY RICK CARRIER Storm gray, rain heavy sky. Battleships fill the horizon, north to south, guns aflame. Fiery tracers fly low overhead, etch sparkling strings of color. The pow-kapow of big enemy guns, shoot right at me.   Surging assault […]

Sex, Drugs, and Legislation: Action Taken, Sought on Prostitution, Pot

Sex, Drugs, and Legislation: Action Taken, Sought on Prostitution, Pot

BY WINNIE McCROY | New York legislators are taking steps to protect citizens from laws and policies that penalize marijuana use and criminalize sex work. The New York City Council recently passed a bill banning prospective employers for testing for the presence of marijuana. And in Albany, legislators are working to expand criminal record relief […]

Chelsea Waterside Park Assoc. Highlights Hudson, History

Chelsea Waterside Park Assoc. Highlights Hudson, History

BY MARK NIMAR | The Chelsea Waterside Park Association (CWPA) held its annual meeting on May 22, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chelsea. Founded in 1986, CWPA advocated for the creation of the Chelsea Waterside Park, a green space on W. 23rd St., near the Hudson River. The beloved neighborhood park contains a basketball […]

At West Side Summit, Participatory Budgeting Process Peaks

At West Side Summit, Participatory Budgeting Process Peaks

BY CHRISTIAN MILES | On May 19, the Lutnik Theatre within the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosted the 5th Annual West Side Summit for New York City Council District 3, helmed by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (NYC Councilmember, 3rd District), who gave his State of the District address and announced the results […]