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Maloney Says Second Avenue Subway a Trump Infrastructure Priority

Maloney Says Second Avenue Subway a Trump Infrastructure Priority

BY JACKSON CHEN | Echoing press reports from earlier this week, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney confirmed today that President Donald Trump and his team have listed Phases 2 and 3 of the Second Avenue Subway among their infrastructure priorities for federal funding. According to documents obtained by McClatchy’s Kansas City Star and The News Tribune and reported […]

Throngs in Manhattan Offer Raspberries to Hometown Prez

Throngs in Manhattan Offer Raspberries to Hometown Prez

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In massive numbers, a diverse group of New Yorkers – women, men, children, many in families, of all ages and races – marched through Midtown Manhattan to express their concerns, anxieties, and anger about the tone and polices President Donald Trump brought to the White House with his inauguration on January […]

Tens of Thousands Gather in Resistance on Inauguration Eve

Tens of Thousands Gather in Resistance on Inauguration Eve

BY JACKSON CHEN | A star-studded rally outside Trump International Hotel aimed to ignite a 100-day resistance movement against the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. “We are here united in protecting our family, friends, neighbors, fellow New Yorkers, and people across this great nation during his time in office,” actor Rosie Perez, […]

Easing Congestion, 56th Street Reopened West of Trump Tower

Easing Congestion, 56th Street Reopened West of Trump Tower

BY JACKSON CHEN | The city has reopened 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, following a letter from East Side City Councilmember Dan Garodnick, who urged officials to act promptly to relieve the congestion and hardships local businesses faced due to commotion caused by President-elect Donald Trump’s Midtown residence. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on […]

Feds Greenlight Funding for Second Avenue Subway’s Phase 2

Feds Greenlight Funding for Second Avenue Subway’s Phase 2

BY JACKSON CHEN AND PAUL SCHINDLER | East Side Congressmember Carolyn Maloney is hailing federal transportation officials’ approval of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority going ahead with a two-year “Project Development” effort to enable the authority to secure US government funding for roughly one-third of the cost of the Second Avenue Subway’s Phase 2. “I am […]

Trump Tower: #NotMyPresident Ground Zero

Trump Tower: #NotMyPresident Ground Zero

BY JACKSON CHEN | The roar of thousands protesting Republican President-elect Donald Trump filled Fifth Avenue on Saturday afternoon as throngs of demonstrators headed north from Greenwich Village toward his high-rise home in Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street. “Show me what democracy looks like!” the crowd that spanned blocks chanted. “This is […]

After Shoot-Out, Suspect in Explosions Captured

After Shoot-Out, Suspect in Explosions Captured

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Just hours after issuing an extraordinary cell phone alert, law enforcement officials captured 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was wounded in a gun battle with authorities in Linden, New Jersey, according to the New York Times. CNN is reporting that, according to the mayor of nearby Elizabeth, one police officer was shot […]

Law Enforcement Issues Urgent Wanted Alert

Law Enforcement Issues Urgent Wanted Alert

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Thirty-six hours after an explosive device injured 29 people on West 23 Street and an unexploded pressure cooker bomb was found on West 27th Street, police have issued a wanted alert regarding 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with the Chelsea incidents as well as the discovery of pipe bombs left in a […]

West 23rd Street Explosion Reports from Sister Papers Chelsea Now, The Villager

West 23rd Street Explosion Reports from Sister Papers Chelsea Now, The Villager

FROM THE STAFFS OF CHELSEA NOW, THE VILLAGER | Chelsea Now and The Villager, sister publications to Manhattan Express, report on the Saturday evening explosion on West 23rd Street and its aftermath: After ‘Craven’ Bombing, Anger and Resolve in Chelsea 29 injured in massive Chelsea blast; An ‘intentional act,’ de Blasio says A Block on […]

Manhattan Dems Face Backlash After Nixing Sitting Judge

Manhattan Dems Face Backlash After Nixing Sitting Judge

BY ANDY HUMM | The New York County Democratic Party and its vaunted independent screening panel for approving judges for the ballot has come under scorching outrage for the panel’s refusal to recommend Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, a 20-year veteran of the bench without a blemish on her record, for nomination for re-election at the September 22 […]

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