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UWS Criminal Justice Reformer Takes on Mayor from the Left

UWS Criminal Justice Reformer Takes on Mayor from the Left

BY NATHAN RILEY | Despite continued criticism of Bill de Blasio from police unions and other law and order advocates — his skipping the July 8 South Bronx vigil for slain Police Officer Miosotis Familia because of his presence at G20 Summit protests in Hamburg being only the most recent occasion — disappointment on the left […]

Money Woes Behind It, Big Apple Circus Back This Fall

Money Woes Behind It, Big Apple Circus Back This Fall

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Big Apple Circus and its performers will fly high once again, with ticket sales now underway for their 40th anniversary revival show starting on October 27. After tumbling through a short bout of bankruptcy late last year, the circus was bought in February by the private equity firm Compass Partners and […]

Hollow Core: Can Secondary Housing Market Rescue Midtown?

Hollow Core: Can Secondary Housing Market Rescue Midtown?

BY ANDREW WARBURTON | It’s no secret that Midtown Manhattan, despite being one of the most sought-after places to live in the United States, if not the world, is home to an abundance of vacant apartments. Last year, Patrick Radden Keefe, staff writer for the New Yorker, cited US Census Bureau statistics showing that one third […]

Disability Pride Parade Promotes Awareness, Ability, Intimacy, Inclusion

Disability Pride Parade Promotes Awareness, Ability, Intimacy, Inclusion

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The sun dazzled, the mood was jubilant, and, of course, the speakers blasted Beyoncé for the third annual Disability Pride NYC Parade on Sun., July 9. The festivities began in the morning at Union Square Park where Stephanie Wallace, 48, and her friends had gathered to participate in the parade. […]

Up on the Roof, Hell’s Kitchen Stories and Much S’more

Up on the Roof, Hell’s Kitchen Stories and Much S’more

BY REBECCA FIORE | In the summer of 1977, lightning struck an electrical substation on the Hudson River, which tripped two circuit breakers. Then a second bolt of lightning struck and cut two transmission lines. Con Edison tried to fast-start remotely, but it failed since no one was manning the station. A third bolt of […]

With July 22 Deadline, Scramble to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

With July 22 Deadline, Scramble to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With less than a month left before the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) closes the window on public comment, advocates for LGBTQ seniors are claiming partial victory against the Trump administration’s original plan to “erase” the community’s elders from an annual government survey of older Americans. According to […]

Threats Facing Islamic Cultural Center Sadly Routine — But This One Was From Britain

Threats Facing Islamic Cultural Center Sadly Routine — But This One Was From Britain

BY JACKSON CHEN | In the second of two local anti-Muslim threats last week, the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on the Upper East Side received a letter on June 22 warning it would be bombed, just a day after a Downtown mosque was threatened with “a massacre,” police said. What was striking about […]

AMNH Expansion Foes Blast Environmental Impact Study

AMNH Expansion Foes Blast Environmental Impact Study

BY JACKSON CHEN | The main opposition group to the American Museum of Natural History’s expansion released a barbed review of the project’s recently released draft environmental impact statement (DEIS). The museum’s $340 million Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation project would revamp the entrance on Columbus Avenue at West 79th Street. The toughest opposition […]

Should I Go Or Should I Stay? Now East Siders Get Vital Intel

Should I Go Or Should I Stay? Now East Siders Get Vital Intel

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s buses may at times — many times! — struggle to make their way through Manhattan’s asphalt sea of congestion, but at least East Siders will know when they’re coming. City Councilmember Dan Garodnick unveiled four bus time countdown signs for Midtown East and the Upper East Side on […]

Manhattan Pride March Takes on Bolder Political Hues

Manhattan Pride March Takes on Bolder Political Hues

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE |  A dozen queer activists were arrested during New York City’s Pride March as they protested the presence of police and corporate sponsors in the annual commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots that marked the modern LGBTQ rights movement’s start. “To the police — You cannot mass incarcerate us, brutalize us, murder […]

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