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Facebook, NYPD Unlikely to Solve Problem of Spitting Homeless Woman

Facebook, NYPD Unlikely to Solve Problem of Spitting Homeless Woman

BY JACKSON CHEN | The infamous “Spitting Lady of the Upper East Side,” arrested on charges of endangering a child and stalking on March 30, was soon released and is back traversing the blocks of the East 70s and 80s. The women, identified by police as Hilda Del Valle Barrionuevo, 65, is said by residents cited […]

City’s Farewell to Beloved Man Allegedly Targeted for His Race

City’s Farewell to Beloved Man Allegedly Targeted for His Race

BY PATRICK DONACHIE | Timothy Caughman was remembered at his April 1 funeral by friends, well-wishers, and elected officials as a generous and warm individual who loved conversing with fellow New Yorkers. Caughman, 66, a West Side resident was allegedly murdered on Ninth Avenue by Baltimore resident James Harris Jackson, 28, with law enforcement officials […]

Councilmembers Endorse $25 Million for Institutions Targeted by Hate

Councilmembers Endorse $25 Million for Institutions Targeted by Hate

BY JACKSON CHEN | In response to the recent rise of hate crimes in New York City, two city councilmembers are proposing a $25 million fund for security grants to cultural institutions and community centers. Upper West Side Councilmember Mark Levine and Queens Councilmember Rory Lancman together announced the initiative outside City Hall on March […]

Defending New York Values Against New Yorker-in-Chief

Defending New York Values Against New Yorker-in-Chief

BY JACKSON CHEN | It was the Sunday before the election and Faiza Ali, a Muslim-American staffer to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, was taking the subway to a phone bank, hoping to persuade Muslim voters to head to the polls in support of Hillary Clinton. As she stepped off the subway, an encounter with a […]

Hate Crimes Surge in Wake of Trump Victory

Hate Crimes Surge in Wake of Trump Victory

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Hate crimes have surged in New York City during this divisive election year — and show no signs of letting up — but authorities at the state and local levels are mobilizing to address the problem. The NYPD has logged 35 percent more bias crimes so far this year over the same […]

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 […]

Broadway Dancer, Charged in Boyfriend’s Murder, Asked Forgiveness on Facebook

Broadway Dancer, Charged in Boyfriend’s Murder, Asked Forgiveness on Facebook

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A man charged in the August 19 strangulation murder of his boyfriend in the Bronx took to Facebook in the immediate aftermath of the violence with a series of posts that amounted to a cryptic confession of sorts. “Forgive me father,” Marcus Bellamy, a 32-year-old Broadway dancer, wrote at 3:57 p.m. that […]

After Yuge Gamble, Intrepid Trumpie Ends Up in Bellevue

After Yuge Gamble, Intrepid Trumpie Ends Up in Bellevue

BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL | An admirer intent on meeting real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought Midtown to a standstill on August 10 (as Manhattan Express was last going to press). Traffic didn’t stall at the shock of someone in Manhattan actually supporting Trump. Instead, crowds gathered because the man, identified by police […]

Anti-Gun Activists Target Asset Manager BlackRock

Anti-Gun Activists Target Asset Manager BlackRock

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | LGBT activists affiliated with Gays Against Guns (GAG) took their message to the headquarters of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, to protest its holdings in two gun manufacturers, Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger. The August 15 protest, that drew dozens to the BlackRock offices on East 52nd Street, focused […]

West Side National Night Out Events Draw Enthusiastic Responses

West Side National Night Out Events Draw Enthusiastic Responses

BY JANE ARGODALE | As part of the annual National Night Out Against Crime, two West Side precincts held outdoor festivities on the evening of August 2 to bring together local police officials and the community. The Midtown North precinct in Hell’s Kitchen and the 10th precinct in Chelsea both hosted events that drew numerous officers […]

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