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After Attack, Blockers Installed to Broaden Protections on Narrow Bike Path

After Attack, Blockers Installed to Broaden Protections on Narrow Bike Path

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Following Tues., Oct. 31’s horrific attack on the Hudson River greenway that saw an ISIS-enthralled terrorist kill eight people as he gunned a truck for a mile down the path’s Lower West Side/ Tribeca section, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) scrambled to put protective barriers on the popular path. It […]

Trail of Evidence, Swift Verdict at Chelsea Bomber Trial

Trail of Evidence, Swift Verdict at Chelsea Bomber Trial

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Forty fingerprints. Fifty-two witnesses. Eight days of trial. And about four hours of deliberation for a federal jury to find Ahmad Khan Rahimi guilty of a bombing and attempted bombing in Chelsea. It was a little over a year ago when an explosion on W. 23rd St. (btw. Sixth & […]

Democrats in Hell’s Kitchen? Believe

Democrats in Hell’s Kitchen? Believe

BY NATHAN RILEY | Donald Trump’s election provoked waves of revulsion all over New York City. In Hell’s Kitchen, a full-time drag performer, realizing his rights would be under attack, sought advice from a politically connected friend — City Councilmember Corey Johnson, who suggested he join a political club. Following up on that suggestion, Marti […]

Childhood Sex Abuse Survivor Justice Alive in Albany’s Waning Days

Childhood Sex Abuse Survivor Justice Alive in Albany’s Waning Days

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Legislators aiming to relax New York’s unusually stringent statute of limitations on sexual abuse of minors remain hopeful that, with the State Assembly already having taken action, the State Senate could yet follow suit before the session ends next week. According to out gay West Side Senator Brad Hoylman, “The Governor’s office […]

Landmarks Poised to Weight Public Library Interiors

Landmarks Poised to Weight Public Library Interiors

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Landmarks Preservation Commission has calendared the Rose Main Reading Room and the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room in the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building for consideration as city landmarks. The exterior of the Schwarzman Building, the library’s main branch on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, has been landmarked […]

Deadlines Loom on Sex Abuse Survivor Relief

Deadlines Loom on Sex Abuse Survivor Relief

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As the deadline approaches for victims of sexual abuse by local priests to file claims under a special fund established by the Archdiocese of New York, legislators in Albany looking to provide more broad-based relief to survivors are scrambling to move bills through the State Senate and Assembly in advance of […]

It’s April 15: Do You Know Where Your President’s Tax Returns Are?

It’s April 15: Do You Know Where Your President’s Tax Returns Are?

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On Saturday, April 15 thousands of protesters turned out at  Bryant Park in Midtown for a Tax Day protest demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns — joining tens of thousands nationwide in doing so. In the nearly two years since the president first announced his run for office, […]

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 […]

Film, Panel Take Aim at Epidemic of Hate

Film, Panel Take Aim at Epidemic of Hate

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | With hate frighteningly in the air these days, the word was emblazoned in blue on the marquee of Chelsea’s SVA Theatre on January 29. So was Brad Hoylman’s name — because the state senator, himself the victim of recent hate-motivated harassment, is trying to help people find answers to what is fueling […]

Non-Profit Funding Scramble Shifts from City Hall to Albany

Non-Profit Funding Scramble Shifts from City Hall to Albany

BY JACKSON CHEN | With a storm of uncertainty and unwelcome signs coming out of the new Trump administration, a coalition of non-profits are looking to the state and its budget to help shore up their frayed sector against a widely anticipated decline in federal resources. Across New York, more than 300 non-profit organizations have […]

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