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In Deep Blue New York, Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

In Deep Blue New York, Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Republicans can point out that, under Trump, the economy has seen the longest bull market in history. Meanwhile, a “cultural bull market” of steady social progress has come to an end. With the executive branch in Republican hands for two to six more years, and a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, […]

City Schools Up Resources on LGBTQ Issues

City Schools Up Resources on LGBTQ Issues

BY ANDY HUMM | The New York City Department of Education is stepping up efforts to combat the isolation of LGBTQ youth and educate all students on queer issues, including lessons that integrate historic figures from the community such as the late Stonewall participant Marsha P. Johnson and authors like James Baldwin. The DOE has developed […]

GMHC Honors Corey Johnson, the Late Joan Tisch

GMHC Honors Corey Johnson, the Late Joan Tisch

BY DONNA ACETO | At a gala dinner with 400 guests at the Plaza Hotel on Oct. 9, Gay Men’s Health Crisis raised more than $600,000 to support its programs and client services. The evening’s honorees included long-time trustee Joan H. Tisch (in memoriam), City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Phill Wilson, the president of the Black […]

With Broad Support, Sarah Carroll OKed as Landmarks Chief

With Broad Support, Sarah Carroll OKed as Landmarks Chief

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Sarah Carroll, executive director of the Landmarks Preservation Commission since 2014, won approval from the City Council on Sept. 26 as the agency’s new chair. Carroll, a 24-year veteran of the LPC who has spent much of her time in the agency’s preservation department, will replace former chair Meenakshi Srinivasan, who served […]

Battle Against Supertalls Hits W. 66th St.

Battle Against Supertalls Hits W. 66th St.

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | An Upper West Side block association is revving up the fight against a proposed tower at 50 W. 66th St., and in the process, it scored a meeting held last Tuesday with the Department of City Planning to talk about zoning loopholes the group says are spawning inappropriately tall buildings north […]

Park-Starved Hudson Yards to Get Three New Green Acres

Park-Starved Hudson Yards to Get Three New Green Acres

BY MICHAEL ROCK | When the final crane comes down and its construction phase ends, Hudson Yards will bring a massive influx of office workers, new residents, tourists, and shoppers to a part of the West Side that can still seem unfamiliar and unwelcoming. Despite being the location of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, a number […]

Mathews-Palmer Playground Officially Reopens

Mathews-Palmer Playground Officially Reopens

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The spiffy silver caboose rocked back and forth as children’s cries of joy could be heard. The railroad car was a nod to Mathews-Palmer Playground’s past, fittingly, as on July 31, its present began — the playground was officially reopened. It has been a long track to the opening of […]

Penn South Plaque Lauds the Bayard Rustin Legacy

Penn South Plaque Lauds the Bayard Rustin Legacy

BY WINNIE McCROY | With reverence for history and in high spirits for the occasion meant to mark it, a crowd of 200 gathered on the morning of Thurs., June 28 for a dedication ceremony unveiling a plaque to honor civil and gay rights activist Bayard Rustin (1912–1987). In addition to community groups and elected […]

Town Hall Heat Over Pride Parade Route Change

Town Hall Heat Over Pride Parade Route Change

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The organization that produces New York City’s annual Pride Parade and related events first considered a controversial new route for this year’s parade in Dec. 2016, but throughout the first six months of 2017, as it was negotiating a resistance contingent in last year’s parade, it never told activists in that contingent […]

At District 3 West Side Summit, Taking Stock and Making Plans

At District 3 West Side Summit, Taking Stock and Making Plans

BY SAM BLEIBERG | What a difference a day — and for that matter, a year — makes. While District 3 residents spent most of their Saturday dodging raindrops, it was blustery but bright on the afternoon of Sunday, May 20, as the community gathered on the High Line’s 14th Street Passage for the fourth […]

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