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Robert Jackson Wins Big Against Incumbent Senator Marisol Alcántara

Robert Jackson Wins Big Against Incumbent Senator Marisol Alcántara

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Third time’s the charm for Robert Jackson, the former city councilmember and longtime education activist. After unsuccessfully seeking the State Senate District 31 seat in 2014 and 2016, Jackson defeated incumbent Senator Marisol Alcántara in Thursday’s Democratic primary. Alcántara was heavily criticized for joining the now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) — the […]

Expanding Affordable Housing, Green Space in Hell’s Kitchen

Expanding Affordable Housing, Green Space in Hell’s Kitchen

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition (HKSC) unveiled a draft of its neighborhood plan at their Tues., April 3 meeting. “We are excited to share what we’ve been working on in the past year,” the Reverend Tiffany Triplett Henkel, chair of the coalition’s steering committee, said to kick off the meeting […]

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 […]

Facing Dissent, City Slows Down Garment District Rezoning

Facing Dissent, City Slows Down Garment District Rezoning

BY NATHAN DICAMILLO | Garment workers and industry leaders along with elected officials presented recommendations last Friday aimed at slowing down a proposed rezoning of the Midtown district that has been the industry’s traditional home, urging the city’s Economic Development Corporation to phase out longstanding manufacturing space preservation requirements only over time and replace them with […]

Divisive Voice Reemerges in West Side Council Race

Divisive Voice Reemerges in West Side Council Race

BY JACKSON CHEN | A radical challenger who has repeatedly employed racially-fueled and demeaning rhetoric to stoke resentment against the Jewish community has once again set his sights on the City Council’s District 7 seat currently occupied by Councilmember Mark Levine. Thomas Lopez-Pierre, 48, who describes himself as “of Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Haitian descent,” […]

Nadler: Snap Out of Trump Funk & Fight

Nadler: Snap Out of Trump Funk & Fight

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | “We are all here today to discuss the devastating aftermath of the 2016 election,” Congressmember Jerrold Nadler told an anxious overflow crowd at New York University on the evening of December 19. “The outcome was as upsetting as it was unexpected for so many of us. But we must not be overwhelmed. […]

After Two Decades, Morningside Heights Historic District In Sight

After Two Decades, Morningside Heights Historic District In Sight

BY JACKSON CHEN | After more than 20 years of advocating for a new historic district at the northern reaches of the Upper West Side, residents and elected officials turned out in force on December 6 to offer support for the creation of the Morningside Heights Historic District during a Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearing. […]

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 […]

Facing Port Authority Growth, CB4 Maps Its Own Backyard

Facing Port Authority Growth, CB4 Maps Its Own Backyard

BY EILEEN STUKANE | The sprawling entity that is the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has slowed the forward march of its planned bus terminal expansion in Hell’s Kitchen by forming a working group with representatives from both states and reaching out for community engagement in the effort. The working group emerges […]

Port Authority, Elected Officials Lock Horns Over New Bus Terminal

Port Authority, Elected Officials Lock Horns Over New Bus Terminal

BY SEAN EGAN | The shape of Manhattan’s West 40s and the daily routines of hundreds of thousands of commuters hang in the balance as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey continues ahead with its plan for a new bus terminal (PABT), even as residents and elected officials speak out against the […]

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