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Crowded Agenda in Garodnick’s Finish

Crowded Agenda in Garodnick’s Finish

BY REBECCA FIORE | In Jan. 2006, Daniel Garodnick assumed office as East Side District 4’s city councilmember and at the conclusion of a tenure spanning the 12-year maximum allowed under the city’s term limits scheme, he boasts most recently of having made affordable housing protections more transparent, providing needed tax relief to small businesses, […]

Five Federal Charges for Port Authority Bombing Suspect

Five Federal Charges for Port Authority Bombing Suspect

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The man accused of detonating a device near the Port Authority Bus Terminal during the early morning commute of Mon., Dec. 11 has been charged with five federal counts. Prosecutors charged Akayed Ullah, 27, with the use of weapons of mass destruction, bombing a place of public use, destruction of property […]

After Port Authority Terror Blast, Resilient Commuters Carry On

After Port Authority Terror Blast, Resilient Commuters Carry On

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | An explosion of what police called a “low-tech” pipe bomb in a tunnel near the Port Authority early on the morning of Mon., Dec. 11, sent a shock through the city and a ripple of panic through one of the world’s busiest bus terminals. Akayed Ullah, 27, was under arrest for […]

Brooklynites Describe Bombing Suspect as ‘Shy’ and ‘Quiet’

Brooklynites Describe Bombing Suspect as ‘Shy’ and ‘Quiet’

BY COLIN MIXSON | Cops busted a Brooklyn man suspected of nearly blowing himself up in a botched subway bombing on Mon., Dec. 11 that injured three straphangers and shocked residents who never considered their neighbor could be an alleged terrorist. A Flatlands local described 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant Akayed Ullah, who once resided in the […]

Terror Suspect Arrested; Three Sustain Minor Injuries from Port Authority Explosion

Terror Suspect Arrested; Three Sustain Minor Injuries from Port Authority Explosion

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Police have identified the suspect in an early Monday morning explosion that shook commuters at one of the city’s busiest transit hubs. Akayed Ullah, 27, is in custody for allegedly detonating a “low-tech” pipe bomb at around 7:20 a.m. near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, James O’Neill, NYPD police commissioner, […]

Garodnick, Rosenthal, de Blasio Cheer Commercial Rent Tax Break

Garodnick, Rosenthal, de Blasio Cheer Commercial Rent Tax Break

BY REBECCA FIORE | At a City Hall press conference held on Nov. 30, East Side City Councilmember Dan Garodnick was joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Upper West Side Councilmember Helen Rosenthal in celebrating passage of Garodnick’s bill that reforms the commercial rent tax (CRT) that can often have […]

Gracie Mansion’s 150-Year Journey to Housing Mayors

Gracie Mansion’s 150-Year Journey to Housing Mayors

BY REBECCA FIORE | At the General Society Library on W. 44th St., Paul Gunther, executive director of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, spoke this week to a room filled with more than 50 people about the lively history of one of the oldest surviving wooden structures in Manhattan, often affectionately dubbed the city’s “Little White […]

New Push On Buses, But Mostly Outside Manhattan

New Push On Buses, But Mostly Outside Manhattan

BY REBECCA FIORE | Even with legislation sponsored by Upper West Side City Councilmember Mark Levine and the creation of a Bus Turnaround Coalition (BTC) aimed at speeding up installation of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) on buses, Manhattan routes are not currently considered top priorities. TSP, a joint push by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the […]

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Opens the Holiday Season

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Opens the Holiday Season

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | As has been the case since 1924, New York City’s Holiday Season kicked off early Thanksgiving morning with the annual Macy’s Parade. More than 8,000 participants — accompanied by dozens of balloons and floats — marched the two and a half miles from Central Park West and West 77th St. […]

Kate Millett, Famed “Sexual Politics” Author, Celebrated

Kate Millett, Famed “Sexual Politics” Author, Celebrated

BY ANDY HUMM | Kate Millett, author of the 1970 “Sexual Politics” that became the bible of Second Wave Feminism, was celebrated and sorely missed by hundreds at her New York memorial service on Nov. 9. Millett died of a heart attack in her beloved Paris on Sept. 6 at age 82 on a visit there […]

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