The City Council wants answers: What has the New York City Housing Authority done with $65.4 million? This afternoon City Council held an oversight hearing, which typically do not take place during the summer, to receive an update from the New York City Housing Authority on how it has allocated fund ... More >>
In January, 12-year-old Dashane Santana was struck and killed by a car as she crossed Delancey, at Clinton Street.
Santana was not the first pedestrian to perish on the busy road: Other walkers and many cyclists have died on Delancey. At the intersection of Delancey and Essex, for example, Transpo ... More >>
Living near the IHOP on East 14th Street is not a good idea if you don't want your apartment to constantly reek of bacon grease. At least that's what the residents who live near the diner and have been writing to EV Grieve have been saying. One resident of a building behind the IHOP wrote this in an ... More >>
Roger Mácon, a 64-year-old Jamaica, Queens resident, has been out of the closet for many years.
But he didn't realize there were many other seniors in the city like himself that are openly gay and lesbian, too -- until he found a network of LGBT seniors through an organization called Services and ... More >>
In December, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his plans to partner with Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to build a two-million-square-foot applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island.
The new campus is part of Bloomberg's Applied Sciences NYC initiative ... More >>
This morning at the St. Mark's Bookshop, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Cooper Union president Jamshed Bharucha, and the owners of the store held a press conference on the subject of the store's recent rent agreement with Cooper. Some of the usual suspects in East Village politic ... More >>
Local institution St. Mark's Bookshop is in danger of closing, and the Cooper Square Committee, a neighborhood group, has started a petition to try to save the independent bookstore. Rising rents and decreasing revenue have put the bookshop's future in jeopardy as the owners attempt to negoti ... More >>
"Unfortunately, it was concluded that it would not be feasible to develop the site with the building or any significant portion of it remaining," wrote Stephen Lefkowitz on behalf of Arun Bhatia, developer of 35 Cooper Square, in a letter to city council member Rosie Mendez last Friday. Advoc ... More >>
The first 2011 Nobel Peace Prize nomination goes to the Lower East Siders who hammered out Monday night's near-unanimous community board vote approving new housing for those five acres of weed-strewn parking lots sitting forlornly behind chain-link fences these past 40 years alon ... More >>
Felder: His Quinn no-vote makes some gay leaders squirmby T.J. Raphael
Last week Wayne Barrett criticized newly elected Comptroller John Liu for his appointment of Deputy Comptroller Simcha Felder, a city councilman who had refused to support human rights and gay equality bills that Liu him ... More >>
Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street.
Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it.
9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>
In City Council Districts 2 and 3, incumbents have much more of a lock than Alan Gerson does in District 1. In the former, first-termer Rosie Mendez built the right connections as a district leader, makes meetings, and has all the big endorsements. Her challenger Juan Pagan (pictured) is ass ... More >>
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Against all odds, there's actually working (sort of) WiFi in the city council chamber, so I'm going to attempt to liveblog today's final vote on the city's Coney Island rezoning plan. The council's land use committee gave its preliminary blessing last week, so the last ... More >>
Democratic candidates for city council seats in districts 1, 2, and 3, district attorney, and comptroller came to the Village Independent Democrats last night to make their cases, under strict time limits and with screened questioning, for the venerable club's endorsement.
In District 1:
Pete Gle ... More >>
Meet Dodge Landesman, who at eighteen is challenging Rosie Mendez for the city council seat in District 2. "I may be the youngest city council candidate in New York City history," he says, "but I want to transform our political system so it can involve New Yorkers of every generation." (Don't they t ... More >>
Photos by Candice M. Giove.
In front of a backdrop of hot pink placards - some splashed with hearts and cupids - Robert Pinter, a 53-year-old gay man, recounted the horror of being falsely arrested for prostitution this past October.
He is one of many older gay men, activists said, targeted by ... More >>