The swank, 19-story Ink48 hotel and the sprawling construction site of Gotham West, a 1240-unit residential complex anchored by a 31-story tower, are becoming landmarks in rapidly changing West Clinton. But a proposed rezoning of the neighborhood seeks to restrict such soaring developments and increase the number of affordable housing units.
Holy Cross School on 43rd Street is one of 27 Catholic schools being considered for closure by the Archdiocese of New York this year.
When Times Square was at its seediest, cheap hotels proliferated the area. Only the New York Inn and the Hotel Carter remain, though the Hotel Carter has recently completed renovations and is no longer in the under $100-per-night market.
The people in midtown Manhattan are as diverse as the city. Here are a few portraits of some of its characters.
Parents were invited to make public comments on an elementary school rezoning proposal that would mean big changes for Chelsea and West Village families looking to began school from 2014 on.
Plans to renovate a SRO complex in Hell’s Kitchen leave dozens of tenants uncertain about their future in the neighborhood.
The SEIU Communications Center near Times Square was abuzz with phone calls all election day as groups came in to get out the vote. Volunteers from NAACP, Marriage Equality USA and 1199 SEIU, a healthcare workers union, filled cubicles and donned headsets to make sure constituents in New York and other key states were getting out to vote.
The northwest corner of Union Square, at 17th Street and Broadway, on most Saturdays the domain of the popular Union Square Greenmarket, was overtaken by utility trucks from across the country. In addition to the now-familiar Con Edison trucks, there were trucks from ComEd, Duke Energy, Entergy, Georgia Power, Indiana Michigan Power, and Pepco. […]
We, along with anyone even vaguely familiar with the west side of Midtown Manhattan, can predict now that President Barack Obama, along with down-ballot democrats, will win big in the neighborhood. We are not competing, nor can we, with pollsters like The New York Times’ Nate Silver, so we’ve chosen not to focus on the […]
Parents at two Midtown West schools, one that received an A and one that got a C, have mixed feelings about the grades the city has affixed to their child’s school.
Over 13,000 New York City students and parents, who either did not have schools or were unhappy with their placements, turned to Student Registration Centers for help.