Community Board 4’s new job website hopes to lower unemployment rates in the community by providing local businesses with free job listings.
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.
It is finally here, the Google logo that prominently tells the world of the company’s presence in Chelsea. Google’s 111 Eighth Avenue office installed a one-story-tall logo facing Chelsea Market on Sunday morning. Although Google opened the Chelsea office in 2008 and signed the contract to buy the building in 2010, its public profile is now […]
The Broadway bike lane south of Times Square will be moved in 2013 under a new design by the Department of Transportation. Cyclists give their opinion on the matter.
To vote or not to vote, that is the question — and all over Midtown West, people are coming up with different answers.
Crowds clogged the CUNY Graduate Center polling place today, both locals who planned to vote there and displaced voters who hadn’t. A completely unscientific exit poll predicted President Obama the winner.
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 […]
The broken crane hanging at the top of the building at 157 West 57 Street provided more worries for nearby residents already frazzled by Hurricane Sandy. On Monday night, the New York City Police Department closed all roads and businesses, and evacuated residents from a square area from Columbus Circle south to West 55th Street, […]
October 15 marked the one-year anniversary of Occupy Times Square, an Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest that led to the arrest of 74 people. While some see the OWS movement as history, other activists said the movement has transformed and evolved in new directions. On the night of October 16, the New York City Parks […]
Standing in the center of a circle of preschoolers, holding a pack of cabbage seeds, Lauren Baccus asked, “Who likes salad?” “I don’t!” shouted Harry, a four-year-old boy. “You might like it if you grew it, though — That’s what farmers say,” Baccus replied with a smile. Baccus and the children were at the Hell’s […]
An October 8 editorial in The New York Times claimed that 8,000 homeless veterans in South California are not getting the housing that they were promised by the Department of Veteran Affairs. In New York, various independent organizations have taken up the call to support veterans’ housing needs. Jon Moldovan, a former Army sergeant, won […]
“This is everyone’s own private garden,” announced New York Sen. Tom Duane at the opening ceremony of Alice’s Garden on September 24, a public garden between Dyer Street and Tenth Avenue on West 34th Street. The garden, once managed by Alice Parsekian, a local caretaker who passed away in 2010, had fallen into disrepair before […]