Over the past ten years, 25% of all off-off Broadway spaces have been forced to close their doors or relocate several times due to unaffordable rents and city gentrification.
Reports of anti-gay attacks in New York have already surpassed 2012 figures, a trend that prompted a state senator to review the State Hate Crime Law.
Three years after St. Vincent’s Hospital closed, seniors are at the mercy of cross-town traffic and overextended facilities. A survey shows the aging West side community has health concerns and little access to emergency health care.
Adult video stores are moving away from an area once known for having the highest concentration of x-rated venues in New York, as the city continues putting pressure on this industry.
The Interborough Rapid Transit Powerhouse might fall off the city’s historical map, unless protected.
Looking into a cosmetic mirror, Kylie Cobb adjusted and examined the frames, occasionally turning to her parents for opinions, hoping to find a pair she felt was comfortable. Picking up a pair of Fendi frames, she said “I may get this one,” at Manhattan Eyeworks’ 50 percent discount for Small Business Saturday. Sponsored by American […]
In Midtown West, rebranding a neighborhood can do a lot to bring in new renters and buyers. And that’s exactly what some real estate agencies are looking to do.
Wrapped in whimsical knitted stripes in bright colors and smiley faces, a tree in a sweater stands before the red storefront of Domus, a 10-year-old home décor store on 44th Street near Ninth Avenue. Many neighborhood residents pass the tree with brief smiles, while visitors stop to look more closely or take pictures. “It’s making me cold,” […]
Plans to renovate a SRO complex in Hell’s Kitchen leave dozens of tenants uncertain about their future in the neighborhood.
Lines at many gas stations are slowly shrinking, as more gas supplies arrive in New York. The city struggled with a gas shortage for a week, triggered by the superstorm Sandy. Miles-long lines at gas stations led to much anger and frustration among drivers. At Hess gas station at 502 West 45th Street in Hell’s […]
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 […]
As Americans prepare to cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election; two staff members at Covenant House New York prepare youth to vote.
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 […]
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.
Businesses near the third and final section of the High Line look forward to a spike in business with the new High Line segment and southern Hudson Yards redevelopment.
Your street-side Christmas tree men do not live your run-of-the-mill life. “A lot of them are bohemians,” says Scott Lechner, owner of Soho Trees. But he believes this ragtag group is his secret to success.
The Emerging Artists Theatre Company has been trying to lease a space on 45th St. since last February. But first, it must change the building’s decades-old certificate of occupancy.
A three-hour walking tour aims to capture Hell’s Kitchen’s unique flavor and rich history, from the crowded restaurant blocks of Ninth Avenue, to the artisanal bakeries and unpretentious delis on the side streets that lead to the river.
Thrift and New, a resale shop at the corner of Ninth Avenue and 43rd Street serves as a salon for neighborhood residents and customers.
Many people are aware of the rat problem in New York, but are they aware of the cat problem? Feral cats have formed colonies throughout the city and it’s often up to organizations such as the Urban Cat League to help cull the populations.
Superman was there. In fact, a few hundred Supermans were there, along with Poison Ivys, Wonder Womans and Spidermans — Spidermans everywhere. We were there (but not in costume) to cover the four-day, sold out convention at the Javits Center. Here’s what we saw at Comic Con.
Hell’s Kitchen residents and Boxers’ bar owners wait on the State Liquor Authority to determine the fate of the bar that abuts a school yard.
During the winter, many senior citizens are unable to get from their homes to the Clinton Senior Center, where lunch is offered at a voluntary contribution of $1.50. The center used to provide home delivery, but funding was cut. Finding a sustainable alternative in an increasingly expensive neighborhood can be a challenge.
For the past 88 years, four generations of Fable family members have been preparing traditional Greek pastries at Poseidon Bakery at 629 9th Ave. From the counter of this Hell’s Kitchen institution, owner Lili Fable has witnessed the neighborhood’s significant transformation in the past decade.