New York may be enjoying record low crime rates, but barriers to crime reporting are not following the same positive trend.
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.
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.
This year the trustees of the New York Public Library have been thrust into the spotlight to defend their Central Library Plan, which would turn the library’s main branch into a combined research and circulation library. The 42nd Street building is a historic landmark, but also a widely used research library in the heart of Midtown West.
With gentrification speeding up and the housing authority’s plans to build private housing on its land, community housing advocates worry about the future of the neighborhood.
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.
Plans to renovate a SRO complex in Hell’s Kitchen leave dozens of tenants uncertain about their future in the neighborhood.
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.
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. […]
A Christian Church group that provides weekly outreach to housing authority residents in Chelsea was out in full force on Wednesday to give food and water.
While the NHL continues its lockout between players and owners this year, local business around Madison Square Garden are already gearing up for the effects of a lost season.
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 […]
The presidential candidates talk about support for small businesses, but rising prices make it hard for Chelsea independents.
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 […]
The planned $17 million relocation of New York’s largest LGBT synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), from the West Village to Midtown West faces a delay of its scheduled 2013 opening due to a $5.5 million fundraising shortfall.
Looking to increase revenue, NYCHA seeks bids from contractors to kick off plan to build market rate housing on publicly-owned land.
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.
In Midtown, one of the city’s biggest pedestrian areas, sidewalk space is precious, especially when newsstands come into the picture.
After a two-year delay, a new office building is set to go up in the Meatpacking District, though no timetable for start of construction has been set.
For years, the residents and stakeholders in New York’s Garment District have worked against economic and policy trends to preserve the soul of this neighborhood – the fashion industry. How will their collective efforts pay off in 10 years?
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.
Transportation Alternatives has compiled a color-coded list of the most dangerous Community Board districts for pedestrians. Community District Five topped the list with 8,604 accidents during a 15-year period and a “code red” designation.
Plans to ad a 150-room hotel and new offices on top of the existing Chelsea Market building have stirred up strong feelings in the community.