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Soho Apple Store bomb threat a hoax

Soho Apple Store bomb threat a hoax

Police cordon off the area in front of the Apple Store on Prince St. around 2:10 p.m. after having cleared the sidewalk. Photos by Sam Spokony ORIGINALLY POSTED, Fri., Dec. 27  |  BY LINCOLN ANDERSON AND SAM SPOKONY | The crowded Apple Store, at the busy intersection of Prince and Greene Sts. in Soho, was evacuated today, […]

Making a stand for an embattled vendor’s newsstand

Making a stand for an embattled vendor’s newsstand

Another rally in support of Jerry Delakas was held on Saturday outside his recently shuttered Astor Place newsstand. Delakas ran the newsstand for more than 25 years. But the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs padlocked it last month — in the waning days of the Bloomberg administration — charging that Delakas does not hold a proper license […]

Christmas trees’ second coming: Mulch

Christmas trees’ second coming: Mulch

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  The holiday season has come to a close, but your increasingly brittle Christmas tree can still serve a useful purpose, provided you remove it from your apartment. This past Monday, the Department of Sanitation began its annual curbside pickup of Christmas trees, which continues through Jan. 15. After you have taken all the […]

Worker falls, and work stalled at God’s Love We Deliver site

Worker falls, and work stalled at God’s Love We Deliver site

A man who fell at the God’s Love We Deliver project site, at Spring St. and Sixth Ave., last Thursday is loaded into an ambulance. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital. The next day a partial stop-work order was issued for the work site. Photo by Harry Pincus   BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  On Thurs., […]

Rogue trucks running rampant on W. 15th St., residents charge

Rogue trucks running rampant on W. 15th St., residents charge

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  A brief bump in police enforcement earlier this year hasn’t gotten the job done when it comes to stopping illegal truck traffic on W. 15th St., residents say. Now, they’re calling for a much more thorough effort to tackle the problem. “My understanding at this point, based on the way police have responded, […]

Meatpacking BID is cooking

Meatpacking BID is cooking

A map showing the proposed boundaries of the Meatpacking Area Business Improvement District and some of the notable businesses, institutions and attractions in the district.   BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  An effort to form a business improvement district in the Meatpacking District failed to gather sufficient support from local property owners a few years ago. […]

‘Kill infill, Bill,’ many are urging de Blasio on NYCHA scheme

‘Kill infill, Bill,’ many are urging de Blasio on NYCHA scheme

A rendering by NYCHA showing how an infill building could be shoehorned in at the Meltzer Tower site on E. First St., where it would replace a current park. By SAM SPOKONY  |  The New York City Housing Authority said on Dec. 20 that site designations for its land-lease plan — which would place luxury housing […]

Magical mystery buy: New owner purchases former garden lot

Magical mystery buy: New owner purchases former garden lot

Celebrating the winter solstice in the Children’s Magical Garden on Saturday. Photo by Sarah Ferguson BY SARAH FERGUSON |   On Saturday, a crowd of supporters gathered at the Children’s Magical Garden at the corner of Stanton and Norfolk Sts. to celebrate the winter solstice. They sang a traditional wassail to the garden’s 33-year-old apple tree, thanking it […]

Food guide is here; Cherry St. tower height unclear

Food guide is here; Cherry St. tower height unclear

BY SAM SPOKONY | Continuing more than a year of work that began when the Lower East Side’s vital Pathmark supermarket announced its closure last September, the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council on Dec. 19 released a guidebook aimed at connecting residents to local, affordable food sources. The NeighborFood Grocery Guide —published in English, Spanish and Chinese versions — […]

Chelsea developer hid air-rights buy from neighbors

Chelsea developer hid air-rights buy from neighbors

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Residents of W. 16th St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves. aren’t going to be happy with this Christmas present: plans for a new 11-story building that will tower over everything else on their block. After originally telling the residents that its planned residential building at 124 W. 16th St. would only […]