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Foodies steamed after wonton rent hike, taxes force out Charlie Mom

Foodies steamed after wonton rent hike, taxes force out Charlie Mom

BY LINDAANN LOSCHAIVO   |  It was a clean, well-lit place, affordable, reliable, popular, an unpretentious spot where you could dally over the dumplings, canoodle in between mouthfuls of spicy Chinese cabbage and, most importantly, hear yourself talk in between the courses of Cantonese specialties. Unfortunately, Wed., Aug. 26, was the last business day for […]

Feigning a blackout to shed light on readiness

Feigning a blackout to shed light on readiness

BY CODY BROOKS  |   Alphabet City’s Village East Towers hosted its first-ever Disaster Festival on Saturday, showcasing how to respond to a power outage due to natural disaster. The Avenue C apartment complex’s board organized a simulated power outage drill followed by an awareness festival out on the development’s promenade. The drill saw residents volunteer […]

Residents sound off on rising noise

Residents sound off on rising noise

BY AMY RUSSO  |  For the residents of Downtown Manhattan, the steadily climbing level of noise has been a torturous and ongoing issue that has plagued some communities for years. At a Community Board 2 Quality of Life Committee meeting on Mon., July 13, locals gathered to attest to the ear-pounding conditions with which they have […]

After 25 years, Time’s Up for Styrofoam in NYC

After 25 years, Time’s Up for Styrofoam in NYC

BY YANNIC RACK  |  Say goodbye to Styrofoam cups, takeout boxes and packing “peanuts,” because they’ll soon be a thing of the past — at least within city limits. A decades-long campaign came to a close this month, as a ban on polystyrene foam went into effect on July 1 across the five boroughs. The […]

Bill on tenant notification on repairs passes Council

Bill on tenant notification on repairs passes Council

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  A bill recently passed by the City Council would require landlords to provide at least 24 hours notice before doing work that would disrupt building services, such as heat, water and electricity. Mayor de Blasio is expected to sign the measure into law in the near future following a 50-to-0 vote by […]

Outspoken critic of Li’s leadership of C.B. 3 is booted from E.V. board

Outspoken critic of Li’s leadership of C.B. 3 is  booted from E.V. board

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN  |  In harshly worded language, recently ousted Community Board 3 board member Ayo Harrington lashed out Tuesday night against Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, charging that Brewer’s refusal to reappoint her as a member of the board was “shameful and disappointing.” Harrington’s comments were made before the full board at its meeting at P.S. 20 […]

Local projects want your vote! $1M up for grabs

Local projects want your vote! $1M up for grabs

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  With voting time fast approaching, residents of the Village, Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen gathered at a March 24 “expo” to both learn about and weigh in on beautification, repair and upgrade projects set to appear on the “participatory budgeting” ballot. From April 11-19, constituents will be able to vote on a […]

‘Nope!’ is the word at scope meeting for Blaz rezoning plan

‘Nope!’ is the word at scope meeting  for Blaz rezoning plan

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Community board members, politicians and preservationists came together at City Hall on Wed., March 25, to slam a zoning proposal that they warned would wipe away years of determined work by the Village and Chelsea communities to keep development in check and maintain the historic fabric of their neighborhoods. The occasion […]

Silver indicted on fed charges, pleads not guilty

Silver indicted on fed charges, pleads not guilty

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was indicted last Thursday in connection with his arrest last month on federal charges. A federal grand jury indicted him on mail fraud, wire fraud and extortion. On Tuesday, during a brief court appearance, Silver pleaded not guilty. It was reported that Silver’s attorneys, Joel Cohen […]

Silver resigns as speaker and, in a hasty process, Heastie takes the reins

Silver resigns as speaker and, in a hasty process, Heastie takes the reins

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON |  Sheldon Silver is out as speaker of the New York State Assembly, and Carl Heastie is in. Silver’s 21-year reign as one of the state’s top Democrats — one of the “three men in a room” cutting deals with the governor — came to a crashing end Monday, as his resignation […]

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