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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 […]

H.P.D. backs off Section 8 downsizing

H.P.D. backs off Section 8 downsizing

Last Friday, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced that tenants under the federal Section 8 voucher program who live alone will no longer be forced to downsize to a studio apartment if they currently live in a one-bedroom unit. H.P.D. has estimated this decision will protect roughly 3,325 Section 8 tenants from downsizing. […]

Teachout blew out Gov. Cuomo in Village; Won with 68% of votes

Teachout blew out Gov. Cuomo in Village; Won with 68% of votes

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  You might as well just call it Zephyr Village. In the Sept. 9 Democratic primary for governor, upstart candidate Zephyr Teachout scored her highest margin of victory anywhere in the state in Greenwich Village’s 66th Assembly District, taking 68 percent of the vote. According to New York City Board of Election […]

Final frame is played at famed Bowlmor Lanes as condos keep rolling

Final frame is played at famed Bowlmor Lanes as condos keep rolling

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Even on the evening of Mon., July 7, the final day of a 76-year run, much remained the same at Bowlmor Lanes. The elevator attendant ran the antique cab up to the second floor of 100 University Place, as he had for decades. Dance music played loudly. The lights were dim […]

N.Y.U. pitches in for nonprofits

N.Y.U. pitches in for nonprofits

BY SERGEI KLEBNIKOV   |  N.Y.U.’s Office of Civic Engagement recently awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to 87 community-based nonprofit organizations. The grants were given out at a June 3 ceremony to nonprofits with “missions to serve the local community in Lower Manhattan,” according to New York University. The ceremony was presided over by Lynne […]

Market’s proudest product: The American Dream

Market’s proudest product: The American Dream

BY ZACH WILLIAMS   |  Dozens of community members had assembled to commemorate his life’s work, but Luis Batista escaped notice beforehand, seeking customers to help as he had for 29 years in the Essex Street Market. June 27, 2014, was Luis Batista Day in Manhattan. So declared Borough President Gale Brewer, who presented him […]

Rolling on the river: Focus on speeders and joggers

Rolling on the river: Focus on speeders and joggers

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  A two-man Park Enforcement Patrol bike safety unit was out at Christopher St. in Hudson River Park last Friday, making sure cyclists rode safely. The PEP’s held “SLOW” signs when cyclists had the green light. Then, when the traffic on bordering West St. came to a stop at a red light and […]

Student gets verbal about youth addiction to their mobile devices

Student gets verbal about youth addiction to their mobile devices

BY ALINA TSUI  |  Could our obsession with mobile devices be detrimental to our youngsters? Teresa Collins, an eighth grader at Chinatown’s Transfiguration School, is convinced that it is — and she’s making a persuasive argument. Collins is the winner of the Regional Speech Bee, which included more than 2,500 students from 25 Catholic schools, […]

Free disaster-readiness seminar

Free disaster-readiness seminar

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Knowing what to do in the event of a hurricane, power outage or apartment flood is half the battle. While New Yorkers handled Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 with resilience, many lessons were learned for the next time a disaster hits. Graffiti Community Ministries Baptist church on E. Seventh St. will […]

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