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‘N.Y. Corporate U.’ is crushing us, critics cry

‘N.Y. Corporate U.’ is crushing us, critics cry

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  In June, the state’s highest court ruled against a community lawsuit seeking to block N.Y.U.’s massive South Village development plan, clearing the way for the nearly 2-million-square-foot, 20-year project to finally move forward. But as disheartening as that loss was for the opponents, it hasn’t lessened their will to rail against […]

Eye in the sky watching homeless in Tompkins Sq.?

Eye in the sky watching homeless in Tompkins Sq.?

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON AND GERARD FLYNN | On Tuesday, the police rolled one of their portable observation towers into Tompkins Square Park. The immediate suspicion was that it was a response to the reported spike in homeless people lolling about in the park on cardboard boxes on the lawns and sleeping on benches during the daytime. […]

New fries shop tries to fill Pommes Frites void

New fries shop tries to  fill Pommes Frites void

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Could it be the start of a Belgian fries turf war? Newcomer Friterie recently opened in the East Village at 36 St. Mark’s Place, just around the corner from where the popular Pommes Frites had been at 123 Second Ave. The longtime local starch staple had been open 18 years. […]

Stuy Town weighs in on storm-protection plan

Stuy Town weighs in on storm-protection plan

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN  |  A two-and-a-quarter-mile section of the East River waterfront from E. 14th St. to E. 23rd St. will, possibly within two years, have a variety of new features that would provide protection from future hurricanes while also allowing the community easier access to the park. The project would include such new amenities as […]

Dirt Candy is beet, doesn’t live up to the hype

Dirt Candy is beet, doesn’t live up to the hype

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Expectations are funny. This thought kept running through my head while eating at Dirt Candy, which recently reopened in February in a larger space at 86 Allen St. I enlisted the help of two companions, my sister and a good friend, to dine with me after finally scoring a 5:30 p.m. […]

A day of thunder, smoke, flames…and death

A day of thunder, smoke, flames…and death

As the fire burned on Second Ave. on Thursday, local politicians were on the scene, including, from left at photo below left, Public Advocate Letitia James, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, state Senator Brad Hoylman and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Below right, a woman watched the eerie spectacle from her tenement window.

Triangle tragedy is not forgotten

Triangle  tragedy is not forgotten

Last week saw the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. A commemoration was held at the site of the disaster, at the northwest corner of Washington Place and Greene St., which is now an N.Y.U. building, on Wed., March 25. In one of the deadliest fires in U.S. history, 146 garment workers perished, including […]

‘T’s against gun fatalities

‘T’s against gun fatalities

Following Palm Sunday services at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, parishioners planted more than 600 small crosses in the church’s East Yard, along Second Ave. between 10th and 11th Sts., then draped them in T-shirts. Each shirt bears the name or names of people killed by gun violence.

Witnesses to the disaster on Second Ave.

Witnesses to the disaster on Second Ave.

Lower East Side documentarian Clayton Patterson was on the scene at E. Seventh and Second Ave. after Thursday’s gas explosion and captured the crowds of onlookers watching firefighters battle the blaze.

Con Ed: Work inside 2nd Ave. building ‘failed inspection’

Con Ed: Work inside 2nd Ave. building ‘failed inspection’

Con Edison has issued a statement regarding the disastrous apparent gas-related explosion on Second Ave. that left 12 people injured, one building totally collapsed and another partially collapsed. The utility is working with fire officials and other agencies at the scene. “Earlier today, Con Edison personnel were at the location to evaluate work the building […]

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