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As goes the city’s new mayor, so goes the Village

As goes the city’s new mayor, so goes the Village

Bill de Blasio — speaking at a “Hospitals Not Condos” rally in the Village last summer — promised to listen to the community and stakeholders, but must do it, the writer says. PHOTO BY TEQUILA MINSKY BY ARTHUR Z. SCHWARTZ  |  We Villagers like to think of ourselves and our community as something exceptional. If […]

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 […]

Johnson’s top 3 will be housing, education, hospital

Johnson’s top 3 will be housing, education, hospital

Photo by Sam Spokony Next stop, City Hall! Corey Johnson will leave C.B. 4 to become the new District 3 councilmember after he runs unopposed in November. By SAM SPOKONY  |  In the end, it was probably the respect he’d earned from local tenant leaders and neighborhood organizations — relationships grown strong through his time on […]

Chelsea’s LGBT heritage of activism

Chelsea’s LGBT heritage of activism

  BY ANDY HUMM  |  Yes, Greenwich Village gave us the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion that we will commemorate with the LGBT Pride March on June 24. And yes, Sheridan Square is still a magnet for spontaneous LGBT protest and celebration. But Chelsea has an even greater claim as the scene, since the early 1970s, of […]