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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 […]

Mayor brings new focus and funding to suffering public-housing system

Mayor brings new focus and funding to suffering public-housing system

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to transform the New York City Housing Authority by streamlining operations, raising tenant fees, shifting funding and seeking partnerships with private developers. The authority’s finances have only further deteriorated in recent years with nearly $17 billion in outstanding repairs among its 334 housing developments and an […]

Once Brownies, HiFi Bar tunes into the ‘new vibe’

Once Brownies, HiFi Bar tunes into the ‘new vibe’

BY LISSA PHILLIPS  |  It’s 1999. A line of about 1,000 concertgoers snakes clear across Avenue A. The rumor is the Beastie Boys will be performing at a benefit show at the East Village’s renowned rock club Brownies, known at the time for uncovering the music scene’s budding artists. Brownies’ music booker Mike Stuto emerges […]

Will sun set on E. Houston indie movie theater?

Will sun set on E. Houston indie movie theater?

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  The Landmark Sunshine Cinema on E. Houston St. could become the latest victim of dual forces threatening movie theaters both locally and across the country. All seemed normal on a Monday night earlier this month when the theater featured a closed screening for an HBO documentary. But behind the scenes, the […]

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. […]

Pols, law profs, Sierra Club back N.Y.U. plan antis’ suit

Pols, law profs, Sierra Club back N.Y.U. plan antis’ suit

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The Sierra Club, a bipartisan group of 23 New York State legislators, 27 law professors from across the U.S. and others recently filed amicus briefs to stop the New York University expansion plan, protect parkland and uphold the Public Trust Doctrine. Many of the organizations and individuals are not from New […]

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 […]

The long goodbye is over for old Lithuanian church in Hudson Square

The long goodbye is over for old Lithuanian  church in Hudson Square

BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  On Sunday, Elena Naujikinene was looking for the familiar form of Our Lady of Vilnius to guide her. But she had lost her way; her visual reference was no longer there. Demolition began at least a month ago on her beloved 105-year-old church on this obscure spur of Broome St., sandwiched between […]

The Whitney sets sail, floating on light and air

The Whitney sets sail, floating on light and air

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Standing on one of the new Whitney Museum of American Art’s outdoor terraces, one can take in the whole sweep of the surrounding neighborhood. According to the museum, this was the intent: to have the terraces face inward toward the city, as opposed to outward toward the Hudson River. (Plus, right […]