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Another sign of the times….

Another sign of the times….

With commercial rent increases all over Manhattan, people are seeing so many of these signs lately. This one was at the former Imperial Coffee Shop at Church and Chambers Sts. in Lower Manhattan.

Punk rockers clock in at new Schrager resto

Punk rockers clock in at new Schrager resto

The walls of the Clock Tower restaurant, on the second floor of Ian Schrager’s new The New York EDITION hotel, in the Metropolitan Life Building, at 5 Madison Ave., are plastered with framed photos of iconic New York scenes and figures. More than a few feature punk rockers, like the small one, at left, in […]

Scene, Week of April 2, 2015

Scene, Week of April 2, 2015

Nicholas Figueroa, left, died in the Second Ave. disaster last Thursday A police officer sealed off traffic on St. Mark’s Place on Monday as the cleanup and investigation at the site continued nearby.

The final roundup for ’14

The final roundup for ’14

These Naked Cowgirls — who pay the original Naked Cowboy a fee to join his busking franchise — were generating some heat as they waited for the ball to drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

A sea of blue floods in to send off slain officer

A sea of blue floods in to send off slain officer

Wearing black tape across their badges, 20,000 police from New York City, around the country and as far away as Canada, gathered in Queens on Saturday for the funeral of Police Officer Rafael Ramos. A week earlier, Ramos and his patrol partner, Wenjian Liu, had been executed in an ambush by a crazed gunman. After […]

Signs of the turbulent times

Signs of the turbulent times

After the Eric Garner verdict and protests and the subsequent killing of two police officers, signs show that it will take a while for the wounds to heal. At left, graffiti on the Lower East Side commemorates Garner and others who were killed by police, including Michael Brown, as well as Oscar Grant, who was […]

Pow! Wham! Comic Con is a super-hit

Pow! Wham! Comic Con is a super-hit

Demons, aliens and superheroes — including Super-Communist Man this year — descended on the Javits Center last week for Comic Con, the annual comic book/sci fi/fantasy/horror/pop culture extravaganza.

Chords and colors swirled at La Plaza Cultural

Chords and colors swirled at La Plaza Cultural

At the Lower East Side Harvest Festival’s opening party, there were musical performances and creativity in La Plaza Cultural, at E. Ninth St. and Avenue C. State Senator Brad Hoylman and his daughter, Silvia, above right, dropped by to paint. Other local politicians who came to show their support for community gardens and environmental sustainability […]

Scene, Week of Aug. 7, 2014

Scene, Week of Aug. 7, 2014

Something strange is going on around here!… Seen last week in Tribeca, a mailbox looked like it was walking away, while a fire hydrant had its top on upside-down.

Meeting, greeting and eating at Meatpacking fundraiser

Meeting, greeting and eating at Meatpacking fundraiser

The Open Market fundraiser for the Meatpacking District Improvement Association on Monday evening filled the Highline Stages, at 441 W. 14th St., with an endless array of tasting stations brimming with samples of delicious food and drink from the district’s many trendy restaurants and bars. Clothing from local boutiques was also for sale at cut-rate […]

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