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Downtown politicos get a workout at spiffy N.Y.A.C.

Downtown politicos get  a workout  at spiffy N.Y.A.C.

The Downtown Independent Democrats held a swank “Downtown Goes Uptown” fundraiser at the New York Athletic Club on Sun., May 4. The main “sport,” obviously, was politics. From left, D.I.D.’s Joyce Brody, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, state Senator Brad Hoylman, D.I.D. President Jeanne Wilcke and former District Leader Adam Silvera, who became a Civil Court judge […]

Double-Decker Bike

Double-Decker Bike

Photo by Tequila Minsky The intriguing-looking bike had been spotted chained to a lamppost outside Arturo’s restaurant on Houston St. at Thompson St. Finally, later on, the cyclist was spotted in action, on Bleecker St., above. How he stops, though, is another mystery altogether.

Chillin’ in the park…. Brrrrr!

Photo by Tequila Minsky Wow, when is it going to warm up, already? A dog in Washington Square Park dressed for the weather with a hooded sweatshirt and cap. (Not visible from the back, he also even had on sunglasses and shoes.)

Memorial for ‘underground artist’

Memorial for ‘underground artist’

In the C/E train station at Spring St, on the uptown side, on the wall of the stairway landing, is a mosaic mural, “Subway Station,” created by Edith Kramer in 1994, which features the 14th St.-Union Square station. At the work’s base a candle burned all last week next to some flowers, while a pair […]

Scene, Week of Feb. 6, 2014

Scene, Week of Feb. 6, 2014

Firecracker kids were the bomb:  Local youths enjoyed the firecracker ceremony at Sara D. Roosevelt Park to mark the start of the Year of the Horse.

Scene, Week of Jan. 30, 2014

Scene, Week of Jan. 30, 2014

Photos by Pasha Farmanara Pier 40 has been really “Suped”-up with a  giant white tent and a mini football gridiron on its roof for Super Bowl super-parties and broadcasting. Most of the action there will be happening Saturday.

Scene, Week of Jan. 23, 2014

Scene, Week of Jan. 23, 2014

‘Let’s do lanch!’ The “lanch” at B & H restaurant is really out of this world — and you sure can’t beat the price. You can fit a lanch in anytime. They’re available all day at the classic dairy and vegetarian restaurant on Second Ave. near St. Mark’s Place. Seriously, this place’s classic fare will […]

Scene, Week of Jan. 16, 2014

Scene, Week of Jan. 16, 2014

Photo by Tequila Minsky A pipe dream it wasn’t; Ancient main bursts: A water main installed back in 1877 failed at Fifth Ave. and 13th St. early Wednesday morning, leaving a wide crater on Fifth Ave. and flooding the area with several feet of water. Some buildings lost electrical power around 1 a.m., and also suffered […]

Scene, Week of Jan. 2, 2014

Scene, Week of Jan. 2, 2014

PHOTO BY SAM SPOKONY The sound of Jim Hall still reverberates through the Village. Hall, the legendary jazz guitarist who died earlier this month at 83, was given a very personal tribute last Thursday night at a concert by the guitarist Peter Bernstein, above, who was once Hall’s student at The New School. The gig […]

Scene, Week of Jan. 2014

Photo by Milo Hess On Monday morning Dec. 23, looking across from Tribeca toward Jersey City, it was so foggy on the Hudson River that the waterway wasn’t visible — while a tugboat looked like some sort of phantom vessel, with only its top showing.