Saving Central Park
Horses and carriages have always been a part of the history and enjoyment of Central Park. They move at a slow walking speed, are well cared for in comfortable stables and often offer the only opportunities for children to see horses.
Uber Drivers Say They Are Struggling
Uber was once seen by many drivers as a better alternative to the yellow cabs that had long ruled city streets.
The Mysterious Disappearance of The 13th Street Theater
For about 60 years, Edith O’Hara ran one of the only nurturing theaters where young artists could go to free their imaginations. Why wouldn’t we protect this building?
Midtown Community Court to Expand Operations
Midtown Community Court operated continuously from 1993 until in-person proceedings were suspended during the peak COVID period.
The West Village is Staging a Comeback
The Village is back and back in a way it has always been; drama, friction, but most of all an iconic part of our city.
HISTORY NOW: 727 Washington Street
Greenwich Village in the late 19th century had matured from a rural village to an important commercial center as the rapidly growing New York City expanded north.
Hell’s Kitchen Pilot Program Puts Trash in Big Containers
On West 45th Street metal bins for household waste and recyclables have been placed in the street, along the curbs, with the goal of clearing the sidewalks and detering rats.
Defund, But Do It Right
Defund, But Do It Right OPINION By Alec Pruchnicki, MD Recently, the Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council was ripped apart because of a demand that all members sign a pledge to decrease funding for the police and increase funding for alternative services to...
H&H Fruits and Grocery
H&H Fruits and Grocery Best Deal in the Village H&H Fruits and Grocery, nestled on the west side of 6th Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets, has the best price for great coffee in the Village. While the “Bistro” across the street charges $2.75 for a small cup...
Bleecker Street Gift Guide
By SHANNON MCNAMARA Bleecker Street is one of my favorite streets in the West Village, mainly because it’s the street I play something I call the “window shopping” game on. This is an activity I love, especially when the weather is nice. I do it while grabbing a scoop...
Saving Cornelia Street
Like anyone else on this block I grew to love our restaurants and their owners as they were, local and respecting boundaries. Nothing is perfect, but Cornelia always had a pretty good balance I thought.
Decision Against Planned Seaport Tower Good News for the Village
The $850 million project was planned to include 190 market-rate condos and 80 below-market apartments, with a five-story base of office, retail and community uses. Work on the site so far has involved excavation and removal of soil contaminated by a thermometer factory that once occupied the property.
NYU and BOE versus Morton Williams and LaGuardia Gardens
By Roger Paradiso The last time I got involved with New York University’s insatiable appetite for expansion was 2015 when I did a film called The Lost Village. I surprised many who saw the film when I said that NYU was one of the largest landlords in New York City....
Village Temple Leader Sponsors Ukranian Family—Community Responds with Support
Torah teaches members of the Jewish faith to remember the stranger because we were strangers in Egypt. Torah teaches us not to sit idly by when we see injustice. Torah asks the question, am I my brother’s keeper? Torah teaches us that the answer to that question is...
Gansevoort Peninsula Park Progresses Along West Village Waterfront
Construction is progressing on the park, a new 5.5-acre public recreational space on the Hudson River waterfront in the West Village.
Facing Broad Opposition, Landmarks Balks at Plan for Massive Excavation and Alterations at 131 and 131 1/2 Charles Street
Village Preservation led off testimony from the public, slamming the plan and pointing out concerns about the danger of the proposed excavation—especially in light of recent destruction of the landmarked 14 Gay Street and 351-55 West 14th Street/44-54 Ninth Avenue—and the inappropriateness of many of the planned alterations.
West Villager and Retired FBI Agent Arrested as Double Agent!
est 13th Street residents were amazed to find out that one of their neighbors, Charles McGonical, was not only a former Special Agent in Charge of the FBI New York Counterintelligence Division, but was also indicted and arrested for conspiring to commit money laundering and money laundering at the behest of a Russian oligarch
Subway Elevators Move Forward On 14th Street – Finally!
The MTA has now released the plans and a timeline for a dramatic rebuild of the stations at 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue.
These sneakers were made for driving
These sneakers were made for driving, if you can believe this scene on Washington Street in the Meat Packing District of the West Village. Carefully modeled to mimic one of Van’s actual sneaker lines, this pair of mobile shoes are promotional vehicles that made a...
Trailer on West Tenth Street
The Department of Transportation has carefully marked off the lanes at the far west end of West Tenth Street, along the 150 Charles condos and townhouses. In this view looking west from Washington Street, the parking lane is at the right, the bicycle lane is in the...
Maggie Berkvist, Goodbye Dear Friend
IN MEMORIAM by Caroline Benveniste MAGGIE BERKVIST, celebrating her birthday a few years ago at Left Bank, surrounded by friends. Maggie Berkvist (née Bellward) passed away at Bellevue Hospital on December 9, 2022, after surgery to repair a broken hip. She was 94...
Urban Legibility: Where are We?
by Barry Benepe HOW TO FIND OUR WAY. What if we replaced the words "one way" with the name of the street? Photo by Ede Rothaus. I propose a radical idea: Let us get rid of free curbside car parking. Though admittedly not as radical as George Capsis’ proposal that...
Hudson River Park has officially broken ground on the Pier 26 Science Play Area!
ark-goers will be able to explore the marine science-focused playground that will be home to two larger-than-life fish: an Atlantic Sturgeon and Shortnose Sturgeon!
Is Broadway Back?
Early in September there were major announcements about new shows opening; shows that would be uplifting, humorous and that could make audiences feel good again. Ninety percent of these shows appear to be comedies
No to Hate in Our Community
By Arthur Z. Schwartz "REALLY AWFUL, AWFUL STUFF". Vile epithets written in chalk on the sidewalk in front of Erik Bottcher's apartment building. Photo courtesy of Erik Bottcher. On December 4, the New York Times ran a full page story titled “Druggings, Deaths and...