Posted March 17, 2020 at 5:09 am
Cocktails to-go are now legal in the city, albeit temporarily. Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that, as part of restrictions placed on nightlife to prevent the spread of COVID-19, licensed establishments are allowed to sell booze to go. He noted that this lifeline is not a permanent change, and is only in effect for the duration […]
Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:01 am
Finally a ray of light for residents long plagued by bad operators with full liquor licenses. Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill sponsored by local New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick that requires the State Liquor Authority to create and maintain a public database of information specific to […]
Last modified September 12, 2018 at 6:33 am
The following editorial was written by local activist Erin Harvey. President Donald J. Trump’s disastrous policies, dog whistle politics, Supreme Court picks and overall debasement of the presidency are doing lasting damage to our democracy. This cannot be understated. While we are consumed by the sleazy spray-tanned conman-baby occupying the White House and pinning our […]
Posted February 1, 2016 at 9:24 am
The date is set. New York Governor Cuomo announced Saturday the special election to fill the State Assembly seat forfeited by disgraced former Speaker Sheldon Silver last year. (He was convicted on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion, and money laundering.) The royal rumble is planned for April 19, the same day as the […]
Last modified January 22, 2015 at 11:19 am
Just when the neighborhood began to develop a true rapport, the proverbial rug is pulled out. Currently in his second term, Governor Cuomo has been busy bolstering his ranks. Last week saw a third round of appointments to various state jobs and committee posts. According to a report in the New York Times, it appears […]
Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:00 am
Public officials are finally recognizing the enemies besieging rent regulated tenants all around the Lower East Side and Chinatown. At least partially. While Steve Croman is investigated (and sued) for harassing rent-regulated tenants, another controversial landlord is in hot water. Marolda Properties is accused of similar tactics at three of its Chinatown properties, including ongoing […]
Posted August 20, 2012 at 6:28 am
The proverbial wild west that was the intercity bus industry is now being reigned in. Particularly the thriving Chinatown bus scene in the shadows of the Manhattan Bridge. Yup, party’s ending.
Posted October 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm
Politics needs a bit of spice. In case you missed the gubernatorial debate last night on NY1, here is a clip of candidate Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party. The 90-minute faceoff was held at Hofstra University just two ahead of Election Day.