Tag Archives: Manhatttan

Fire At The Roseland Ballroom

Last night a two-alarm fire damaged Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom, home to next week’s Black Party. Six firefighters were injured and the blaze was declared under control an hour after the first report. Little is presently known about the extent of damage.

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CENSUS: No Italians Left In Little Italy

According to the U.S. Census, the number of Italian-born residents of Manhattan’s Little Italy is now zero. A census survey released in December determined that the proportion of Italian-Americans among the 8,600 residents in the same two-dozen-square-block area of Lower Manhattan had shrunk to about 5 percent. And, incredibly, the census could not find a single resident who had been ...

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42nd Street: Then & Now

The New York Times says that with this week’s opening of a new 40-story tower at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, the 30-year remodel of Times Square is finally over. The plan, to radically make over 13 acres, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, primarily fronting 42nd Street, outlived three mayors, four governors, two real estate booms and two recessions. It ...

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Morning View – The Ugly Sister

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Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment: There Is No Ground Zero Mosque

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Summer Streets Of Manhattan

Yesterday was the first of three consecutive Saturdays in Manhattan’s new Summer Streets program in which roads are closed to cars in a route from the Brooklyn Bridge up to Park Avenue at 72nd Street. It was like Critical Mass, only without the assholes. (Above: Farmboy C at Park & 60th.)The Farmboyz and I turned the day into one of ...

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Where Will Law & Order
Find New Stories?

Manhattan is headed for the lowest annual number of murders since records first began being kept in 1937. District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced that this year’s 65 murders (so far) represent a 40% drop from last year alone. When Morgenthau first became DA in 1975, there were 648 murders in Manhattan. With more time on their hands, Manhattan’s 500 prosecutors ...

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