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Mr. Speaker

Mr. Speaker

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | One thing was said over and over again about Corey Johnson as the City Council convened to elect its new speaker — the 35-year-old works hard. “Everybody in this body cannot deny that Corey Johnson worked harder to be the speaker of this body than anybody else in this body,” said Laurie […]

Business Improvement District Takes Shape

BY LAUREN PRICE | As a neighborhood rises from the ground up, the Hudson Yards/ Hell’s Kitchen Business Improvement District (HYHK BID), in mid-March, announced an interim board of directors, a significant step toward becoming fully operational. The BID, created under legislation signed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg in December, covers more than 450 businesses between […]

“Boys” Church Is Disappearing

“Boys” Church Is Disappearing

BY EILEEN STUKANE | With so much change coming to the Hell’s Kitchen area, many development projects that involve conversions or demolitions of buildings come before Community Board 4, the advisory group with jurisdiction over much of the West Side from 14th Street to 59th Street. Rarely, however, does a building receive the special farewell that […]

Corey Johnson: Practice Complete for Ex-Footballer Seeking Quinn Seat

Corey Johnson: Practice Complete for Ex-Footballer Seeking Quinn Seat

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | There is something about Corey Johnson that is carefully crafted. Or perhaps it’s everything. The 31-year-old is vying with Yetta Kurland, a civil rights attorney, for the City Council seat that Speaker Christine Quinn has held for 14 years. For an interview with Gay City News, he arrived with his hair freshly […]