Manhattan's Only Gun Range Is a Right-Wing Safe Space

Daniel Kolitz · 06/30/16 01:20PM

The Westside Rifle & Pistol Range, not far from the Flatiron Building, looks like some dire conservative prophecy come to life—America’s gun-lovers stripped of all rights, forced to target-shoot in windowless bunkers. To the range’s regulars, that’s sometimes how it feels. While their brethren in Texas or Florida roam free, idly polishing pistols in line at the grocery store, Manhattan’s gun owners are confined to a drop-ceilinged basement, where exposed pipes, peeling rolly chairs, and thrifty fluorescent lighting bring to mind a repurposed boiler room.

Hamilton Nolan · 11/20/15 03:18PM

Now available for rent in Manhattan: a 360-square-foot “micro-apartment” for $2,750 a month. And in Brooklyn, “5 Great Neighborhoods Where You Can Find a One-Bedroom Under $2,600.” I love this town!

The "Ground Zero Mosque" Is Now Going To Be Condos

Brendan O'Connor · 09/26/15 02:30PM

In 2009, developer Sharif El-Gamal’s Soho Properties purchased the lot at 45 Park place in lower Manhattan for $4.85 million. The next year, he proposed to build a 15-story Islamic cultural center—two blocks north of where the former World Trade Center once stood—which came to be known as the “Ground Zero Mosque.” The response was so virulent that El-Gamal abandoned his plans; now, Bloomberg Business reports, the developer has proposed a 70-story, ultra-luxury condominium building for the location. So ends the biggest political story (“story”) in the country in 2010.

Manhattan's Bodegas Are Slowly Dying Off

Andy Cush · 08/04/15 07:47AM

The corner bodega is the latest victim to Manhattan’s ever-ascending cost of living and operating an independent business, having been supplanted in some cases by chain supermarkets and pharmacies. That means even more premade Duane Reade bacon egg and cheese sandwiches for you, you filthy animal.

Alligator Caught Crossing Manhattan Street Has Died

Brendan O'Connor · 07/25/15 08:35AM

During the evening rush hour on Thursday, an alligator crawled out of...somewhere, and crossed a street in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood. Officers from the NYPD’s 34th Precinct captured the ‘gator and brought it to a shelter where it died Friday morning, the New York Times reports.

The Worst Places to Go in New York This Summer

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/08/15 03:40PM

In the summer, Manhattan doesn’t just smell like garbage—it is actual garbage. If you’re stuck in the city while all your friends escape to their share-house hellholes and parents’ country houses, it’s easy to fall for the city’s summer siren call. Outdoor drinking, yoga in the park, free movie screenings, it all sounds so wonderful, right? Sure, I guess—there’s no accounting for taste.

Woody Allen Really Wanted to Take His Teenage Co-Star to Europe 

Gabrielle Bluestone · 03/25/15 10:15PM

Actress Mariel Hemingway apparently spent her youth turning down advances from famous old guys—according to a Page Six report, Woody Allen was so intent on taking her to Europe he flew out to her parents house in Idaho to convince the whole family.

Hamilton Nolan · 03/12/15 09:58AM

The average monthly rent for a studio apartment in Manhattan has reached $2,350, the highest on record—"incomes aren't rising as fast as Manhattan rents, leading tenants to seek affordability by finding smaller spaces."

Look at NYC's Fanciest New Skyscraper With a Separate Entrance for Poors

Andy Cush · 12/05/14 11:45AM

Look at 1 West End Avenue. Look how shiny it is. How tall. Contemplate the view. Savor it. If you're among the people slated to rent one of its 118 units of affordable housing, you won't be seeing it from this angle often, because you'll be entering through the back door.