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State Steps In to Ensure Insurance BY DENNIS LYNCH Now that the dust has literally settled on W. 23rd St. following the Sept.17 pressure cooker bombing that wounded 31 people and caused thousands of dollars in damage, local business owners are on to the next struggle: paying for repairs and making up for lost revenue. Patrons have returned to shop at stores, eat lunch, and hit the gym INSURANCE continued on p. 3
Concern for Paws at Pet Hotel BY SCOTT STIFFLER As dozens of worried loved ones flooded the front desk with phone calls, those booked at a boutique hotel in Chelsea slept very well on the night of Sept. 17. Insulated from the chaos unfolding just steps from their door, they were living a dog’s life while FBI, FDNY, and NYPD personnel swarmed the block and sealed it off until further notice. PAWS continued on p. 4
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Surrounded by elected officials, NYPD leadership and FIT personnel, modest honoree Jane Schreibman was compelled to step into the spotlight when presented with a Proclamation for her decisive role in preventing a second explosion on the night of Sept. 17.
Proclamation Sings the Praises of ‘Shero’ Who Saw and Said BY TEQUILA MINSKY Sometimes a member of a community does something so special that it demands public recognition. That is how Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and other electeds felt as they surveyed the damage caused by the bomb that went off on W. 23rd St. on the evening of Sept. 17. Things could have been much worse if Jane Schreibman hadn’t observed an odd device on her block of W. 27th St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.) and reported it to 911. Schreibman spotted a pot with wires sticking out; a pressure cooker bomb that could have created much damage and loss of life had it gone off. Despite, and perhaps inspired by, Schreibman’s reluctance to bask in the media attention she’d received since her deeds came to light, the borough president and the others wanted to acknowledge how important those actions were. Amidst a hamishy vibe, friends, members of the Chelsea and FIT community, NYPD personnel, and elected officials gathered in Reeve’s Great Hall at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT; W. 28th St. & Seventh Ave.) on Sept. 30 to celebrate Schreibman.
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Dr. Joyce F. Brown, FIT’s president, thanked their neighbor Schreibman for her actions, and mentioned that Schreibman is also part of the FIT community, having taken many courses as part of the Senior Learners Program. She is a role model in citizenship, Dr. Brown said, and “we encourage our students to get involved in philanthropic activities and give back.” Public Advocate Letitia James noted how happy she was that Schreibman didn’t “mind her own business,” and because of her actions she averted what potentially could have been a tragedy for countless people. Asking if it was it instinct, a sense of civic duty, or general suspicion, James emphasized, “She saved lives and for that I am grateful.” James reminded those present that “If we see something, we should say something” is more than a slogan or a Madison Avenue ad. “In this city we should be cognizant of our immediate surroundings. We are the eyes and ears of NYPD. Jane’s actions are by simply speaking up, by being more suspicious. For me and for Gale, Jane is a Shero.” SCHREIBMAN continued on p. 2 VOLUME 08, ISSUE 40 | OCTOBER 06 - 12, 2016
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“Our civic heroes are those that don’t necessarily have the training,” said Comptroller Scott Stringer. “It’s nice that we have the proof, that there are people in the city that actually look out for us and know how to get the information to where it should go. The whole city and your whole community thanks you. It sends an important message that we have to be on guard and watch out both in the city and the country. We all have an
obligation to use our eyes and think about our surroundings.” State Senator Brad Hoylman then spoke. “This is Chelsea. We won’t be intimidated; we’re on the ball. We look out for our neighbors and terrorists don’t scare us,” he declared. Bringing a little lightness to the proceedings, Hoylman quoted social media as to what really terrifies New Yorkers: flying cockroaches, subway cars without air conditioning, bedbugs, and getting stopped by Greenpeace, to name a few.
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“Jane is a hero. It was her quick thinking that thwarted an insidious plot to create mayhem. You saved untold people from harm,” he said, adding to the ample Chelsea pride in the house by noting, “Our neighbors are smart, caring, and vigilant.” State Assemblymember Richard Gottfried said of Schreibman, “She’s what Chelsea is all about: smart people who care about their community.” Before reading a brilliantly written Proclamation that was deadly serious, yet spiced with much wit, Brewer pointed out that the one being presented to Schreibman was very unusual, because many electeds — eight altogether — had signed it. The document concludes with: WHEREAS: while the cookware potential is what caught Ms. Schreibman’s attention, it was her quick thinking in calling the police that helped divert another explosion—actions we hope all New Yorkers will take to heart; and
NOW, THEREFORE: We, the elected officials representing Chelsea, do hereby commend Jane Schreibman and her contributions to the City and proclaim… Friday, September 30, 2016, is JANE SCHREIBMAN APPRECIATION DAY in the Borough of Manhattan. With affixed official gold seals galore, the document boasted signatures by Brewer, Gottfried, Hoylman, James, Stringer, City Councilmember Corey Johnson, and Congressmembers Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. Schreibman’s thanked those present and then said, “I love New York so much, and I’m so happy that I can live in New York. Thanks to rent stabilization I can be here,” to which the audience burst into applause. She also told the assembled to not second guess themselves or apologize for a frivolous call to 911, ending her remarks by reminding people, “If you see something, say something.”
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on the block, but many business owners have only begun to work through mounds of insurance claim paperwork, hoping to recoup their losses, paying for new windows blown out and merchandise destroyed in the explosion. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited W. 23rd St. a few days after the attack to promise that the state would cover any damages that fall through the insurance cracks through a grant program, including lost wages and any other “economic injury,” according to the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), which will administer the program. Daniel Peretz, owner of the mirror and framing store King David Gallery (131 W. 23rd St., btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.), shook Cuomo’s hand when he visited and made his pledge. Peretz believes damage to around four dozen mirrors, framed art, lighting fixtures, and other property at his shop will amount to around $70,000-$80,000, although he has not filed his claims yet. He believes financial assistance should be available immediately for victims of terror. “It’s a shame, they should have the fund, not work on it,” he said. “Before anything happens they should have it — what, they don’t know of the terror around the world?” Peretz and other local business owners first must file insurance claims, then contact the Department of Financial Services, which will help determine
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Local electeds visit King David Gallery on Sept. 21. L to R: State Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, gallery owner Daniel Peretz, Councilman Corey Johnson, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Governor Andrew Cuomo.
what is and is not covered by their insurance. Then they can contact the DHSES to receive a grant to cover those losses, so long as they can prove the losses with the proper documentation. A representative could not speculate on how long the DHSES process can take. Peretz recalled growing in up Israel where the government already had mechanisms in place when terror struck. The Israeli government has an exten-
sive support network in place to assist victims of terror attacks from the first 24-hours, to post-traumatic counseling, to finding a new home if necessary. A number of independent agencies and charities also swoop in to assist following an attack. Peretz told a parable to make his point. “There is a bridge and that bridge is not built INSURANCE continued on p. 8
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This was not occurring on W. 23rd St., site of the explosion, but four blocks north, at 104 W. 27th St., between Sixth and Seventh Aves. And the guests whose health and welfare suddenly elicited such concern? They found themselves in the city not as tourists with tickets to “Cats,” but as canines, boarded at D Pet Hotels Chelsea — an upscale doggie daycare destination whose
amenities include play areas, overnight suites, a private chef, chauffer services, and unlimited on-demand belly rubs. Still, knowing the level of pampering given to these lucky pooches didn’t completely allay the fear of “parents,” for whom separation anxiety is an issue even under the best of circumstances. “The whole reason we were created was to take away the stress and guilt parents have when leaving their
dog,” said Kerry Brown, co-owner and manager of the four-year-old franchise (chelsea.dpethotels.com). “It’s a home away from home for their dogs,” she said, citing the brevity of that journey. Most of their daycare business comes from “people who live or work within 10 blocks, so it’s definitely a neighborhood spot in that regard.” As for the element of exclusivity (the hotel’s own boutique pedigree notwithstanding), all dogs may go to heaven — but only
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Leading the list of the top distractions behind the wheel are mobile phones. Phones now do more than just place calls, and drivers often cannot pull away from their phones, even when driving. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, studies have shown that driving performance is lowered and the level of distraction is higher for drivers who are heavily engaged in cell
phone conversations. The use of a hands-free device does not lower distraction levels. The percentage of vehicle crashes and nearcrashes attributed to dialing is nearly identical to the number associated with talking or listening.
Many people will admit to daydreaming behind the wheel or looking at a person or object outside of the car for too long. Per-
haps they’re checking out a house in a new neighborhood or thought they saw someone they knew on the street corner. It can be easy to veer into the direction your eyes are focused, causing an accident. In addition to trying to stay focused on the road, some drivers prefer the help of lane departure warning systems.
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chewing gum at the same time may want to avoid eating while driving. The majority of foods require a person’s hands to be taken off of the wheel and their eyes to be diverted from the road. Reaching in the back seat to share some French fries with the kids is also distracting. Try to eat meals before getting in the car. For those who must snack while en route, take a moment to pull over at
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Glancing at an advertisement, updating a Facebook status or reading a book are all activities that should be avoided when driving. Even pouring over a traffic map or consulting the digital display of a GPS system can be distracting.
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Captain Paul Lanot, the commanding officer of the 10th precinct, behind the podium at his first Community Council meeting.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING: Lanot’s first go Last week marked Captain Paul Lanot’s first Community Council meeting as the commanding officer as the 10th Precinct (and the group’s first meeting since the summer). Coming so soon after the Chelsea bombing on Sept. 17, the Sept. 28 meeting found many of the
the Month awards to not one, but three officers: Officer Robert Karl for the quick-thinking use of his department cellphone to prevent theft; and Officers Shawn Mooney and Rui Sanches for helping to swiftly resolve an amber alert situation. Nonetheless, despite these unusual diversions, Lanot spent most of the time fielding questions about regular community concerns, like homelessness and traffic issues. In doing so he got to know some of the Council’s regulars, and assure them the precinct would be pursuing new ways to prevent crime and improve quality of life under his leadership — as he has been studying the area and precinct “inside out, outside in, up, and down” since assuming the commanding officer mantle. “I am incredibly pleased to be here serving you in this community,” he said.
uniformed personnel from outside police units that aided in the aftermath drop by for a personal thanks from Lanot. In addition, the Counterterrorism Unit’s Inspector Huerta took questions from those assembled, and reminded people to stay vigilant and call the counterterWith every step he took, Chelsea T:8.75” rorism hotline (1-888-NYC-SAFE) if Wine Cellar (200 W. 21st St., at Seventh they see something suspicious. Lanot Ave.) would be missing booze, when also was tasked with providing Cop of on Thurs., Sept. 29, one bad boy for
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called the cab service to ask about her stuff, but they didn’t have it, and she was at a loss as to where it could be. In total, the woman lost $2,272 worth of stuff that still hasn’t turned up, including pricey goodies like her MacBook Pro and an iPad air — all in her REI backpack.
FRAUDULENT ACCOSTING: The Faux Monte On Sun., Oct. 2, one unobservant con man didn’t know when to fold ’em, and wound up getting held himself — in jail that is. An NYPD officer saw the man obstructing pedestrian foot traffic by conducting one of the oldest scams in the book, a game of three-card Monte, while on the 300 block of W. 16th St. (btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.) at around 1:15am. No sleight of hand, however, could fool the officer and prevent him from finding “a quantity of a controlled substance” and a crack pipe on the dirty dealer when he inspected the situation further. The 57-year-old Bronx resident, then, became the mark himself, as he was arrested.
LOST PROPERTY: Papers gone to the Heaviside Layer Reporting to the police on Fri., Sept. 30, a 31-year-old East Side resident informed authorities that she lost both her American visa and Mexican passport. She claimed to have had these documents when she left the Times Square Hotel (59 W. 46th St., btw. Fifth & Sixth Aves.) on Tues., Sept. 27, but could not find them by the time she
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Department of Financial Services representatives were on the ground on Sept. 21 to answer questions about insurance coverage and help people work through issues with their insurers.
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The King David Gallery on W. 23rd St. lost merchandise in the explosion, and its owner Daniel Peretz will submit insurance claims this week.
correctly, many cars fall from this bridge down and people get hurt; so the people of the city think, ‘What can we do? ’ You know what they do? They build a hospital under the bridge. Is that smart? ” he asked. The federal government can cover damages from attacks if they exceed $5 million through the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act passed after the 9/11 attacks, when roughly $24 billion worth of property was lost. But no attack, no matter how bloody, has exceeded that threshold since then. Insurance and state assistance are the only resources that will cover damages from small-scale terror attacks like the bombings perpetrated in New York and New Jersey in September. Lone wolf terrorists are learning from each other to go after “soft targets” — a term experts use to describe low-security, non-military targets filled with undefended and unaware civilians. Peretz said the seemingly random bombing on W. 23rd St. convinced him to add terrorism coverage to his insurance policy. “We’re going to buy that now, but we didn’t believe it would happen,” he said. “Still, if something like this happens, the government is supposed to protect us, because its not you they are attacking — it’s the country.”
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Audi’s A7 driverless prototype parked outside the David N. Dinkins Municipal Building.
“One of the points we want to make with this is it’s essential to get consumers and drivers to understand what the technology is and not be afraid of it,” Stertz said. The A7 prototype, which dazzled even New Yorkers who only got the chance to sit in the front seat while it was parked, was developed in 2012, according to Spencer Matthews, the industry and government relations analyst for Volkswagen Group, Audi’s parent company. The vehicle, he explained, is equipped with about 20 different sensors that can absorb external information and translate it into an action within milliseconds — much faster than any human ever could. While the A7 could drive autonomously on freeways, the frequently congested streets of Manhattan present unique physical challenges — and raise legal questions, as well.
With Audi’s technology parked right outside, Brewer said the questions surrounding autonomous vehicles don’t start with “if” anymore, but with “how” and “when.” The borough president is eager to
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Dumpling Daredevils Dine The BY JANE ARGODALE & SEAN EGAN There’s no meal quite as efficient and tasty as an order of Chinese dumplings. The fried or steamed pockets of seasoned meat and/or vegetables are perfect as either an appetizer or a main course. Though Hell’s Kitchen may not be the first neighborhood that comes to mind when New Yorkers think of dumplings, we set out to explore the neighborhood’s offerings, and were pleasantly surprised by the variety. For all the carnivores out there, Jane Argodale handled the meatbased dumplings; as the resident vegetarian, Sean Egan sampled the steamed veggie options.
OLLIE’S SICHUAN Located at 411 W. 42nd St. (btw. Ninth & 10th Aves.), this outpost of a small chain of Chinese restaurants in Manhattan offers well-priced Sichuan fare not far from the Theater District. With plenty of room for families and large groups, a tastefully-decorated interior, and a bar, this turned out to be the best of the three locations we visited to enjoy a long, more formal meal at — as plenty of people were doing during the bustling early evening hour when we arrived. JA: The pan-fried pork dumplings are definitely treated more as an appetizer than a potential meal within themselves here. Though perfectly crispy and delicious, especially with their accompanying sauce, there’s not much actual pork filling, and the dumplings are pretty small. SE: The biggest knock on the steamed veggie dumplings is their small size, and that they’re a tad doughy, but taste-wise there’s nothing to complain about. They’re very light and a little sweet, and my non-scientific probing revealed a nice assortment of goodies (carrots, mushrooms, etc.) comprised the medley within. They also are enhanced by the savory sauce they come with.
TASTY HAND-PULLED NOODLES II From the room-temp water and Styrofoam cups on the table, to the handwritten receipt, Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles II (648 Ninth Ave., btw. W. 45th & W. 46th Sts.) was definitely the most casual of all the places we visited. It also happened to be the smallest, as only about 20 people could fit in the shop (and fairly snugly at that). Still, the place had a pretty cool vibe — everyone from trendy looking twentysomethings to toddlers lined their long tables, speaking a variety of languages while chowing down. Being a little cheaper than the other options and playing a pretty awesome Mandarinlanguage, easy-listening cover of “We Are The World” also scores the spot some points. Plus, as a video display in the window proudly attested, Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles II has the official endorsement of none other than comfort-food expert/frosted tip aficionado Guy Fieri, so it’s got that going for it! JA: The best thing here is the selection of condiments at every table. There’s chili oil, soy sauce, black vinegar and sriracha. I doused my dumplings in the chili oil as soon as I got them. They’re a bit more chewy and not
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as well-cooked on the outside as the Ollie’s dumplings, but have significantly more pork inside. SE: Yeah, this place was a bit underwhelming in terms of the dumplings themselves. While the veggie dumplings looked promisingly bigger than Ollie’s, as the adage goes, bigger isn’t necessarily better. The dumplings were filled with plainer, less flavorful veggies — lots of cabbage and onion and such that simultaneously felt heavier as well as blander. Thankfully, as Jane mentioned, the array of condiments was extensive, and the blander greens proved excellent at absorbing anything thrown at it. I’ll co-sign on the chili oil’s awesomeness, too. NOTE: This place only provides you with chopsticks to eat with, which means if you don’t know how to use ’em like me [Sean], you will find yourself embarrassed in front of more cultured, coordinated company [Jane].
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The exterior of Ollie’s.
KUNG FU LITTLE STEAMED BUNS RAMEN Upon approaching Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen (811 Eighth Ave., btw. W. 48th & W. 49th Sts.), the first thing we noticed (aside from how cute the restaurant’s name is) was how incredibly packed the place was. Granted, it was getting to be well and truly dinnertime — and apparently, the tiny eatery had a pretty good reputation. As if to one-up Tasty HandPulled Noodles II’s Guy Fieri endorsement, Kung Fu proudly displayed a review from that notoriously Fierihating publication, the New York Times, by its door. Combined with its proximity to nearby Times Square, this made the place a bit of a madhouse on a Friday night (something to note). It was so busy, getting a table was impossible, and we were made to take our order to go. We loitered valiantly outside Kung Fu, waiting approximately 20 minutes for our two orders of dumplings. Combined with the slightly higher price tag, we commiserated that the dumpling better be truly great to justify all the inconvenience — and, against the odds, they delivered. JA: The fried pork dumplings here were by far the best of the three places — perfectly cooked with a crispy outside, and a generous amount of pork and chive filling. These were the biggest dumplings of the three places as well. They’re definitely nowhere near as cheap as a place in Chinatown, but this is definitely the most worthwhile spot for dumplings in Hell’s Kitchen. SE: There’s no question about it; these dumplings were, in fact, great — almost the Platonic ideal of dumplings. The ratio of filling to dough was perfect, and they were full of super-flavorful veggies — there was no need to douse them in any sauce, as they had a robust, umami flavor that held up all by itself. They were also pretty large and very filling, and could definitely be taken as a meal in and of themselves. I’m with Jane: It’s unquestionably the best place we visited in Hell’s Kitchen, and I’m looking forward to going back for more, and trying some of the other noodle-based dishes on the menu. I don’t even care if I have to wait outside.
Inside of Ollie’s, families and friends sit down for longer meals.
Veggie dumplings from Kung Fu, taken to go.
From the outside looking in: Kung Fu had no tables left when we arrived.
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Dumplings, given a generous helping of chili oil at Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles II.
Three different varieties of dumplings from Ollieâ€™s, all lined up.
f Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen, as the night started to get busy.
Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles II had the Guy Fieri seal of approval.
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play dates don’t require written proof that your vaccinations are up to date). Brown also noted that despite its “five-star” nature, the “children” of many FIT and NYU students are regulars ($84 covers 24 hours of care). Every guest has the comforts of home, even if they’re not basking in one of the private luxury rooms, where $200 a night affords Fido a full-size bed and a 42-inch flat screen TV. “It’s nicer than my bedroom at home,” Brown deadpanned, adding that no matter the level of lodging, “we allow parents to bring the dog’s belongings, so it [their stay] feels, or at lest smells, like home. We also encourage parents to bring a t-shirt that smells like them.” Such personal touches help to comfort the guests, who, Brown recalled, were largely oblivious to the events of Sept. 17, even as sirens wailed. “What’s ironic about that,” Brown said of D’s design, “is we soundproofed our whole space. There’s denim material plugged through all of our walls and sound panels hanging from our ceilings. We also have rubber floors, so all that helps keep things as quiet as possible. The dogs were in their suites [by the 8:30 p.m. bombing], totally cozied up and comfortable. Dogs play all day long at our place, and they normally conk out at 7 p.m. once they’re done.” While her charges had their eyes shut and were quite possibly enjoying pleasant REM-state visions of fire hydrants and squirrels, Brown and her team kicked into high gear. “That night,” she recalled, “I was out with friends when we got news of the first device. When we heard about the second device, I cut my
dinner short and called [the hotel]. You never know how they’re going to react, but they were poised,” she said, noting that beginning shortly after the first media reports of a suspicious pressure cooker on W. 27 St., “Louis [Rodriguez, head of the overnight crew] got probably 40 calls from parents, trying to find out if their dog was okay. They [NYPD] had shut down the block, and there were a lot of unknowns for a few hours. But Louis, his role was to stay very calm [with the callers]. I was on the phone with him back and forth until about 2 a.m. The next morning, we sent out an email to all of the parents letting them know everything was okay, but we might need to be a little flexible with the check in/check out times, because the street was closed.” As the block remained closed to pedestrian traffic the following day, hotel staff “had to meet parents on different [nearby] corners, or adjust the check out time to the next day. No one was able to drive [up to the hotel], and we had to walk some dogs home.” For Dimitri Aletras, the night of the Chelsea bombing was an occasion when routines, kept and broken, made for an unusual convergence of good and bad timing. The W. 27th St. and Sixth Ave. resident is a marketing executive in the hotel industry — a job that keeps him away from Cooke, his four-year-old Boston Terrier/Miniature Pinscher mix, for long periods of time. As a result, frequent stays at D Pet Hotels Chelsea has made the crew into Cooke’s “second family. He’s grown very fond of them. I take him there [almost] daily. On a good day, I pick him up at 8, but there have been days when I don’t pick him up until 1 or 2 a.m. He always comes
fantastic, and such a relief. It was stressful to me, because it [the secondary bomb] had been halfway down the street from where I live…I didn’t want to pass that stress on,” Aletras said, noting that Cooke’s very presence never fails to have a calming effect. “Dogs are the most comforting creatures one could have as a companion,” he said. For Brown, the aftermath of Sept. 17’s incident reinforced why she chose to put down roots in this part of town. “It brings tears to my eyes,” she said, “the outpouring of support from the Chelsea and Flatiron community. We got so many calls on Sunday from regulars [who didn’t currently have dogs at the hotel], wanting to find out, ‘Is everyone okay, are the dogs okay, is there anything I can do? ’ And that sums up Chelsea. It’s such a neighborhood. Even though there might be clashes here and there, it just felt like everyone had each other’s back. It was a nice reminder.”
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home exhausted and happy.” Aletras found himself on the block of the W. 23rd St. bombing just three hours before the explosion — getting a haircut at Made Man Barbershop, then off for a drink at Boxers bar (on W. 20th St.). Prior to that, he picked Cooke up from daycare and dropped him off at home, “which is not really the normal routine. Then I heard the incident had happened. I would have preferred my dog be there [at the D] for him to be in safer hands.” When Aletras arrived at W. 27th, “there were at least 40 of us lined up on the street. We were there until 4:30 in the morning, trying to negotiate with the NYPD and the FBI to get into our apartments.” That process was further complicated given the fact that, of all times to do so, “I had misplaced my ID. I didn’t have anything with my address on it, to get into my building.” Given its proximity to the barricades, “the FBI could see me going in [the front door] with my key. Going forward, I took my Con Ed bill and passport to be able to provide proof of residence.” Finally reunited with Cooke, “You could tell he was very stressed out,” Aletras recalled. “I don’t normally leave him alone for that length of time. He’s used to the New York City sounds, but I think the sirens scared him. He can sit on the windowsill and look out [onto W. 27th St.], so I’m sure that shook him up a little bit. When I came in that night, he had his little man cave blankets in the closet, and he was very excited to see me.” The next morning (Sun., Sept 18), still feeling a bit overwhelmed by the situation himself, Aletras took Cooke back to the D “to chill. The support system there was really
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structure, its labor force, and its traffic regulations. Industry experts are needed to inform that discussion, she said. At the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT), the internal conversation began roughly a year ago, and the agency now wants to join that to the national discussion of how to move forward. “The ultimate test for autonomous vehicles will be whether or not they can effectively navigate cities like New York,” Will Carry, the DOT’s senior director for special projects, said. “So we really feel like we should be partners in [the national] discussion.” For several of the panelists, Manhattan serves as a unique stress test for the new vehicles because of the obstacles its clogged street grid provides, with cars in transit joined by a glut of pedestrians, increasing numbers of bicyclists, and, of course, the ubiquitous double-parked cars. Experts raised a variety of concerns –– some of which were contradictory; a sign of just how much is unknowable at this stage. Sarah Kaufman, the assistant director for technology programming at the New York University Rudin Center for Transportation, explained that most autonomous vehicles are programmed to not come within three feet of pedestrians. “Once our pedestrians realize these cars are programmed to stop when they cross the streets, there will be a jaywalking paradise and these cars will never get anywhere,” she warned, citing areas likely to be impacted as “pretty much anywhere in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.” She added that driverless cars could result in unanticipated consequences, like residents beginning to move farther out from the city’s center because of the ease of commuting on highways.
Sam Schwartz, the city’s traffic commissioner in the 1980s and a widely respected transportation engineering consultant, said that autonomous vehicles could also encourage more people to use cars and reverse the recent healthy trend in people walking and cycling to their destinations. “Inactivity kills four or five times more people than car crashes kill,” Schwartz said. “Even if autonomous vehicles knock down the number of people killed in car crashes, which I have no doubt they will, if we have less activity we may kill more people through inactivity.” One of the biggest concerns raised by driverless cars are about the professions they would impact, such as driving taxis, short-haul delivery vehicles, and longhaul trucks. Jeff Garber, the director of technology and innovation for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, emphasized there is still time for those industries to adjust since he expects the rollout of autonomous vehicles to be a slow transition. “We’re going to have to be adaptable to how this technology looks,” Garber said, adding, “We’re kind of putting the cart before the horse a little bit because we’re not quite sure how it’s going to come. But I do think we have a little more time, it’s not going to be a catastrophic dropping of all the drivers.” Audi’s Stertz said there could even be new job opportunities to supplement the use of driverless cars. The Audi rep said there are possibilities for traffic management positions to help autonomous vehicles deal with unique situations that arise. “Until the time when cars truly can outthink us, there’s going to need to be some human management of the fleets that are out there,” Stertz said of the technology’s impact on the labor force. Schwartz, however, predicted that self-driving cars could take over current driver-focused industries as quickly as
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Audi’s prototype driverless car sparked curiosity, and some people took some stationary test drives.
20 years, which he said represents rapid change in the grand scheme of a city as complex as New York. “Twenty years to change a workforce is very fast,” he said. “You’re going to have people that are 30 years old, that are now truck drivers, and they’ll be 50 years old. What do you do with them when there’s no more truck drivers?” The best solution, according to Schwartz, would be to assimilate self-driving cars slowly into the current transportation infrastructure, with legislation preventing the abrupt domination
by autonomous vehicles. Everyone on Brewer’s panel agreed that it’s time to start talking how to regulate the new technology. “The tech is old and the opportunity is here so it’s time for policy and culture to catch up to the technology that’s enabling self-driving cars,” said James Felton Keith, a member of the public who took the A7 prototype for a stationary spin. “In these cities, as population becomes more and more dense, technologies that keep us out of each other’s way are going to be increasingly important.”
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Horror Ham to Higher Plane: A Chatty Clown Evolves ‘Myth’ posits Dandy Darkly as a presence with power
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Far out: Darkly’s latest takes you from the dawn of man to deepest outer space.
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BY SCOTT STIFFLER He’s been doing it in the basement for a few good years now — attracting crowds that is, who eagerly flock to Horse Trade Theater Group’s intimate underground space on St. Marks Place every time southern-fried storyteller Dandy Darkly mounts a new collection of zinger-laced gothic tales. If you have yet to be seduced by the lilting voice and penetrating presence of this mincing, menacing, alliteration-loving oracle, it’s high time to give in, because “Myth Mouth” is the supernaturally gifted phenom’s strongest, strangest creation yet. Brilliantly written, beautifully structured, and delivered in a damn near flawless manner that seems both effortless and unrehearsed (impossible, given the sheer volume of meticulous wordplay), “Myth” hits the viewer like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger, and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms and absinthe. What’s more, this is virgin territory for Darkly — one long, beefy narrative, as opposed to his usual handful of bloodsoaked, stand-alone morality tales that invoke the pulpy best of ancient fables, dimestore novels, and horror anthology comic books. That these influences served as basic building blocks in previous efforts is not to say those shows were anything less than incredibly original or immensely entertaining. The stage persona of Georgia-born Brooklynite Neil Arthur James, Dandy Darkly is a vehicle for his queer creator to celebrate, critique, and often recoil at what attracts meek wannabes and bold adventurers alike to the lure of sex, drugs, violence, and revenge. Past monologues have seen zombies, witches, werewolves, shape-shifters, and slasher film final girls used to explore celebrity worship, PTSD, gun culture, misogyny, gentrification, self-loathing,
and good old-fashioned bad intentions. As seen in a June NYC preview before it killed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we can happily report that “Myth Mouth” is a giant step in Darkly’s ongoing evolution as a spinner of yarns, a social critic, and an all-around keen observer. Cha-Cha the Caveman — humanity’s first pop star, religious extremist, tyrannical leader, and recovering addict — is the tale’s throughline, which shifts back and forth through the millennia-long hero’s journey of this “Stone Age sissy… blissfully unburdened by the bluster that so defined his hunter brothers.” Notable stops along the way include scenes from a codependent virtual reality courtship, a glimpse of Soviet space pooch Laika’s secret Cold War mission, front seats to a modern day anthropology lecture, and a party of cosmic proportions that has Cha-Cha rubbing elbows and clicking heels with the likes of Walt Whitman, Joan Crawford, Alvin Ailey, Alan Turing, and Prince. Don’t try to process that last part, just surrender yourself — because the epic feast of words and images flowing from this “Mouth” makes perfect sense when all is said and done, and will send you on your way tuned into a frequency that, like all good myths, has lasting power. Written and performed by Dandy Darkly. Directed by Ian Bjorklund. Soundscape by Adam Tendler, Rachel Blumberg, and Bryce Edwards. Fri., Oct. 14, Thurs., Oct. 20 & Sat., Oct. 22 at 10:30pm; 7pm shows on Mon./ Tues., Oct. 17/18, Sun./Mon./Tues., Oct. 23, 24, 25. At UNDER St. Marks Theater (no wheelchair access; 94 St. Marks Place, btw. First Ave. & Ave. A). For tickets ($20), horsetrade. info. Artist info: dandydarkly.com and Twitter @dandydarkly. .com
At Merchant’s House, The Dead Are Still Touring
‘Spirited’ events play up the museum’s haunted rep BY SCOTT STIFFLER From spooky hayrides to cheesy corn mazes to pop-up attractions populated by costumed actors who have little to offer beyond jumping out and yelling “boo,” discerning fans of the spooky and strange are understandably jaded by Halloweenthemed events that promise supernatural thrills, but only manage to deliver poorly crafted, man-made tomfoolery. How fortunate we Manhattan souls are, then, to have a genuine haunted house that has no problem living up to its well-earned reputation for disembodied footsteps, sightings of fully-formed apparitions, shoulder taps from unseen sources, and an all-around feeling that you’re not alone, even when your rational mind tells you otherwise. Open to self-guided tours all year long, Merchant’s House Museum is making the most of its penchant for paranormal activity with a series of October events whose chills come with easily digestible history lessons about the wealthy Tredwell family, generations of whom lived in the house from 1835 to 1933. Since opening to the public as a museum 80 years ago, dozens of visitors and staff members swear the long-dead residents of this remarkably preserved E. Fourth St. row house have made appearances in the Greek Revival double parlors, on the narrow staircases, and in a basement kitchen that, servant bells and all, is right out of “Downton Abbey.” But the Crawleys never laid out their dead for all to see, as was the custom of the Tredwells (and they had plenty of occasions to do so; seven family members died in the house!). Through Oct. 31, the exhibition “Truly We Live in a Dying World: A 19th Century Home in Mourning” drapes the front parlor in black crepe, as an uncomfortably realistic version of Tredwell patriarch Seabury lies in repose (the easily spooked are advised not to make eye contact with his portrait, hung uncomfortably close to the coffin). On Sun., Oct. 23 at 4pm, “Parlor to Grave” recreates the 1865 funeral service of Seabury, with a discussion about the death-centric customs of the time. Period-accurate mourning attire is encouraged. VIP tick.com
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ets include front-row seating, black armbands, and the opportunity to lead the procession as a pallbearer, for a graveside service at nearby Marble Cemetery. On Tues., Oct. 11 at 6:30pm, “Probing for Paranormal Proof” is a fascinating if occasionally unsettling lecture delivered by the physically imposing, often jovial, and still-skeptical Dan Sturges. Dozens of times over the past near-decade, his investigative team has been given exclusive access to the public and private areas of Merchant’s House, with psychics, mediums, video and audio recording equipment, and EMF meters (and, on
occasion, this jittery writer) in tow. After a crash course on paranormal terms and research equipment, you’ll see photo and video footage of ghostly silhouettes and flying orbs, and hear audio of disembodied voices that seem to interact with the investigators. Add to that the recording of a thing that really did go bump in the night, and the takeaway is a catalog of occurrences that, while proving nothing beyond the fact that strange things do indeed happen here, is still nothing short of extraordinary. Less likely to rattle and more prone to entertain is Fri., Oct. 14’s “Chant
Macabre: Songs from the Crypt,” a 7pm program from the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society. What they lack in spine-tingling shock value they more than make up for with world-class vocal chops, wry humor, and a seriously scary ability, through pre-song patter, to transport you back in time, to when these songs of death and enchantment first cast their spell on audiences. Selections include Moussorgsky’s “Trepak” (1875; from the “Songs and Dances of Death” cycle), and the 1871 ballad “Denny Malone’s Ghost.” On Sat., Oct. 15, “A Séance at the Merchant’s House” is just that, with 7, 8:30 & 10pm recreations of a 19th century séance. Mentalist and magician Kent Axell guides the proceedings, and provides some background on how the cultural phenomenon of spiritualism existed alongside an increasingly rational, scientific world. Feeling lucky? Get your tickets now before they’re gone; this event is limited to 13 participants. If still alive to tell the tale, tempt fate at the Sun., Oct. 31, 7pm “Tales From the Crypt: Horror on Halloween” gathering, which features readings of envelope-pushing, paranormal-themed prose from the Tredwell era. Finally, should tickets still be available by this point, dear reader, the annual “Ghost Tours” (times and dates vary, Oct. 21–30) are conducted by some of the very people who have experienced the strange goings-on you’ll hear about — in the very rooms in which they took place. There’s no guarantee that somebody (or something) from the great beyond will reach out and touch you as you tour the house; but the staff has become used to fielding phone calls the following day by shaken and stirred guests who swear they’ve seen, felt, heard, or sensed a ghost. Prices vary for these events, and discounts are available to museum members. Reservations are strongly suggested, and in some cases, required. For more info, visit merchantshouse.org. Merchant’s House Museum is located at 29 E. Fourth St. (btw. Bowery & Lafayette). Regular hours: Fri..–Mon., 12–5pm; Thurs., 12–8pm. Admission is $13, $8 for students/seniors. Visit merchantshouse.org or call 212-777-1089. October 06 - 12, 2016
Just Do Art PEN PARENTIS LITERARY SALONS
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
“SHOW UP” Top-notch improvisational comedy chops require that you abandon fear — but what about that general, nagging feeling of reluctance and unease? Writer, director, teacher, and longtime Chelsea resident Peter Michael Marino’s upcoming “semi-written” solo show has the veteran funnyman “coming out as a performer with social anxiety.” Marino is keeping things loose by creating scenes based on the lives of audience members, and recruiting some of them to (no pressure!) run the lights and guide the show’s direction. The result, he hopes, will examine his own social anxiety while giving you heightened sensitivity to its manifestation in everyday life. “Don’t think people make the decision to be a hermit or be the awkward person at the party,” Marino noted, adding, “There are people I see on a regular basis who I’ve never actually said ‘Hello’ to, and they’ve never said that to me. And I think, why does that guy hate me? Then you find out he has social anxiety, and you learn they’re not an asshole!” Wed., Oct 12, 8pm at the PIT Loft (154 W. 29 St., btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.). For tickets ($10), visit thepit-nyc.com. Also visit petermichaelmarino.com.
Raising kids can drive you to drink, that’s for sure — but can their constant presence inspire you to new creative heights? Find out by totally ditching them for one night every month, for the rest of 2016, at the fall slate of Pen Parentis Literary Salon events. There, you will rub shoulders with other overseers of the juice box set, and lift your spirits by raising a glass. Open to all but programmed with working and aspiring authors in mind, the evening begins with an informal networking session, followed by readings, then a panel discussion from three writers who also happen to be parents. The Oct. 11 theme, “Never Give Up: Writers on Tenacity,” features Oregon-based novelist Jamie Duclos-Yourdon, and local writers Courtney Zoffness (serial comma advocate, former managing editor of The Earth Times) and Aidan Donnelley Rowley (occasional Twitter delinquent, author of “The Ramblers”). “Election Day Madness” is the well-timed focus of Nov. 8, and they close out the year on Dec. 13 with a “Holiday Author Mingle.” Pen Parentis stalwart members M. M. De Voe and Christina Chiu are your panel moderators on most given nights. Free. Tues., Oct. 11, 7–9:30pm, at Andaz Wall Street (75 Wall St., entrance at Water St., second floor). RSVP to this 21+ event (wine provided by the venue) is encouraged, via penparentis.org/calendar.
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Peter Michael Marino musters up the courage to attend his Oct. 12 show, “Show Up.”
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Buhmann on Art Ernst Caramelle at Peter Freeman, Inc.
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Untitled (2016). Pigments, water on wall. Site specific. 215 3/4 x 564 1/2 inches (548 x 1433.8 cm).
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN The Austrian conceptualist Ernst Caramelle, who resides in New York part-time, is known for his geometrically based abstractions — which often employ non-traditional materials, such as wine and sunlight. This particular exhibition (“Ernst Caramelle: serious candy revisited”) will feature a selec-
tion of exactly these so-called “Sun Pieces,” for which Caramelle uses sunlight and stencils in order to discolor construction paper to varying degrees. In addition, a variety of the artist’s “quasi-paintings,” which usually involve gesso, will be on display. In fact, “quasi” — the idea that something can resemble rather than be categorized as something
specific — is a big theme here. Along these lines Caramelle will also create a “quasi-fresco,” a largescale watercolor wall painting. This work will share characteristics with his stunning site-specific installations, in which the artist reacts to an exhibition space by turning its doorways, walls, and floors into a blank, three-dimensional canvas. In these works, which count among the artist’s finest, geometric compositions become an environment that can be entered
and physically experienced. For over four decades, Caramelle has confidently navigated between abstraction and illusion. Drawing from a visual vocabulary based on dichotomies, he skillfully plays with the opposition of flatness and depth, or transparency and opacity. Through Oct. 29, at Peter Freeman, Inc. (140 Grand St., btw. Crosby & Lafayette Sts.). Hours: Tues.–Sat., 10am–6pm. Call 212-966-5154 or visit peterfreemaninc.com.
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