This Week in Chelsea: September 16-22, 2019

This Week in Chelsea: September 16-22, 2019

Mon, September 16: Teach-In: Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act |For info, see the below flyer. Our reporter, Winnie McCroy, will attend. Look for her coverage of the Teach-In later this week. To see Winnie’s previous reporting on this topic, click here.   Monday, September 16 to Thursday, September 19: HYHK Film Fest. For […]

Stunning Scenes from RuPaul’s DragCon NYC 2019

Stunning Scenes from RuPaul’s DragCon NYC 2019

PHOTO ESSAY BY DANIEL KWAK | At RuPaul’s DragCon NYC 2019 (Sept. 6-8 at the Javits Center)   Chelsea Community News is made possible with the help of our awesome advertisers, and the support of our readers. If you like what you see, please consider taking part in our GoFundMe campaign (click here). To make a direct […]

Cosplayers Rival (and Revel in) Queens, at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC

Cosplayers Rival (and Revel in) Queens, at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | RuPaul’s DragCon NYC (Sept. 6-8 at the Javits Center) is in it’s third year, and attendees mostly know what to expect: meet-and-greets with drag queens who’ve appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and booths hawking products and services for drag queens (or civilians trying get the drag queen look). Each year a […]

Marcia Resnick’s ‘Re-visions’ is a Sweet Twist in Mysterious Tones

Marcia Resnick’s ‘Re-visions’ is a Sweet Twist in Mysterious Tones

BY PUMA PERL | Photographer and artist Marcia Resnick has historically demonstrated her ability to turn people inside out in her portraits. She is a living embodiment of her documentation—and captured, on camera, the energy of the clubs, the cultural icons, the punk era, and, in her 2015 volume Punks, Poets & Provocateurs, the “New […]

18 Years Later, a 9/11 First Responder Still Struggles

18 Years Later, a 9/11 First Responder Still Struggles

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Our lives are blessed in having other Americans grow up with big hearts, big muscles, and lots of guts, and then serve in New York City Fire and Police Departments. While I sleep in Chelsea, just feet from my carbon dioxide and smoke detectors and a three-lock apartment door, they are […]

This Week in Chelsea: September 9-15, 2019

This Week in Chelsea: September 9-15, 2019

Tuesday, September 10: Rent Laws Forum. For info, see the below flyer.   Tuesday, September 10: “Sweat Sessions” | It’s the finale of the Meatpacking BID’s popular summer-long al fresco fitness series—and they’re pulling out all the stops. At 6pm, Holly Rilinger, founder of LIFTED, a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) class integrating thoughtful cardio strength […]

The Homeless and Urban Planning Connection

The Homeless and Urban Planning Connection

BY JOHN MUDD, PRESIDENT, MIDTOWN SOUTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL | Urban planning has failed to preserve and/or build communities, especially within Manhattan’s Midtown Southwest. Although a relevant subject, it’s beyond the scope of this single article to accurately examine. Thankfully, there are studies, books, and history that detail the misdeeds of the past. Distinguished Professor of […]

CITY MILES: NYC Captured by Christian Miles, and Camera

CITY MILES: NYC Captured by Christian Miles, and Camera

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES   Chelsea Community News is made possible with the help of our awesome advertisers, and the support of our readers. If you like what you see, please consider taking part in our GoFundMe campaign (click here). To make a direct donation, give feedback about the site, or send a Letter to […]

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