Writing the Apocalypse: Breathe

Writing the Apocalypse: Breathe

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breathe| BY PUMA PERL beneath a purple sky yellow and orange sunbursts creep into the bedroom   half asleep, I take photos from the […]

NYC’s District 75 Faces Distinct Back-to-School Concerns

NYC’s  District 75 Faces Distinct Back-to-School Concerns

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | New York City teachers went back to school last week, and students are scheduled to return on Monday, September 21. With widespread dissatisfaction regarding reopening plans, it is unclear if that date will hold.  Among those vocalizing their unique concerns are stakeholders in a key school district in the New York […]

This Week in Chelsea: Week of September 14, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: Week of September 14, 2020

Down to Earth Farmers Market: Saturdays in Chelsea | It’s one of those sure signs of spring: Down to Earth Farmers Market has returned to Chelsea, Saturdays, 9am-3pm, through December 19, along the sidewalk on the North side of W. 23rd St., east of Ninth Ave.The Market has altered its shopping guidelines, in accordance with […]

Their Stages Dark, Chelsea Theatres Stay In Play, Online

Their Stages Dark, Chelsea Theatres Stay In Play, Online

BY TRAV S.D. | At this writing, it is nearly a full half-year since New York’s theaters were rapidly compelled to shut down by city and state mandates, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To say that the city’s theaters have never been dark for this long of a stretch is an understatement, and the […]

Chelsea’s Fallen Among Those Honored by Annual Walk of Remembrance

Chelsea’s Fallen Among Those Honored by Annual Walk of Remembrance

BY FRANK MEADE | Sunday, September 6 was a beautiful end-of-summer, September 11 kind of day. The sky was a soft yet vibrant blue that seemed to be limitless, out to the horizon and far up into the heavens. The cops—paid professionals and volunteer Auxiliaries—and firefighters (having just returned from a run), had turned out […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Beautiful Summer

Writing the Apocalypse: Beautiful Summer

  “Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beautiful Summer | BY PUMA PERL  These are my references. This is what beautiful means. Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt–Vonnegut You’re so […]

Drive Up, Tune In, and Give Props to Dance in All Its Forms

Drive Up, Tune In, and Give Props to Dance in All Its Forms

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Things being how they are, the definition of “local” dance performance has dramatically changed. I’m writing in Chelsea, but you could be reading in Chattanooga! Whether performers are dancing their buns off in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, Philly, or Paris, they’re still channeling their talents onto Zoom and related electronic hosts, […]

Chelsea’s 10th Commits to CB4’s Call for Precinct POV, on Ongoing Basis

Chelsea’s 10th Commits to CB4’s Call for Precinct POV, on Ongoing Basis

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Realistic about the challenges ahead after a summer of COVID-19, citywide demonstrations, and escalating quality of life concerns, Deputy Inspector Kevin J. Coleman, Commanding Officer of the 10th Precinct, kicked off last week’s full board meeting of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4) by inaugurating what will become a regularly scheduled series […]

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