New Meatpacking District Plazas Provide Prodigious Public Space

New Meatpacking District Plazas Provide Prodigious Public Space

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The cobblestone charm remains intact—better than before, in fact. But change has definitely come to the Meatpacking District, and that’s a good thing for pedestrians, plazagoers, bicyclists, and nearby businesses. Last week’s ribbon-cutting ceremony capped a seven-year transformation of the historic Meatpacking District’s iconic streetscape, bringing 20,000 square feet of Belgian […]

Whitney Biennial 2019 Showcases Subtle Acts of Handmade Resistance

Whitney Biennial 2019 Showcases Subtle Acts of Handmade Resistance

BY KRISTEN ANCILLOTTI | Every other year, the Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort St. btw. Washington St. & 10th Ave.) presents the Whitney Biennial, an exhibition that shares what is happening in American art at the current moment, across the mediums of painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound. The […]

Library of Congress to Archive Our LGBTQ+ Content

Library of Congress to Archive Our LGBTQ+ Content

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Tips from community members, pitches from publicists, and press releases from elected officials: It was just another interesting day at the office on Friday, July 26—and then, we came across an email with the subject line “Inclusion of your Website in the Library of Congress Web Archives.” It read, in part: […]

Chelsea Green Charms Neighborhood, After Years of Grassroots Efforts

Chelsea Green Charms Neighborhood, After Years of Grassroots Efforts

BY KRISTEN ANCILLOTTI | Chelsea Green, the first new park built in Chelsea in 40 years, opened to the public on July 25 with a jubilant ribbon-cutting ceremony. From the inventive playground already teeming with children to the stage just waiting for its first show, there was much to see and celebrate. The park has […]

Some Penn South Residents Push Back at Fulton Houses Plan

Some Penn South Residents Push Back at Fulton Houses Plan

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Since Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced a public/private partnership plan to demolish two of the 11 buildings at Chelsea’s Fulton Houses, relocate tenants to a new building on the same property, and effectively privatize its management, other nearby residents have been feeling the […]

CB4 Proposal Counters NYCHA’s Vision for Demolition at Fulton Houses

CB4 Proposal Counters NYCHA’s Vision for Demolition at Fulton Houses

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Since the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) unveiled a plan that would allow private developers to take the wrecking ball to two of the 11 Fulton Houses and privatize Fulton’s management, petitions in opposition have begun flooding NYCHA’s Fulton Houses and Elliott-Chelsea Houses, Penn South, and other enclaves of working […]

PS11 Construction Changing Sights and Sounds of Chelsea

PS11 Construction Changing Sights and Sounds of Chelsea

BY KRISTEN ANCILLOTTI | A familiar sight on W. 21st St. is about to change, at least for the time being. The 80-foot mural on the side of PS11 (320 W. 21st St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves.), entitled GIANT, must come down, as exterior construction commences at the school. While the construction is needed, […]

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