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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My CoviDiary: The September Entries

My CoviDiary: The September Entries

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, find the latest diary entry, then other September content. Click here for the August entries.  Click here for the July entries.  Click here for the June entries. Click here for the May entries. Click here for the April entries. Click here for all March entries . My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the […]

For Outdoor, Take-Out, or Delivery, ‘All In Flatiron Dining Deals’ Deliver

For Outdoor, Take-Out, or Delivery, ‘All In Flatiron Dining Deals’ Deliver

“Restaurants across the city are struggling to recover from the unprecedented impact of the pandemic,” said James Mettham, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID, in an empathetic understatement that announced the launch of All in Flatiron Dining Deals, a new campaign featuring special online and in-person discounts from nearly 30 restaurants around Flatiron […]

This Week in Chelsea: Week of August 31, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: Week of August 31, 2020

Sunday, September 6, at approximately 9am: Walk of Remembrance Stops in Chelsea | The annual Father Mychal Judge 9/11 Walk of Remembrance is scheduled for Sun., Sept. 6. In past years, 2018 for example, over 1,100 people participated, despite a cold, unremitting rain. Held to honor Fr. Mychal Judge (1933-2001), an FDNY Chaplain listed as […]

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