This Week in Chelsea: Week of August 3, 2020

Saturday, August 8, 10am: Meatpacking District presents Meatpacking Unpacked: Community Connected | The Meatpacking BID presents this weekly conversation with a variety of guests shaping the cultural, political, and business landscape across NYC. On Sat., Aug. 8, 10am, the guests are Christina Maxwell of High Line Nine, Hannah Foster of Sugarlift Studios, and artist Nicolas V. Sanchez. More details at

August 5, 20 and 27: Build the Block Meetings | From our friends at the 300 West Block Association, the below is from their Tues., Aug. 4 email to the community: Three Build the Block Community Meetings with the 10th Precinct — #1 on Wednesday, August 5, 6pm

Deputy Inspector Kevin J. Coleman, Commanding Officer of the 10th Precinct. | Photo via

As reported by Chelsea Community News, Deputy Inspector Kevin J. Coleman, Commanding Officer of the 10th Precinct, has invited neighbors to attend upcoming community meetings.  See below for which meeting you should attend based on where you live.  For more information about the meetings and to read the Chelsea Community News’ interview with DI Coleman, click here.  

NCO Sector A (W. 14th St. to W. 21t St., 7th Ave. to the Hudson): Wed., Aug. 5, 6pm, at 174 8th Ave. (Jungle Bird Restaurant).

NCO Sector B (W. 21st St. to W. 29th St., 7th Ave. to the Hudson): Thurs., Aug. 20, 7pm, at 43 8th Ave. (Penn South apartments).

NCO Sector C (W. 29 St. to W. 43rd St., 9th Ave. to the Hudson): Thurs., Aug. 27, 5pm, at 400 W. 43rd St. (Manhattan Plaza).

Get to Know Your Neighborhood Coordination Officers

Find your sector. Find your NCOs.

Neighborhood Coordination Officers, or NCOs, are your local problem solvers. They spend all their working hours within the confines of their assigned sectors, actively engaging with local community members and residents. They get to know the neighborhood, its people, and its problems extremely well.

See the map and list at the link below to find your sector and your NCOs. Feel free to email your officers directly, or contact your local precinct, to discuss ongoing crime or quality-of-life issues.

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 COVID-19 precautions. Click here to read the guidelines, and arrive prepared to browse while maintaining social distance. To visit the website page specific to their Chelsea Market, click here.

The Sunday Summer Schedule of Chelsea Community Church | During the current social distancing, Chelsea Community Church is providing a Zoom service every Sunday at noon. The church is nondenominational, and has guest speakers as well as lay-led services that include traditional music. Chelsea Community Church is an inclusive, independent, lay-led and non-denominational Christian community. Due to COVID-19 concerns and recommendations, they will not hold in-person services until further notice.  However, the Church is currently holding virtual services via Zoom.  Visit Regarding the current schedule, their website notes: “August through Labor Day:  Our summer hiatus. There will be no worship services, but we will meet for informal fellowship each Sunday at 12 p.m. via Zoom. If you need a Zoom invitation, please e-mail us at:”

Open Streets | New York City is opening  streets to allow for greater social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, with a plan to expand to a total of 100 miles. Open Streets are available daily, 8am to 8pm (unless otherwise noted) for pedestrians and cyclists to use the roadbed of the street while maintaining social distancing. Opening hours may vary by location due to NYPD staffing. For info on the Open Streets program, click here, and see the below flyer. Designated Chelsea areas include W. 22nd St. btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves., and W. 21st St. btw. Ninth & 10th Aves. For Hiba Sohail’s recent article on this topic, click here.

Tuesday, July 28,, 6:30-9pm | Manhattan Community Board 4 Forum: Small Business Support and NYC’s Re-Opening Plan in the Age of COVID-19 | This virtual forum is presented as a panel discussion, with questions from the public. Among the subject matter: Current and future re-opening regulations; current and proposed small business support services and programs; the status of CB4 small businesses; and how to improve the re-opening process, from lessons learned. To visit the CB4 website page for this event, click here. For the Zoom registration link, click here. The conference call-in number is 646-518-9805. To view via live stream, click here.

–Compiled by Scott Stiffler


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