This Week In & Around Chelsea: December 25-31, 2023

Here’s What’s Happening This Week In & Around Chelsea

New Leadership to attend the 12/27 Community Council Meeting  / Flatiron/NoMad Partnership’s Winter Glow

Photo of Commanding Officer Captain Alexander Brathwaite via the 10th Precinct’s X (aka Twitter) account

Meet the New CO at the 10th Precinct Community Council Meeting: Wednesday, December 27, 7pm at the 10th Precinct (230 W. 20th St. btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) | From the Twitter (aka “X”) account of Chelsea’s 10th Precinct (@NYPD10Pct), a Friday, December 8 tweet noted, “The 10th Precinct welcomes our new Commanding Officer-Captain Alexander Brathwaite. He is eager to work with the communities of the Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen & Hudson Yards neighborhoods. We thank D.I. Gault for his leadership & wish him the best.” The general public’s first opportunity to meet Capt. Braithwaite–and pose questions–happens on December 27, when the 10th Precinct Community Counci meets. Organized and moderated by Council President Larry O’Neill, this monthly citizen-run council event features a Q&A session, with the Precinct’s Commanding Officer normally in attendance to provide answers. On Dec. 20, O’Neill said, “Come meet the new commanding officer of the 10th Precinct-Capt. Brathwaite.” Want to keep up with Council goings-on? Follow the Community Council on Facebook by clicking here.  




The interactive cube “Control No Control” is the centerpiece of the Flatiron NoMad Partnersip’s “Winter Glow” celebration. | Photo courtesy of the BID

Control No Control: On View through January 1 at Flatiron North Plaza (Broadway, Fifth Ave. & 23rd St.) | Luminous, large, intriguing, inviting: This interactive installation is central to the Flatiron NoMad Partnership slate of holiday programming known collectively as Winter Glow. Presented in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program (NYC DOT Art) and created by Canadian digital art studio Iregular, the LED cube’s touch-sensitive tech generates patterns and sounds unique to its experience with each participant. “The experience is extremely intuitive, leading to quick audience engagement and prolonged interactions,” notes the press material, calling it a “sort of socio-digital experiment’ that “explores the relationship between participants and interactive installations”—making Control No Control, perhaps, a reference to the give-and-take that takes place during collaborations.  The full Winter Glow schedule of family-friendly activities is available at


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