‘Spring Fling’ Brings Many Things to Chelsea Green Park

‘Spring Fling’ Brings Many Things to Chelsea Green Park

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Spring wasn’t the only thing in the air last Sunday, when an event presented by Friends of Chelsea Green filled the mighty micropark with activity. Placed at well-spaced stations throughout the gated West 20th Street park, visitors could hear jazz and bluegrass from The Dennis Lichtman Trio; watch a craftsman from OMG […]

What Will it Take to Kill a Bad Idea at Penn Station?

What Will it Take to Kill a Bad Idea at Penn Station?

BY LYNN ELLSWORTH AND SAMUEL A.  TURVEY, CO-COORDINATORS, EMPIRE STATION COALITION | What does it take to kill off bad ideas? Terrible idea number one:  Amtrak, the MTA, and New Jersey Transit want to demolish a big chunk of the historic part of the Penn Station neighborhood via eminent domain, especially targeting the block south of the current station. […]

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BY LYNN ELLSWORTH AND SAMUE L A.  TURVEY, CO-COORDINATORS, EMPIRE STATION COALITION | What does it take to kill off bad ideas? Terrible idea number one:  Amtrak, the MTA, and New Jersey Transit want to demolish a big chunk of the historic part of the Penn Station neighborhood via eminent domain, especially targeting the block south […]

Problematic Scaffolding to be Scrapped Soon, Says Councilmember Bottcher’s Rep

Problematic Scaffolding to be Scrapped Soon, Says Councilmember Bottcher’s Rep

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | In a May 16, 2022 message delivered to two Facebook groups with Chelsea-centric memberships, Jordan Feiner (Liaison to Community Board 4, Office of NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher) noted he was writing to “provide everyone an update” regarding the scaffolding at 205/207 Eighth Ave. (btw. W. 20th & 21st Sts.). Required by the Department […]

Back After Pandemic, ‘Stevies’ Party Celebrates 30 Years

Back After Pandemic, ‘Stevies’ Party Celebrates 30 Years

TEXT, CAPTIONS & PHOTOS BY WINNIE McCROY | On Friday, May 6, Night of 1000 Stevies—the largest, most beloved Stevie Nicks tribute event in the world—took over Sony Hall for their 30th annual edition, The Book of Stevie. Beloved performers from past shows joined with a few special debuts for an evening of enchantment full […]

This Week in Chelsea: May 16-22, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: May 16-22, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” West Chelsea Artists Open Studio Tour / Police Appreciation at Clement Clarke Moore Park / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / LEAPS Zoom Town Hall with 75AD Candidates / Hudson Guild Call for “Art Jam” Contributors / NYC Sanitation Survey / Events in the past: 13th Precinct Community Council West Chelsea Artists Open […]

Honors for Hyperlocal Journalists Focused on Chelsea, Village

Honors for Hyperlocal Journalists Focused on Chelsea, Village

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Good work, we’re told, is its own reward. Having said that, occasional recognition for one’s effort is not something to be refused. Honors came recently to a few who’ve dedicated themselves to reporting on the issues, activities, and concerns of a very specific patch of Manhattan. Eric Marcus, the founder, publisher, […]

Donna Uchizono’s ‘Wings of Iron’ Soars with the Giants

Donna Uchizono’s ‘Wings of Iron’ Soars with the Giants

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | Wings of Iron is multiple award-winning choreographer Donna Uchizono’s world premiere, presented at Baryshnikov Arts Center, postponed several years due to the pandemic. The 80-minute work features four outstanding female dancers, an original score by composer okkyung lee, and lighting design by Joe Levasseur, Uchizono’s longtime collaborator. Wings of Iron examines […]

Poets’ POV Powers ‘NYC From the Inside’

Poets’ POV Powers ‘NYC From the Inside’

BY PUMA PERL | Who better than George Wallace to bring together a melting pot of writers who have inhaled New York City air and exhaled rhymes and rants and rebellion and resignation and revelry and dreams? When I first became acquainted with George, we used to joke that he had discovered the secret of […]

This Week in Chelsea: May 9-15, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: May 9-15, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA”  Stargazing on the High Line / Chelsea Green Spring Celebration /  Hudson Guild Call for “Art Jam” Contributors / NYC Sanitation Survey / Featured Events from Earlier This Week:  Ice Theatre of New York and  Councilmember Erik Bottcher’s Free Housing Clinic    Stargazing on the High Line, Tuesdays Between Dusk […]

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