Giving Blood Near Halloween? Nothing Frightful!

Giving Blood Near Halloween? Nothing Frightful!

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | There were no tricks, only treats —like Oreos, Lorna Doones, Kettle Cooked chips, and fruit juices—for those that answered the call of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) mobile set-up Westbeth Gallery (578 Bethune St.) on Mon., Oct. 26. The afternoon blood drive, co-sponsored by the office of NY State Senator […]

Writing the Apocalypse: The Breaks

Writing the Apocalypse: The Breaks

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Breaks | BY PUMA PERL Sometimes, you just need a break. I drive upstate.   On 87, just past Newburgh, an SUV passes me, […]

This Week in Chelsea: Week of October 25-31, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: Week of October 25-31, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 7pm via Zoom: The 10th Precinct Community Council |In a year that has seen the already charged phrase “cancelled until further notice” repeatedly painted with a fresh layer of uncertainty, September saw the 10th Precinct Community Council resume its regularly scheduled last-Wednesday-of-the-month brick-and-mortar meeting schedule. After a six-month hiatus, its reassuring return […]

Proxy Pints Help Hoylman Shine Light on Bloody Disgusting Bi/Gay Donor Ban

Proxy Pints Help Hoylman Shine Light on Bloody Disgusting Bi/Gay Donor Ban

  WHEN: Monday, October 26, 1pm-7pm   WHERE: Westbeth Gallery (57 Bethune St., West Village)   HOW: Donors must make an appointment by clicking on the bellow link https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/285491 WHY: Because the FDA restricts blood donations from gay men who have not been abstinent for three months. HOYLMAN: For info, visit https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/brad-hoylman HASHTAG: #GiveForAGay   […]

Precision Policing in Tow, Gault Returns as Chelsea’s New CO

Precision Policing in Tow, Gault Returns as Chelsea’s New CO

Fresh from a successful two-year stint marked by decreased crime rates at the Times Square Unit, Captain Robert Gault returns to Chelsea—the same place he served as a sergeant a decade ago—to lead the 10th Precinct as their new Commanding Officer. This 22-year veteran of the NYPD sat down with Chelsea Community News (CCN) to […]

Ghostly Guests of the Chelsea Hotel

Ghostly Guests of the Chelsea Hotel

BY TRAV S. D, | Halloween! Or All Hallows’ Eve, that traditional night when tourists from the nether region burst their bounds and come to the surface for a little sightseeing. Fortunately, here in NYC, we have the perfect place to put them up: The Chelsea Hotel. Located at 222 W. 23rd St. (btw. Seventh […]

Edith O’Hara—A Personal Remembrance

Edith O’Hara—A Personal Remembrance

BY CHIP DEFFAA | I’ve never known anyone quite like veteran theater-owner/producer Edith O’Hara—longtime manager/artistic director of the 13th Street Repertory Theater (and mother of actresses Jenny O’Hara and Jill O’Hara)—who has just died at the age of 103. And she died exactly the way she wanted to: At home, not in a hospital, in […]

The Dancers, United, Will Never be Defeated: Dance/NYC Extends a Lifeline

The Dancers, United, Will Never be Defeated: Dance/NYC Extends a Lifeline

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | When Alejandra Duque Cifuentes, Executive Director of Dance/NYC, married a fellow Colombian two years ago, the young couple were clear about their priorities. “Because we spent most of our time outside,” said Duque Cifuentes, “we chose to live in a small space, a safe haven of separation from our work.” But […]

Writing the Apocalypse | Fear/less: Still My City

Writing the Apocalypse | Fear/less: Still My City

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Fear/less: Still My City | BY PUMA PERL You’re too stupid to be afraid, my mother used to say. Maybe I was. Wandering […]

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