In Town Through Dec. 15, ’29 Rooms’ Joins Wave of Returning Pop-Ups

In Town Through Dec. 15, ’29 Rooms’ Joins Wave of Returning Pop-Ups

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | New York City has, without a doubt, entered the point of real estate inflation where storefronts are so expensive that retailers can’t justify signing a year-round lease, but clever marketing juggernauts can profit from temporary pop-ups that offer live experiences which build brand awareness, but don’t need to turn a long-term […]

Honey Davenport’s ‘Stocking Stuffer’ Packs the Promise of a Holiday Show Like No Other

Honey Davenport’s ‘Stocking Stuffer’ Packs the Promise of a Holiday Show Like No Other

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Sweetness, as her first name implies, is an essential ingredient in the Honey Davenport recipe for drag. But dig into any given slice of her perfectly baked pie, and you’ll also detect distinct notes of purpose, pride, attitude, activism, and, yes, good old-fashioned filth. Davenport’s ability to serve substance alongside sugar […]

This Week in Chelsea: December 9-15, 2019

This Week in Chelsea: December 9-15, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 5-8pm: Fulton Houses Tree Holiday Lighting and Party | All are invited to this annual Fulton Houses event, which begins with food and holiday merriment, then the tree lighting at around 6:30pm. At 419 W. 19th St. (btw. 9th & 10th Aves.). Monday, December 9, 6:30-8:30pm: Auditions for a 2020 Dance-themed Hudson […]

Win Tix to Honey Davenport’s Dec. 15 NYC Show!

Win Tix to Honey Davenport’s Dec. 15 NYC Show!

Friday, December 13 will be a lucky day, at least for the winner of this week’s “Win Stuff” contest. Just email your answer to this trivia question to scott@chelseacommunitynews.com by 3pm on Thursday, Dec. 12. Then, a winner will be chosen at random, via names literally drawn from a hat. The Trivia Question: Name another […]

Fulton/Chelsea-Elliott Working Group’s Public Meeting Invites Tenant Input

Fulton/Chelsea-Elliott Working Group’s Public Meeting Invites Tenant Input

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | On the evening of Nov. 20, a workshop-style public meeting sponsored by the Fulton/Chelsea-Elliott Working group focusing on living conditions within Chelsea’s New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) properties brought together residents, staff from the offices of Chelsea’s local elected officials, and NYCHA representatives. The event was sponsored by the Fulton/Chelsea-Elliott Working […]

‘Slava’s Snowshow’ Delivers a Blizzard of Delights

‘Slava’s Snowshow’ Delivers a Blizzard of Delights

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | When Slava’s Snowshow first came to New York, back in 2004, American culture had little representation of clowning outside of Pennywise from It, and the new interpretation of The Joker from latest Batman movie. How times have changed in the last 15 years… Slava Polunin, the creator of Snowshow, hails from […]

This Week in Chelsea: December 2-8, 2019

This Week in Chelsea: December 2-8, 2019

Tuesday, December 3: Puma Perl Book Launch Party | Like its always eclectic, often eccentric namesake neighborhood, Chelsea Community News finds, at the core of its identity, the collective wisdom and creative drive of its multi-tasking contributors. Longtime Lower East Side resident Puma Perl is a perfect example. The writer, performer, producer, curator, and multi […]

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