This Week in Chelsea: Week of August 3, 2020

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 As reported by Chelsea Community News, Deputy Inspector […]

New and Recycled Dances and Talking from All Around the World

New and Recycled Dances and Talking from All Around the World

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The coronavirus may have retreated from our city, but its fallout, in shuttered theaters and unemployed performers of every description, lingers in our atmosphere. Festivals that once lured thousands are furloughed or, at best, transformed into video compendia of past triumphs and Zoom experiments. Many of the videos on view take […]

My CoviDiary: The August Entries (Month #6! and Counting…)

My CoviDiary: The August Entries (Month #6! and Counting…)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, find the latest diary entry, then other August content. Click here for the July entries.  Click here for the June entries. Click here for the May entries. Click here for the April entries. Click here for all March entries . My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the author’s permission, from its original publication […]

In Search of Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic  

In Search of Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic  

BY CHELSEA RESIDENT LISA RUIMY HOLZKENNER Ah, strange, strange, strange are these days. Yes, in perpetual anxiety, I am sequestered behind my locked door for this unforeseen foe of a merciless disease subjecting humanity to immeasurable tragedies of loss, pain and grief.   Like shadows, fears accompanying me everywhere into my waking and sleeping hours, […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Phase 4 NYC

Writing the Apocalypse: Phase 4 NYC

  “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.   Phase 4 NYC | By Puma Perl I don’t know why I’m having trouble answering emails. And I don’t remember where we […]

High Line Reopens with Truncated Route, Elevated Experience

High Line Reopens with Truncated Route, Elevated Experience

The scenic views haven’t changed, but the solitude is something new. Limited visitor capacity along the recently reopened High Line creates a peaceful experience, albeit one brought about by pandemic-era protocols. We toured the truncated Gansevoort to W. 23rd Sts. route today (Mon., July 27), and will file our full report, with many more photos, […]

Residents, Reps: Kibosh for Kiosks is the Fix for Broken ‘Link’

Residents, Reps: Kibosh for Kiosks is the Fix for Broken ‘Link’

  BY WINNIE McCROY | Citing longstanding security concerns around public LinkNYC Wi-Fi and charging stations, area leaders have requested the removal and relocation of four of these kiosks along Eighth Ave. The move has the support of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4), Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, West Chelsea’s 10th Precinct of the NYPD, […]

Class and COVID in Session: NYC School Plan Blends On-Site and Remote Education

Class and COVID in Session: NYC School Plan Blends On-Site and Remote Education

  BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Plans are underway to reopen New York City schools on September 10—but nothing is guaranteed in these pandemic times. City officials, health experts, school administrators, educators, parents, and other related parties are meeting to prepare for School Year 2020-21, knowing that their work is in a dynamic state and subject […]

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