Sum Ting Wong Rightly Rises From ‘Drag Race’ Competitor to a Prime Place in the ‘CrossFire’

Sum Ting Wong Rightly Rises From ‘Drag Race’ Competitor to a Prime Place in the ‘CrossFire’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “There are no second acts in American lives.” But don’t tell that to the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the fashion, lip-synch, look, comedy, and challenge-filled reality show that delights in bringing back eliminated contestants later on in their season, or as contestants on its high-stakes All-Stars […]

This Week in Chelsea: Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019

This Week in Chelsea: Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019

Saturday, November 2: HRPT Pumpkin Smash | See below flyer for details. Saturday, November 2: Free AAA Screening. See the below flyer for details. Wednesday, October 30: The 10th Precinct Community Council | Let your community policing issues be heard, at this monthly meeting where Chelsea residents can hear the latest crime stats, ask questions, […]

Former Bayview Facility No Longer Future Home of The Women’s Building

Former Bayview Facility No Longer Future Home of The Women’s Building

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A highly anticipated project that promised to transform a former women’s incarceration facility into a hub of empowerment and activism has gone belly-up. In an Oct. 11 “Letter to Our Community” posted on the website of The Women’s Building, project sponsor the NoVo Foundation stated, “With heavy hearts, we have come […]

Queer Pioneer Buddy Cole Sleighs at SoHo Playhouse, Through Nov. 3

Queer Pioneer Buddy Cole Sleighs at SoHo Playhouse, Through Nov. 3

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Ascot around neck, cigarette in hand, lips pursed in close proximity to the rim of a stiff cocktail, uncompromisingly outspoken gay bar denizen Buddy Cole made his bones as a monologue-delivering mainstay, during the televised run of iconic sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall—whose wonderfully eccentric, character-driven work was […]

This Week in Chelsea: October 21-27, 2019

This Week in Chelsea: October 21-27, 2019

Friday, October 25: Free Flu Shots. See the below flyer for details. RSVP necessary to attend. To do so, call 212-633-8052 or send an email to hoylman@nysenate.gov. Friday, October 25: Recycle Your e-Waste. See the below flyer for details. For more info, call 212-564-7757 or send an email to speakerjohnson@council.nyc.gov.   Saturday, October 26: Daffodil Planting & […]

A Doggone Good Time at Harvest Fest

A Doggone Good Time at Harvest Fest

On Saturday, October 12, 2019 the Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) hosted its annual kickoff to fall: Harvest Fest, an outdoor artisanal market and neighborhood festival. The free event, in partnership with The Chelsea Local, brought the best food, festivities, and outdoor fun the neighborhood has to offer. Meatpacking’s Harvest Fest also featured the Lord Jameson Patisserie doggie […]

At the Irish Rep, Jeffrey Bean Makes ‘Dublin Carol’ Sing

At the Irish Rep, Jeffrey Bean Makes ‘Dublin Carol’ Sing

It’s set on Christmas Eve, and there are holiday-appropriate decorations strung about the set, to be sure—but don’t expect any nostalgic flashbacks shedding light on what a child’s Christmas was like in Wales, or, for that matter, a trio of spectral visitors haunting the town miser until he arrives on the doorstep of a poor […]

NYC’s Most Terrifyingly Fun Events of 2019

NYC’s Most Terrifyingly Fun Events of 2019

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Genre-savvy audiences are increasing numb to horror. The days of animatronic vampires groaning, “I vant to suck your bloooood!” are lone gone. The 21st century haunted house is technologically advanced, highly interactive, and immersive. Some of them even have selfie spots for people who want photo ops with the monsters (you […]