Writing the Apocalypse: Talking to the Walls

Writing the Apocalypse: Talking to the Walls

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Talking to the Walls | By Puma Perl ——————————————————————————– The dog has grown tired of listening to me. Maybe I can engage my posters in conversation.   […]

This Week in Chelsea: Week of May 18, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: Week of May 18, 2020

New York City Children’s Theater Goes Online, with “Creative Clubhouse” | Although COVID-19 has drastically impacted this non-profit organization, they’re forging ahead, and availing themselves, via online content. Their new spring musical, which was set to play Theater Row, has been cancelled, as has their Toddler Theater at Tribeca’s The Flea, and plans to tour […]

A Return to Gridlock as the City Reopens?

A Return to Gridlock as the City Reopens?

BY CHRISTINE BERTHET, CO-FOUNDER OF CHEKPEDS | The COVID-19 quarantine has made us all aware of how wonderful New York can be: How clean and fresh the air has been, how quiet without gridlock blocking EMS, and without too many cars! Most significantly, there were no pedestrian fatalities in the last two months in Manhattan[1]. […]

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Chelsea Community Steps Up

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Chelsea Community Steps Up

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | For those who didn’t flee New York City, the last eight weeks of COVID-19 lockdown has been inspiring in how Chelsea locals have sprung together in helping those in need. Elected officials and staff, community leaders, EMS, police, tenant associations, non-profits, churches, neighbors, and local volunteers have done their part in […]

Reader Comments

Reader Comments

Re: The 10 Most Annoying Types of People in the Pandemic (May 4, 2020) “Hey, Michael! Good to see you here!”–Elizabeth Zimmer “You forgot 7PM clap for caregivers who blast crappy music out windows from 6:45 to 7.”–Aphra Behn ” ‘Conspiracy theorist’ is the CIAs word for “Free Thinkers.’ “–Nick “You are a local treasure!”–Richard […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Gravity

Writing the Apocalypse: Gravity

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gravity| By Puma Perl ——————————————————————————– The night the birds fell I dreamt of two women. They perched on platforms above the clouds, bodies coiled like snakes wild […]

Teaching Elementary School Students in the Time of COVID-19

Teaching Elementary School Students in the Time of COVID-19

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Ben G. has been teaching first grade students at a public school in Brooklyn for two years, but he has 19 years of experience in the field. In March, COVID-19 precautionary protocols compelled educators to leave the classroom and teach children remotely. Chelsea Community News spoke to Ben about how things […]