For His Many Years, A Yearly Day for Detective Mike Petrillo

For His Many Years, A Yearly Day for Detective Mike Petrillo

BY ZAZEL LOVEN | August 6 was a beautiful day in our neighborhood, and has now been declared “Detective Mike Petrillo Day.” Chelsea neighbors, elected officials and their representatives, and 10th Precinct officers gathered together on W. 17th St. at the Fulton Houses, for National Night Out Against Crime. Detective Petrillo is back after recovering […]

This Week in Chelsea: August 19-25, 2019

This Week in Chelsea: August 19-25, 2019

Daffodil Bulb Registration | Register for free daffodil bulbs to plant in your neighborhood, and be a part of the 18th season of the Daffodil Project! Free bulbs are available to any group or individual planting them in a public space—such as a park, community garden, public plaza, or street tree pit. Registration closes at 5pm […]

New Meatpacking District Plazas Provide Prodigious Public Space

New Meatpacking District Plazas Provide Prodigious Public Space

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The cobblestone charm remains intact—better than before, in fact. But change has definitely come to the Meatpacking District, and that’s a good thing for pedestrians, plazagoers, bicyclists, and nearby businesses. Last week’s ribbon-cutting ceremony capped a seven-year transformation of the historic Meatpacking District’s iconic streetscape, bringing 20,000 square feet of Belgian […]

On Time, Ready to Shine: Latrice Royale Heeds the Beechman’s Beck and Call

On Time, Ready to Shine: Latrice Royale Heeds the Beechman’s Beck and Call

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | “The show must, and will, go on,” says RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty, Latrice Royale—specifically, in response to news that her clothing, wigs, and performance accouterments are nowhere to be found, and it’s perilously close to showtime. But besides saving her bacon in that specific situation, this tried and true trooper’s mantra […]

Marsha Mason Mines Comedic, Dramatic Treasures in the Irish Rep’s Lovely ‘Little Gem’

Marsha Mason Mines Comedic, Dramatic Treasures in the Irish Rep’s Lovely ‘Little Gem’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It’s fitting that our first encounter with the three generations of North Dublin women in Elaine Murphy’s heartfelt, heart-wrenching, often hilarious 2008 debut play, Little Gem, happens while they’re hunkered down in the waiting room of a doctor’s office—an environment that invites introspection and anticipates diagnosis, followed by, one hopes, a […]

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