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 […]

Summer Vacations With Purpose

Summer Vacations With Purpose

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | While many New Yorkers consider a summer vacation to be enjoying a sandy beach, being pampered at a resort or on a cruise ship, or even staying home lounging on the couch while binge watching, two executive committee members of the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club (CRDC) took their summer vacations down […]

‘August’ Dance Works of the Fall

‘August’ Dance Works of the Fall

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | William Forsythe is arguably the smartest person working in dance today, and his current year-old touring show, William Forsythe: A Quiet Evening of Dance, just might be the best concert you’ll see this year. Forsythe, now pushing 70, has spent the bulk of his career in Germany, but is currently back […]

Just Goes to ‘Shows’ You: Essential A&E Activities

Just Goes to ‘Shows’ You: Essential A&E Activities

Saturday, October 19: “Swimming in Mudd” | Longtime community advocate, Chelsea Community News contributor, and Midtown South Community Council president John Mudd’s solo performance is presented as part of the United Solo Festival. Described by Mudd as an experience that “delights, and hits your funny bone through the character’s despairing search for a purpose,” the show […]