‘Action/Phase 1’ Finds Bill T. Jones Thinking Out Loud

‘Action/Phase 1’ Finds Bill T. Jones Thinking Out Loud

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | With live performances postponed indefinitely, the city’s nonprofit theaters have become, in recent days, “comfort stations,” offering bathrooms, water, and Wi-Fi for protesters taking to the streets in support of Black Lives. Choreographer Bill T. Jones, artistic director of Chelsea’s New York Live Arts, offers another kind of comfort, opening his […]

This Week in Chelsea: Week of June 8, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: Week of June 8, 2020

June Committee Meetings of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4) | Each CB4 meets monthly, which serve as a prelude to matters discussed, when CB4 holds its full board meeting  on the first Wednesday of the month. On this week’s calendar: Wednesday, June 10, 6:30pm, the Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen Land Use Committee meets. On their agenda: Planning […]

CB4 Gets Real, in the Virtual Realm

CB4 Gets Real, in the Virtual Realm

BY HIBA SOHAIL | For the second consecutive month, COVID-19’s social distancing precautions compelled Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4) to hold their monthly full board meeting in the digital realm, via Zoom. The Wednesday, June 3 meeting started with a somber statement about white privilege. CB4 Chair Lowell Kern told those in attendance that not […]

Local Electeds Tackle a Disaster of Epic Proportions

Local Electeds Tackle a Disaster of Epic Proportions

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | For well over 40 days and 40 nights, a disease rained down upon New York City, like no other pandemic in memory. Amidst the downpour, there wasn’t a simple solution, such as loading our elders and vulnerable onto an ark and sailing them off to safety. It has been a relentless […]

Writing the Apocalypse: The Sixth Stage of Grief

Writing the Apocalypse: The Sixth Stage of Grief

“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. The Sixth Stage of Grief | By Puma Perl Part I At first, there were no dreams Just a jagged jet lagged sleep Hours […]

Guest Opinion: Taking On Injustice in the State Legislature

Guest Opinion: Taking On Injustice in the State Legislature

BY NEW YORK STATE SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN | I want to make sure you hear directly from me about the steps we’re taking in the State Legislature to combat police harassment and racial discrimination. The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis reminds us all of the police brutality directed towards Black people, who are three […]

My CoviDiary: The June Entries

My CoviDiary: The June Entries

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, find the latest diary entry, then other June content. 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 via maxburbank.wordpress.com. Oh, and by the by, we’ve stopped deleting the “uc” […]

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