Guest Opinion: Protesting a Pandemic of Hate

Guest Opinion: Protesting a Pandemic of Hate

A Guest Opinion Piece by Chiffon Dior | Tonight—Saturday, May 30, 2020—as the country continues to tear itself asunder to protest against continuous violence by the police against the black community, the United States finds itself without a president. I mean technically, he is still the president—and yet he has only managed to fan the […]

This Week in Chelsea: Week of June 1, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: Week of June 1, 2020

Sunday, June 7, 10am: AIDS Walk New York Live at Home | This annual event from Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) goes online for its 2020 iteration, with celebrity guests, special performances, and a DJ-led dance party. Proceeds will help fund GMHC’s emergency response to COVID-19, and also help several other tri-state area AIDS service organizations. […]

What’s to be Done, When Rent is Due?

What’s to be Done, When Rent is Due?

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Life in the time of COVID-19 is a time of stress, especially when the first of the month arrives, rent is due, and “shelter in place” has eliminated your job—and income. To his credit, Governor Andrew Cuomo did step in to help, but only up to a point. His moratorium on […]

‘Open Streets’ Initiative Inverts the Vehicle/Pedestrian Dynamic

‘Open Streets’ Initiative Inverts the Vehicle/Pedestrian Dynamic

BY HIBA SOHAIL | It’s an annual rite of spring—but this time, with a twist. As temperatures continue to climb, so too will the number of people crowding our sidewalks and flocking to our parks—moreso than usual, perhaps, given the cabin fever caused by the COVID-19 pandemic’s shelter-in-place precautions. In an effort to provide recreational […]

Writing the Apocalypse: A Random Week in April

Writing the Apocalypse: A Random Week in April

“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. A Random Week in April| By Puma Perl ——————————————————————————– Standing by the window, I count the lights in the buildings below mine, wonder who […]

Mask Distribution, Graffiti Mitigation Among 10th Precinct’s COVID-Era Efforts

Mask Distribution, Graffiti Mitigation Among 10th Precinct’s COVID-Era Efforts

Normally held on the last Wednesday of the month, 10th Precinct Community Council meetings provide an opportunity to interact with local NYPD leadership, voice concerns, hear the latest crime statistics, and get valuable public safety information. When those meetings were put on hold because of COVID-19 concerns, Chelsea Community News introduced a series of Q&As […]

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 […]

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