Chelsea Left a Little Less ‘Convenient’ as 7-Eleven Exits Seventh

Chelsea Left a Little Less ‘Convenient’ as 7-Eleven Exits Seventh

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A busy and much-beloved 7-Eleven whose 2015 arrival initially seemed out of step with the neighborhood’s mom-and-pop shop density has withdrawn from its 194 Seventh Ave. location, leaving Slurpee-loving supporters longing for the old days. The national chain store’s departure is, unlike their single-dose packs of ibuprofen, a bitter pill to […]

‘Arrest to Disposition’: An Aug. 25 Online Presentation from the Manhattan D.A.’s Office

‘Arrest to Disposition’: An Aug. 25 Online Presentation from the Manhattan D.A.’s Office

Dear Chelsea Community News Reader: Below, please see a press release announcing an online event we’re proud to present, in partnership with the London Terrace Tenants Association. Please consider joining us for this look inside the mechanizations of the NYPD, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and the court system. —Scott Stiffler, CCNews founder/editor   For Immediate Release: Aug. […]

2 Wanted in After-Hours Break-In Burglaries at Seventh Ave. 7-Eleven

2 Wanted in After-Hours Break-In Burglaries at Seventh Ave. 7-Eleven

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men caught on tape, on two separate dates, burglarizing a much-loved local franchise that was one of the first to open their doors after the March 2020, pandemic-inspired statewide closure of non-essential businesses. Since then, the 7-Eleven at 194 Seventh Avenue has solidified its place […]

West Chelsea Social Services Surge on the Wane; Roving Team to Remain

West Chelsea Social Services Surge on the Wane; Roving Team to Remain

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Boots on the ground and wheels parked curbside account for the sudden concentration of resources in an area of Chelsea whose unmet social service needs have been receiving top-tier, if temporary, attention. Since Tuesday, August 2, two programs from NYC Health + Hospitals [H&H] have provided the focused, sustained outreach promised by […]

After Death at Rainbow Station, NYPD Inspection Yields 12 Summonses

After Death at Rainbow Station, NYPD Inspection Yields 12 Summonses

BY SCOTT STIFFLER Uniformed officers from Chelsea’s 10th Precinct issued 12 summonses during a Tuesday, July 5, 9pm business inspection of Rainbow Station. The 24-hour adult store’s 203 Eighth Ave. location puts it on the block of W. 20th to 21st Sts., where longstanding construction-related scaffolding—expected to be removed within months—is cited by residents as […]

Coordinated Crime Prevention Efforts Effective, but Recidivism Remains Chelsea Enemy No. 1

Coordinated Crime Prevention Efforts Effective, but Recidivism  Remains Chelsea Enemy No. 1

UPDATE: On Friday, June 10, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg saw for himself the contentious corner of West 21st Street and Eighth Avenue, as he toured the area alongside NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher, 10th Precinct Commanding Officer Capt. Robert Gault, and others. Chelsea Community News is will have a full report on the matter soon. Below, find […]

This Week in Chelsea: May 23-29, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: May 23-29, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Stargazing on the High Line / The 10th Precinct Community Council / The 10th Precinct Sector B Build the Block Meeting /  / Hudson Guild Call for “Art Jam” Contributors /  The Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea: Saturdays, 9am-2pm on the […]

Problematic Scaffolding to be Scrapped Soon, Says Councilmember Bottcher’s Rep

Problematic Scaffolding to be Scrapped Soon, Says Councilmember Bottcher’s Rep

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | In a May 16, 2022 message delivered to two Facebook groups with Chelsea-centric memberships, Jordan Feiner (Liaison to Community Board 4, Office of NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher) noted he was writing to “provide everyone an update” regarding the scaffolding at 205/207 Eighth Ave. (btw. W. 20th & 21st Sts.). Required by the Department […]

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