School Mostly Mum on 60K MacBook Burglary; NYPD Parcels Bits, not Bytes, to Media

School Mostly Mum on 60K MacBook Burglary; NYPD Parcels Bits, not Bytes, to Media

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | When Chelsea’s High School of Fashion Industries opened the doors to its nearly 1,600 students on Mon., Oct. 4, the vocational school with a 95 percent math proficiency score found itself contemplating some embarrassing numbers, and cooperating in an NYPD investigation that, nearly a week later, remains with no publicly announced […]

Chelsea Precinct’s Pilot Programs Fully Funded by NYC Police Foundation Grants

Chelsea Precinct’s Pilot Programs Fully Funded by NYC Police Foundation Grants

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Sweat is the one price they’ll pay—and they’ll pay plenty—when 10 promising young people from our area find themselves immersed in a new NYPD program designed to help them realize their full potential as athletes. Chelsea’s 10th Precinct is picking up the tab for the free, two-week Summer Sports Camp, whose […]

Recidivist Chelsea Burglar, ID’d as April Stabbing Assailant, Behind Bars as Mental Health Questions Linger

Recidivist Chelsea Burglar, ID’d as April Stabbing Assailant, Behind Bars as Mental Health Questions Linger

Aug. 27, 2021 UPDATE: Regarding the Aug. 17 court date referred to in the below article, the case was adjourned to Sept. 9, 2021, for grand jury action. The defendant remains in custody at the Rikers Island Otis Bantum Correctional Center, a dormitory and cell facility housing detained adult males. BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Residents […]

Coordinated Effort Proving Effective at Sidelining Sidewalk Shed’s Shielding of Drug Use, Sales

Coordinated Effort Proving Effective at Sidelining Sidewalk Shed’s Shielding of Drug Use, Sales

BY WINNIE McCROY | The pandemic-demanded reimagining of Manhattan as something less than a 24/7 source of retail, restaurant, and nightlife opportunities made it seem like the city that never sleeps had gone into hibernation. Tourists left in droves and have yet to return in comparable numbers; residents sheltered in place shortly after sundown; and unhoused […]

This Week in Chelsea: March 22-28, 2021

This Week in Chelsea: March 22-28, 2021

This Week’s “This Week in Chelsea” In Order of Appearance: W. Chelsea park’s new garden club / Hudson Guild seeks talent / Free tax prep / Sneak Peek: 3/31/2021, 10th Precinct Community Council meeting via Zoom  New Garden Club at CCM-Seal Park |  From a recent email comes this good news: “Several members of the newly […]

This Week in Chelsea: January 25-31, 2021

This Week in Chelsea: January 25-31, 2021

Tues., Jan. 26, 8pm: The 10th Precinct Sector A Build the Block Meeting | Neighborhood Coordination Officers Ricardo Roman and Samuel Baezveras host this Zoom-held event that gives neighborhood residents and business owners a chance to discuss their public safety concerns–or any concern, for that matter. If it’s anything like what went down when we […]

No Respite for West 30s Residents, After Hundreds Housed in Hotels

No Respite for West 30s Residents, After Hundreds Housed in Hotels

BY WINNIE McCROY | With its many shelters providing resources for at-risk individuals, Midtown Manhattan has long been welcoming to the unhoused. But when the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) compensated for the COVID-19 complications of existing facilities by relocating hundreds of people under their care onto two blocks in the upper West 30s, […]