Hybrid Format Pending, 13th Pct. Council Ponders ‘Wheel’ Life Concerns

Hybrid Format Pending, 13th Pct. Council Ponders ‘Wheel’ Life Concerns

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Held on the third Tuesday of the month—sans July, August, December—the 13th Precinct Community Council provides a forum where the public can interact with Police Officers, Detectives, and top leadership from the precinct tasked with protecting and serving a southern portion of Midtown Manhattan that includes swaths of easternmost Chelsea. Presently […]

In-Demand Midtown Community Court to Expand Operations by Mid-March

In-Demand Midtown Community Court to Expand Operations by Mid-March

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Conceived and achieved as a way in which non-violent offenders can avoid incarceration by accessing social services and performing community service, Midtown Community Court (MCC; 314 W. 54th St.) operated continuously from 1993 until in-person proceedings were suspended during the peak COVID period. It reopened in March of last year, but […]

NYPD Wants Your Help Identifying Individuals Targeting Nightlife Patrons

NYPD Wants Your Help Identifying Individuals Targeting Nightlife Patrons

Over the weekend came word from Chelsea’s 10th Precinct—an appeal to the community, to keep your eyes peeled for the individuals in two “WANTED” flyers created by the NYPD and published by Chelsea Community News below. The men are wanted in connection with the victimization of nightlife patrons in the Chelsea area and beyond. “The […]

Troubled Chelsea Corridor to See ‘Whole of Government’ Social Services Surge, Jan. 23-Feb. 5

Troubled Chelsea Corridor to See ‘Whole of Government’ Social Services Surge, Jan. 23-Feb. 5

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | If yesterday’s announcement that a troubled patch of Chelsea will see a two-week surge of social services sounds familiar, it’s because the area of focus saw a similar burst of boots-on-the-ground outreach last August. Responding to longstanding quality of life concerns along West 21 Street’s PS11 elementary school and a block-long […]

This Week in Chelsea: November 28-Dec. 4, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: November 28-Dec. 4, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” Holiday Happenings  / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea  / Community Cleanup  / Small Works Exhibition at Fountain House Gallery / 10th Precinct Build the Block Sector B Meeting  / 10th Precinct Community Council / Events at the Eagle NYC / Archived Recording: Collegiate Church’s America Post-Roe V. Wade […]

Chelsea’s 10th/13th Precincts Offer Multiple Public Meetings Through 2022

Chelsea’s 10th/13th Precincts Offer Multiple Public Meetings Through 2022

BUILD THE BLOCK MEETINGS Also of note are the three upcoming Build the Block meetings, which provide an opportunity to interact with the two-person NCO (Neighborhood Coordination Officer) team responsible for their assigned sector. These meetings take place quarterly, with the last fourth quarter Sector A meeting having taken place already. NOTE: Prior to a […]

Oct. 26 Comm. Council Mtg. Invites Conversation on 10th Precinct Matters

Oct. 26 Comm. Council Mtg. Invites Conversation on 10th Precinct Matters

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Members of the general public with questions and opinions about the current state of crime and the overall quality of life in Chelsea–and that’s a lot of you–have recurring opportunities to take those concerns to local NYPD leadership. Bellow is a collection of what remains between now and the end of the year. The 10th […]

This Week & Beyond, Multiple Opportunities to Meet with Chelsea’s 10th & 13th Precincts

This Week & Beyond, Multiple Opportunities to Meet with Chelsea’s 10th & 13th Precincts

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Members of the general public with questions and opinions about the current state of crime and the overall quality of life in Chelsea–and that’s a lot of you–have two types of recurring opportunities to take those concerns to local NYPD leadership. Build the Block meetings are official NYPD events typically hosted by NCOs, or Neighborhood […]

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 […]