This Week in Chelsea: Feb. 1-7, 2021

This Week in Chelsea: Feb. 1-7, 2021

COMMUNITY BOARD APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH FEBRUARY 22  | Manhattan’s 12 community boards are local organizations each composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms. Notes Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (who is responsible for appointing new community board members), community boards are “tasked with being the independent and representative voices of their communities—the most […]

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, […]

SLA, DOE, NYPD are Top Pings on CB4 Full Board Radar

SLA, DOE, NYPD are Top Pings on CB4 Full Board Radar

BY MARK NIMAR | On Wednesday, September 2, Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4) met via Zoom, for its monthly full board meeting. Among the agenda items were requests to amend or acquire liquor licenses, and a letter CB4 committed to send to the New York City Council, regarding the NYPD’s recent attempted arrest of Derrick […]

Chelsea’s 10th Commits to CB4’s Call for Precinct POV, on Ongoing Basis

Chelsea’s 10th Commits to CB4’s Call for Precinct POV, on Ongoing Basis

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Realistic about the challenges ahead after a summer of COVID-19, citywide demonstrations, and escalating quality of life concerns, Deputy Inspector Kevin J. Coleman, Commanding Officer of the 10th Precinct, kicked off last week’s full board meeting of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4) by inaugurating what will become a regularly scheduled series […]

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 […]

CB4’s New Chair, and Members, Get Cookin’ on Hot Topics

CB4’s New Chair, and Members, Get Cookin’ on Hot Topics

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | The population of New York City is climbing toward 9 million residents. The tourism stats for 2018, 65.2 million, marked its ninth year of consecutive growth. Luxury apartment buildings, office towers, tech companies, and college campuses are clogging our skylines and jamming our neighborhoods like never before. Like a speeding cargo […]

Dual Proclamations Praise Former CB4 Chair Burt Lazarin

Dual Proclamations Praise Former CB4 Chair Burt Lazarin

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Chelsea’s own Burt Lazarin, a London Terrace resident since 1977, was honored with not one, but two, Proclamations extolling his work as former Chair of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4), and so very much more. That he’s worthy of such recognition should come as no surprise to those familiar with his […]