You’re Fired: 60,000 Shells Sent Skyward for Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

You’re Fired: 60,000 Shells Sent Skyward for Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

In a rousing summertime tradition second only to complaints about the humidity, the 47th annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display did its duty to entertain in the grand style we’ve come to expect. Launching some 60,000 shells from a series of barges stationed Midtown in the East River, this year’s pyrotechnic parade included, according […]

Swag in the Bag, Queens in the Street: West 22nd’s ‘Pride Pop-Up’ Finds Its Rainbow Connection

Swag in the Bag, Queens in the Street: West 22nd’s ‘Pride Pop-Up’ Finds Its Rainbow Connection

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | On Wednesday, June 21, the NYC Department of Transportation presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 their design proposal for the 200 block of West 22nd Street. As part of the City’s Open Streets program since May 2020, the elimination of most vehicular traffic between Seventh and Eighth Aves. for as much […]

Chelsea Reform Democratic Club Honors Trio for ‘Decades of Dedication’ to Chelsea & NYC

Chelsea Reform Democratic Club Honors Trio for ‘Decades of Dedication’ to Chelsea & NYC

Saturday, May 6, 2023: Putting a memorable stamp on the second post-pandemic iteration of an annual springtime tradition sent to the cooler durng 2020/2021’s COVID lockdown, donkeys of distinction gathered en masse at a Chelsea watering hole to hurl laurels at the three lions who served as the event’s main (mane?) attraction. In other words, members […]

Eyes, and Feet, on the Street: Jane’s Walk, May 5-7, Offers ‘Educational Urban Exploration’

Eyes, and Feet, on the Street: Jane’s Walk, May 5-7, Offers ‘Educational Urban Exploration’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Take a walk in Washington Square Park and know you’ll owe its intact nature, in no small part, to Jane Jacobs (1916-2006). The urbanist and activist’s 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, made the case for a break from the “demolish and replace” school of urban planning […]

Red Umbrellas Return to Meatpacking as a New Tradition Unfolds

Red Umbrellas Return to Meatpacking as a New Tradition Unfolds

TEXT BY SCOTT STIFFLER, PHOTOS BY BrakeThrough Media | Throughout the pandemic period, hibernation was never an option for Meatpacking. The neighborhood’s Business Improvement District kept on taking care of business as usual (keeping the area clean, for starters) while mindful of what could be done while in incubation and enaction modes. The results, so […]

Don’t Delay: Four Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Don’t Delay: Four Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Saturday, April 22 marks the annual obervance of Earth Day–and we’ve got four ways you can celerate in hyper-locally, here in Chelsea. The West 400 Block Association Celebrates Earth Day, 11am, Saturday, April 22 at Clement Clarke Moore Park (10th Ave.  W. 22nd St). | Observe Earth Day by getting back to it–the good earth, […]

First-Ever Plant-Based Food Fair Featured Flatiron/NoMad Sustainable Mainstays

First-Ever Plant-Based Food Fair Featured Flatiron/NoMad Sustainable Mainstays

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, Flatiron North Plaza (Broadway & 23rd St.) was the setting for the first-ever Flatiron NoMad Plant-Based Food Fair, hosted by the Flatiron NoMad Partnership and Eleven Madison Home (from the team and kitchen behind Eleven Madison Park). Timed to celebrate the start of April’s […]

Through April 2, Participatory Budgeting Lets Locals Fund $1 Million Worth of District 3 Projects

Through April 2, Participatory Budgeting Lets Locals Fund $1 Million Worth of District 3 Projects

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It was another trip to the West Chelsea icon well for public betterment projects whose wish for funding will only come true if you get out—or get online—and vote. After launching last October as a brainstorming session held under the High Line’s scenic 14th Street Passage, The Whitney Museum of American […]