Eighth Ave. Street Fair’s Familiar and New Fare Sets Tone for the Coming Season

Eighth Ave. Street Fair’s Familiar and New Fare Sets Tone for the Coming Season

What a difference a week makes: We publish this photo essay on the cold and rainy day of May 7, 2022–but seven days ago, on April 30, it was strictly blue skies, posters for the wall, short-sleeved shirts for warm weather to come, and fresh, hot, as-easy-to-walk-with-as-it-is-easy-to-walk-off food of every imaginable iteration. Where else could […]

Landlord Promises Long-Overdue Repairs, Just Prior to Tenant-Led Protest

Landlord Promises Long-Overdue Repairs, Just Prior to Tenant-Led Protest

BY WINNIE McCROY | A hardscrabble band of Chelsea tenants snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when, 30 minutes before a planned protest, their landlord agreed to the repairs they’ve requested for nearly two years. About 20 people gathered on the morning of Thursday, April 21 at 225 W. 23rd St./220 W. 24th St. […]

Course Corrected by COVID, of Course, ‘Google’s Goals for New York Continue’

Course Corrected by COVID, of Course, ‘Google’s Goals for New York Continue’

NOTE: See the addendum following the below Q&A for more information on plans for Chelsea Market and other local Google properties. BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Augmented, of course, by the global pandemic’s unprecedented impact on all aspects of life and work, Google’s pre-COVID plans to expand its local footprint remain in place, with the purchase of […]

Contemporary Success Stories Reflect, at CRDC’s Black History-Themed ‘Evening of Excellence’

Contemporary Success Stories Reflect, at CRDC’s Black History-Themed ‘Evening of Excellence’

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Black history is as old as this country. The galleon ships that brought the pilgrims were followed by galleon ships bringing Black slaves. While the New World offered pilgrims religious freedom, Black slaves found no freedom. Instead, they worked without reward or dignity. The Blacks became the New World’s money-making engine […]

Stat-Savvy Advocates Say City Must Walk the Walk on 10th|11th Ave. Pedestrian, Cyclist Safety

Stat-Savvy Advocates Say City Must Walk the Walk on 10th|11th Ave. Pedestrian, Cyclist Safety

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Standing their ground at one of what they call the “traffic violence hotspots” on 10th and 11th Aves. in Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea, District 3 City Councilmember Erik Bottcher and a substantial group of local residents, electeds, advocacy organizations, and allies called for the City to implement critical street safety improvements. […]

The 12 Worst Kinds of Facebook Users

The 12 Worst Kinds of Facebook Users

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | If you recognize yourself in the following list of the dozen worst types of Facebook regulars, don’t worry—I recognize myself too. In fact, I based some of the entries on behavior I’ve found myself engaging in, against all reason. But that doesn’t mean you might not be culpable as well. We’ve […]

Snow On (and above) Sixteenth Street

Snow On (and above) Sixteenth Street

West 16th Street resident Paul Groncki captured these street level, interior, and rooftop photos shortly after it stopped snowing on the morning of Friday, January 7.     Chelsea Community News is made possible with the help of our awesome advertisers, and the support of our readers. If you like what you see, please consider […]

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