Ghostly Guests of the Chelsea Hotel

Ghostly Guests of the Chelsea Hotel

BY TRAV S. D, | Halloween! Or All Hallows’ Eve, that traditional night when tourists from the nether region burst their bounds and come to the surface for a little sightseeing. Fortunately, here in NYC, we have the perfect place to put them up: The Chelsea Hotel. Located at 222 W. 23rd St. (btw. Seventh […]

Edith O’Hara—A Personal Remembrance

Edith O’Hara—A Personal Remembrance

BY CHIP DEFFAA | I’ve never known anyone quite like veteran theater-owner/producer Edith O’Hara—longtime manager/artistic director of the 13th Street Repertory Theater (and mother of actresses Jenny O’Hara and Jill O’Hara)—who has just died at the age of 103. And she died exactly the way she wanted to: At home, not in a hospital, in […]

The Truth About My Love/Hate Relationship with Zoom

The Truth About My Love/Hate Relationship with Zoom

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | When the COVID-19 crisis started escalating in March, I packed up and moved my entire life—to Zoom. That marvelous app is sort of like a big conference call, but it’s visual too. It’s the kind of incredibly clever thing we dreamed about when growing up (“Someday there’ll be a telephone where […]

Reopened High Line Reinvented as Pandemic-Era Respite

Reopened High Line Reinvented as Pandemic-Era Respite

TEXT AND PHOTOS BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Having made the right call to close its gates in mid-March, just before New York City became the country’s coronavirus epicenter, the High Line remained off-limits for the next four months. On July 16, it reopened—no worse for the wear, and recalibrated to resonate with a world below […]

In Search of Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic  

In Search of Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic  

BY CHELSEA RESIDENT LISA RUIMY HOLZKENNER Ah, strange, strange, strange are these days. Yes, in perpetual anxiety, I am sequestered behind my locked door for this unforeseen foe of a merciless disease subjecting humanity to immeasurable tragedies of loss, pain and grief.   Like shadows, fears accompanying me everywhere into my waking and sleeping hours, […]

Where Good and Evil Rest Peacefully, Together

Where Good and Evil Rest Peacefully, Together

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | There have been a lot of protests of statues that are scattered in prominent places across our nation. To many people, these statues represent the courage, spirit, and conviction of our country’s forefathers, who fought for ideals of freedom—yet to others, these statues celebrate the sheer ugliness of humanity. There are […]

Notes from the Truro Woods, Part 2

Notes from the Truro Woods, Part 2

TEXT & PHOTOS BY PAMELA WOLFF | July 4, 2020: First, we are well. It has been most of seven weeks since my first Notes from the Truro Woods. We are still ensconced in our house in the Truro woods, and glad to be. Our son Nic and his wife Liz are nearby in their […]

Save Chelsea, Plan Proceeding, Determines to Extend the Chelsea Historic District

Save Chelsea, Plan Proceeding, Determines to Extend the Chelsea Historic District

BY WINNIE McCROY | The preservationist coalition Save Chelsea has announced their determination to extend the current borders of the Chelsea Historic District, in order to protect 113 additional buildings they believe have value and merit. If successful, Greek-Revival rowhouses, Federal-style rowhouses from 1835 or earlier, and tenement buildings will be given recognition denied by […]

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