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 […]

Chelsea Park Dog Run: “Neighborhood’s Furry Friends Will Enjoy Using It” Assures Parks Dpt.

Chelsea Park Dog Run: “Neighborhood’s Furry Friends Will Enjoy Using It” Assures Parks Dpt.

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks) has confirmed that an area of West Chelsea howling for a place to put pooches through their paces will soon see a dog run find its Forever Home. After months of hearing pro and con testimony from the public, a letter […]

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 […]

April 25 Hearing Gives the Public Their Say in Landmark Designation for (Former) Colored School No. 4

April 25 Hearing Gives the Public Their Say in Landmark Designation for (Former) Colored School No. 4

UPDATE: The designation matter discussed in this article has been scheduled for a discussion and vote on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is following through on expected protocol, following an action taken at their February 14 meeting. There, on a day an outside observer […]

CB4 Paves Way for Chelsea Park Dog Run; Nearby NYCHA Residents Voice Concerns

CB4 Paves Way for Chelsea Park Dog Run; Nearby NYCHA Residents Voice Concerns

BY SCOTT STIFFLER, with Interviews by LETISIA ROMERO & translation/transcription by VICTOR LUNA | March 1 events seemed to mark an end to the search for a suitable location at which to construct a Dog Run capable of absorbing the pent-up energy of pooches from Penn South, Elliott-Chelsea (NYCHA) Houses, and other parts of West […]

West Side Funding Makes a Difference in Midtown South

West Side Funding Makes a Difference in Midtown South

Working hard to address the challenges of housing, health, and hunger, Midtown South Community Council (MSCC) recently received some help—and hope—of its own, in the form of a $7,500 grant given to further the organization’s goal of “building better neighborhoods and stronger relationships within the Midtown South community of Manhattan.” MSCC was one of 15 […]

Spotlight on Small Businesses: DANA BLAIR DESIGNS

Spotlight on Small Businesses: DANA BLAIR DESIGNS

Spotlight on Small Businesses DANA BLAIR DESIGNS 112 West 17th Street Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12pm-7pm and Sun., 12pm-6pm Online: https://danablairdesigns.com Email: dana@danablairdesigns.com Phone: 516-815-5324 TEXT, QUESTIONS & PHOTOS BY JOANNE ADLER SINOVOI | I was walking down West 17th Street when the sign for a jewelry store caught my eye. So I walked in to have a […]

West Side Community Fund Welcomes Grant Applicants, Jan. 31-March 10

West Side Community Fund Welcomes Grant Applicants, Jan. 31-March 10

BY SCOTT STIFFLER with ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY EILEEN STUKANE | Last year, when the West Side Community Fund emerged from a pandemic-era period of relative inactivity, it did so with an expanded roster of financers, an expansive area of coverage, and a reconsideration of what they could, and would, fund. The result: Fifteen grant recipients […]

Postcards From the Side of the Road

Postcards From the Side of the Road

BY JOEY DAYTONA | Lots of things in Michigan felt too big to me. Many of the roads are large enough to be comfortable for semi-trucks to drive on without much effort. Whereas here “back east” we had a smaller, denser scale of building and development so that you would, on occasion, see a group […]

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