The Future of NYCHA Comes to Chelsea

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | After decades of declining funds from the federal government and lost revenue from tenants who remain housed despite paying little or no rent, the City of New York began to pursue a public/private partnership at some of their NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) properties. Plans to do the same at […]

Dog of the Day: Macchia the Dalmatian

Dog of the Day: Macchia the Dalmatian

BY BRIAN DONOVAN | Today’s featured dog is Macchia the Dalmatian. He is 1 year old, and fluent in English and Italian, just like his mother, Alice (not pronounced like the American “AL-ISS” but in Italian, so that it sounds like “ceviche.” I met both of them last weekend at Il Piccolo (508 W. 28th […]

Writing the Apocalypse: When Diva Was Still Here I Hoped to Die Before the Dog

Writing the Apocalypse: When Diva Was Still Here I Hoped to Die Before the Dog

Writing the Apocalypse is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Diva Dog Gomez, circa 2007-2021 | BY PUMA PERL Diva Dog Gomez had a rough start in life. At approximately three years old, she was abandoned […]

Fame and the Final Chapter: My Co-Author, Myself

Fame and the Final Chapter: My Co-Author, Myself

Author’s Note: In the summer of 2020, I learned that Niels H. Lauersen M.D., had passed away. Together, he and I had written five well-received books about women’s health over a 20-year stretch, however it was not our books but his Icarian rise too close to the sun that earned him the New York Times […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #2: Ernest Hogan

Slices of the Tenderloin #2: Ernest Hogan

BY TRAVS.D. | For Black History Month, we present you with weekly slices of the Tenderloin, the now-defunct New York City neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between Fifth and Eighth Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named by a local police captain who relished the […]

Writing the Apocalypse | LES: Past and Pandemic

Writing the Apocalypse | LES: Past and Pandemic

Writing the Apocalypse is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Past and Pandemic | BY PUMA PERL I was a child of Tenth Street Police locks and bodegas Open hydrants, rooftops, cerveza on credit We were […]

Fast Walker Freeze Frames High Line Art of the Future

Fast Walker Freeze Frames High Line Art of the Future

We’re perpetually impressed by the photos Eric Marcus takes, to support editorial content in the Neighborhood News Enewsletter he edits and publishes, on behalf of the 300 West 2oth Street Block Association. His artful photos of art on the High Line caught our eye, and Marcus kindly consented to this reprint from the Jan. 26, […]

See Them Run: Your City Council District 3 Candidate Events Calendar

See Them Run: Your City Council District 3 Candidate Events Calendar

The New York City Council’s District 3 is comprised of Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the Flatiron District, West Soho, Hudson Square, the Meatpacking District, Columbus Circle, Times Square, the Theater District, and the Garment District. This year, term limits mandate the departure of the D3’s current rep, Corey Johnson—who, since 2018, has also served […]

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