Loss of Landmarked Rowhouses Demands Structural Change to LPC, DOB

Loss of Landmarked Rowhouses Demands Structural Change to LPC, DOB

  BY PAMELA WOLFF (President, Save Chelsea)| Chelsea, and New York, are again the losers in the game played by city agencies—supposedly champions of public interest—and the self-interested real estate industry. This time we lost a large chunk of our history. It is a gut punch of a public spectacle—the demolition of all nine landmarked […]

150 Clichés That Are Destroying The Language

150 Clichés That Are Destroying The Language

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | My earlier piece listing a batch of clichés that we desperately need to abolish (click here to read it) was a hit—but alas, it hasn’t put an end to cliches. In fact, there seem to be more of them than there are white people at a Republican interns meeting. Whoops, sorry, […]

‘Safer Chelsea, Now!’ is Group’s Goal: Petition Put Forth to Hasten its Happening

‘Safer Chelsea, Now!’ is Group’s Goal: Petition Put Forth to Hasten its Happening

NOTE: Chelsea Community News is reprinting the following with the permission and encouragement of its authors. BY THE COLLECTIVE MEMBERSHIP OF ADVOCATES FOR CHELSEA | We, residents and business owners in the low-20s blocks of Chelsea between 8th and 9th Avenues, call on the 10th Precinct of the NYPD, Community Board 4, and our City […]

Runway Ready Rovers Rule as Meatpacking’s Doggie Costume Contest Returns with a New Leash on Life

Runway Ready Rovers Rule as Meatpacking’s Doggie Costume Contest Returns with a New Leash on Life

ALL PHOTOS BY IRI GRECO & JIM FRYER / BrakeThrough Media | www.brakethroughmedia.com | Saturday, October 30: As part of their 11am-5pm pedestrian-friendly Treats in the Streets event, Meatpacking (the Business Improvement District) made up for lost time and then some, when their annual Doggie Costume Contest returned with a stellar lineup of  imaginatively costumed, four-legged […]

Guest Opinion: Save Chelsea Protests DOB Demo Order

Guest Opinion: Save Chelsea Protests DOB Demo Order

Save Chelsea is a broad coalition of organizations and individuals concerned with preserving the integrity of the Chelsea Historic District and maintaining as varied a mix as possible of economic, social and generational populations in our neighborhood. To visit our website, click here.   Chelsea Community News is made possible with the help of our […]

Familiar Friends Return to London Terrace Street Fair, After Last Year’s Rare Leave of Absence

Familiar Friends Return to London Terrace Street Fair, After Last Year’s Rare Leave of Absence

TEXT BY INGE IVCHENKO with PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE LONDON TERRACE TENANTS ASSOCIATION AND OTHERS, AS NOTED | On behalf of the London Terrace Tenants Association (LTTA) Board, we want to thank all of you who stopped by Saturday, September 25’s 29th Annual London Terrace Street Fair. It was a gorgeous, picture perfect day in the […]

David Bard: September 14, 1965 – September 14, 2021

David Bard: September 14, 1965 – September 14, 2021

Note: The following is reprinted, with permission, from a September 15, 2021 blog by Ed Hamilton, for his Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog (“The Last Outpost of Bohemia”). To access the original, click here.   BY ED HAMILTON | David Bard, beloved former general manager of the Chelsea Hotel, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, on […]

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