Stonewall’s Meaning, Frozen in Time for Boomers, Bends to Meet Needs of New Generations

Stonewall’s Meaning, Frozen in Time for Boomers, Bends to Meet Needs of New Generations

BY GUY KETTELHACK | The meaning of epochal events, as often as not made dysmorphic over time by social change and the scatterings of fate, almost always undergoes a metamorphosis. After 52 years the insurrection which marked the Stonewall Uprising (not a rebellion, not a riot) of June 28-July 1, 1969 may seem to the growing majority […]

Finding the Right MBP for Chelsea, and Other Online Events From the New Usual Suspects

Finding the Right MBP for Chelsea, and Other Online Events From the New Usual Suspects

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | In this age of making adjustments for the lack of public gatherings because of COVID-19, anything is possible. Who, pre-pandemic, would have thought Manhattan Community Board 4 would have a YouTube channel, teeming with archival video of its many committee and full board meetings? And who could imagine so many of […]

Moonrise, Massachusetts

Moonrise, Massachusetts

Avid West Chelsea Manhattanhenge chronicler Pamela Wolff is the restless type who can’t be content waiting around for May 30 or July 12–the remaining days of 2021 when the full sun aligns with Manhattan’s grid, making the camera-ready island even more spectacular. So on April 26, Wolff set her sights on a celestial phenomenon seen […]

Back to the Community Garden Idea

Back to the Community Garden Idea

BY BRIAN DONOVAN | I have a relatively limited and particularized set of skills that include sniffing out like a dog you shouldn’t pet at the airport when somebody really is about that action. This block association (the High Line 28 Block Association) is, first and foremost, a social club, but second, it is a (growing) […]

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 […]

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