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 […]

Will We Ever Get Over Our COVID-Era Fear of People?

Will We Ever Get Over Our COVID-Era Fear of People?

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | It’s usually a misbegotten idea to compare tragedies, but having been through other huge crises before the COVID pandemic, I find it inevitable. And I can’t shake the memory of how, after 9/11, New York became a traumatized but somehow much warmer place than before. In the wake of the horror […]

A Return to Gridlock as the City Reopens?

A Return to Gridlock as the City Reopens?

BY CHRISTINE BERTHET, CO-FOUNDER OF CHEKPEDS | The COVID-19 quarantine has made us all aware of how wonderful New York can be: How clean and fresh the air has been, how quiet without gridlock blocking EMS, and without too many cars! Most significantly, there were no pedestrian fatalities in the last two months in Manhattan[1]. […]

Personal Side Effects from COVID-19

Personal Side Effects from COVID-19

BY DONATHAN SALKALN Parental Guidance | My parents are approaching their 90s and live amidst forested property marked by “No Hunting” and “No Trespassing” signs. Although they live in the boonies, they both told me they had gotten COVID-19. My dad said he had the disease in early March and recovered. My mom said that […]

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