Grassroots in Full Bloom at CRDC’s May Meeting

Grassroots in Full Bloom at CRDC’s May Meeting

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Frontline advocates for statewide reform in the areas of criminal justice, election law, education, campaign finance, and healthcare reported on their Albany wins and losses, at the May 16 general meeting of the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club (CRDC), held at the Hudson Guild Elliott Center. With a newly elected Democratic majority […]

SILENT BATTLE: Remembering D-Day

SILENT BATTLE: Remembering D-Day

June 6, 1944, Normandy, France: 24 hours on Utah Beach with an Assault Reconnaissance Engineer BY RICK CARRIER Storm gray, rain heavy sky. Battleships fill the horizon, north to south, guns aflame. Fiery tracers fly low overhead, etch sparkling strings of color. The pow-kapow of big enemy guns, shoot right at me.   Surging assault […]

Making Space for Artists in New York City

Making Space for Artists in New York City

BY PATRICIA JONES (Executive Director of Westbeth) | New Yorkers have long taken pride in our city’s cultural wealth. From Lincoln Center to the Met Museum to the Downtown dance scene and Off-Off Broadway theaters, New Yorkers care about the arts. This pride is particularly strong in the Village, a community that has been a […]

Fulton Houses Tenants Organize Amid City’s Desire for Demolition, Development

Fulton Houses Tenants Organize Amid City’s Desire for Demolition, Development

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | This spring’s heavy rains on Chelsea can’t compare to the deluge of developers beating down the rooftops of our community’s vulnerable—but no one foresaw the City’s intention to allow a private developer to demolish two Robert Fulton Houses NYCHA buildings, in exchange for repair money and three towers made up of […]

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