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 […]

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 […]