Open Hearts, Clearing Skies at Waterfront Reverie Remembering Chelsea’s Kirkland, Trentlyon

Open Hearts, Clearing Skies at Waterfront Reverie Remembering Chelsea’s Kirkland, Trentlyon

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | For days, storm clouds swirled above Hudson River Park’s Pier 64, the site of a June 23 tribute celebrating the lives of Robert Trentlyon (April 23, 1929-Dec. 7, 2021) and Edward Kirkland (June 15,1925-Jan.11, 2022). The two men were Herculean activists that, over the past 60 years, helped reshape Chelsea. The event […]

June Primary, Now History: Voters Reflect After the Act of Casting

June Primary, Now History: Voters Reflect After the Act of Casting

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The race to replace New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried—whose retirement will end a 52-year run as District 75’s voice in Albany—took a decisive turn last Tuesday, June 28, when the New York State Primary Election was held, following June 18-26’s Early Voting period. On her first assignment, Chelsea Community News’ […]

The Gift of Literacy

The Gift of Literacy

BY LAYLA LAW-GISIKO (candidate, NYS Assembly District 75) | My mother was born in Tunisia, a small North-African country, slightly smaller than the state of Kansas. She was the fifth child and the third daughter in a family of nine children. My mother’s two older sisters did not go to school. My grandmother was illiterate. […]

Remembering Bob Martin, June 4 and Beyond

Remembering Bob Martin, June 4 and Beyond

As detailed above, friends and colleagues are invited to a June 4 gathering to celebrate the life. and enduring legacy, of Bob Martin. Directly below, find a compilation of highlights from Bob’s life, compiled by the Martin family. Following that, find some recollections from those in Chelsea whose lives he touched. Robert Alan Martin, an […]

Nonessential Chopper Traffic in Crosswinds of Multiple Mitigation/Elimination Efforts

Nonessential Chopper Traffic in Crosswinds of Multiple Mitigation/Elimination Efforts

BY WINNIE McCROY | After years of helicopter-related noise pollution safety concerns, elected officials in New York and across the nation are gaining critical velocity by attacking the problem from numerous angles. Legislation that would end sightseeing and commuter flights has New Yorkers cautiously optimistic. And on Manhattan’s West Side, eyes watered from wind and […]

Her View Hinged on Manhattanhenge

Her View Hinged on Manhattanhenge

On Monday, March 30, island residents who had better things to do than contemplate the origins of an enigmatic stone formation in England did what Americans do best: Improve on somebody else’s great idea, give it a clever name that references that idea, and stand in the middle of the street taking pictures. Yes, it […]

‘Do it I Will, to My Last Gasp’: Scenes & Signs From a March for Reproductive Rights

‘Do it I Will, to My Last Gasp’: Scenes & Signs From a March for Reproductive Rights

TEXT AND PHOTOS BY PAMELA WOLFF | Saturday, May 14, there was a March from Brooklyn across the bridge to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan.  Surrounded by the magnificent public buildings that tell us in limestone, “The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government,” thousands of women, and not a few […]