Electeds Demand MSG Entertainment Discontinue Facial Recognition, Destroy Biometric Data

Electeds Demand MSG Entertainment Discontinue Facial Recognition, Destroy Biometric Data

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Facial recognition deployed at MSG Entertainment venues to eject patrons deemed hostile to corporate interests calls to mind its potential abuse by authoritarian regimes—but for now, MSG CEO James L. Dolan seems content to keep the creepy, deeply flawed technology trapped in the sticky resin of his own pettiness and paranoia. […]

Landmarking Advocates: Damage from Roof Runoff Requires Rapid Repair

Landmarking Advocates: Damage from Roof Runoff Requires Rapid Repair

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Regarded by historians, architects, advocates, electeds, and City agencies alike as a structure of significance and a worthy candidate for landmark consideration, the unassuming property at 128 West 17th Street sits in stasis, no longer used by its owner, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY). From 1860 to 1894, […]

Tuesday, November 8 is the General Election: Poll Sites Open 6am-9pm

Tuesday, November 8 is the General Election: Poll Sites Open 6am-9pm

Early Voting began on Saturday, October 29 and concluded over the weekend (Sunday, November 6). The General Election takes place on Tuesday, November 8, with polls open from 6am to 9pm. Find your General Election pollsite  and access a sample ballot at findmypollsite.vote.nyc/. You’ll need your house number, street name, and zip code. In addition to […]

Hot News About a Cool Million: Participatory Budgeting is Back, Set to Launch Atop High Line

Hot News About a Cool Million: Participatory Budgeting is Back, Set to Launch Atop High Line

Participatory Budgeting Cycle 12 Kickoff Event: Tuesday, September 27, 6-8pm on the High Line’s 14th Street Passage (entrance on 14th St. & 10th Ave.) Participatory Budgeting is the volunteer-driven, voter-empowering process during which community members decide how to spend $1 a of their NYC Council Member’s discretionary capital funds on City property projects such as […]

West Chelsea Social Services Surge on the Wane; Roving Team to Remain

West Chelsea Social Services Surge on the Wane; Roving Team to Remain

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Boots on the ground and wheels parked curbside account for the sudden concentration of resources in an area of Chelsea whose unmet social service needs have been receiving top-tier, if temporary, attention. Since Tuesday, August 2, two programs from NYC Health + Hospitals [H&H] have provided the focused, sustained outreach promised by […]

CCNews’ Online Community Communication Session Set for Tues., July 19, 7pm

CCNews’ Online Community Communication Session Set for Tues., July 19, 7pm

Tuesday, July 19, from 7pm-9pm, Chelsea Community News (CCNews) presents a Community Communication Session that welcomes commentary from the public while encouraging them to channel their time and talents into the challenging task of building a bridge between problem and solution. To that end, CCNews will provide information about accessing knowledge, equipment, and funding to […]

Problematic Scaffolding to be Scrapped Soon, Says Councilmember Bottcher’s Rep

Problematic Scaffolding to be Scrapped Soon, Says Councilmember Bottcher’s Rep

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | In a May 16, 2022 message delivered to two Facebook groups with Chelsea-centric memberships, Jordan Feiner (Liaison to Community Board 4, Office of NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher) noted he was writing to “provide everyone an update” regarding the scaffolding at 205/207 Eighth Ave. (btw. W. 20th & 21st Sts.). Required by the Department […]

Landlord Promises Long-Overdue Repairs, Just Prior to Tenant-Led Protest

Landlord Promises Long-Overdue Repairs, Just Prior to Tenant-Led Protest

BY WINNIE McCROY | A hardscrabble band of Chelsea tenants snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when, 30 minutes before a planned protest, their landlord agreed to the repairs they’ve requested for nearly two years. About 20 people gathered on the morning of Thursday, April 21 at 225 W. 23rd St./220 W. 24th St. […]

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