Disco-Spinning Bunny Drags The Monster Back to the Dance

Disco-Spinning Bunny Drags The Monster Back to the Dance

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, not-so-straight across from The Stonewall Inn, steeped-in-history soul sister The Monster Bar ushers in a new era this weekend, when its Sunday afternoon Tea Dance returns from a long, pandemic-compelled closure. “Join us in the disco for dancing and socializing and bar service and […]

Erik Bottcher is Assembly Member Richard Gottfried’s Choice for City Council District 3

Erik Bottcher is Assembly Member Richard Gottfried’s Choice for City Council District 3

BY SCOTT STIFFLER |The Election 2021 candidate whose weekly Community Cleanup events inspire locals to blanket neglected parts of their neighborhood with brush and broom work just expanded the sweeping scope of his support. In a May 25 press release first seen by Chelsea Community News, New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried said it […]

Everyday He Writes the Book: Sen. Brad Hoylman, on LGBTQ+ Causes Won and In Waiting

Everyday He Writes the Book: Sen. Brad Hoylman, on LGBTQ+ Causes Won and In Waiting

Just prior to June’s calendar-recognized celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in real and virtual spaces, Chelsea Community News spoke with New York State Senator Brad Hoylman–until late, the lone out, gay male voice in Albany–about important human rights victories won, and challenges still one his legislative plate. Note: Hoylman is currently running as a candidate for […]

My 50 Most Humiliating Moments: Prepare to Squirm!

My 50 Most Humiliating Moments: Prepare to Squirm!

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | The past year has provided ample time for me to rummage through my memory bank and withdraw some lovely recollections—along with many remembrances of times I made an utter fool of myself (or, even worse, was made a fool of by others). Playing in my head like a montage of not […]

Getting to Know You: NYS Senator Brad Hoylman, Candidate for Manhattan Borough President

Getting to Know You: NYS Senator Brad Hoylman, Candidate for Manhattan Borough President

“Where do you see yourself at this time next year?” wasn’t always such a loaded question. Before COVID-19, forward thinkers could confidently project ahead 365 days to find themselves seated in a restaurant booked to capacity, rubbing shoulders with fellow theatergoers, or making good on the “If I’m elected” promises that swept you into office. […]

222 Drag Queens I’ve Met: A Glittery List of Gender Benders

222 Drag Queens I’ve Met: A Glittery List of Gender Benders

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | Having done a list of “Celebrities I’ve Met” and included some drag performers in it, let me go full feather boa and do a rundown of just the drag queens—creatures who live their dream while enlivening the nightlife on a regular basis. (And yes, there will be nightlife again.) There are […]

Confessions of an Attention Whore: PLEASE READ THIS!

Confessions of an Attention Whore: PLEASE READ THIS!

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | I’ve always had a complex love/hate relationship with the art of attention-seeking. As a shy child, I always craved the spotlight, but since I was conditioned to feel unworthy of it, I got nervous about success and sometimes sabotaged my chances to seize it. My familiar pattern is that I’m dying […]