‘Spring Fling’ Brings Many Things to Chelsea Green Park

‘Spring Fling’ Brings Many Things to Chelsea Green Park

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Spring wasn’t the only thing in the air last Sunday, when an event presented by Friends of Chelsea Green filled the mighty micropark with activity. Placed at well-spaced stations throughout the gated West 20th Street park, visitors could hear jazz and bluegrass from The Dennis Lichtman Trio; watch a craftsman from OMG […]

What Will it Take to Kill a Bad Idea at Penn Station?

What Will it Take to Kill a Bad Idea at Penn Station?

BY LYNN ELLSWORTH AND SAMUEL A.  TURVEY, CO-COORDINATORS, EMPIRE STATION COALITION | What does it take to kill off bad ideas? Terrible idea number one:  Amtrak, the MTA, and New Jersey Transit want to demolish a big chunk of the historic part of the Penn Station neighborhood via eminent domain, especially targeting the block south of the current station. […]

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 […]

This Week in Chelsea: May 16-22, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: May 16-22, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” West Chelsea Artists Open Studio Tour / Police Appreciation at Clement Clarke Moore Park / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / LEAPS Zoom Town Hall with 75AD Candidates / Hudson Guild Call for “Art Jam” Contributors / NYC Sanitation Survey / Events in the past: 13th Precinct Community Council West Chelsea Artists Open […]

Honors for Hyperlocal Journalists Focused on Chelsea, Village

Honors for Hyperlocal Journalists Focused on Chelsea, Village

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Good work, we’re told, is its own reward. Having said that, occasional recognition for one’s effort is not something to be refused. Honors came recently to a few who’ve dedicated themselves to reporting on the issues, activities, and concerns of a very specific patch of Manhattan. Eric Marcus, the founder, publisher, […]

This Week in Chelsea: May 9-15, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: May 9-15, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA”  Stargazing on the High Line / Chelsea Green Spring Celebration /  Hudson Guild Call for “Art Jam” Contributors / NYC Sanitation Survey / Featured Events from Earlier This Week:  Ice Theatre of New York and  Councilmember Erik Bottcher’s Free Housing Clinic    Stargazing on the High Line, Tuesdays Between Dusk […]

Eighth Ave. Street Fair’s Familiar and New Fare Sets Tone for the Coming Season

Eighth Ave. Street Fair’s Familiar and New Fare Sets Tone for the Coming Season

What a difference a week makes: We publish this photo essay on the cold and rainy day of May 7, 2022–but seven days ago, on April 30, it was strictly blue skies, posters for the wall, short-sleeved shirts for warm weather to come, and fresh, hot, as-easy-to-walk-with-as-it-is-easy-to-walk-off food of every imaginable iteration. Where else could […]

I Will Not Stand for the Supreme Court’s Egregious Attempt to Reverse Roe V. Wade

I Will Not Stand for the Supreme Court’s Egregious Attempt to Reverse Roe V. Wade

BY LAYLA LAW-GISIKO (candidate, NYS Assembly, District 75) | On Tuesday, May 3, more than a thousand of us rallied at Foley Square to protest the egregious draft Supreme Court decision penned by Justice Alito that would gut the country’s landmark 1973 decision protecting abortion rights. It was inspiring to join so many in the […]

A Neighborhood is a Terrible Thing to Waste

A Neighborhood is a Terrible Thing to Waste

BY SAMUEL A. TURVEY (Chairperson, ReThinkNYC) | New York State Governor Kathy Hochul wants to finance the renovation of Penn Station by demolishing the neighborhood around it and erecting a forest of tax-generating supertalls (corporate towers whose height exceeds that in the current and proposed surrounding area). Now we learn that the Federal share of funding for […]

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