Chelsea Snapshots: The West 16th St. Edition

Chelsea Snapshots: The West 16th St. Edition

PHOTO AND COMMENT BY PAUL GRONCKI | The scaffolding finally down, after five years of building at the Einhorn-developed, prison-like luxury tower at 124 W. 16th St., over the French Evangelical Church. (Note: Groncki is president of the 100 West 16th Street Block Association.)     Chelsea Community News is made possible with the help of […]

Rally Takes Housing Crisis to State Capitol

Rally Takes Housing Crisis to State Capitol

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Bill de Blasio won his election for mayor of New York City on the bedrock of a Charles Dickens book titled A Tale of Two Cities. It is an 1859 story about the disparity between rich and the poor, where “we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.” The […]

Water Service Interruptions Raining Down on Chelsea, Jan. 20-22

Water Service Interruptions Raining Down on Chelsea, Jan. 20-22

Water service interruptions are coming to Chelsea, as the neighborhood’s 10th Precinct of the NYPD told us, via Twitter. We’re passing it along. Follow the 10th Precinct on Facebook, via #NYPD10PCT and on Twitter, via @NYPD10Pct. The 10th Precinct tweeted: “ATTN: Chelsea, there will be a water service interruption on Monday 1/20 through Wednesday 1/22. See […]

On West 14th Street, Scaffolding Heralds Haven for the Homeless

On West 14th Street, Scaffolding Heralds Haven for the Homeless

Paul Groncki, president of the 100 West 16th Street Block Association, captured this Thurs., Jan. 9 image of construction at 114 W. 14th St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.). That location will be a new haven for the homeless, as noted by our reporter Donathan Salkaln, in his Jan. 3 article, Homelessness and Affordability: The […]

Free Forums, Workshops, Clinics Offer Assistance to Tenants

Free Forums, Workshops, Clinics Offer Assistance to Tenants

Knowledge is power. These free forums, workshops, and clinics offer NYC tenants the chance to access helpful tools and information. Friday, January 10: HSTPA of 2019: International Forum | Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer invites you to learn more about the recent changes to the rent laws and how to utilize the tools and information […]

Homelessness and Affordability: The Big Squeeze

Homelessness and Affordability: The Big Squeeze

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | As developers re-envision Chelsea and the rest of New York City as an architectural wonderland, attracting well-to-do residents and families, along with many foreign investors, there is one eye-sore that is hard to erase from their blueprints—the homeless. “Homelessness went up 23 percent under Rudolph Giuliani. It went up another 70 […]

Landmarking of Tin Pan Alley Buildings is Music to Preservationist Ears

Landmarking of Tin Pan Alley Buildings is Music to Preservationist Ears

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It’s the kind of thing they write songs about: Late last year saw the longtime efforts of music lovers, history buffs, and preservationists rewarded, as the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously for the landmark designation of five buildings connected to the birthplace of American popular music. The […]

Celebrating the Holidays, in Clement Clarke Moore Park

Celebrating the Holidays, in Clement Clarke Moore Park

BY ALLEN OSTER | The holiday season was once again celebrated in Chelsea’s Clement Clarke Moore Park, which was closed in 2018 for a much-needed upgrade. Residents came out to welcome Christmas and Chanukah 2019, in two joyous neighborhood events. On Sat., Dec. 14, neighbors gathered to decorate and light the Christmas tree donated to […]

In Chelsea, The Forgotten Are Never Forgotten

In Chelsea, The Forgotten Are Never Forgotten

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | During this holiday season, we should all be proud that our community is not only a special place for stuffing stockings hung by the chimney with care, but also a pocket full of warmth for the needy. The forgotten are never forgotten in Chelsea—and for many, Chelsea is their home. A […]

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