This Week in Chelsea: Week of December 6-12, 2021

This Week in Chelsea: Week of December 6-12, 2021

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” In Order of Appearance: March with the Empire Station Coalition / 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer / Clement Clarke Moore Park Tree Lighting / Down to Earth Farmers Market / Chelsea Community Church / Hudson Guild Gallery Exhibit /              Tuesday, December 7, […]

Planters, and People, Grow Sense of Permanence for W. 22nd Open Street

Planters, and People, Grow Sense of Permanence for W. 22nd Open Street

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Having made its May 2020 debut as outdoor space repurposed to alleviate the social distancing concerns of COVID-19, New York City’s Open Streets initiative introduced the notion of closing certain blocks to most vehicular traffic for up to 12 hours daily. Eighteen months later, the program that temporarily transfers custody of […]

Chelsea Celebrates Chanukah at Clement Clarke Moore Park

Chelsea Celebrates Chanukah at Clement Clarke Moore Park

    BY ALLEN OSTER | On Sunday, November 28 in the late afternoon, Chelsea residents gathered in Clement Clarke Moore-Seal Park to celebrate Chanukah, “The Festival of Lights.” Allen Oster, past president of the West 400 Block Association, welcomed a crowd of several dozen adults and children as the sun was beginning to set. […]

Loss of Landmarked Rowhouses Demands Structural Change to LPC, DOB

Loss of Landmarked Rowhouses Demands Structural Change to LPC, DOB

  BY PAMELA WOLFF (President, Save Chelsea)| Chelsea, and New York, are again the losers in the game played by city agencies—supposedly champions of public interest—and the self-interested real estate industry. This time we lost a large chunk of our history. It is a gut punch of a public spectacle—the demolition of all nine landmarked […]

Kudos to Cathy for ‘Crossing’ Over to Icon Status

Kudos to Cathy for ‘Crossing’ Over to Icon Status

From the 10th Precinct’s Facebook presence comes this tribute to a neighborhood fixture for whom caring means carrying out a family tradition. It read: “Meet your [PS11] crossing guard Cathy. She has served the Chelsea community for 43 years! She’s been a Chelsea resident for 73 years! Cathy followed in her mother’s footsteps, who had […]

Letter to the Editor: Public Meetings Should Provide In-Person, Online Access

Letter to the Editor: Public Meetings Should Provide In-Person, Online Access

Re: Coming Cornucopia is Cause of Community Council’s Cancellation (news, Nov. 23, 2021) To the Editor: Thank you for the recent article in Chelsea Community News on local police Precinct 10 [Community Council] meetings in Chelsea. Unfortunately, as stated in the article, the last two meetings were only in-person. The November meeting (cancelled) also posted as in-person […]

This Week in Chelsea: Week of November 28-December 5, 2021

This Week in Chelsea: Week of November 28-December 5, 2021

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” In Order of Appearance: 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer / 80’s Ladies II: The Mixtape / Chanukah Celebration at Chelsea Green/ Chelsea Waterside Park Phase II Groundbreaking / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea /  Clement Clarke Moore Park Tree Lighting / Hudson Guild Gallery Exhibit /       […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Ticket to Hell

Writing the Apocalypse: Ticket to Hell

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Writing the Apocalypse was a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of NYC resident Puma Perl. Then came the vaccine, and hope–and uncertainty.  And so, from time to time, Perl will return to continue Writing the Apocalypse.   Ticket to Hell | TEXT & PHOTOS BY PUMA PERL (unless noted otherwise) Scientists say […]

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