Why Vote for Joe Maffia?

Why Vote for Joe Maffia?

BY JOE MAFFIA (Assembly candidate for the 75th Assembly District) | Our political landscape has become divided between two political parties, each representing a wide range of people. But the loud voices on the extreme right and left do not necessarily represent most of the people both parties, who land more toward the middle. Since […]

Q&A Supplies How & Why, Prior to 500WBA Meet & Greet

Q&A Supplies How & Why, Prior to 500WBA Meet & Greet

Founded during the early days of COVID-fueled uncertainty, a new block association in far West Chelsea has emerged from the social distancing era with a solid track record of good deeds destined to go largely unnoticed—unless you recall a time when fresh paint and clean sidewalks seemed as unlikely as the prospect of a second […]

Rite of ‘Passage’: Participatory Budgeting Cycle 12 Begins with High Line Brainstorming Session

Rite of ‘Passage’: Participatory Budgeting Cycle 12 Begins with High Line Brainstorming Session

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The High Line’s 14th Street Passage was the appropriately expansive “big tent” setting that served as the official launch of the 12th NYC Council District 3 Participatory Budgeting (PB) cycle. Hosted by D3 Council Member Erik Bottcher, the September 27 event served as a prelude to Spring 2023—when the PB winner, […]

This Week in Chelsea: October 3-9, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: October 3-9, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” PS 11 Farm Market / CB4 Full Board Meeting / HYHK Annual Meeting / Solo Show: Swimming in Mudd / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Next Week & Beyond: Flatiron NoMad Partnership’s Annual Meeting / CB5 Full Board Meeting / Community Visioning Workshop / The West 400 […]

150 Clichés That are Killing the Language

150 Clichés That are Killing the Language

BY MICHAEL MUSTO Largely thanks to social networks, words and phrases become clichés faster than they used to because everyone spots them, jumps on them, and thinks they‘re being oh so clever by parroting them on a daily basis. And they’re killing the language! Oh, and by “killing” it, I don’t mean in the clichéd […]

Uncertainty Builds, After St. Columba Church Canopy Collapse

Uncertainty Builds, After St. Columba Church Canopy Collapse

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | St. Columba Roman Catholic Church has been a staple of the Chelsea neighborhood since 1845. Located at 343 West 25th Street (btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.), its considerable complex includes the Church and Rectory (at 343), the next-door school building (at 331), and the Convent (at 329), a residence for retired […]

Chelsea Left a Little Less ‘Convenient’ as 7-Eleven Exits Seventh

Chelsea Left a Little Less ‘Convenient’ as 7-Eleven Exits Seventh

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A busy and much-beloved 7-Eleven whose 2015 arrival initially seemed out of step with the neighborhood’s mom-and-pop shop density has withdrawn from its 194 Seventh Ave. location, leaving Slurpee-loving supporters longing for the old days. The national chain store’s departure is, unlike their single-dose packs of ibuprofen, a bitter pill to […]

MTA Substation Information Promised to Public at 2 Pending Meetings

MTA Substation Information Promised to Public at 2 Pending Meetings

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | Maintaining its need to “provide critical support for improved service,” the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is gearing up to construct a below ground substation on West 28th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. That project continues to fuel concerns from some residents of Penn South—the sprawling six-block, 10-building co-op and NORC […]

Chelsea Man is NYC Region Honoree, at Annual Brain Injury Assoc. ‘March On’ Walk

Chelsea Man is NYC Region Honoree, at Annual Brain Injury Assoc. ‘March On’ Walk

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A longtime Chelsea resident who recalibrated his daily life and his locally based business after surviving a devastating brain injury will represent New York City as a regional honoree at the Saturday, September 10 March On for Brain Injury Walk. An annual day of solidarity and visibility created by the nonprofit […]

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