On Chelsea’s Cushman Row, Preservation Means More Than a Facade

On Chelsea’s Cushman Row, Preservation Means More Than a Facade

UPDATE: After a public hearing on May 14, the Landmarks Preservation Commission denied the undermentioned application to preserve the facade of the building, while demolishing and reconstructing the rest of the house. BY EILEEN STUKANE | Save Chelsea, an organized coalition of Chelsea’s community groups and residents, is dedicated to preserving the history and beauty of […]

14th St. Priority Lanes Pilot Program Plan Proves Polarizing

14th St. Priority Lanes Pilot Program Plan Proves Polarizing

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Transit riders experienced their new normal for the foreseeable future, as the L Train began reduced service this past weekend. As riders to and from Chelsea scramble to find alternatives to travel across town, the fight over mitigation efforts on 14th St. continues. A group of elected officials representing Chelsea released […]

$10,000 Needed to Restore Beloved Binford Mural

$10,000 Needed to Restore Beloved Binford Mural

BY DONATHAN SALKALN (CRDC Executive Committee) | Chelsea, what we know of it lately, is too often “Here today, gone this afternoon.” Vulnerable spaces are being turned into towers of luxury housing, chain stores, and high-end retail, with no regard to its past. Yet, this past year, a developer broke the mold. Gemini Rosemont, which […]

Closing of Western Beef Would Leave Chelsea a Food Desert

Closing of Western Beef Would Leave Chelsea a Food Desert

BY WINNIE McCROY | The community is abuzz this week over the possible shuttering of yet another affordable grocery store in the growing food desert that is Chelsea. Faced with diminishing inventory on the shelves and the quiet removal of the majority of shopping baskets and carts, locals believe that the Western Beef (431 W. […]

Hoop Schemes: Locals Brainstorm on Basketball Court, Park Improvements

Hoop Schemes: Locals Brainstorm on Basketball Court, Park Improvements

BY MARK NIMAR | Chelsea residents arrived with a great sense of purpose for an April 16 meeting at Hudson Guild (441 W. 26th St., btw. 9th & 10th Aves.). Representatives from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) were on hand, to discuss the upcoming renovation of the neighborhood’s beloved Chelsea Basketball Court, […]

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