Little Island Shines When It Rains

Little Island Shines When It Rains

Little Island—the public park hovering over the Hudson, whose controversial construction you can read about elsewhere—gained instant “West Side Destination” status after demand during last week’s opening days compelled an expansion of the hours during which visitors must arrive with timed entry tickets. The unannounced are able to access the park from its 6am opening […]

Memorial Day, From the Civil War to Tulsa

Memorial Day, From the Civil War to Tulsa

BY ARTHUR SCHWARTZ | There is an irony that this year’s Memorial Day falls on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, one of the most horrific events of racial violence in the post-Civil War history of the United States, and until recently, one of its most forgotten. (In part, we have Donald Trump to thank for re-awakening interest, […]

Erik Bottcher is Assembly Member Richard Gottfried’s Choice for City Council District 3

Erik Bottcher is Assembly Member Richard Gottfried’s Choice for City Council District 3

BY SCOTT STIFFLER |The Election 2021 candidate whose weekly Community Cleanup events inspire locals to blanket neglected parts of their neighborhood with brush and broom work just expanded the sweeping scope of his support. In a May 25 press release first seen by Chelsea Community News, New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried said it […]

Another Union Endorsement for Council District 3 Candidate Schwartz

Another Union Endorsement for Council District 3 Candidate Schwartz

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | In the Election 2021 candidate’s quest for a vote of confidence from organized labor, no asset tracks quite like a stellar track record. Aspiring New York City Councilmember Arthur Schwartz has spent decades as the courtroom advocate of choice for labor, tenants, the disabled, and movement organizations. His presence, and victories, […]

Everyday He Writes the Book: Sen. Brad Hoylman, on LGBTQ+ Causes Won and In Waiting

Everyday He Writes the Book: Sen. Brad Hoylman, on LGBTQ+ Causes Won and In Waiting

Just prior to June’s calendar-recognized celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in real and virtual spaces, Chelsea Community News spoke with New York State Senator Brad Hoylman–until late, the lone out, gay male voice in Albany–about important human rights victories won, and challenges still one his legislative plate. Note: Hoylman is currently running as a candidate for […]

This Week in Chelsea: May 24-30, 2021

This Week in Chelsea: May 24-30, 2021

This Week’s “This Week in Chelsea” In Order of Appearance:      Wed., May 26: The 10th Precinct Community Council meeting | Chelsea Farmers Market | Chelsea Green Park gets free WiFi | Vaccine site in Chelsea | W. Chelsea park’s garden club | Hudson Guild online talent show | Past but still present: Events from earlier in the […]

Getting to Know You: Mark Levine, Candidate for Manhattan Borough President

Getting to Know You: Mark Levine, Candidate for Manhattan Borough President

“Where do you see yourself at this time next year?” wasn’t always such a loaded question. Before COVID-19, forward thinkers could confidently project ahead 365 days to find themselves seated in a restaurant booked to capacity, rubbing shoulders with fellow theatergoers, or making good on the “If I’m elected” promises that swept you into office. […]