A Return to Gridlock as the City Reopens?

A Return to Gridlock as the City Reopens?

BY CHRISTINE BERTHET, CO-FOUNDER OF CHEKPEDS | The COVID-19 quarantine has made us all aware of how wonderful New York can be: How clean and fresh the air has been, how quiet without gridlock blocking EMS, and without too many cars! Most significantly, there were no pedestrian fatalities in the last two months in Manhattan[1]. […]

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Chelsea Community Steps Up

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Chelsea Community Steps Up

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | For those who didn’t flee New York City, the last eight weeks of COVID-19 lockdown has been inspiring in how Chelsea locals have sprung together in helping those in need. Elected officials and staff, community leaders, EMS, police, tenant associations, non-profits, churches, neighbors, and local volunteers have done their part in […]

Teaching Elementary School Students in the Time of COVID-19

Teaching Elementary School Students in the Time of COVID-19

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Ben G. has been teaching first grade students at a public school in Brooklyn for two years, but he has 19 years of experience in the field. In March, COVID-19 precautionary protocols compelled educators to leave the classroom and teach children remotely. Chelsea Community News spoke to Ben about how things […]

Personal Side Effects from COVID-19

Personal Side Effects from COVID-19

BY DONATHAN SALKALN Parental Guidance | My parents are approaching their 90s and live amidst forested property marked by “No Hunting” and “No Trespassing” signs. Although they live in the boonies, they both told me they had gotten COVID-19. My dad said he had the disease in early March and recovered. My mom said that […]

The 10 Most Annoying Types of People in the Pandemic

The 10 Most Annoying Types of People in the Pandemic

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | The health crisis has brought out the best in medical workers, who have stepped up to the plate with courage and honor, but others haven’t fared quite so well. In fact, the pandemic-generated combination of fear, anger, grief, and isolation has brought out the worst in these people, as they recklessly […]