GTS, MIA on Details, Hopes for Announcemnt ‘Soon’

GTS, MIA on Details, Hopes for Announcemnt ‘Soon’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Further information of substance continues to reside in the “forthcoming” category, following an April 14 presentation by the General Theologial Seminary (GTS). Promoted as a “presentation” open to the community, it had GTS President Markham alternately detailing and defending a possible 99-year leasing of GTS properties to the “Christian nonprofit” School […]

Chelsea Music Festival, June 21-29, Explores the ‘Restorative Powers of the Arts’

Chelsea Music Festival, June 21-29, Explores the ‘Restorative Powers of the Arts’

For seven nights and two mornings—from June 21 to 29—the Chelsea Music Festival offers concerts, conversations, and tastings. This year’s Festival, its 15th, is led by Artistic Directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur, and built around the theme “Connecting the Dots.” Event organizers say that theme will unfold as various activities on the schedule […]

Officers Often Assigned to Problematic Corner Transferred; Council Member Bottcher Convenes with City Agencies, NYPD at 21st & 8th

Officers Often Assigned to Problematic Corner Transferred; Council Member Bottcher Convenes with City Agencies, NYPD at 21st & 8th

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The sidewalk scaffolding that long served as cover for open-air narcotics sales and a myriad of quality of life infractions including urination and intimidation may be gone—but the corner of West 21st Street and Eighth Avenue continues its reign of geographic infamy. Of particular concern is the loitering-outside, once-busted-for-fencing-inside cornershop, nearby […]

Pride March to Disperse in Chelsea

Pride March to Disperse in Chelsea

NYC Pride March to End & Disperse in Chelsea The route of June 30’s 2024 NYC Pride March will see participants and spectators along portions of Fifth and Sixth Avenues, as well as a section of Christopher Street that has it passing Stonewall Inn and Stonewall National Monument. But when it comes to crossing the […]

De Niro Con Delights Alike, One’s Little Focker or Inner Bickle

De Niro Con Delights Alike, One’s Little Focker or Inner Bickle

BY CHARLI BATTERSBY | The Tribeca Film Festival (now known as Tribeca Festival) began with co-founder Robert De Niro trying to help his neighborhood recover from 9/11. After 20+ years, the festival is acknowledging that this De Niro fellow seems to have made quite a few good movies over the years, and has devoted a […]

Tribeca Festival Fetes its Co-Founder at 3-Day De Niro Con

Tribeca Festival Fetes its Co-Founder at 3-Day De Niro Con

Tribeca Festival Presents De Niro Con Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16 At Spring Studios (6 St. Johns Ln.) BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Having first taken place in 2002 as a way to bring attention—and people, and spending—back to Lower Manhattan after the previous year’s terrorist attack, the Tribeca Film Festival, these days, goes […]

‘Pride the Block’ Rocks its Bunting to Send a Message of LGBTQ+ Solidarity

‘Pride the Block’ Rocks its Bunting to Send a Message of LGBTQ+ Solidarity

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A number of neighbors based on or near the 400 block of West 21st Street have a gift for coming up with grand gestures that galvanize. Long known for their groovy, ghoulish (and winning) entries in the area’s annual Outdoor Halloween Decorating Contest, the affable, action-minded residents were also instrumental in […]

This Week In & Around Chelsea: June 10-16, 2024

This Week In & Around Chelsea: June 10-16, 2024

Here’s What’s Happening This Week In & Around Chelsea Programming In, Around Bella Abzug Park / ¡Arriba! Celebrates the High Line’s Birthday / The Puccini Jukebox / Super Sidewalk Fest / Buy Black Marketplace / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / PRIDE Month Events: Chelsea Community Church PRIDE-Themed 1pm June Sunday Services The Hudson […]

This Week In & Around Chelsea: June 3-9, 2024

This Week In & Around Chelsea: June 3-9, 2024

Here’s What’s Happening This Week In & Around Chelsea Spring Fling / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / The Full Board of Manhattan Community Board 4 / Programming In, Around Bella Abzug Park / Gianetta’s Vendetta: A Free Musical Event  / Super Sidewalk Fest / June PRIDE Month Events: Paws for Pride; Seventh Avenue […]