The Gift of Literacy

The Gift of Literacy

BY LAYLA LAW-GISIKO (candidate, NYS Assembly District 75) | My mother was born in Tunisia, a small North-African country, slightly smaller than the state of Kansas. She was the fifth child and the third daughter in a family of nine children. My mother’s two older sisters did not go to school. My grandmother was illiterate. […]

This Week in Chelsea: June 6-12, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: June 6-12, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” Stargazing on the High Line / West Side Community Fund Grants / The Tribeca Film Festival / The Hudson River Dance Festival / L.E.A.F. Flower Fest / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Early Primary Voting   Stargazing on the High Line, Tuesdays Between Dusk and 9:45pm | […]

Landmarks Commission Hid Report That Demolished Meatpacking Rowhouses Could Be Saved

Landmarks Commission Hid Report That Demolished Meatpacking Rowhouses Could Be Saved

May 20 2o22: An Open Letter to NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher, NYS Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, NYS Senator Brad Hoylman, and Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine from Historic Districts Council, Save Chelsea, and Village Preservation Dear Elected Officials: We write to share disturbing information that has come to light about the recent demolition of nine rowhouse façades […]

Coordinated Crime Prevention Efforts Effective, but Recidivism Remains Chelsea Enemy No. 1

Coordinated Crime Prevention Efforts Effective, but Recidivism  Remains Chelsea Enemy No. 1

UPDATE: On Friday, June 10, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg saw for himself the contentious corner of West 21st Street and Eighth Avenue, as he toured the area alongside NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher, 10th Precinct Commanding Officer Capt. Robert Gault, and others. Chelsea Community News is will have a full report on the matter soon. Below, find […]

Nonessential Chopper Traffic in Crosswinds of Multiple Mitigation/Elimination Efforts

Nonessential Chopper Traffic in Crosswinds of Multiple Mitigation/Elimination Efforts

BY WINNIE McCROY | After years of helicopter-related noise pollution safety concerns, elected officials in New York and across the nation are gaining critical velocity by attacking the problem from numerous angles. Legislation that would end sightseeing and commuter flights has New Yorkers cautiously optimistic. And on Manhattan’s West Side, eyes watered from wind and […]

Her View Hinged on Manhattanhenge

Her View Hinged on Manhattanhenge

On Monday, March 30, island residents who had better things to do than contemplate the origins of an enigmatic stone formation in England did what Americans do best: Improve on somebody else’s great idea, give it a clever name that references that idea, and stand in the middle of the street taking pictures. Yes, it […]