Fifteen Worthy West Side Initiatives Infused with Funding From WSCF Grants

Fifteen Worthy West Side Initiatives Infused with Funding From WSCF Grants

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Fifteen grant recipients hailed for their innovative efforts along the West Side were honored at an October 11 Grantee Celebration held by the West Side Community Fund (WSCF). They were joined by local elected officials, staffers tasked with administering $100,000 in grants, and members of the consortium responsible for WSCF’s reactivated […]

A Tall Drink of Theatre: Company XIV’s Latest is a Strange/Sexy Brew of Magic, Burlesque, Booze

A Tall Drink of Theatre: Company XIV’s Latest is a Strange/Sexy Brew of Magic, Burlesque, Booze

BY CHARLI BATTERSBY | Company XIV, the nimble burlesque troupe behind the recently reviewed Seven Sins and the annual destination holiday event Nutcracker Rouge, has a new venue with a new show and a clever plan to draw audiences. Cocktail Magique is a cocktail-themed magic/burlesque extravaganza, and it’s certainly a crowd pleaser, given that the […]

Community Op-Ed: Supporting NYC’s Asylum Seekers

Community Op-Ed: Supporting NYC’s Asylum Seekers

BY NYC MAYOR ERIC ADAMS | New York is a city of immigrants. We are made up of hundreds of cultures, more than 700 languages, and people born in more than 150 countries. Immigrants keep our cultural life vibrant and our economy running strong. They are the past, present, and future of New York City. […]

This Week & Beyond, Multiple Opportunities to Meet with Chelsea’s 10th & 13th Precincts

This Week & Beyond, Multiple Opportunities to Meet with Chelsea’s 10th & 13th Precincts

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Members of the general public with questions and opinions about the current state of crime and the overall quality of life in Chelsea–and that’s a lot of you–have two types of recurring opportunities to take those concerns to local NYPD leadership. Build the Block meetings are official NYPD events typically hosted by NCOs, or Neighborhood […]

In from the Hall, Straight from the Heart: McCulloch’s Solo Show Earns its Return

In from the Hall, Straight from the Heart: McCulloch’s Solo Show Earns its Return

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Like rocking out to the sweet riffs of a Bob Seeger song after years of irony-only listening, writer/performer Bruce McCulloch’s autumnal residency at Soho Playhouse reveals heretofore hidden depths to the stellar ensemble comedian, whose work with The Kids in the Hall is peppered with mission-focused loners and sweet searchers yearning […]

This Week in Chelsea: October 10-16, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: October 10-16, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Community Visioning Workshop / 100 West 400 Block Association Celebrates 70 Years / Events from Earlier in the Week followed by Next Week & Beyond: Homelessness in NYC Virtual Panel Discussion / Treats in the Streets / Haunted Circus at Chelsea […]

‘Trentlyon Way’ Dedication Sees Pledges from Podium to Build on a Visionary’s Legacy

‘Trentlyon Way’ Dedication Sees Pledges from Podium to Build on a Visionary’s Legacy

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Where there’s a will, there’s a way. That’s no mere cliché—at least not at West 23rd Street and 11th Avenue, where a newly installed sign reminds those headed toward Hudson River Park that its bike lanes, green spaces, play areas and yes—even the Comfort Station at Chelsea Waterside Park—are there, in part, because […]

Why Vote for Joe Maffia?

Why Vote for Joe Maffia?

BY JOE MAFFIA (Assembly candidate for the 75th Assembly District) | Our political landscape has become divided between two political parties, each representing a wide range of people. But the loud voices on the extreme right and left do not necessarily represent most of the people both parties, who land more toward the middle. Since […]

Q&A Supplies How & Why, Prior to 500WBA Meet & Greet

Q&A Supplies How & Why, Prior to 500WBA Meet & Greet

Founded during the early days of COVID-fueled uncertainty, a new block association in far West Chelsea has emerged from the social distancing era with a solid track record of good deeds destined to go largely unnoticed—unless you recall a time when fresh paint and clean sidewalks seemed as unlikely as the prospect of a second […]