For Outdoor, Take-Out, or Delivery, ‘All In Flatiron Dining Deals’ Deliver

For Outdoor, Take-Out, or Delivery, ‘All In Flatiron Dining Deals’ Deliver

“Restaurants across the city are struggling to recover from the unprecedented impact of the pandemic,” said James Mettham, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID, in an empathetic understatement that announced the launch of All in Flatiron Dining Deals, a new campaign featuring special online and in-person discounts from nearly 30 restaurants around Flatiron […]

This Week in Chelsea: Week of August 31, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: Week of August 31, 2020

Sunday, September 6, at approximately 9am: Walk of Remembrance Stops in Chelsea | The annual Father Mychal Judge 9/11 Walk of Remembrance is scheduled for Sun., Sept. 6. In past years, 2018 for example, over 1,100 people participated, despite a cold, unremitting rain. Held to honor Fr. Mychal Judge (1933-2001), an FDNY Chaplain listed as […]

Build the Block Meeting Focuses on Crime-Ridden West Chelsea Corridor

Build the Block Meeting Focuses on Crime-Ridden West Chelsea Corridor

BY WINNIE McCROY | Community members came together at Penn South on the evening of August 20 for a live meeting of the Build the Block coalition. The event brought NYPD’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) together with locals concerned about the safety of Chelsea and Midtown South. Many voiced concerns regarding the problems with petty […]

10th Precinct Resumes COVID-19-Cancelled Public Info Meetings

10th Precinct Resumes COVID-19-Cancelled Public Info Meetings

From protests to package thefts to property damage to the four Phases of reopening, it’s been, to put it mildly, an unusually eventful summer. Throughout, at a time when accurate information was often as scarce as it was specific, Chelsea Community News has been providing straight-from-the-source Q&A sessions with the leader of our local NYPD […]

CRDC’s Black Lives Matter Conversation Emphasized Equity, Education

CRDC’s Black Lives Matter Conversation Emphasized Equity, Education

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Open to the public, interactive, and held online via Zoom, the July 16 meeting of the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club (CRDC) brought together four powerful, independent voices intimate to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Co-hosted by CRDC Exec VP Charles Bayor and CRDC President Mindy Rosier-Rayburn (who also served as […]

The Truth About My Love/Hate Relationship with Zoom

The Truth About My Love/Hate Relationship with Zoom

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | When the COVID-19 crisis started escalating in March, I packed up and moved my entire life—to Zoom. That marvelous app is sort of like a big conference call, but it’s visual too. It’s the kind of incredibly clever thing we dreamed about when growing up (“Someday there’ll be a telephone where […]

Chelsea Grit Makes Council District 3 Clean-Up Day a Sweeping Success

Chelsea Grit Makes Council District 3 Clean-Up Day a Sweeping Success

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Service to the community begets more—a truism for several local residents who answered one particular call to action. On Saturday, August 1, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (whose area of coverage includes Chelsea) held a “Council District 3 Clean-Up Day” for 10 areas within his purview, from Churchill Square […]

Reopened High Line Reinvented as Pandemic-Era Respite

Reopened High Line Reinvented as Pandemic-Era Respite

TEXT AND PHOTOS BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Having made the right call to close its gates in mid-March, just before New York City became the country’s coronavirus epicenter, the High Line remained off-limits for the next four months. On July 16, it reopened—no worse for the wear, and recalibrated to resonate with a world below […]