Sun., May 22, 7pm: All AD75 Dem Candidates Set to Attend Penn South Group’s Town Hall

Sun., May 22, 7pm: All AD75 Dem Candidates Set to Attend Penn South Group’s Town Hall

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 7pm via ZOOM LEAPS (Limited Equity and Affordability at Penn South) Presents A Town Hall With The 75th Assembly District Democratic Candidates “This year,” the event organizers from LEAPS note, “voters in the 75th Assembly District will be electing a new State Assembly Member to represent Mid-Manhattan, Chelsea, and Penn South in Albany–for the […]

‘Do it I Will, to My Last Gasp’: Scenes & Signs From a March for Reproductive Rights

‘Do it I Will, to My Last Gasp’: Scenes & Signs From a March for Reproductive Rights

TEXT AND PHOTOS BY PAMELA WOLFF | Saturday, May 14, there was a March from Brooklyn across the bridge to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan.  Surrounded by the magnificent public buildings that tell us in limestone, “The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government,” thousands of women, and not a few […]

Reactivated West Side Fund Partners with Hudson Guild to Give Community Grants

Reactivated West Side Fund Partners with Hudson Guild to Give Community Grants

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Giving good ideas their vote of confidence and the money to make it happen, the minds behind the recently reactivated West Side Community Fund (WSCF) have kept the name of the 2018-founded small business seed money initiative while expanding its coverage area and turning administrative tasks over to a longtime, Chelsea-based […]

‘Spring Fling’ Brings Many Things to Chelsea Green Park

‘Spring Fling’ Brings Many Things to Chelsea Green Park

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Spring wasn’t the only thing in the air last Sunday, when an event presented by Friends of Chelsea Green filled the mighty micropark with activity. Placed at well-spaced stations throughout the gated West 20th Street park, visitors could hear jazz and bluegrass from The Dennis Lichtman Trio; watch a craftsman from OMG […]

What Will it Take to Kill a Bad Idea at Penn Station?

What Will it Take to Kill a Bad Idea at Penn Station?

BY LYNN ELLSWORTH AND SAMUEL A.  TURVEY, CO-COORDINATORS, EMPIRE STATION COALITION | What does it take to kill off bad ideas? Terrible idea number one:  Amtrak, the MTA, and New Jersey Transit want to demolish a big chunk of the historic part of the Penn Station neighborhood via eminent domain, especially targeting the block south of the current station. […]

Problematic Scaffolding to be Scrapped Soon, Says Councilmember Bottcher’s Rep

Problematic Scaffolding to be Scrapped Soon, Says Councilmember Bottcher’s Rep

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | In a May 16, 2022 message delivered to two Facebook groups with Chelsea-centric memberships, Jordan Feiner (Liaison to Community Board 4, Office of NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher) noted he was writing to “provide everyone an update” regarding the scaffolding at 205/207 Eighth Ave. (btw. W. 20th & 21st Sts.). Required by the Department […]

This Week in Chelsea: May 16-22, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: May 16-22, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” West Chelsea Artists Open Studio Tour / Police Appreciation at Clement Clarke Moore Park / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / LEAPS Zoom Town Hall with 75AD Candidates / Hudson Guild Call for “Art Jam” Contributors / NYC Sanitation Survey / Events in the past: 13th Precinct Community Council West Chelsea Artists Open […]

Honors for Hyperlocal Journalists Focused on Chelsea, Village

Honors for Hyperlocal Journalists Focused on Chelsea, Village

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Good work, we’re told, is its own reward. Having said that, occasional recognition for one’s effort is not something to be refused. Honors came recently to a few who’ve dedicated themselves to reporting on the issues, activities, and concerns of a very specific patch of Manhattan. Eric Marcus, the founder, publisher, […]

This Week in Chelsea: May 9-15, 2022

This Week in Chelsea: May 9-15, 2022

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA”  Stargazing on the High Line / Chelsea Green Spring Celebration /  Hudson Guild Call for “Art Jam” Contributors / NYC Sanitation Survey / Featured Events from Earlier This Week:  Ice Theatre of New York and  Councilmember Erik Bottcher’s Free Housing Clinic    Stargazing on the High Line, Tuesdays Between Dusk […]