Chelsea Waterside Park Assoc. Highlights Hudson, History

Chelsea Waterside Park Assoc. Highlights Hudson, History

BY MARK NIMAR | The Chelsea Waterside Park Association (CWPA) held its annual meeting on May 22, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chelsea. Founded in 1986, CWPA advocated for the creation of the Chelsea Waterside Park, a green space on W. 23rd St., near the Hudson River. The beloved neighborhood park contains a basketball […]

At West Side Summit, Participatory Budgeting Process Peaks

At West Side Summit, Participatory Budgeting Process Peaks

BY CHRISTIAN MILES | On May 19, the Lutnik Theatre within the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosted the 5th Annual West Side Summit for New York City Council District 3, helmed by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (NYC Councilmember, 3rd District), who gave his State of the District address and announced the results […]

On Chelsea’s Cushman Row, Preservation Means More Than a Facade

On Chelsea’s Cushman Row, Preservation Means More Than a Facade

UPDATE: After a public hearing on May 14, the Landmarks Preservation Commission denied the undermentioned application to preserve the facade of the building, while demolishing and reconstructing the rest of the house. BY EILEEN STUKANE | Save Chelsea, an organized coalition of Chelsea’s community groups and residents, is dedicated to preserving the history and beauty of […]

14th St. Priority Lanes Pilot Program Plan Proves Polarizing

14th St. Priority Lanes Pilot Program Plan Proves Polarizing

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Transit riders experienced their new normal for the foreseeable future, as the L Train began reduced service this past weekend. As riders to and from Chelsea scramble to find alternatives to travel across town, the fight over mitigation efforts on 14th St. continues. A group of elected officials representing Chelsea released […]

$10,000 Needed to Restore Beloved Binford Mural

$10,000 Needed to Restore Beloved Binford Mural

BY DONATHAN SALKALN (CRDC Executive Committee) | Chelsea, what we know of it lately, is too often “Here today, gone this afternoon.” Vulnerable spaces are being turned into towers of luxury housing, chain stores, and high-end retail, with no regard to its past. Yet, this past year, a developer broke the mold. Gemini Rosemont, which […]

Closing of Western Beef Would Leave Chelsea a Food Desert

Closing of Western Beef Would Leave Chelsea a Food Desert

BY WINNIE McCROY | The community is abuzz this week over the possible shuttering of yet another affordable grocery store in the growing food desert that is Chelsea. Faced with diminishing inventory on the shelves and the quiet removal of the majority of shopping baskets and carts, locals believe that the Western Beef (431 W. […]