CB4’s New Chair, and Members, Get Cookin’ on Hot Topics

CB4’s New Chair, and Members, Get Cookin’ on Hot Topics

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | The population of New York City is climbing toward 9 million residents. The tourism stats for 2018, 65.2 million, marked its ninth year of consecutive growth. Luxury apartment buildings, office towers, tech companies, and college campuses are clogging our skylines and jamming our neighborhoods like never before. Like a speeding cargo […]

This Week in Chelsea: February 24-March 1, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: February 24-March 1, 2020

February/March Lent-Themed Activities at St. Peter’s Chelsea | Tues., Feb. 25, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: Butter, syrup, bacon and more! Get ready for Lent, with the St. Peter’s family, for their annual Pancake Supper. Enjoy your favorite breakfast food before you give it all up! RSVP via sending an email to rsvp@stpeterschelsea.org. Then, on Wed., […]

Of Post Offices, Parking Fines, and Tax Prep: Chelsea News You Can Use

Of Post Offices, Parking Fines, and Tax Prep: Chelsea News You Can Use

Full Disclosure: The below info was inspired by (a less generous person might say, “lifted wholesale from”) Manhattan Community Board 4’s Upcoming Community Events Newsletter of Feb. 20, 2020. To subscribe to that Newsletter, click here. The New High Line Postal Station | Snail mail fans, rejoice: A new postal station opened on Tues., Feb. […]

Dual Proclamations Praise Former CB4 Chair Burt Lazarin

Dual Proclamations Praise Former CB4 Chair Burt Lazarin

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Chelsea’s own Burt Lazarin, a London Terrace resident since 1977, was honored with not one, but two, Proclamations extolling his work as former Chair of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4), and so very much more. That he’s worthy of such recognition should come as no surprise to those familiar with his […]

This Week in Chelsea: February 3-9, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: February 3-9, 2020

Saturday, February 8, 11am-1pm: Reusable Bag Giveaway | New Yorkers use 9.37 billion carryout bags per year, the vast majority of which are not recycled. That’s why beginning on March 1, state law will prohibit businesses from distributing plastic carryout bags to customers. On Saturday, from 11am to 1pm, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s team will be at […]

Food Pantry Participation is in the ‘Bag’

Food Pantry Participation is in the ‘Bag’

BY PAMELA WOLFF | Located at 346 W. 20th St. (btw. 8th & 9th Aves.), St. Peter’s Chelsea—the Episcopal church founded in 1831 by Clement Clarke Moore, architect of the Chelsea neighborhood—has been running a food pantry for many years. In 2019, they distributed food to 32,559 clients. Of those, there were 1,359 children and […]

Chelsea Included, in Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s ‘BID’ to Expand Boundaries

Chelsea Included, in Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s ‘BID’ to Expand Boundaries

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Most people’s minds conjure “the water” (aka the Hudson River), when asked to name Chelsea’s westernmost point. But when the conversation turns to its crosstown counterpart, there’s no clear winner. That’s what we found, during some informal, totally unscientific polling of local residents and business owners. People were split pretty much […]

Chelsea Snapshots: The West 16th St. Edition

Chelsea Snapshots: The West 16th St. Edition

PHOTO AND COMMENT BY PAUL GRONCKI | The scaffolding finally down, after five years of building at the Einhorn-developed, prison-like luxury tower at 124 W. 16th St., over the French Evangelical Church. (Note: Groncki is president of the 100 West 16th Street Block Association.)     Chelsea Community News is made possible with the help of […]

Rally Takes Housing Crisis to State Capitol

Rally Takes Housing Crisis to State Capitol

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Bill de Blasio won his election for mayor of New York City on the bedrock of a Charles Dickens book titled A Tale of Two Cities. It is an 1859 story about the disparity between rich and the poor, where “we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.” The […]

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