Guest Opinion: Penn Station Redevelopment Must Focus on Transportation Issues First

Guest Opinion: Penn Station Redevelopment Must Focus on Transportation Issues First

BY LOWELL KERN, CANDIDATE FOR THE 75th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT | New York deserves a world-class transit hub that works for the city and our surrounding community. The current version of the Penn Station area redevelopment plan fails at achieving this mission—but the solution is not to scrap the entire plan. Instead, we must recognize the […]

My CoviDiary: Your Booster Shot of Max Burbank

My CoviDiary: Your Booster Shot of Max Burbank

EDITOR’S NOTE: Chelsea Community News welcomes back “Don’t Call it Parody ” columnist, dyspeptic pundit, and pants fancier Max Burbank, whose My CoviDiary column (published with startling regularity in 2020 and the early months of last year) looked at the pandemic in all of its forms and functions and, as time went on, as a blunt […]

Myopic and Destructive, the Empire Station Complex is Simply Wrong

Myopic and Destructive, the Empire Station Complex is Simply Wrong

BY JOHN MUDD, PRESIDENT, MIDTOWN SOUTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL | We’re a traumatized nation being held hostage by an economic system that fails to deliver basic human principles. Healthcare, economic opportunities, education, equitable justice, housing, and basic dignity are continually undermined, threatening public welfare. Close to home (and cutting to the bone) here in NYC, this […]

Editorial Snapshot: Happy Holidays

Editorial Snapshot: Happy Holidays

Editorial Snapshot: Happy Holidays By Donathan Salkaln     Chelsea Community News is made possible with the help of our awesome advertisers, and the support of our readers. If you like what you see, please consider taking part in our GoFundMe campaign (click here). To make a direct donation, give feedback, or send a Letter to […]

Loss of Landmarked Rowhouses Demands Structural Change to LPC, DOB

Loss of Landmarked Rowhouses Demands Structural Change to LPC, DOB

  BY PAMELA WOLFF (President, Save Chelsea)| Chelsea, and New York, are again the losers in the game played by city agencies—supposedly champions of public interest—and the self-interested real estate industry. This time we lost a large chunk of our history. It is a gut punch of a public spectacle—the demolition of all nine landmarked […]

Letter to the Editor: Public Meetings Should Provide In-Person, Online Access

Letter to the Editor: Public Meetings Should Provide In-Person, Online Access

Re: Coming Cornucopia is Cause of Community Council’s Cancellation (news, Nov. 23, 2021) To the Editor: Thank you for the recent article in Chelsea Community News on local police Precinct 10 [Community Council] meetings in Chelsea. Unfortunately, as stated in the article, the last two meetings were only in-person. The November meeting (cancelled) also posted as in-person […]

‘Safer Chelsea, Now!’ is Group’s Goal: Petition Put Forth to Hasten its Happening

‘Safer Chelsea, Now!’ is Group’s Goal: Petition Put Forth to Hasten its Happening

NOTE: Chelsea Community News is reprinting the following with the permission and encouragement of its authors. BY THE COLLECTIVE MEMBERSHIP OF ADVOCATES FOR CHELSEA | We, residents and business owners in the low-20s blocks of Chelsea between 8th and 9th Avenues, call on the 10th Precinct of the NYPD, Community Board 4, and our City […]