Lesbian Bar Project Aims to Save America’s 21 Remaining Dyke Bars

Lesbian Bar Project Aims to Save America’s 21 Remaining Dyke Bars

BY WINNIE McCROY | When the pandemic shut down nightlife, filmmaker friends Elina Street and Erica Rose spent their evenings walking and talking, reminiscing about the things they enjoyed in the “before” times. Recalling a last drink shared at Brooklyn lesbian bar Ginger’s, the two began realized that even before the pandemic, the treasured dyke bars […]

Chelsea Farmers Market Returns, Seasoned with a Peppering of Pandemic Precautions

Chelsea Farmers Market Returns, Seasoned with a Peppering of Pandemic Precautions

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Starting May 15 and continuing through December 18, every Saturday from 9am to 3pm, Down to Earth Farmers Markets puts down roots in Chelsea, albeit with a few notable changes brought about by the now-familiar realities of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may say the fully vaccinated “can resume […]

Regular and Real, Kashmir 9 is ‘Old New York’ Fit for the New Normal

Regular and Real, Kashmir 9 is ‘Old New York’ Fit for the New Normal

BY MARNI HALASA | A small business that we all must support is Kashmir 9. Located in lower Hell’s Kitchen (478 Ninth Ave.),  it’s one of the city’s best sources of freshly made Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. The food—they offer tasty curries, chicken biryani, and nan bread as big as a spaceship—is fantastic, and […]

Leslie Boghosian Murphy KNOWS Her Baked Goods! 

Leslie Boghosian Murphy KNOWS Her Baked Goods! 

Presented by Leslie for NYC | While there are many incredible bakeries in our District, you will often find New York City Council District 3 candidate Leslie Bogosian Murphy popping by Sullivan Street Bakery for a morning coffee or afternoon treat, especially to say hello to husband-and-wife team Jim Lahey and Maya Joseph. “The sense of […]

District 3 Must-Sees: Aleta LaFargue, on the Living Legacy of Chez Josephine

District 3 Must-Sees: Aleta LaFargue, on the Living Legacy of Chez Josephine

Aleta LaFargue responded, when we asked all six New York City Council District 3 candidates for their favorite small businesses in Council District 3, whose seat they are currently in the running for. Watch this space for more from LaFargue and the other five candidates—all of whom encourage those of us who are able to […]

‘Takeout Flatiron’ Campaign Has Rich Rewards for Four Who Order

‘Takeout Flatiron’ Campaign Has Rich Rewards for Four Who Order

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Hot on the heels—okay, the curly-toed elf shoes—of December’s largely all-digital take on their annual 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership has launched a new campaign encouraging New Yorkers to support Flatiron and NoMad restaurants impacted by the nearly yearlong lockdown, during which indoor dining came to an […]

‘All In Chelsea’ Buck Stops at Area Businesses

‘All In Chelsea’ Buck Stops at Area Businesses

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Small businesses are vital to the economy and a mark of healthy communities. Knowing that so many are struggling during this pandemic is disheartening, to say the least. Taking action by putting dollars back into the neighborhood is one way to lift spirits and contribute to the revitalization of the local […]

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