Local Merchants Shine, in GVCCC’s ‘It’s Time for Chelsea’ Campaign

Local Merchants Shine, in GVCCC’s ‘It’s Time for Chelsea’ Campaign

Chelsea Community News is proud of our content partner, the Greenwich Village – Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), for their tireless dedication to small businesses, old and new alike. As we emerge from the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic era, campaigns like the one you’re about to read about are more important than ever, in […]

Abraca-Discount! Iconic Halloween Haven Helps Pros Who Haunt Premises All Year Long

Abraca-Discount! Iconic Halloween Haven Helps Pros Who Haunt Premises All Year Long

BY SCOTT STIFFLER with PHOTOS COURTESY OF ABRACADABRA | Some work in a world where illusions are created with the skilled use of misdirection—while others work in a world where they work with someone named “Miss Direction.” Now, the seemingly disparate worlds of magic and drag have found common ground in an online form that, […]

‘Key to NYC’ Unlocked: What You Need to Know About Accessing NYC’s Indoor Spaces

‘Key to NYC’ Unlocked: What You Need to Know About Accessing NYC’s Indoor Spaces

Note: The below info is from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. To visit the page from which content was taken, click here.  For Frequently Asked Questions (including what public/private venues/spaces are exempt), click here. Key to NYC is a policy that went into effect on August 17, 2021. Enforcement will begin on […]

See You Again Next Time: Regular Weekly Events and Ongoing Happenings

See You Again Next Time: Regular Weekly Events and Ongoing Happenings

Saturdays, rain or shine, 9am-3pm: Chelsea Farmers Market | Down to Earth Farmers Markets has once again put down roots in Chelsea (on W. 23rd St. near Ninth Ave.). By and large, it’s the same experience as it’s always been (fresh products, friendly people), albeit with a few notable nods to pandemic protocol: If you have not […]

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 […]

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