Better Newspaper Contest Honors Our Arts & Features Work

Better Newspaper Contest Honors Our Arts & Features Work

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Last week, the Chelsea Community News website hit its half-decade mark, celebrating the fifth anniversary of our April 23, 2019 launch. Last weekend, at the annual NYPA (New York Press Association) Better Newspaper Contest, CCNews won Third Place, Division I, Coverage of the Arts. It was an unconventional entry–all LGBTQ+-themed content. […]

As Deadline Looms, Local Journalism Sustainability Act Advocates Seek FY’25 State Budget Inclusion

As Deadline Looms, Local Journalism Sustainability Act Advocates Seek  FY’25 State Budget Inclusion

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | What do the bald eagle, gray wolf, and American peregrine falcon have in common? Well, besides a reputation for majestic poses based largely on postage stamps bearing their illustrated likeness, “Each faced the brink of extinction and have now rebounded,” crowed a December 28, 2023 featured content article published to coincide […]

Q&A with Ellis Soodak of Verdi Cannabis, Chelsea’s Lone Legal Licensed Dispensary

Q&A with Ellis Soodak of Verdi Cannabis, Chelsea’s Lone Legal Licensed Dispensary

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Having softly opened for business 12 days into 2024—followed by a January 26 ribbon cutting befitting the Grand Opening of something truly unprecedented—Verdi Cannabis was the first (and remains the only) legal, licensed, adult use cannabis dispensary in Chelsea. Located at 158 West 23rd Street (btw. 6th & 7th Aves.), it’s […]

Get Off Your Duff and On the Right Course, at Puttery NYC

Get Off Your Duff and On the Right Course, at Puttery NYC

Open for business–and group-friendly fun–as of March 7, 2024, Puttery NYC (446 W. 14th St.) is the latest addition to the nationwide chain putting an immersive, culinary and cocktail-friendly spin on the mini golf concept. We recently posed a few questions to Puttery Business Development Manager Alice Smith. Below, find the informative results. Scott Stiffler, […]

Sweet Savings for Bakery’s Supporters, on ‘Soft Open’ Weekend of Jan. 27/28

Sweet Savings for Bakery’s Supporters, on ‘Soft Open’ Weekend of Jan. 27/28

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | After years spent perfecting his baking skills, former attorney and longtime Village resident DongJu Song took a leap of faith that landed him in Chelsea, as founder/owner of The Sleeping Cat (160 Seventh Ave. btw. W. 19th & 20th Sts.). As we noted in a recent small business profile (click here […]

Shaped by Expertise, Community Wine & Spirits Has a Unique Customer Experience in Store

Shaped by Expertise, Community Wine & Spirits Has a Unique Customer Experience in Store

Offering inviting views from the outside and a warm, welcoming experience once through its doors, Community Wine & Spirits (140 10th Ave. btw. W. 18th & 19th Sts.) may be new to the neighborhood–but it’s made a mark in the mere three months since arriving. Chelsea Community News recently posed some questions to its founder, […]

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