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, […]

Flatiron NoMad Partnership’s Expansion Embraces Change, Embodies the ‘New’ New York

Flatiron NoMad Partnership’s Expansion Embraces Change, Embodies the ‘New’ New York

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Reemergence, reinvention, and expansion: The story of how—and why—the 2006-founded Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership became the Flatiron NoMad Partnership has all of these elements, amplified by the fact that it took place as the pandemic was tapering off. “We are blessed that we have one of the best parks in all of […]

Show, Story, Experience, Memory: Iconic Hotel’s Café Chelsea is Making its Own History

Show, Story, Experience, Memory: Iconic Hotel’s Café Chelsea is Making its Own History

BY DEBORAH FENKER | The Hotel Chelsea (222 W. 23rd St. btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) was, arguably, the most famous address in all of Chelsea, until it wasn’t—but now, arguably, it is once again. During its protracted renovation, the hotel certainly retained its reputation for controversy, celebrity, and scandal, but waned as a tourtist attraction, […]

‘First Family’ of Licensed Pot Purveyors Presents Convincing Case to CB4 Cannabis Working Group

‘First Family’ of Licensed Pot Purveyors Presents Convincing Case to CB4 Cannabis Working Group

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Buoyed by equally effective “justice served” and “family business” backstories, the proprietors of the legal cannabis dispensary expected to open at 158 West 23rd Street found a mostly receptive audience at an informational presentation they gave to Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4). The Thursday, August 24 online gathering (click here to […]

Flame Con 2023 Tackles Tragedy and Controversy

Flame Con 2023 Tackles Tragedy and Controversy

BY CHARLI BATTERSBY | New York City’s LGBT Nerd convention, Flame Con, had its seventh live incarnation August 12 and 13, marking the second in-person version since COVID caused the live con scene to collapse in 2020. Cosplayers, gamers, and comic book enthusiasts gathered at the Sheraton Times Square for two days of fabulous fandom. While […]

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