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Rudolph and Friends: Where Are They Now?

Rudolph and Friends: Where Are They Now?

BY MAX BURBANK  (maxburbank.wordpress.com)  |  It’s been 50 years since Rankin/Bass gave the world “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Like the song says, he “went down in history” along with Clarice and Hermey and Yukon Cornelius and that one really tall elf with the glasses. But what happened to them after that? Where are they now? […]

Activists Say #ThisStopsToday

Activists Say #ThisStopsToday

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | A growing national movement against police brutality and institutionalized racism showed no signs of waning in the days following a demonstration that brought tens of thousands of people through the streets of Manhattan on Dec. 13. Longtime activists in Chelsea say they have seen nothing like the daily protests led by young […]

Just Do Art: The Winterfresh Edition

Just Do Art: The Winterfresh Edition

BY SCOTT STIFFLER “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT MERCHANT’S HOUSE MUSEUM Performed in a house known for being visited by considerably more than three ghosts, this Summoners Ensemble production of “A Christmas Carol” is faithful to Charles Dickens’ vision of how his 1843 novella should be presented to live audiences. Based on the author’s own solo […]

Safe City, Safe Streets Ceremony Recognizes NYPD Heroics

Safe City, Safe Streets Ceremony Recognizes NYPD Heroics

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  For local businesses to thrive, merchants, their staff and their shoppers all need to feel safe. Honoring the police who protect the neighborhoods where its 200 members do business, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) held its 11th Annual Safe City, Safe Streets luncheon at Manhattan Penthouse last week. Officers […]

An Exploration of Expressionism That Points the Way

An Exploration of Expressionism That Points the Way

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  In its sixth major Picasso exhibition, which involves two venues and features over 125 works, Pace Gallery re-examines the artist’s fascination with his wife and muse, Jacqueline Roque (they married in 1961). ART  |  PICASSO & JACQUELINE: THE EVOLUTION OF STYLE Through January 10 At Pace Gallery 534 W. 25th […]

Transparency and Trust

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  |  The nation’s two most significant news stories in recent weeks both underscore a critical shortcoming too big to ignore — that government, at all levels, too often fails in its obligations for transparency. Whether it’s about guaranteeing that police conduct toward those they’re sworn to protect is free of abuses or […]

Rally Calls For Interest in Bank’s ‘Bad Landlord’ Loans

Rally Calls For Interest in Bank’s ‘Bad Landlord’ Loans

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The chill in the morning air matched the cold shoulder that Signature Bank tried to give protestors — tenants and elected officials fed up with their lending to landlords who intimidate and harass — on December 15, when a representative threatened to call the police. The representative did not give his […]

‘Let’s Talk!’ Forum Ponders Bike Safety Strategies

‘Let’s Talk!’ Forum Ponders Bike Safety Strategies

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Seniors who attended a bike safety forum on Dec. 8 were quick to indicate their desire for increased scrutiny of cyclists, as efforts continue to improve traffic safety in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. Several dozen attended the forum, hosted by Councilmember Corey Johnson as part of his “Let’s Talk!” series. The […]

Community Activities, Dec. 18, 2014

Community Activities, Dec. 18, 2014

HOLIDAY COAT, FOOD & TOY DRIVE All NYPD Precinct locations are accepting donations for those in need. This December, the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program takes your gift of a new toy, wraps it, and then distributes it to children. Through the first week of 2015, drop off coats in good condition […]

Shine a Light on It

Shine a Light on It

Snow still eludes photographer Jenny Rubin, who did manage to capture some of the local holiday spirit while visiting Engine 3/Ladder 12/Battalion 7 (on W. 19th St., near Seventh Ave.) and the Robert Fulton Houses tree (in front of 419 W. 17th St.).

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