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BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center finds its voice

BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center finds its voice

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  |  New York’s gallery districts have been in constant flux since the 1980s. Whereas 57th St. was the city’s first and main art center for decades, it has shifted multiple times since, most notably to Chelsea beginning in the 1990s. However, due to major developments East and West of the High Line, […]

Rezoning Plan to Build Housing Could Deconstruct Local Efforts

Rezoning Plan to Build Housing Could Deconstruct Local Efforts

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) held a March 25 “public scoping meeting,” to consider what matters should be covered in an Environment Impact Statement — a preliminary step to enact Mayor Bill de Blasio’s citywide rezoning proposal, known as “Zoning for Quality and Affordability.” Concerned that such […]

These Easter Bunnies Egg You On

These Easter Bunnies Egg You On

BY SEAN EGAN  |  Ah, Easter Sunday. We all know how it goes. The sun is shining, the grass is green and new, the brightly colored eggs are hidden — and the giant, six-foot-tall rabbits are waiting to fight you tooth and nail for possession of them… Uh, wait. An Easter experience as demented as […]

Jenny Around Chelsea

Jenny Around Chelsea

Our shutterbug eyes Chelsea Market, hears the call of Times Square

Atlantic Theater Co. Champions Great Plays, Truthfully Told

Atlantic Theater Co. Champions Great Plays, Truthfully Told

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  In early 1988, a young theater company got its first big break: a show at Lincoln Center. “We got very lucky,” Neil Pepe told Chelsea Now. “It really put us on the map.” Pepe was talking about “Boys’ Life,” the first of many milestones in the Atlantic Theater Company’s evolution, […]

Letters, Week of March 26, 2014

Letters, Week of March 26, 2014

Stop the sop To the Editor: The mayor’s new proposal — “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” — is a very poorly disguised sop for real estate developers to pack more height and density into low-rise neighborhoods like ours and the Village. I certainly hope our City Council rep Corey Johnson doesn’t support it. Carolynn Meinhardt […]

Survey: Improvement on BRC Block, But Concerns Remain

Survey: Improvement on BRC Block, But Concerns Remain

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Since the Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC) opened its 12-story vertical campus in 2011, relations between the residential and outpatient shelter/treatment facility and its neighbors have been contentious — but a just-released survey links recent efforts to improvements on the block. Last October, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) assigned peace […]

Projects Vie at Participatory Budgeting Expo

Projects Vie at Participatory Budgeting Expo

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  With election time fast approaching, residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen gathered at a March 24 Expo to present beautification, repair and upgrade projects set to appear on the Participatory Budgeting ballot. Seventeen projects will vie for support in voting to be held from April 11-19, with the top vote-getters receiving […]

Just Do Art, Week of March 26

Just Do Art, Week of March 26

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART: BRAINWAVE FESTIVAL  Good art makes you think, but great art changes the way you think. It happens all the time at the Rubin Museum of Art. Through April, their Brainwave Festival explores Buddhist notions of attachment and happiness. Pairing artists with scientists, the “Conversation” series includes “Bouquet […]

Woman Injured Near HealthPlex Taken to Bellevue

Woman Injured Near HealthPlex Taken to Bellevue

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Emergency responders made the snap decision not to take Trang Thuy “Tina” Nguyen to the nearby Lenox Hill HealthPlex last week after she was critically injured by a piece of construction fence that blew off the new Greenwich Lane project on W. 12th St. near Seventh Ave. Instead, they took her […]

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