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Buoyed by Drag, Yma Sumac’s Silenced Voice Soars Again

Buoyed by Drag, Yma Sumac’s Silenced Voice Soars Again

BY GERALD BUSBY | “The Legend of Yma Sumac,” which opened March 15 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, is as exotic and surprising as its subject. Born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo, Yma Sumac (early 1920s–2008) was a Peruvian woman with prodigious vocal gifts. Her pinpoint intonation that covered five octaves, along with her […]

UCB House Teams Are Serious About the Business of Comedy

UCB House Teams Are Serious About the Business of Comedy

BY SEAN EGAN | “Like a lot of the city, Chelsea has been changing from a collection of strange, dingy spaces to fancy new buildings. And where would you most like respite from that? In a grocery store. But what’s even better than a grocery store? That’s right, a basement. There’s something about a basement,” […]

Deadline Looming for Chelsea Bombing Grant Program

Deadline Looming for Chelsea Bombing Grant Program

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Following the pressure cooker bombing that rocked Chelsea on Sept. 17 2016, many small businesses along the affected block (W. 23rd St., btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.) have filed their insurance claims and carried on — but some are still tying loose ends on claims for the thousands of dollars in […]

USPS Preps For Old Chelsea Station Temporary Relocation

USPS Preps For Old Chelsea Station Temporary Relocation

BY DENNIS LYNCH | The US Postal Service (USPS) plans to temporarily relocate its operations at the Old Chelsea Station (OCS) on W. 18th St. — possibly less than 1,000 feet away, to 143 W. 19th St. — while a developer builds a condominium space atop OCS, according to a letter the agency sent to […]

Ace the De-Stress Test at Chelsea’s Best Recharging Stations

Ace the De-Stress Test at Chelsea’s Best Recharging Stations

BY MARIA DIAZ | Working long hours all week long, week in and week out, can leave us feeling quite accomplished — but exhausted. More than likely, many of us aren’t able to hop on a jet to escape to a far off island mid-work week (or even on weekends) for some much-needed rest and […]

Throwback Vibe is New Club’s Groove

Throwback Vibe is New Club’s Groove

BY SEAN EGAN | “I spent a lot of time going out, checking out the nightlife in the city, and just not seeing any venues that really cater to a slightly older crowd,” explained Jeff Wittels. “I wanted to bring this back to New York.” This line of thinking resulted in the forthcoming Retroclubnyc — […]

Chelsea Hotel Heyday Denizen Remembers Stanley Bard

Chelsea Hotel Heyday Denizen Remembers Stanley Bard

BY MARY REINHOLZ | The old red-brick building on the West Side of Downtown Manhattan was once home to luminaries like Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Joni Mitchell and any number of wannabes and miscreants who needed an affordable place to crash. This onetime crucible of creativity is nearly empty now, a ghostly construction site as […]

Current Sessions Choreographs Its Next Move

Current Sessions Choreographs Its Next Move

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The word “resist” is enjoying an upswing in popularity as of late. For those who oppose the current administration it is a state of mind, a clarion call, a political action, a verb to emblazon on banners, and, of course, a hashtag. But what does resistance look like — how […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 16, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of March 16, 2017

PETIT LARCENY: Get thee to a shrubbery | It seems as though the fickle demands of the Knights Who Say “Ni!” have had a perceptible impact on our very own Hudson River Park. As a 50-year-old park employee reported to police on Fri., March 10, between March 3 and 8, some unknown party stole 15 inkberry […]

The Liverpool Longing of ‘Penny Lane’

The Liverpool Longing of ‘Penny Lane’

BY JIM MELLOAN | Soon after my family moved from New Jersey to London in the fall of 1966, we started paying a lot of attention to the music, largely through “Top of the Pops,” the half-hour Top 20 countdown TV show that came on the BBC every Thursday at 7:35 p.m. We got to […]