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Chelsea Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison

Chelsea Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Ahmad Khan Rahimi was sentenced to life in prison for planting two bombs in Chelsea in 2016 — one on W. 23rd St. that exploded, injured 31 people and damaged buildings and property. Rahimi, 30, was found guilty in October of all eight federal counts stemming from that Saturday night […]

Residents Riled by Loss of Mail, Theft of Carts

Residents Riled by Loss of Mail, Theft of Carts

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A mail cart theft late last month — one of four this year — has longtime Chelsea residents concerned about the safety of their mail. During the early afternoon on Tues., Jan. 23 on W. 19th St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves., a cart full of mail was stolen. The empty […]

Construction and Concerns Continue at Adjacent Properties

Construction and Concerns Continue at Adjacent Properties

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | In an uncanny echo of events that occurred years ago in the West Village, a photographer is at odds with the neighborhood regarding the renovation of a dual-building historic residence, this time in Chelsea. Fashion, beauty, and celebrity photographer Kenneth Willardt purchased two adjacent four-story buildings at 345 and 347 W. […]

L Train Shutdown Mitigation Brings Block Associations Together

L Train Shutdown Mitigation Brings Block Associations Together

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | About 75 members of Village and Chelsea block associations — specifically, ones all located within a few blocks of 14th St. — gathered for a meeting at Lenox Health Greenwich Village last week, all with one pressing concern. As one woman from W. 12th St. put it, while addressing the room, […]

Black History Month Celebrated in Plays, Performances, Tours

Black History Month Celebrated in Plays, Performances, Tours

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | On Sun., Feb. 18, Save Chelsea board members Cher Carden and Laurence Frommer lead “Retracing Black History Through Chelsea and The Tenderloin.” The two-hour walking tour, which begins at 1pm, brings attention to an often-overlooked period. “Chelsea played a significant role in New York’s African American community and its history, particularly in the […]

CB4’s New Chair, Chelsea’s Burt Lazarin, Talks Transportation, Landmarking, Leadership

CB4’s New Chair, Chelsea’s Burt Lazarin, Talks Transportation, Landmarking, Leadership

BY WINNIE McCROY | After more than 40 years living in Chelsea, including many serving as a member of Community Board 4 (CB4), Burt Lazarin has moved to the top of the ranks. He was recently voted in as the new Chair of CB4, taking over for exiting Chair Delores Rubin. “I don’t think of […]

Miles of Aisles: The Chelsea Supermarket Guide

Miles of Aisles: The Chelsea Supermarket Guide

BY JOSH ROGERS | There may be more fun, noble, or perhaps even poetic reasons to celebrate life in Chelsea, but the thing I keep coming back to is the fact that food shopping has gotten so good. I know of what I write. I can’t tell you why I do it so much, but […]

Slip the Surly Bonds of School: Midwinter Recess Fun

Slip the Surly Bonds of School: Midwinter Recess Fun

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | From “The Jetsons” to “Star Wars” to the occasional episode of “PAW Patrol,” generations of kids have seen flying ships on the screen and dreamed of slipping the surly bonds of school in favor of otherworldly adventures. Sadly, we’re not at the point where piling into a Tesla Roadster and riding […]

Bands of Every Feather Flock to Tom Clark’s Treehouse

Bands of Every Feather Flock to Tom Clark’s Treehouse

BY PUMA PERL | Tom Clark’s Lower East Side apartment contains all of the accouterments you’d expect from a musician: guitars, vinyl, amps, posters, and a candy dish filled with freshly baked cookies. Well, that’s what you’d expect from Clark. The hometown boy from DeKalb, Illinois, renowned for his all-night Thanksgiving dinners and jam sessions, […]

Your Letters: Issue of Feb. 15, 2018

Open House Off Track To The Editor: I wanted to comment about the open house the MTA and DOT offered last Wednesday night [a Jan. 31 event for transit riders and residents, sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city’s Department of Transportation, held inside the Y’s gym at 344 E. 14th St.]. It […]