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Top Picks, Tribeca Film Festival Flicks

Top Picks, Tribeca Film Festival Flicks

BY SEAN EGAN | All day long and well into the night, on screens in Chelsea and its namesake neighborhood, April 19–30’s calendar marks the Tribeca Film Festival’s (TFF) “Sweet 16” — and much like a teenager hitting that age, TFF is growing in ways both expected (an ever-expanding dossier of titles) and surprising (it’s […]

‘Immersive’ Blender — VR is Here to Stay at TFF

‘Immersive’ Blender — VR is Here to Stay at TFF

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | There used to be a debate over whether or not video games could be art. Now the new kid on the block is Virtual Reality (VR). Those at the forefront of storytelling are starting to see that VR is neither a fad nor a toy, and that it has a place […]

Proposed Zone Has No Tolerance for Hate

Proposed Zone Has No Tolerance for Hate

BY WINNIE McCROY | New Yorkers are standing up against hate crime, with Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen eager to designate their area as a “hate-free” zone. Responding to the March 20 domestic terrorism slaying of Timothy Caughman by white supremacist James Harris Jackson, community members sought to send a message to elected officials in Washington, […]

Food Desert Residents Hunger for Change

Food Desert Residents Hunger for Change

BY SEAN EGAN | With skyrocketing rents, last year’s closure of the Associated supermarket on W. 14th St., and the stalling of the Small Business Jobs Survival Act in City Council, the struggle to find affordable, quality groceries in Chelsea has become greater than ever before. For many facing the dual challenge of limited finances […]

CB4 Bids Adieu to Longtime Members, Rubber-Stamping Liquor Licenses

CB4 Bids Adieu to Longtime Members, Rubber-Stamping Liquor Licenses

BY WINNIE McCROY | Community members gathered at Mount Sinai West (1000 10th Ave.) on Wed., April 5 for the monthly full board meeting of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4). Despite a busy agenda, many were there to testify against granting a liquor license to a new business not to the liking of residents at […]

Some Actually Like Our Ludicrously Long Headlines And, Also, All That Awesome Alliteration

Some Actually Like Our Ludicrously Long Headlines And, Also, All That Awesome Alliteration

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It’s not often we contemplate leaving the comfy confines of Chelsea. Indeed, venturing anywhere beyond this particular patch of our beloved borough requires a really good reason — and we can cite at least one. Over the weekend, our publishers, editors, designers, and sales force made the trek upstate to attend […]

Renovated Quad Cinema Corners Its Niche

Renovated Quad Cinema Corners Its Niche

BY SEAN EGAN | “You go back and look at listings in New York Magazine from the late ’70s of movie theaters, and you’ll see there were dozens of movie theaters Downtown, and none of them are around anymore,” explained film programmer C. Mason Wells. “They’re all practically gone — but the Quad remains. The […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 13, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of April 13, 2017

ASSAULT/CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Girls’ fight out | A meal at Chelsea Square Restaurant (368 W. 23rd St., at Ninth Ave.) transformed into a real “dine-’n-smash” kind of situation in the early morning hours of Sun., April 9. The problems began around 4:30am when, for reasons unclear, a fight broke out between three guests (all female) dining […]

Rainbow Flag Creator Leaves Legacy of Pride

Rainbow Flag Creator Leaves Legacy of Pride

BY ANDY HUMM | Gay pioneer and artist Gilbert Baker, who died in his sleep at age 65 on March 31 at his home in Manhattan, did not just create the iconic Rainbow Flag, but gave it away freely to the world where it was embraced in every corner — from its origins in San […]

Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets

Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets

BY KIRSTEN THEODOS | For the past two years, I have dedicated my free time — when I’m not raising my two young children — advocating for the City Council to pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), a bill that would stop in excess of 1,000 small businesses from closing and save 8,000 […]