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City Embraces Public Say on Garment District Future

City Embraces Public Say on Garment District Future

BY JACKSON CHEN | To weave more public input into the proposed Garment District zoning change, the city on Wed., May 10 announced the creation of a steering committee that would review the controversial proposal and offer its recommendations. The Garment District rezoning plan was first presented during a Community Board 5 (CB5) meeting in […]

Summit Takes on Trump, Peaks With Participatory Budgeting Winners

Summit Takes on Trump, Peaks With Participatory Budgeting Winners

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Corey Johnson announced the winners of his district’s Participatory Budgeting voting at a “West Side Summit” at the Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort St., btw. 10th Ave. & Washington St.) on the night of Tues., May 9. But it was the councilmember’s fiery comments about fighting Donald Trump that won […]

‘A’ for CB4: Albany, Adult Entertainment, Assistance on Agenda

‘A’ for CB4: Albany, Adult Entertainment, Assistance on Agenda

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Zoning, bike lanes, and benches — as well as reports about what is going on in Albany and Washington — dominated the proceedings at the full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4), held on Wed., May 3 at Hudson Guild (441 W. 26th St., btw. Ninth & 10th Aves,). […]

Buhmann on Art: Shirin Neshat at Gladstone Gallery

Buhmann on Art: Shirin Neshat at Gladstone Gallery

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | While the Iranian-born and New York-based Shirin Neshat has focused on issues of gender, identity, and politics in Muslim countries for years, she now turns her attention to an investigation of American culture. In this exhibition — “Dreamers”— she explores the burdened and complex life of an Iranian living in the United States […]

With Anger and Determination, Chelsea Vigil Remembers Mx Bostick

With Anger and Determination, Chelsea Vigil Remembers Mx Bostick

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Eight days after the Thurs., May 4 death of Mx Bostick, a transgender Chelsea resident who suffered a blow to the head on Tues., April 25, more than 100 transgender New Yorkers and their allies gathered at the site of the crime to honor Bostick’s memory and demand action on issues […]

Trans Victim Killed in Chelsea Misgendered

Trans Victim Killed in Chelsea Misgendered

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | When a transgender victim of a head blow succumbed to their injuries on Thurs., May 4, the NYPD identified them as a “female” and later gave their name as “Brenda Bostick.” Written statements from elected officials and victims’ advocacy groups — as well as media reports, including in Chelsea Now — […]

Indisputable Avalanche as Tip of Iceberg: Trying Times for Trump

Indisputable Avalanche as Tip of Iceberg: Trying Times for Trump

BY MAX BURBANK | Hey, gang, here’s a quick, fun question: Is the United States in the midst of a constitutional crisis? That’s a difficult legal question, sadly, complicated by the fact there is no single agreed upon-definition of the phrase. Facts absolutely no one disputes are hard to come by right now, but here’s […]

Bill Hoffman, 78, Left Mark on Artistic, Gay, and Jewish Life

Bill Hoffman, 78, Left Mark on Artistic, Gay, and Jewish Life

BY LAWRENCE D. MASS | William M. Hoffman, who died at age 78 on April 29, was an important and beloved figure in at least three communities: artistic, gay, and Jewish. In each, he left an indelible mark. A pioneer of the precious gems of gay street theater that came together in an anthology he […]

Just Do Art: Week of May 18, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of May 18, 2017

IRISH REP GALA BENEFIT: “SONDHEIM AT 7” | Unpredictable but always dependable, Chelsea’s passionately prolific Irish Repertory Theatre is poised to pull up stakes from their West 22nd Street home — but only for one night. Wonderfully welcoming though its recently restored facility may be, there just aren’t enough seats in the house for the crowd expected at […]

Exclusive and Inclusive: The Finsta Gen Finds Their Groove

Exclusive and Inclusive: The Finsta Gen Finds Their Groove

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Do you know what a Finsta is? Neither did I, because I am not between the ages of 13 and 34. Anyone 13 to 18 is “Gen Z,” and those aged 18 to 34 are the much-discussed Millennials. Dan Coates studies them both. His company, yPulse, is a marketing research firm […]