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Shared History: Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen Divvy Donated Design Elements

Shared History: Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen Divvy Donated Design Elements

BY WINNIE McCROY |Parks in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen will now have a common design thread running through them, thanks to the conciliatory actions of the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) and the neighborhood group Hell’s Kitchen Generations (HKG). A June 2 protest rally organized by HKG was canceled when HRPT agreed to share some […]

Nixon Outflanks Guv on Safer Consumption Spaces

Nixon Outflanks Guv on Safer Consumption Spaces

BY NATHAN RILEY | While Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio dance around harm reduction measures to reduce the record-high number of overdose deaths, Cynthia Nixon is embracing Safer Consumption Spaces at events in the city and upstate. Cuomo’s Democratic primary challenger unequivocally supports allowing users to inject in health care facilities where […]

Just Do Art: The Free Admission Edition

Just Do Art: The Free Admission Edition

THE ARC SIZZLIN’ SUMMER RECORD + CD SALE | Whether it pops, rocks, swings, or just plain sizzles — one stop at this jam-packed brick and mortar music sale will secure many, many selections destined for heavy rotation on your summer playlist. So before the sun sets on June 24, make a covenant to visit ARC […]

Do or Die: A Day in Albany Advocating for Statewide Healthcare

Do or Die: A Day in Albany Advocating for Statewide Healthcare

UPDATE: On Thurs., June 14th, in Albany, NY, Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced the passage of a universal single-payer health plan that would provide comprehensive health coverage for all New Yorkers. BY DONATHAN SALKALN | How bad has our health care system become? A 25-year-old man is sideswiped […]

A Landmark Moment

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | After four years leading the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), Meenakshi Srinivasan has resigned as its chairperson, and will take a position at New York Law School. Srinivasan’s decision to step down from the critical agency, which she announced in April, came less than a month after local activists and preservationists […]

Senate Passes Bill Requiring City Resident on State Liquor Authority

Senate Passes Bill Requiring City Resident on State Liquor Authority

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | One hurdle down, two to go: Legislation that would mandate New York City representation on the state agency that regulates alcoholic beverages, including licensing, passed the New York State Senate last week. In a 40 to 21 vote, the measure, introduced by State Senator Brad Hoylman, passed the chamber on […]

The Madness of King Donald

The Madness of King Donald

BY MAX BURBANK | My, but it’s been a busy week! So much has happened! As Trump himself eloquently put it, “This is going to lead to more and more and more.” It’s difficult to pick a place to start and end up at the point I want to make. Bear with me. I’m gonna skip […]

Dressed for Laughs: Drag in the Days of Yore

Dressed for Laughs: Drag in the Days of Yore

BY TRAV S.D. | It’s Pride Month! We take the opportunity to recall that “LGBT” often comes with a “Q” appended to it. Queerness being by definition a wild card, we take the liberty of exploring a related, if tangential, phenomenon: drag performance in classic comedy. Back in the day, nearly every comedian, major and […]

If You Love Wedding Music, Why Don’t You Marry It?

If You Love Wedding Music, Why Don’t You Marry It?

BY JIM MELLOAN | Fifty years and a couple of months ago, Sly & the Family Stone’s “Dance to the Music” peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. And so, in March and April, I was playing that one on my “50 Years Ago This Week” radio show. I had dinner with my […]

Open Studios Event Expands, Adapting to a Changing Chelsea

Open Studios Event Expands, Adapting to a Changing Chelsea

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Scotto Mycklebust is always coming up with new ways to roll with the punches and raise the profile of those who share his creative calling — and his zip code. In 2010, when a hot new destination known as the High Line was about to change the face (and the foot traffic) […]