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Tribeca’s Rich Offering of Queer Cinema

Tribeca’s Rich Offering of Queer Cinema

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Unspooling at half a dozen Lower Manhattan venues April 18-29, the Tribeca Film Festival (tribecafilm.com) features several LGBTQ films and filmmakers. While not every queer-focused title was available for preview, a handful of features, documentaries, shorts, and special programs were. One of the highlights of this year’s fest is the […]

Student Input, September Opening for PS 33 Playground

Student Input, September Opening for PS 33 Playground

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | It was an exciting day for the greening of Chelsea as students and faculty from PS 33 Chelsea Prep (281 Ninth Ave., btw. W. 26th & 27th Sts.) participated in the groundbreaking for a $1.16 million state-of-the-art playground. The neighborhood space will be located on the W. 26th St. side of […]

Score One for the Quad: Cinema Celebrates First Anniversary of Its Rebirth

Score One for the Quad: Cinema Celebrates First Anniversary of Its Rebirth

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | One-year-olds aren’t usually this sophisticated — but the manner in which the Quad Cinema has chosen to celebrate the first anniversary of its rebirth is a self-aware exercise in symbolism and synergy that speaks to the bread and butter business of looking back, while wholeheartedly embracing the unknown. On April 14, […]

Drop in Crime, Uptick in Parties — And This Week’s Blotter

Drop in Crime, Uptick in Parties — And This Week’s Blotter

BY TABIA C. ROBINSON | About a dozen Chelsea residents attended the 10th Precinct’s Community Council meeting on Wed., March 28, to voice their concerns about a number of things happening in their neighborhood. Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Lanot began by noting that crime for the past 28-day period was down 19 percent. The decrease […]

Participatory Budgeting is $1M in Betterment Through Balloting

Participatory Budgeting is $1M in Betterment Through Balloting

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Upgrades to parks and green spaces, new tech for libraries and schools, improved public safety, and better bus stop info all have a place among the worthy projects vying for your support this week, as part of Council District 3’s annual Participatory Budgeting process. The program allows locals, ages 11 and […]

Pedigree Activities During the Dog Days of Spring

Pedigree Activities During the Dog Days of Spring

BY MICHAEL LYDON late night East Village. Rain glistens off shattered street glass like fallen stars. —from “Dancing on Razor Blades” by Phillip Giambri When the author of the above walked into Veselka (144 Second Ave.), his grin widened and warmed, and so did mine. Phillip Giambri is the kind of guy you can’t help liking! […]

Governor Cuomo Gives Hudson River Park $50 million

Governor Cuomo Gives Hudson River Park $50 million

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Showing he’s serious about fulfilling his pledge, made in his State of the State address earlier this year, that he would finish building the Hudson River Park if re-elected to another term, Governor Andrew Cuomo has included $50 million in capital funds for the waterfront park in the annual state budget. […]

Women in Business, on Taking Leaps and Reaping Rewards

Women in Business, on Taking Leaps and Reaping Rewards

BY VICTORIA CALI & NICHOLAS ESPOSITO | It takes a passionate woman to become her own boss, and grow a business from the ground up. Here at the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), we are recognizing a trio of powerful individuals who have crushed the stereotypes and crumbled the stigmas that once held them […]

Progressive Hell’s Kitchen Club Sticks with Cuomo

Progressive Hell’s Kitchen Club Sticks with Cuomo

BY NATHAN RILEY | Right in Cynthia Nixon’s backyard, just weeks after the actor and activist announced her Democratic primary challenge to Andrew Cuomo, the Hell’s Kitchen Democrats — a progressive newcomer on the local political club scene — voted last Thursday night to endorse the two-term governor for reelection. The club held its first […]

Wine as a Passion, and at a Good Price

Wine as a Passion, and at a Good Price

BY LAURA HANRAHAN | On a Friday night in Chelsea, Empire State of Wine has a constant flow of customers stopping in to pick up a bottle or two for the weekend. Owner Eddy Le Garrec expertly helps each client find his or her perfect match. Whether you’re looking to find a red to pair […]