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MSCC Seeks Seed Money for Midtown Rooftop Garden

MSCC Seeks Seed Money for Midtown Rooftop Garden

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Midtown South Community Council’s cleanup crusade continues. While the council, known as MSCC, did not have meetings in July or August, its president, John A. Mudd, and its board members were still busy working on improvements for the area, which spans 29th to 45th Sts., from Lexington to Ninth […]

Elder-Specific Needs in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

Elder-Specific Needs in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

BY NATHAN DICAMILLO | As the residents of Puerto Rico continue to feel the effects of the debilitating wreckage that Hurricane Maria left in its wake, many of the island’s elderly residents have taken the brunt of the impact — like 96-year-old Hermenegildo Cotte Melendez, father of Leovigildo “Leo” Cotte Torres (the former mayor of […]

10th Precinct Community Council’s Concerns Prompt Promises, Deeds

10th Precinct Community Council’s Concerns Prompt Promises, Deeds

BY TABIA C. ROBINSON | There was a packed house at Sept. 27’s 10th Precinct Community Council meeting, the first such gathering since its three-month summer break. Nearly two dozen Chelsea residents were in attendance, many of whom came to express public safety and quality of life concerns. Community Council President Larry O’Neill opened the […]

Halloween Horrors of the Virtual World

Halloween Horrors of the Virtual World

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Many video game publishers like to focus on big blockbuster games in the fall, to usher in holiday gift-giving profits. However, a few clever companies have brought their spookiest titles to the market just in time for Halloween. Horror games where monsters pop out at the player for cheap scares are […]

William Wegman: Old Dogs, New Show, Visual Tricks

William Wegman: Old Dogs, New Show, Visual Tricks

BY NORMAN BORDEN | There are many breeds of fine art photographers, but William Wegman has long had a pedigree all his own. He has been photographing dogs — not just any dogs, but his beloved Weimaraners — for nearly 40 years. With Man Ray as his first muse, Wegman has humanized his dogs to […]

Advocates Charge Homeless Shelters Lax in Supplying Narcan to Prevent Overdoses

Advocates Charge Homeless Shelters Lax in Supplying Narcan to Prevent Overdoses

BY NATHAN RILEY | Advocates for the homeless are pressing the City Council to mandate that shelter staff from the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) as well as their clients have ready access to medicine that reverses overdose poisonings, allowing the victim to breathe unassisted almost immediately. Nobody disputes the need for making Narcan available […]

In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan

In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan

BY DONNA ACETO | Gays Against Guns was formed in June 2016 in the wake of what was then the most lethal mass shooting in modern American history — the murder that month of 49 people and wounding of another 58 in an Orlando gay nightclub holding its weekly Latinx night. On October 2, several […]

Stonewall-Set ‘Street Theater’ Galvanizes Us for Future Struggles

Stonewall-Set ‘Street Theater’ Galvanizes Us for Future Struggles

BY TRAV S.D. | If there’s one lesson to be drawn from events of the last several months, it’s that nothing is to be taken for granted. Hard-won rights may be taken away tomorrow as though they’d never been attained in the first place. Set in Greenwich Village shortly before June 28, 1969 events at […]

Former Prison to Become a Place of Activism, Empowerment for Girls, Women

Former Prison to Become a Place of Activism, Empowerment for Girls, Women

  BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Passing out The Women’s Building block party bingo card, Marcie Chase was taking one of the activity directives — “make a new friend” —very seriously. Chase was talking to everyone — the young and the not-so-young — during last weekend’s community event to celebrate the metamorphosis of a former women’s […]

Mulch Ado About Sixth Avenue Micro-Gardens

Mulch Ado About Sixth Avenue Micro-Gardens

BY REBECCA FIORE | Bustling avenues filled with engine exhaust fumes, misplaced trash bins, reckless street-crossing pedestrians, and the upcoming cold weather are the main concerns of seasoned and fresh gardeners trying their hand at keeping their micro-gardens in Chelsea alive, one year later. The micro-gardens run parallel to the bike lane on Sixth Ave. […]