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Notes From the Pre-K Front Lines

Notes From the Pre-K Front Lines

BY JOSH ROGERS | I woke up last Sept. 4 with a plan. It was the first day of public school in the city, but I knew the chances my four-year-old son would be in class somewhere that day were slim to none. Slim was actually overly generous. “You can’t do that,” PS11’s lovable crossing […]

Enforcement Must Follow City’s Address Permit Fraud Promise

Enforcement Must Follow City’s Address Permit Fraud Promise

BY BILL BOROCK, For The Council of Chelsea Block Associations and Save Chelsea The Council of Chelsea Block Associations (CCBA) and Save Chelsea want to thank you, Chelsea Now, for Eileen Stukane’s “Report Exposes Lying Landlords, Devious Developer” (news, April 23, 2015). Her article described the PowerPoint presentation given to Community Board 4’s Housing, Health & […]

Why Workers Celebrate May Day

Why Workers Celebrate May Day

BY BHAIRAVI DESAI & EDGAR ROMNEY | Recently, thousands of workers all over the country took to the streets demanding a hike in the minimum wage to $15/hour. Our fight for $15 campaign highlighted the income inequality that has made the gap between the haves and have-nots as wide as the Grand Canyon. It also […]

I Was a Slide Show Victim

I Was a Slide Show Victim

BY LENORE SKENAZY | A high school friend I hadn’t seen in years was passing through New York. We had just a few precious hours to catch up, so we wandered around Central Park, exulting in its blossom overdrive, then sat on a sun-warmed rock to chat. Of course I wanted to see a picture of […]

We’ve Gone Weekly!

We’ve Gone Weekly!

Spring is in the air. The sun is finally shining, birds are singing and flowers are blooming. It’s only right that in this time of growth and rebirth, we announce our own new season. Chelsea Now is going WEEKLY! Your favorite free community newspaper will still be delivered to all of the same Chelsea locations — […]

Rhymes With Crazy

Rhymes With Crazy

BY LENORE SKENAZY | When Walt Disney was 16 he forged his parents’ signatures and lied about his age so he could join the American Ambulance Corps, which was part of the Red Cross. That’s how he found himself in Europe, just after World War I ended, driving ambulances. He loved it. He said it “added […]

At the Crossroads of Affordability and Exclusivity

At the Crossroads of Affordability and Exclusivity

BY COREY JOHNSON  |  New York City is at a crossroads. With change happening all around us, the decisions we make today will affect New Yorkers for generations to come. Are we going to be a city of luxury housing, with part-time residents from around the globe, where only the very wealthy need apply? Or, […]

Education and Entertainment in Hudson River Park

Education and Entertainment  in Hudson River Park

BY MADELYN WILS  |  On June 20, hundreds of children from the New York City Housing Authority’s Chelsea Eliot and Fulton Houses will join their families in Hudson River Park. The youths will be showcasing their homemade water filters and plankton models at Maker Mania, the culmination of the Hudson River Park Trust’s month-long estuary engagement initiative […]

Letters to the Editor

Decontrol is out of control To the Editor: Re “DCP Pledges Outreach, Provides Rezoning Details” (news, April 9, 2015): As long as vacancy decontrol stands, it is utterly hypocritical of city planners to propose zoning changes to allow developers to build new housing on top of old buildings purportedly to achieve “affordable” units. Every day stabilized […]

1M Reasons to Cast Your Participatory Budgeting Vote

1M Reasons to Cast Your Participatory Budgeting Vote

As part of the City of New York’s first-ever Participatory Budgeting process, our 3rd Council District has been given $1 million from the capital budget to spend as we see fit. All District 3 residents, age 14 or older, are eligible to vote. #1 Cooling System for Muhlenberg Library ($500,000) Funding would replace the building’s […]

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