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Your Letters: Issue of Feb. 15, 2018

Open House Off Track To The Editor: I wanted to comment about the open house the MTA and DOT offered last Wednesday night [a Jan. 31 event for transit riders and residents, sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city’s Department of Transportation, held inside the Y’s gym at 344 E. 14th St.]. It […]

Inside the Adolescent Brain

Inside the Adolescent Brain

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Dina Temple-Raston had a strange job. After any terrorist attack anywhere in the world, she’d fly out. She was National Public Radio’s terrorism gal. But after 10 years, she says, “It got a little wearing.” On each assignment, she’d meet alleged terrorists or convicted terrorists, and try to get their story. […]

Your Letters: Issue of Jan. 4, 2018

Your Letters: Issue of Jan. 4, 2018

Chelsea’s Unprotected Houses Need LPC’s Attention To The Editor: Re “Making a ‘Federal’ Case for Expanding the Chelsea Historic District” (news article, Dec. 6, 2017): How sad that these three irreplaceable Federal Style row houses are now lost. Although 345 and 347 had been substantially altered, they retained the original façade brickwork that might have […]

Subway Resolutions That Travel Well

Subway Resolutions That Travel Well

BY LENORE SKENAZY | As the new year kicks in, New Yorkers look mindfully inward and recognize, with much soul-searching, the truth: The train is never coming. Got that? Never ever ever ever. It will never come. You will never get to work on time, never meet your friend at the time and place you promised, never get home before your dinner is not […]

Chelsea Daily News is a Sham Source with Stolen Content from Chelsea Now

Chelsea Daily News is a Sham Source with Stolen Content from Chelsea Now

That’s right, dear reader. Don’t waste your time on the web visiting Chelsea Daily News. Just go straight to the source; that is to say, the source of all its stolen content: chelseanow.com, the website version of the weekly newspaper serving Manhattan’s Chelsea, Hudson Yards, and Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods. Shame on you, Chelsea Daily News […]

High Line Hates Artists, But Court Rules for Us

High Line Hates Artists, But Court Rules for Us

BY ROBERT LEDERMAN | The High Line prides itself on being one of New York City’s most important art venues. It even has a paid full-time art curator. Unfortunately, the High Line hates artists. When The High Line opened in 2009, one of the first things its operators did was to have two street artists […]

Chelsea Daily News is a Sham Source with Stolen Content from Chelsea Now

Chelsea Daily News is a Sham Source with Stolen Content from Chelsea Now

That’s right, dear reader. Don’t waste your time on the web visiting Chelsea Daily News. Just go straight to the source; that is to say, the source of all its stolen content: chelseanow.com, the website version of the weekly newspaper serving Manhattan’s Chelsea, Hudson Yards, and Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods. Shame on you, Chelsea Daily News […]

Barely Real Threats Can Really Get to Us

Barely Real Threats Can Really Get to Us

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Until the advent of photography, every time you witnessed something scary, it was in your neighborhood. A tiger sighting? Better watch out. Guy with a spear? Avoid. Your cousin dropped dead after eating a particular mushroom? Let’s not put those in the salad. But today, explained Margee Kerr, author of “Scream: […]

Making Sense of the Senses

Making Sense of the Senses

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Birds do it, bees do it — but we don’t. See exceptionally well, that is. When bees look at a flower, they see it almost as a neon sign pointing “This way to the nectar!” The petals that look so pretty to us are dark to a bee, while the nectar-and-pollen gathering […]

Stand Back 200 Feet (from your kids)

Stand Back 200 Feet (from your kids)

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Helicopter parents who hover over their kids are the most popular of punching bags. Remember the mom who sued her four-year-old’s $19,000-a-year preschool because the kid was spending time with the two-year-olds, thus ruining her chances of getting into Harvard? You might figure I’d join the chorus of shame, since I […]