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Penn South Resident’s Website Charts Change in Chelsea

Penn South Resident’s Website Charts Change in Chelsea

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Wyatt Frank, a longtime Penn South resident, can survey the playground he went to as a child, where his grandfather used to play squash, and also see glitzy new buildings with monthly rents —$27,000 — that are more than what some people make in a year. Frank recently took a “gentrification […]

Chelsea Takes Stock of the High Line’s Legacy

Chelsea Takes Stock of the High Line’s Legacy

BY SEAN EGAN | “First of all, I think the High Line is an incredible success,” Robert Hammond began his Wed., Feb. 22 phone call with Chelsea Now. This would seem an obvious opinion for the High Line co-founder and Friends of the High Line (FHL; thehighline.org) executive director to hold — his “adaptive reuse” […]

The Seven-Year Ditch: Hudson River Tunnel Project Eyes 2019 Start

The Seven-Year Ditch: Hudson River Tunnel Project Eyes 2019 Start

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Construction on a portion of the Hudson River Tunnel project at 12th Ave. and W. 30th St. will last seven years, a New Jersey Transit (NJT) official said on Tues., Feb. 21, during the monthly meeting of Community Board 4’s Chelsea Land Use Committee (CLU). The project should last from about […]

Save Chelsea Chosen as One of ‘Six to Celebrate’

Save Chelsea Chosen as One of ‘Six to Celebrate’

BY DENNIS LYNCH | The Historic Districts Council (HDC) launched this year’s Six to Celebrate program on Wed., Feb. 15, at a celebratory gathering held at Calvary-St. George’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Gramercy Park — and Save Chelsea was one of the groups recognized for their steadfast preservation and awareness efforts. HDC noted that […]

Green Lights for Bus Terminal Planning Process, Funding

Green Lights for Bus Terminal Planning Process, Funding

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) board approved its 10-year capital plan of $32.2 billion on Thurs., Feb. 16. The 2017-2026 plan included a $3.5 billion allocation for the tumultuous bus terminal project in Manhattan. The PANYNJ’s bus terminal (on Eighth Ave., btw. W. 40th & 42nd […]

Chelsea Then and Chelsea Now

Chelsea Then and Chelsea Now

BY MANUEL MARTIN | Sixty years ago I was a 13-year-old growing up in Chelsea! Sixty, yikes! Herman is pouring me a cup of coffee at the Chelsea Square Restaurant (on W. 23rd St. and Ninth Ave.), as I look out the window and see a new Chelsea. Life was simpler and more innocent in the […]

From Rehab to Rockwood, Rocker ‘Reckless’ No More

From Rehab to Rockwood, Rocker ‘Reckless’ No More

BY SEAN EGAN | At 30, Matt Butler can finally look back with clarity at his time on a destructive path taken by many a musician given to the excesses of the rock and roll lifestyle. Four years after spending his salad days as a Lower East Side rocker in the throes of addiction, Butler […]

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 23, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 23, 2017

AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT: Illicit listing | In the latest instance in these pages of personal information used for online scams, a W. 19th St. resident discovered that someone had been using her email address for a Craigslist advertisement — which, seeing as it’s Craigslist, unsurprisingly offered sexual favors in its copy. As the 26-year-old victim reported to […]

Not Every School Aces the Lead Level Test

Not Every School Aces the Lead Level Test

BY DENNIS LYNCH | The Department of Education (DOE) has released the results of ongoing water tests at schools across the city, including from schools in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen that, in some cases, show elevated levels of lead in drinking water. Visit schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/schools/watersafety.htm to access the data. In the search box toward the bottom […]

Hell’s Kitchen Groups Gather to Snack and Strategize

Hell’s Kitchen Groups Gather to Snack and Strategize

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The wind whipped and wreaked cold havoc upon Hell’s Kitchen throughout Monday evening, but it did not deter neighbors from coming together for their annual winter gathering. On Feb. 13, members of the Hell’s Kitchen Commons — a loose alliance of area park and block associations — met at the […]

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