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Her Chance to See Again Comes at a Cost

Her Chance to See Again Comes at a Cost

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Alexandra Hobbs is grateful. That is the word she kept using while talking to Chelsea Now last week at her VISIONS at Selis Manor residence (135 23rd St. btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves). The happily married mother to two daughters — three-year-old Destiny and one-year-old Faith — Hobbs, 28, is […]

Apartment Building Caught Behaving Like a Hotel

Apartment Building Caught Behaving Like a Hotel

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen residents have been alerted by the Community & Residents Protection Working Group (CRP) that across the city, landlords — using false information about the occupancy of their buildings — are applying to the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) for construction permits. Owners falsely state that their occupied […]

Police Blotter: Aug. 27, 2015

Police Blotter: Aug. 27, 2015

ROBBERY: Rhinestones—But No Cowboy | A bandit donning a white hat with rhinestones robbed a Santander Bank (169 Seventh Ave. btw. W. 19th & W. 20th Sts.) at 11:35 a.m. on Wed., Aug. 19. The perpetrator, believed to be in his late 30s, passed a note to a teller demanding cash and claiming possession of a firearm. […]

Hudson Yards, From the Pits to the Heights

Hudson Yards, From the Pits to the Heights

BY YANNIC RACK | Walking along the northern tip of the High Line these days, it’s hard to picture how this part of the West Side will soon be transformed from an industrial rail yard to a lively new neighborhood. But that doesn’t mean work is not well underway on the $20 billion Hudson Yards […]

Tenants Turn the Corner at W. 23rd & 11th

Tenants Turn the Corner at W. 23rd & 11th

BY EILEEN STUKANE | The letters to elected officials and Chelsea Now practically shouted: “It’s happening here where I live!” The light that the Community & Residents Protection Working Group (CRP) started shining on the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) landlord applications opened local residents’ eyes to the fact that construction might be occurring in […]

At the Curb, an Unkind Cut For Trees and Cars

At the Curb, an Unkind Cut For Trees and Cars

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Small vehicular ramps known as curb cuts continue to influence the West Side streetscape, years after commercial vehicles last utilized them. At least 146 obsolete curb cuts remain throughout Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, comprising enough space to accommodate hundreds of trees, according to a 2010 preliminary survey conducted by Community Board […]

Army Corps to Include Storm Surge Barrier in Flooding Study

Army Corps to Include Storm Surge Barrier in Flooding Study

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Almost three years after Superstorm Sandy devastated several parts of New York and New Jersey, the US Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a $3 million study of the region. The study will also analyze possible protective measures, including a storm surge barrier between the Rockaways in New York to Sandy […]

Police Blotter: Aug. 20, 2015

Police Blotter: Aug. 20, 2015

GRAND LARCENY: Harsh Reality at Dream Location | The Dream Hotel at 355 W. 16th St. (btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.) turned out to be less than ideal for a 42-year-old Aussie who was partying there on Sun., Aug. 9. The man brought several guests with him to the hotel at about 1 a.m. that morning. They […]

Hell’s Kitchen Mural Project Hits a Wall

Hell’s Kitchen Mural Project Hits a Wall

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Local residents will have to wait about six more months before they can recreate an aging anti-gentrification mural in Hell’s Kitchen. Two weeks ago, organizers of the effort had hoped to begin repairs to the wall featuring Arnold Belkin’s “Against Domestic Colonialism” which abuts Mathews-Palmer Park (btw. W. 45th & W. […]

Possible NYCHA Privatization Riles Residents

Possible NYCHA Privatization Riles Residents

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | At an August 11 public hearing held at Pace University, public housing residents reiterated their concerns that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) might jeopardize the future of low-income housing as it responds to an ongoing fiscal crisis. NYCHA assert that developing partnerships with private enterprises, increasing parking fees, and […]

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