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City Council Calls Off Carriage Vote

City Council Calls Off Carriage Vote

BY YANNIC RACK | The stable door has been shut, for the time being at least, on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to relocate Hell’s Kitchen’s horse-drawn carriages to Central Park. In the face of sudden opposition from the Teamsters union, which represents the carriage drivers, City Hall announced in a Thurs., Feb. 4 […]

Determined Park Playground Committee Not Kidding Around

Determined Park Playground Committee Not Kidding Around

BY TRAVIS STEWART | On Fri., Jan. 29, the Friends of Hudson River Park inaugurated its new Friends of Hudson River Park Playground Committee with a gala luncheon at Pier 59 in Chelsea. Nearly 200 people attended the event, which was promoted as a benefit for the park’s maintenance, beautification, and operational needs. The program […]

Stump Speech: The Iowa Caucus Fracas Edition

Stump Speech: The Iowa Caucus Fracas Edition

BY MAX BURBANK | Oh my goodness! The Iowa Caucuses! It’s so exciting! After all the polls and debates and Op-Eds, we’re finally off to the races — and the results! Good lord, can you believe it? Why, this means… Okay, before we talk about who won what and all that portends, let’s just take […]

Community Profile Cites Health Habits, Challenges

Community Profile Cites Health Habits, Challenges

BY SEAN EGAN | People often say their neighborhood is teeming with life — an axiom that feels particularly true in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. And like any living thing, a regular checkup is required to see how well everything is running along, and what might need work. A new report issued by the city’s […]

Community Council Cites Spikes, Good and Bad

Community Council Cites Spikes, Good and Bad

BY LUCAS ROPEK | A spike in numbers is usually cause for concern for the 10th Precinct Community Council — whose meetings, held on the last Wed. of the month, are an occasion to hear about the month-to-month difference in crimes such as larceny and assault. The Jan. 28 gathering, however, had good numerical news […]

Sidewalk Labs Moving Up, to 10 Hudson Yards

Sidewalk Labs Moving Up, to 10 Hudson Yards

BY YANNIC RACK | The man who gave Hudson Yards its name is moving his own company into the new West Side neighborhood. Last week, the developers of the eponymous endeavor announced that Daniel Doctoroff, who served as deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding under former mayor Michael Bloomberg, is relocating his tech firm […]

A Tale of Two Tenant Associations

A Tale of Two Tenant Associations

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen who pioneered once-undesirable neighborhoods now find themselves living on favored city streets, where some new owners/landlords are using various means of harassment to push out rent-regulated tenants and convert their homes into market-rate apartments. In a Dec. 11, 2015 meeting at the Brooklyn offices of […]

Park With No Name Needs Your Help

Park With No Name Needs Your Help

BY YANNIC RACK | Want to have a say in what a the West Side’s new green space will be called? The as-yet unnamed park that opened north of Hudson Yards last summer is ready for your suggestions. The Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance, the business improvement district (BID) that manages the green, announced last week […]

Confusion Reigns at City Council Carriage Hearing

Confusion Reigns at City Council Carriage Hearing

BY YANNIC RACK | Mayor Bill de Blasio, who as a candidate made political hay out of calls to scrap the city’s horse-drawn carriage industry, found his plan to relocate Hell’s Kitchen’s stables to Central Park knee-deep in muck last week.  At a hearing of the City Council’s Transportation Committee on Fri., Jan. 22, de […]

Capital Campaign Launched to Upgrade Waterside Play Area

Capital Campaign Launched to Upgrade Waterside Play Area

BY TRAVIS STEWART | The Dan Carpenter Community Room at Hudson Guild’s W. 26th St. Elliott Center was the site of a “charrette,” or stakeholders’ brainstorming session, concerning the future of the Chelsea Waterside Play Area. Convened by the Friends of Hudson River Park Playground Committee, the Mon., Jan. 25 meeting was presented as an […]

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