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Spring Thing: High Line’s ‘Culture Shock’ Heralded New Season’s Start

Spring Thing: High Line’s ‘Culture Shock’ Heralded New Season’s Start

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Music, art, performances, and plenty of hands-on activities were on hand when the High Line heralded the start of their 2018 season. Christian Miles captured these images of April 21’s “Culture Shock” event, which happened along Chelsea’s iconic elevated park, between Gansevoort and W. 26th Sts. For information on […]

Six-Month Closure Coming for Several Subway Stations

Six-Month Closure Coming for Several Subway Stations

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Mysterious delays. Aging infrastructure. Shoddy conditions. Never-ending price increases. Years of frustration for subway riders reached a fever pitch last June, when an A train derailed as it approached the 125th St. station, injuring dozens of passengers in a smoke-filled nightmare. Following the incident, and on the heels of several others, […]

Walking Tour Schools Students in Development, Preservation, Gentrification

Walking Tour Schools Students in Development, Preservation, Gentrification

BY SALLY GREENSPAN (BOARD MEMBER, SAVE CHELSEA) | When Christopher Watson — an adjunct professor in the Urban Studies Department of Queens College, CUNY — viewed the documentary feature film “Class Divide,” he instantly recognized a teaching opportunity for the students in his Urban Studies Program. In its examination of gentrification in the West Chelsea […]

Banksy or Not, Seventh Ave. Street Art Successfully Provokes

Banksy or Not, Seventh Ave. Street Art Successfully Provokes

PHOTOS AND REPORTING BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Passersby stopped in their tracks last week to contemplate the message, and origin, of street art that recently appeared on the newsstand across from the Fashion Institute of Technology (at Seventh Ave., near W. 28th St.). One side depicts a newsboy peddling papers, surrounded by text that seemingly […]

Police Blotter: From the Pages of Our Apr. 26 Print Edition

Police Blotter: From the Pages of Our Apr. 26 Print Edition

PETIT LARCENY: Welding woes | Someone stole equipment from a construction site at 401 Ninth Ave. (btw. W. 31st & 32nd Sts.) on Thurs., April 19 at 3:30 p.m. One of the workers reported missing equipment from the 36th floor of the site. Three 50-foot welding wires, a 100-foot cord, two welder transitions, and a 50-foot […]

MTA Misses the Bus on Switching to Electric During L Train Shutdown

MTA Misses the Bus on Switching to Electric During L Train Shutdown

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plan to shuttle 70 buses an hour over the Williamsburg Bridge, and create a high-efficiency “busway” on 14th St., during the proposed L train shutdown, offers the chance to bring the city’s surface-transportation system into the future. But critics say it won’t. Village and Chelsea community […]

Construction Begins on Observation Deck at 30 Hudson Yards

Construction Begins on Observation Deck at 30 Hudson Yards

BY WINNIE McCROY | Earlier this month, the framework for the massive Observation Deck at Hudson Yards made its way up the Hudson River by barge, to be bolted together 1,000 feet above the city in what will become the highest such deck in the Western Hemisphere, and the fifth highest in the world. “Seeing […]

Back to Work We Go — But First, Some Back-Patting!

Back to Work We Go — But First, Some Back-Patting!

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | From subways to congestion pricing to taking control of development around the Penn Station area, your hard-working friends here at Chelsea Now rightly (and righteously) chafe at being told what to do by a certain guy in Albany — but we fold like a load of dryer-hot laundry when folks in […]

Seeds Planted for Rooftop Gardens to Feed Midtown Needs

Seeds Planted for Rooftop Gardens to Feed Midtown Needs

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Can a freshly grown tomato help with homelessness? Ask John Mudd and Andrea Winter, and the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Winter, of Inner City Farmer and Mudd, of the Midtown South Community Council (MSCC), have partnered to help spread rooftop gardens in and around Midtown. Now entering its third […]

10 Indicted for Stealing $500K Via Check Fraud, Mail Theft

10 Indicted for Stealing $500K Via Check Fraud, Mail Theft

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office last week indicted 10 people accused of stealing more than $500,000 from various banks through a scheme that involved check fraud and mail theft, according to court documents and a press release. “US mail dates back to 1775 but remains a vehicle for complex frauds […]

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