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Protesters Demand Arrest in Ferguson Shooting

Protesters Demand Arrest in Ferguson Shooting

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Protesters gathered at One Police Plaza on Mon., Aug. 18, in a show of support for the people of Ferguson, Missouri, which has been rocked by the police shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, and to vent anger at the New York Police Department. Larry Holmes, of the People’s […]

Pitch Black and Poignant

Pitch Black and Poignant

BY PUMA PERL   |  Picture Nick and Nora shaking martinis mixed with Prozac while sitting on the railroad tracks. That, and the program description (“a pitch black and piercingly incisive comedy”) should give you a pretty good indication of what to expect. The one word title — “Chemistry” — is multilayered. Sharply written banter […]

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: THE ALL-FREE EDITION

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:  THE ALL-FREE EDITION

THE CHELSEA GARDEN CLUB  TREE PIT TOUR Some time ago, members of the Chelsea Garden Club stepped up to beautify and tend those bicycle lane tree pits on Eighth and Ninth Aves, between 17th and 30th Sts. With a few pits still in need of volunteer TLC, the Garden Club would love you to join […]

Tenants’ Rights Trashed Amidst Market-Rate Conversion

Tenants’ Rights Trashed Amidst Market-Rate Conversion

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  In a case of landlord harassment that State Senator Brad Hoylman called “egregious,” the longtime tenants of 222-224 W. 21st St. are allegedly being illegally evicted so that Slate Property Group can construct high-end rentals in place of their subsidized housing. Only seven of the original 23 tenants remain, and these […]

Hell’s Kitchen Bus Congestion Bedevils

Hell’s Kitchen Bus Congestion Bedevils

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Rush hour on 10th Ave. offers the unmistakable odor of exhaust, the ceaseless rumble of engines and the sheer volume of human movement between the under-sized Port Authority Bus Terminal and the western shore of the Hudson River. A line of NJ Transit buses stretched from W. 36th to W. 40th […]

Council Continues Push on Hepatitis Awareness, Testing, Treatment

Council Continues Push on Hepatitis Awareness, Testing, Treatment

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  |  Three City Council members who have focused particular attention on the risks of hepatitis B and C joined city health officials and leading healthcare providers in marking the start of New York’s first Hepatitis B Awareness Week. The July 21 gathering on the steps of City Hall included Health Committee Chair […]

Police Blotter, Week of Aug. 14, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of Aug. 14, 2014

Harassment: Jump  starter stopped short At least one of those A’s stood for “abusive.” A woman told police that she was standing on the 400 block of W. 17th St. in the early evening of Fri., Aug. 1 — waiting for an overdue Triple A (aka, “AAA”) driver to jump start her disabled car battery. […]

Sophomore Report Card for Avenues: The World School

Sophomore Report Card for Avenues: The World School

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  When CEO Chris Whittle opened up the $75 million Chelsea campus of Avenues: The World School in 2012, it was the realization of more than five years of planning. Now, with the school having wrapped up its second year, Chelsea Now takes a look at the immersive bilingual educational facility. “We […]

Village Emergency Department Now Open 24/7

Village Emergency Department Now Open 24/7

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  David Baez woke up under a staircase in front of the Search & Destroy punk shop on St. Mark’s Place on the morning of Thurs., July 17. The left side of his head was a mess of bloody scrapes. “I had all this crap on my face,” he said. “I don’t […]

CB4 Housing Plan Has Six Essential Elements

CB4 Housing Plan Has Six Essential Elements

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  When the details are worked out and the dust settles, nearly 11,000 units of affordable housing — mostly from new construction — will become available to residents of the Community Board 4 (CB4) area over the next decade. That’s according to a preliminary plan approved at their July 23 full board […]

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