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City Promotes West Chelsea Preparedness

City Promotes West Chelsea Preparedness

BY SEAN EGAN | For many Chelsea residents and business owners, Hurricane Sandy was an eye-opener to nearby dangers — and a wake-up call to prepare for future disasters. Now, through the work of the Department of City Planning (DCP) and the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), the city is fostering efforts to ensure […]

A Final Look Behind Bayview’s Walls

A Final Look Behind Bayview’s Walls

BY YANNIC RACK | When the former Bayview Correctional Facility becomes a hub for nonprofit women’s organizations, its transformation will once again breathe new life into a historic part of Chelsea’s waterfront. Bayview, which closed in 2012 as a result of an evacuation prompted by Hurricane Sandy, has stood at the corner of W. 20th […]

ThriveNYC Grant Bolsters Hudson Guild’s Outreach

ThriveNYC Grant Bolsters Hudson Guild’s Outreach

BY COLIN MIXSON | A more than century-old community-based organization serving families in Chelsea was recently awarded a generous grant through ThriveNYC (nyc.gov/thriveNYC), an $850 million city health care initiative championed by NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray. The grant provides the organization with the necessary funds to hire new staff and to provide special training […]

Good Work Its Own Reward, Awards Also Nice

Good Work Its Own Reward, Awards Also Nice

  Check, Please: PS 33 Girls Win at Chess | A recently formed girls chess team from the Big Apple proved they were no mere pawns, when they traveled to the Windy City to compete at the All-Girls National Championships chess tournament (April 22–24). The PS 33 Chelsea Prep students came back from Chicago with […]

Police Blotter: Week of May 26, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of May 26, 2016

GRAND LARCENY: Losing time on the High Line | Like clockwork, the warm weather of summer entices travelers from near and far to enjoy the High Line — though it draws crooks out of the woodwork as well. At about 9:45am on Fri., May 20, in a valiant attempt to prevent uneven tan lines, a 63-year-old […]

Hopper-Gibbons House Saga Has a New Addition

Hopper-Gibbons House Saga Has a New Addition

BY SEAN EGAN | The latest of the dozens of battles (fought both in and out of court) in the years-long war over the fate of the Hopper-Gibbons House has ended in favor of The Friends of Hopper-Gibbons Underground Railroad Site & Lamartine Place Historic District, who seek to protect the integrity of the historic, […]

Participatory Budgeting Funds New Trees, Cool Breezes

Participatory Budgeting Funds New Trees, Cool Breezes

BY SEAN EGAN | A jam-packed crowd filled the High Line’s 14th Street Passage on the warm afternoon of May 14, eager to learn which projects were earmarked to split a cool million set aside to fund District 3’s second go-around with Participatory Budgeting (PB). Cheers greeted the announcement that five out of 15 PB […]

L Train Upheaval Could Usher in Car-Free Era on 14th Street

L Train Upheaval Could Usher in Car-Free Era on 14th Street

BY YANNIC RACK | A public meeting addressing options put forth by the MTA in response to subway tunnel damage from Hurricane Sandy became a platform to float the notion of turning 14th St. into a bike-and-bus-exclusive thoroughfare — during, and possibly after, the repair process that could shut down L train service in Manhattan […]

Hell’s Kitchen Man Has No Fear of Tribeca Pier Challenge

Hell’s Kitchen Man Has No Fear of Tribeca Pier Challenge

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The shortest distance between two points is a straight line — but it rarely seems that way when the clock is ticking on an obstacle course. A serene waterfront setting, though, along with the knowledge that it’s all for a good cause, might remove some of the sting, and even motivate […]

Moniker Makeover Pending for Nameless Plaza

Moniker Makeover Pending for Nameless Plaza

BY YANNIC RACK | It’s been a park with no name for months, but now the new plaza north of Hudson Yards is finally closer to its christening.  The Hudson Yards / Hell’s Kitchen Alliance, which commissioned a crowdsourcing survey to find a moniker for the green space between 10th and 11th Aves., from W. […]

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