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‘Park’ it Here for Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun

‘Park’ it Here for Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun

BY SCOTT STIFFLER HAUNTED HIGH LINE HALLOWEEN Before it was your friendly neighborhood park, the High Line was a spooky and sometimes dangerous no-man’s land where trains ruled the tracks. Find out the truth behind the legends, at Friends of the High Line’s annual family-friendly Halloween celebration. Caped and costumed kid explorers will trick-or-treat with […]

Business Owners, Activists Want Redesign for Fifth, Sixth Aves.

Business Owners, Activists Want Redesign for Fifth, Sixth Aves.

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  About three dozen transportation activists made their way through Chelsea and the West Village on Oct. 19 to support businesses in favor of redesigning Fifth and Sixth Aves. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is studying Fifth and Sixth Aves. for possible redesigns, which would better integrate bicycle, automobile and pedestrian […]

Rediscovered Film Offers Picture of Penn South’s Past

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Serendipity played a starring role in the making of 1973’s “Domestic Tranquility,” a short film set in Chelsea’s Penn South that now gives a glimpse into the neighborhood’s past. “It was really a wonderful accident,” the filmmaker Harriet Kriegel told Chelsea Now during a recent visit to her Penn South […]

Seeds of Today’s Greenmarket Were Planted in ’76

Seeds of Today’s Greenmarket Were Planted in ’76

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Barry Benepe, co-founder of the Greenmarket program, where farmers bring their products directly to city consumers, spoke last week about how it all began 38 years ago and how today it has grown to 60 markets in the five boroughs. Benepe, a planner and architect, led the event, held Oct. 7 […]

Spooky and Just Plain Insane Halloween Events

Spooky and Just Plain Insane Halloween Events

BY SCOTT STIFFLER THE PUMPKIN PIE  SHOW: SEASICK From haunted houses to slasher films, there are faster ways to go to hell this Halloween — but nothing worms its way into your brain and stays there quite like a Pumpkin Pie Show. Clay McLeod Chapman, who never met a car trunk he didn’t want to […]

DHS Assigns Two Dozen Peace Officers to BRC

DHS Assigns Two Dozen Peace Officers to BRC

  BY WINNIE McCROY | After a series of minor-level assaults this summer outside of the Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC) shelter at 127 W. 25th St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.), the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) has assigned a contingent of 24 “peace officers” to keep order. When neighbors expressed concerns that the officers […]

CB4 Approves Expansion of Special West Chelsea District

CB4 Approves Expansion of Special West Chelsea District

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  The Chelsea community came together on Oct. 1 at the Fulton Auditorium for the monthly full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4). Top issues included presentations on domestic violence, the Special West Chelsea Rezoning of W. 15th St., and the Balanced Business Policy. “If you don’t think domestic violence is […]

Urban Flotilla Honors Harbor Heroes

Urban Flotilla Honors Harbor Heroes

The Chelsea waterfront was even more picturesque than usual on October 6, when over two dozen vessels took part in the Parade of Boats. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, the procession is a prelude to their annual benefit. This year’s Heroes of the Harbor Award Dinner recognized the work of Sims Metal Management, the […]

Community Activities, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Community Activities, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER |  IT’S MY PARK DAY at MATHEWS-PALMER PARK Meet new people, learn new things and spruce up the neighborhood — when the West 45/46 St. Block Association and their allies give a fall overhaul to 20 street tree beds (the more dignified, and preferred term, over tree “pits”). Volunteers will help make life […]

Idling NJT Buses Moved from 10th Ave to Lincoln Tunnel

Idling NJT Buses Moved from 10th Ave to Lincoln Tunnel

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Afternoon rush hour on 10th Ave. remains frantic, but New Jersey Transit (NJT) buses no longer queue there before entering the Port Authority Bus Terminal. NJT announced to Community Board 4 (CB4) on Sept. 17 that a partnership with the Port Authority (PA) would better manage the NJT fleet, which transports […]

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