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Pier 57 Plans Promise Public Space, Food Hall, Plenty of Google

Pier 57 Plans Promise Public Space, Food Hall, Plenty of Google

BY WINNIE McCROY | Just a week after Chelsea Now reported on Google’s plan to purchase Chelsea Market, the tech giant is in the news again, taking on the space abandoned by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain at the RXR Realty and YoungWoo & Associates-run Pier 57 complex. Now that Bourdain Market has dropped out, the […]

Construction Problems Persist as Chelsea Hotel Eyes Early 2019 Opening

Construction Problems Persist as Chelsea Hotel Eyes Early 2019 Opening

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | The saga of the Chelsea Hotel (222 W. 23rd St., btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.) continues as SIR Chelsea LLC, owner since 2016, progresses with a transformation that began after a decade-long checkered history of revolving ownership and tenant battles. The group of buyers, Sean MacPherson, Ira Drukier, and Richard Born, whose […]

Frustrated Critics Cry Foul at L Train Open House

Frustrated Critics Cry Foul at L Train Open House

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | The atmosphere in the air was more electrified than the third rail at an open house last Wednesday night sponsored by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to discuss the proposed shutdown of the L subway line for 15 months beginning in April 2019. The open house […]

Blasts From the Past and Breakthrough Toys of Tomorrow

Blasts From the Past and Breakthrough Toys of Tomorrow

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | New York is home to lots of fun events at our convention centers, but the annual North American International Toy Fair is off-limits to the general public. Only industry pros and press are allowed to experience its whimsical wonders. We were lucky to have access to this secret toyland during its Feb. […]

Police Blotter: From Our Feb. 22, 2018 Print Edition

Police Blotter: From Our Feb. 22, 2018 Print Edition

PETIT LARCENY: The high cost of looking good | We all want to practice good hygiene, and we all know that hygiene products are expensive — but we still have to pay for them. A 43-year-old man didn’t follow that commonly accepted protocol, however. On Fri., Feb. 16 at 3 a.m., he was seen inside of […]

Max’s Magnificent Torch for the Dreadful Olympics

Max’s Magnificent Torch for the Dreadful Olympics

BY MAX BURBANK Oh lord, it’s here! The Winter Olympics! That magical time when everybody pretends to be wildly passionate and knowledgeable about figure skating, despite the fact it’s the only time they ever watch it. I mean, between cable, Dish, and the Internet, you could watch figure skating if not constantly, certainly weekly. People […]

Chelsea Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison

Chelsea Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Ahmad Khan Rahimi was sentenced to life in prison for planting two bombs in Chelsea in 2016 — one on W. 23rd St. that exploded, injured 31 people and damaged buildings and property. Rahimi, 30, was found guilty in October of all eight federal counts stemming from that Saturday night […]

Residents Riled by Loss of Mail, Theft of Carts

Residents Riled by Loss of Mail, Theft of Carts

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A mail cart theft late last month — one of four this year — has longtime Chelsea residents concerned about the safety of their mail. During the early afternoon on Tues., Jan. 23 on W. 19th St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves., a cart full of mail was stolen. The empty […]

Construction and Concerns Continue at Adjacent Properties

Construction and Concerns Continue at Adjacent Properties

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | In an uncanny echo of events that occurred years ago in the West Village, a photographer is at odds with the neighborhood regarding the renovation of a dual-building historic residence, this time in Chelsea. Fashion, beauty, and celebrity photographer Kenneth Willardt purchased two adjacent four-story buildings at 345 and 347 W. […]

L Train Shutdown Mitigation Brings Block Associations Together

L Train Shutdown Mitigation Brings Block Associations Together

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | About 75 members of Village and Chelsea block associations — specifically, ones all located within a few blocks of 14th St. — gathered for a meeting at Lenox Health Greenwich Village last week, all with one pressing concern. As one woman from W. 12th St. put it, while addressing the room, […]

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