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DCP Pledges Outreach, Provides Rezoning Details

DCP Pledges Outreach, Provides Rezoning Details

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  At an April 6 media briefing, New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) officials emphasized that the time has just begun for public input on proposed zoning changes intended to help increase the city’s affordable housing stock, which have also sparked controversy. The suggested changes would apply to “contextual zoning […]

Chelsea Loses City Clinic 

Chelsea Loses City Clinic 

BY ANDY HUMM  |  The well-known Chelsea STD clinic on Ninth Ave. at 28th St., run by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Health in the neighborhood with New York’s highest HIV and syphilis infection rates, was shuttered for two to three years for renovations on March 21. Patients are being directed more than […]

NYC Community Media Wins Big at Better Newspaper Contest

NYC Community Media Wins Big at Better Newspaper Contest

Given the newsprint medium’s relentless and unforgiving cycle of deadlines, knocking off on a Friday to skip town is unheard of…except once a year, when the publishers, editors, designers and sales force from NYC Community Media and Community News Group trek upstate to attend the New York Press Association’s spring convention. This year, it took […]

WWII Vet’s Lecture Brings Humanity to Wartime Horrors

WWII Vet’s Lecture Brings Humanity to Wartime Horrors

BY GINA MARTINEZ  |  Queensborough Community College’s Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives held a March 27 event at which World War II veteran (and Chelsea resident) Rick Carrier spoke to students about being the first American to discover the Buchenwald concentration camp. Carrier, who turns 90 this month, was a lively speaker who recounted […]

At CB4, Rezoning and the Danger of Mid-Block Restaurants

At CB4, Rezoning and the Danger of Mid-Block Restaurants

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  Residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen gathered at Roosevelt Hospital on the evening of April 1 for the monthly full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4). Topics of discussion included the state budget, the hotly contested zoning rule changes by the New York City Department of City Planning, and the […]

1M Reasons to Cast Your Participatory Budgeting Vote

1M Reasons to Cast Your Participatory Budgeting Vote

As part of the City of New York’s first-ever Participatory Budgeting process, our 3rd Council District has been given $1 million from the capital budget to spend as we see fit. All District 3 residents, age 14 or older, are eligible to vote. #1 Cooling System for Muhlenberg Library ($500,000) Funding would replace the building’s […]

Exit, Stage Left Studio

Exit, Stage Left Studio

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  New Mexico, the late ’70s: Cheryl King is having problems with her live-in boyfriend — he wants her out of the apartment. King knows she needs a job, but waiting tables is unappealing. She passes a topless club with a sign reading “Dancers Wanted.” Okay, she thinks, that might work. […]

Corey Johnson Runs Afoul of “Broken Windows” Policing  

Corey Johnson Runs Afoul of “Broken Windows” Policing  

BY ANDY HUMM | Out gay City Councilmember Corey Johnson, a Chelsea Democrat, was given a ticket March 25 for walking between moving subway cars — an infraction whether the train is in motion or not. Johnson paid his $75 ticket and had nothing but praise for the police after the incident, but the story ended […]

Rezoning Plan to Build Housing Could Deconstruct Local Efforts

Rezoning Plan to Build Housing Could Deconstruct Local Efforts

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) held a March 25 “public scoping meeting,” to consider what matters should be covered in an Environment Impact Statement — a preliminary step to enact Mayor Bill de Blasio’s citywide rezoning proposal, known as “Zoning for Quality and Affordability.” Concerned that such […]

Jenny Around Chelsea

Jenny Around Chelsea

Our shutterbug eyes Chelsea Market, hears the call of Times Square

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