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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 […]

Full of New Features, High Line’s Final Act is a Natural Fit

Full of New Features, High Line’s Final Act is a Natural Fit

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The opening of the third and final section of the High Line completes a 15-year journey started by the Friends of the High Line and the surrounding community, while beginning a new chapter for a park that forever altered the way we view industrial architecture that dots the landscape. Joshua […]

High Line at the Rail Yards is a Whole New Chapter at the End of the Road

High Line at the Rail Yards is a Whole New Chapter at the End of the Road

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC, WITH PHOTOS BY JENNY RUBIN  |    The third section of the High Line opened officially on Sun., Sept. 21. The new segment is either: A. exactly like the other two, B. nothing like the other two, or C. a distinct part that fits with the whole. If you choose C, […]

St. Peter’s Restoration Built on Foundation of Outreach

St. Peter’s Restoration Built on Foundation of Outreach

BY EILEEN STUKANE |  When St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was consecrated in 1838, its bell tower was the tallest structure in Chelsea, which at the time was the name of Clement Clarke Moore’s family estate. In fact, Moore donated the land for St. Peter’s church and rectory — and ever since its inception, the church […]

Pre-K Slots Still Available in Chelsea

Pre-K Slots Still Available in Chelsea

BY JOSH ROGERS  |  There are many dozens of families on the waiting lists for pre-K seats at PS11 and 33 in Chelsea, including mine — but there is a full-day program nearby still accepting students. The Salvation Army NY Temple pre-K center at 132 W. 14th St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.) is off […]

Rally Protests ‘Unconscionable Harassment’ of 21st St. Tenants

Rally Protests ‘Unconscionable Harassment’ of 21st St. Tenants

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  At noon on Sunday, Sept. 14, the half-dozen remaining tenants of 222-224 W. 21st St. staged a rally outside their home, protesting the harassment they have endured since Slate Property Group took over ownership. It brought together elected officials and about 25 supporters, who held signs demanding the landlord stop forcing […]

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