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Activists Say #ThisStopsToday

Activists Say #ThisStopsToday

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  | A growing national movement against police brutality and institutionalized racism showed no signs of waning in the days following a demonstration that brought tens of thousands of people through the streets of Manhattan on Dec. 13. Longtime activists in Chelsea say they have seen nothing like the daily protests led by young […]

Safe City, Safe Streets Ceremony Recognizes NYPD Heroics

Safe City, Safe Streets Ceremony Recognizes NYPD Heroics

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  For local businesses to thrive, merchants, their staff and their shoppers all need to feel safe. Honoring the police who protect the neighborhoods where its 200 members do business, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) held its 11th Annual Safe City, Safe Streets luncheon at Manhattan Penthouse last week. Officers […]

Rally Calls For Interest in Bank’s ‘Bad Landlord’ Loans

Rally Calls For Interest in Bank’s ‘Bad Landlord’ Loans

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | The chill in the morning air matched the cold shoulder that Signature Bank tried to give protestors — tenants and elected officials fed up with their lending to landlords who intimidate and harass — on December 15, when a representative threatened to call the police. The representative did not give his […]

‘Let’s Talk!’ Forum Ponders Bike Safety Strategies

‘Let’s Talk!’ Forum Ponders Bike Safety Strategies

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Seniors who attended a bike safety forum on Dec. 8 were quick to indicate their desire for increased scrutiny of cyclists, as efforts continue to improve traffic safety in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. Several dozen attended the forum, hosted by Councilmember Corey Johnson as part of his “Let’s Talk!” series. The […]

Community Activities, Dec. 18, 2014

Community Activities, Dec. 18, 2014

HOLIDAY COAT, FOOD & TOY DRIVE All NYPD Precinct locations are accepting donations for those in need. This December, the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program takes your gift of a new toy, wraps it, and then distributes it to children. Through the first week of 2015, drop off coats in good condition […]

Shine a Light on It

Shine a Light on It

Snow still eludes photographer Jenny Rubin, who did manage to capture some of the local holiday spirit while visiting Engine 3/Ladder 12/Battalion 7 (on W. 19th St., near Seventh Ave.) and the Robert Fulton Houses tree (in front of 419 W. 17th St.).

CB4 Elects Officers, Welcomes Applicants

CB4 Elects Officers, Welcomes Applicants

BY EILEEN STUKANE | At December’s Community Board 4 (CB4) full board meeting, held at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital (10th Ave. at 51st St.), officers were elected for the coming year with only one position, co-secretary, changing. The 2015 CB4 officers are: Chair, Christine Berthet; 1st Vice Chair, Hugh Weinberg; 2nd Vice Chair, Delores Rubin; […]

Protests, After No Indictment in Garner Case

Protests, After No Indictment in Garner Case

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Protesters took the streets of Manhattan on Dec. 3, hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo — the NYPD officer who placed a fatal chokehold on Eric Garner, an unarmed black man (the city’s medical examiner had ruled Garner’s death a homicide). Several hundred people gathered […]

Demonstrators Demand Justice for Victims of Police Shootings

Demonstrators Demand Justice for Victims of Police Shootings

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Organized through social media and galvanized by a shared concern for justice, high school students led a Dec. 1 protest against police brutality. They gathered at Union Square that afternoon, before marching along a meandering path to Times Square — where they sat in silence to honor Michael Brown, an 18-year-old […]

Carols, Crafts, Cheer: Holiday Community Activities

Carols, Crafts, Cheer: Holiday Community Activities

COME CAROL WITH THE 300 WEST BLOCK ASSOCIATION Help make West Chelsea merry and bright — when you stroll, brass quartet in tow, while singing holiday carols. Free. Tues., Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Meet in the lobby of 360 W. 22nd St. (btw. 8th & 9th Aves.). For more info, email 300wba@gmail.com. Refreshments follow […]

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