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Attacks on the Free Press are Attacks on American Values

Attacks on the Free Press are Attacks on American Values

The necessity of a trusted free press to the health of American democracy has been undisputed since the founding of our republic — until now. In recent weeks, the journalists of our free press have been slandered as “Enemies of the People” — not by a foreign power or fringe group, but by the President […]

Bedbugs, Systemic Neglect Get Under Skin of Chelsea Tenants; Management Counters with Claim of Sabotage

Bedbugs, Systemic Neglect Get Under Skin of Chelsea Tenants; Management Counters with Claim of Sabotage

BY WINNIE McCROY | The renovated courtyard connecting the buildings is lovely, say residents of 225 W. 23rd and 220 W. 24th Sts. — though the surveillance equipment installed there makes them so uneasy, they hold tenant meetings off-premises. The 24-hour concierge in the remodeled lobby is nice, say some — but it would be nicer […]

Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area is Back in the Business of Fun

Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area is Back in the Business of Fun

BY MICHAEL ROCK | Despite forecasts predicting a foggy and depressing Tuesday morning, it turned out to be a beautiful day to go to the playground. Many Chelsea residents welcomed that prospect, and happily congregated in Hudson River Park, on 11th Ave. between W. 23rd and 24th Sts. There, they joined local, state, and national […]

HOP Admits Corporations Buy Parade Placement

HOP Admits Corporations Buy Parade Placement

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The organization that produces New York City’s annual Pride Parade and related events said that its contracts with parade sponsors allow those companies to purchase a place in the parade, but do not guarantee that their contingents would be included in the three-hour live broadcast of the parade on local broadcast TV. […]

L Train Meeting Supplies Supplemental Environmental Assessment Info

L Train Meeting Supplies Supplemental Environmental Assessment Info

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Several dozen Manhattan residents raised oft-repeated concerns about the L train shutdown plan at a Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) public meeting on Mon., Aug. 6. The meeting was legally required as part of the recently released Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the sweeping project. The SEA was conducted as a result of […]

Food and Fun in Chelsea at the National Night Out Against Crime

Food and Fun in Chelsea at the National Night Out Against Crime

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The temperature, like the chicken being grilled, was sizzling — but the mood was buoyant at the annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tues., Aug. 7. The event — a way for the police and the community to come together — was held locally by Chelsea’s 10th Precinct, and took […]

Renée Taylor’s ‘Diet’ is a Sweet Dish with No Empty Calories

Renée Taylor’s ‘Diet’ is a Sweet Dish with No Empty Calories

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Taking audiences on a bittersweet but appetizing trip through decades’ worth of weight loss schemes, Renée Taylor’s “My Life on a Diet” delivers on the promise of that title, while distinguishing itself as an excellent source of food for thought on everything from personal loss to self-acceptance to the thorny realities of […]

Manufacturers Make the Case for Garment District to Stay in Manhattan

Manufacturers Make the Case for Garment District to Stay in Manhattan

BY MARK NIMAR | The future of Manhattan’s Garment District was among the fashionable topics of concern at July 25’s full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4), as a costume designer, a glove maker, and an embroidery expert insisted the city’s recently proposed zoning laws for the iconic neighborhood will negatively affect their businesses, […]

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On a beautiful recent mid-summer morning, Hudson River Park’s LGBT Memorial — which pays homage to victims of hate violence against the community, and to those lost and injured in the June 2016 shooting spree at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, in particular — played host to the onePULSE Foundation itself, the non-profit established […]

Greek Tragedy for Morons: A Trumpian Drama Tailored to True Believers

Greek Tragedy for Morons: A Trumpian Drama Tailored to True Believers

BY MAX BURBANK It’s about as close as he’ll every get to a Sunrise Service. At 5:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, our presumptive president took a moment from his 11-day summer golf vacation to tweet an admission that the statement he dictated for his namesake son, regarding the infamous Trump Tower meeting with a […]

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