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Repairing Strings With an Ear for Tribeca’s Past

Repairing Strings With an Ear for Tribeca’s Past

BY MICHAEL LYDON  |  Walker St. between Broadway and Church St., two short blocks below Canal, looks like Tribeca before it became Tribeca: battered loft buildings with dusty windows, a couple of unobtrusive art galleries, a semi-fancy restaurant at the Church St. corner, and one textile company left over from the days when this block […]

The Clock Ticks on Satire?

The Clock Ticks on Satire?

Adjusted to five ‘til midnight since Charlie Hebdo

At CB4, Brrr! Outside and Ah! Inside

At CB4, Brrr! Outside and Ah! Inside

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  As cold and chill invaded the city last week, the January 7 full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4) was held at the Fulton Senior Center Auditorium (119 Ninth Ave., btw. 17th & 18th Sts.). It started on an appropriate note with SayAh! — a nonprofit organization dedicated to […]

Grief, Solidarity and Resolve as French Expats Gather

Grief, Solidarity and Resolve as French Expats Gather

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Chelsea resident Lawrence Walmsley began the morning of January 7 perusing the news on his iPad, when he came across something that he could not initially believe: a mass shooting in Paris. In another part of the neighborhood, Ingrid Jean-Baptiste received a phone call informing her that two masked gunmen had […]

USPS More Forthcoming, but Post Office’s Future Still Up in the Air

USPS More Forthcoming, but Post Office’s Future  Still Up in the Air

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  In an about-face, the United States Postal Service (USPS) sent a representative to Community Board 4’s full board meeting on Wed., Jan. 7, to explain aspects of the air rights sale of Old Chelsea Station. The community was dismayed to learn of the sale late last year, after fighting in […]

John Doswell, 71, Hell’s Kitchen Community Activist

John Doswell, 71, Hell’s Kitchen Community Activist

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  John W. Doswell, a founding chairperson of Friends of Hudson River Park, executive director of the Working Harbor Committee and member of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, died Jan. 2. He was 71. Diagnosed with cancer a year ago, he was responding well to treatment until he was admitted to the hospital […]

Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 15, 2015

Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 15, 2015

ROBBERY: Approached After ATM Stop At around 8:15 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 10, a woman was walking westbound from her trip to a Bank of America ATM at 16th St. & 8th Ave. A male approached her from behind, then whispered into her ear: “Don’t say anything. Give me your bag.” She started screaming when […]

Community Activities, Week of Jan. 15, 2015

Community Activities, Week of Jan. 15, 2015

BY SCOTT SITFFLER (to submit an event, email scott@chelseanow.com) ANNIVERSARY HUDSON GUILD THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS “A VALENTINE TO THE THEATRE” It’s a little too early for Valentine’s Day — but just the right time to show Hudson Guild Theatre Company some love. The venerable community center’s premiere mode of cultural outreach, HGTC productions are often cast […]

Ready for the Whitney

Ready for the Whitney

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  The Whitney Museum did what artists have done for decades. It pulled up stakes and left home — in this case, Madison Ave. and E. 75th St. — to be creative in the Village. To be more exact, though, the Whitney is really coming home, since it was in Greenwich Village […]

Battle For Post Office Waged With Letters

Battle For Post Office Waged With Letters

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | As the sale of the air rights above Old Chelsea Station moves forward with an anticipated bid process in January, the battle over community input continues. Longtime customers and elected officials have spent the past two years attempting to ensure that the post office (at 217 W. 18th St., btw. […]

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