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Local Legislation Could Impact International Hostel

Local Legislation Could Impact International Hostel

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | For 22 years, Chelsea International Hostel has welcomed travelers from all over the world — and through it all, general manager Tim O’Reilly has been there. The hostel — located at 251 W. 20th St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.) — is one of the few of its kind in […]

Revised Zoning Plan Still Endangers Housing, Says CB4

Revised Zoning Plan Still Endangers Housing, Says CB4

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | The city has scaled back plans to raise height limits in contextual zoning districts within some parts of Chelsea — but proposed changes remain, which could result in buildings as much as 30 feet taller than rules currently allow. City planners are in the midst of outreach to local community boards […]

Mayor Pledges NYCHA Surplus, Tenants Await Repairs

Mayor Pledges NYCHA Surplus, Tenants Await Repairs

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to transform the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) by streamlining operations, raising tenant fees, shifting funding and seeking partnerships with private developers. The authority’s finances have deteriorated, with nearly $17 billion in outstanding repairs among its 334 housing developments and an overall $1 billion loss […]

Good Sport Wins With Words

Good Sport Wins With Words

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | As a player of three sports and a member of six teams, it was sheer coincidence that Julianna Fabrizio was actually at home to come to the phone, and learn that she was a winner. Competitive but compassionate, the 13-year-old student at West 17th Street’s NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative […]

What Was and What Will Be

What Was and What Will Be

HELL’S KITCHEN STREET TREE CARE Prune some things from your schedule if you must — whatever it takes to give some love back to the trees that line the side streets of that place some call “Clinton.” The West 45/46 Street Block Association is hosting a Street Tree Care event that puts the TLC in […]

Police Blotter: May 28, 2015

Police Blotter: May 28, 2015

ASSAULT: And pepper Things got spicy near the southwest corner of 11th Ave. and W. 29th St. on Sat., May 23. Police say that a 34-year-old man engaged an unknown woman there in an argument just after 3 a.m. Their exchange became testy for unknown reasons and the woman attacked the man with pepper spray. […]

NYPD Identifies Suspect in Dallas BBQ Assault in Chelsea

NYPD Identifies Suspect in Dallas BBQ Assault in Chelsea

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The New York Police Department has identified the suspect sought in connection with an assault on two gay men at the Dallas BBQ in Chelsea on May 5. According to multiple media reports, the man named by the NYPD is Bayna El-Amin, 41, who was previously arrested a total of 18 […]

What Was, What Is, What Will Be

What Was, What Is, What Will Be

    SWEET REWARD FOR BEST BEAN COUNTER | May 17: Our Executive VP of Advertising, Amanda Tarley, waves to the 9th Avenue International Food Fest crowd and invites them to estimate how many jelly beans are in the jar. By using a clever calculating method, the best guess came within just a few dozen of […]

Curbside Homestead, and Hope, for Former Chelsea Merchant

Curbside Homestead, and Hope, for Former Chelsea Merchant

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Musician and craftsman Randy Morris makes his home and work alike on a nondescript stretch of curb alongside the West Side Highway, a few hundred feet north of the newly opened Whitney Museum. An unyielding desire for workspace brought him there after several years spent in residence at a transitional housing facility […]

Postal Workers Put Their Stamp on ‘Action’

Postal Workers Put Their Stamp on ‘Action’

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | On May 14, the sun shone brightly on the steps of the James A. Farley Post Office, between W. 31st and 33rd Sts. on Eighth Ave., as postal workers rallied for a “National Day of Action.” Across the country, as well as in Chelsea and the Bronx, the workers rallied for […]

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