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CB4’s Benfatto Tapped to Head Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen BID

CB4’s Benfatto Tapped to Head  Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen BID

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  The Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Business Improvement District (hudsonyardsnyc.org) is moving forward with its main mission: to open, fund, maintain and operate Hudson Park and Boulevard, according to its new executive director. Robert J. Benfatto, Jr. spoke with Chelsea Now on Tues., Sept. 2 — his first day at the […]

At Penn South, Lively Debate on a Weekly Basis

At Penn South, Lively Debate on a Weekly Basis

BY RAANAN GEBERER  |  In one of Penn South’s ground-floor community rooms, a group of about 10 seniors meets, with a few home health aides accompanying them. The youngest are in their sixties. The oldest, Ruth Levy, is 101. They are all women, although men have joined this weekly group from time to time. Anywhere […]

Homes and Rights Highlighted at CB4 Meeting

Homes and Rights Highlighted at CB4 Meeting

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  After a brief summer hiatus, much of the news at last Wednesday’s full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4) revolved around housing issues, tenants’ rights and illegal hotels in apartment buildings — in other words, the many ways New Yorkers have to stand up for their rights to live peacefully […]

Community Activities, Sept. 11, 2014

Community Activities, Sept. 11, 2014

THE LONDON TERRACE STREET FAIR Board games with all of the pieces! Paintings you’d actually want to put on your wall! Clothes that are in style! The 22nd Annual London Terrace Street Fair has all of this, and more, culled largely from the stuffed closets and overflowing storage lockers of London Terrace residents. No tube […]

Police Blotter, Week of Sept. 11, 2014

Police Blotter, Week of Sept. 11, 2014

Petty Larceny: She steals shrimp, by the straw sack Plenty of cocktail sauce at home and nothing to put it on might provide at least a partial explanation as to why a 47-year-old woman attempted to walk out of Whole Foods (250 Seventh Ave., at W. 24th St.) with $80 worth of shrimp. The lowly […]

Protesters Seek Justice For Shootings

Protesters Seek Justice For Shootings

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Protesters gathered at One Police Plaza on Mon., Aug. 18, in a show of support for the people of Ferguson, Missouri, which has been rocked by the police shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, and to vent anger at the New York Police Department. Larry Holmes, of the People’s […]

Your $2 Trip to an Urban Oasis: Key Parks of Hell’s Kitchen

Your $2 Trip to an Urban Oasis: Key Parks of Hell’s Kitchen

The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on Earth. BY RAANAN GEBERER  |  These words, from “God’s Garden” by English poet Dorothy Frances Gurney, can be found inside a gated park on West 34th Street. Its narrow […]

No Victims, in Filmmaker’s Feisty Exploration of Dementia

No Victims, in Filmmaker’s Feisty Exploration of Dementia

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  A lot can happen at a crosswalk. For writer and director Sharon Greytak, a resident of Chelsea for 32 years, an encounter while crossing the street changed her trajectory as a filmmaker. In the 1980s, Greytak was out of graduate school and relatively new to the neighborhood when she went […]

Sidewalk Cafe Skeptics Want Table For None

Sidewalk Cafe Skeptics  Want Table For None

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  Putting tables on a sidewalk already dense with High Line foot traffic will open a Pandora’s Box, say residents of London Terrace. The high-end crudo restaurant Barchetta recently approached Community Board 4 (CB4), asking to add six or eight sidewalk tables, open until midnight. After the Business Licenses & Permits CB4 […]

10th Ave. Traffic Forces M11 to Skip Stops

10th Ave. Traffic Forces M11 to Skip Stops

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Within the rush-hour fury of ‘Busageddon’ near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, one city bus line reflects both the best and the worst of efforts to tame traffic congestion in Hell’s Kitchen. The MTA’s M11 is hard to spot amidst the thousands of daily buses moving between the terminal and the […]

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