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Vigil Decries ‘Toxic Environment’ at Seminary

Vigil Decries ‘Toxic Environment’ at Seminary

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Drizzle could not dampen a candlelight vigil held in support of the “forcibly resigned” eight faculty members of the General Theological Seminary (GTS) on the evening of Oct. 29. Over 20 people gathered in front of the seminary’s gate (on W. 20th St. btw. Ninth & Tenth Aves.) to advocate for […]

Community Activities, Week of Oct. 23, 2014

Community Activities, Week of Oct. 23, 2014

FREE FLU SHOTS FOR PENN SOUTH SENIORS Partners in Care, a licensed home care agency and affiliate of the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is offering free flu vaccinations to all Penn South senior citizens as well as non-residents who participate in the Penn South Program for Seniors. Free. Tues., Nov. 4, from 9:30 […]

‘Park’ it Here for Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun

‘Park’ it Here for Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun

BY SCOTT STIFFLER HAUNTED HIGH LINE HALLOWEEN Before it was your friendly neighborhood park, the High Line was a spooky and sometimes dangerous no-man’s land where trains ruled the tracks. Find out the truth behind the legends, at Friends of the High Line’s annual family-friendly Halloween celebration. Caped and costumed kid explorers will trick-or-treat with […]

Business Owners, Activists Want Redesign for Fifth, Sixth Aves.

Business Owners, Activists Want Redesign for Fifth, Sixth Aves.

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  About three dozen transportation activists made their way through Chelsea and the West Village on Oct. 19 to support businesses in favor of redesigning Fifth and Sixth Aves. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is studying Fifth and Sixth Aves. for possible redesigns, which would better integrate bicycle, automobile and pedestrian […]

Rediscovered Film Gives Glimpse of Penn South’s Past

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Serendipity played a starring role in the making of 1973’s “Domestic Tranquility,” a short film set in Chelsea’s Penn South that now gives a glimpse into the neighborhood’s past. “It was really a wonderful accident,” the filmmaker Harriet Kriegel told Chelsea Now during a recent visit to her Penn South […]

Halloween Happenings to Frighten, Scar and Even Enlighten

Halloween Happenings to Frighten, Scar and Even Enlighten

BY SCOTT STIFFLER    HALLOWEEN ONBOARD  THE GHOSTSHIP FRYING PAN  Built in 1929, United States Lightship #115 is now enjoying life as the Lightship Frying Pan (open to the public for free during the hours of Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill). For one terrifying night only, though, the good ship becomes a ghost ship […]

Seeds of Today’s Greenmarket Were Planted in ’76

Seeds of Today’s Greenmarket Were Planted in ’76

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Barry Benepe, co-founder of the Greenmarket program, where farmers bring their products directly to city consumers, spoke last week about how it all began 38 years ago and how today it has grown to 60 markets in the five boroughs. Benepe, a planner and architect, led the event, held Oct. 7 […]

Spooky and Just Plain Insane Halloween Events

Spooky and Just Plain Insane Halloween Events

BY SCOTT STIFFLER THE PUMPKIN PIE  SHOW: SEASICK From haunted houses to slasher films, there are faster ways to go to hell this Halloween — but nothing worms its way into your brain and stays there quite like a Pumpkin Pie Show. Clay McLeod Chapman, who never met a car trunk he didn’t want to […]

DHS Assigns Two Dozen Peace Officers to BRC

DHS Assigns Two Dozen Peace Officers to BRC

  BY WINNIE McCROY | After a series of minor-level assaults this summer outside of the Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC) shelter at 127 W. 25th St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.), the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) has assigned a contingent of 24 “peace officers” to keep order. When neighbors expressed concerns that the officers […]

CB4 Approves Expansion of Special West Chelsea District

CB4 Approves Expansion of Special West Chelsea District

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  The Chelsea community came together on Oct. 1 at the Fulton Auditorium for the monthly full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4). Top issues included presentations on domestic violence, the Special West Chelsea Rezoning of W. 15th St., and the Balanced Business Policy. “If you don’t think domestic violence is […]

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