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Costumed Fans of Japanese Comics and Cartoons Convene at Anime NYC

Costumed Fans of Japanese Comics and Cartoons Convene at Anime NYC

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | New York has a major Comic Con but, in years past, there was a con just for Japanese comics and cartoons. The old New York Anime Festival was absorbed into the New York Comic Con (NYCC) five years ago, leaving the city’s nerdy Japanophiles without a major con they could claim […]

At Chelsea Market, Pearl River Mart Redefines the Mom-And-Pop Paradigm

At Chelsea Market, Pearl River Mart Redefines the Mom-And-Pop Paradigm

BY REBECCA FIORE | In the center of Pearl River Mart’s newly opened Chelsea Market location is a large bright red round table. It has three tiers, which can be moved about for displaying clothing and other assorted goods. The center can be removed, which transforms the table into a stand and the displays into […]

The ‘Trader Joe’s’ of Optic Wear, with Broadway Flair

The ‘Trader Joe’s’ of Optic Wear, with Broadway Flair

BY ELANA DURE | Greg Freidus went to optician school with the hopes of one day owning an eyewear shop. The native New Yorker graduated and subsequently sought different experiences that allowed him to learn the trade and gain relevant skills. Greg said he worked in “all genres of the field,” including stints with a […]

Long Before Cabaret Law Repeal, ‘Dance Commandos’ Boogied for Justice

Long Before Cabaret Law Repeal, ‘Dance Commandos’ Boogied for Justice

BY REV. JEN | It’s time for a victory dance! After 91 years, New York’s archaic Cabaret Law has been repealed in a 41-to-1 vote. So put on your dancin’ shoes, wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care, head to your favorite watering hole, and shake your booty clean off. (We have […]

Just Do Art: The ‘EPIC’ Edition

Just Do Art: The ‘EPIC’ Edition

“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN” | The run of their show is only four days, but this one’s going to be EPIC — as in, another ambitious project from the EPIC Players Inclusion Company. Back in July, when we last heard from the neuro-inclusive troupe (comprised of artists and technicians both with and without developmental […]

Sprawling YouTube Space Fosters Content Creation, Free of Charge

Sprawling YouTube Space Fosters Content Creation, Free of Charge

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | High above Chelsea Market, YouTube Space New York is a hive of activity, as video makers working in a variety of genres take advantage of a rare opportunity: free resources. YouTube is a video sharing website that allows users to upload, view, and share content. Along with large companies, independent creators […]

Stress Test Confidential: The Year of Living Trumpishly

Stress Test Confidential: The Year of Living Trumpishly

BY MAX BURBANK | Here’s a kind of interesting thought I think you’ll enjoy: In preparing to write a column on Donald Trump’s first year in office (well, since his election), I was reminded of that time back in 2004 when the History News Network surveyed 415 prominent historians asking who the worst president in […]

Chelsea Ceremony Pays Respect to ‘Veterans of All Generations’

Chelsea Ceremony Pays Respect to ‘Veterans of All Generations’

Revived in 2014 for the first time since the ’60s and observed every year since, this respectful gathering has reclaimed its rightful place as a Chelsea tradition. On November 11, you are once again invited to join in paying tribute to veterans, active duty members of the military, National Guard members, and reservists. The ceremony takes […]

Just Do Art: ‘Miracle’ at DOC NYC and ‘Literati’ at Caveat

Just Do Art: ‘Miracle’ at DOC NYC and ‘Literati’ at Caveat

“MIRACLE ON 42nd STREET” at DOC NYC | It’s got jazzy transition music and charismatic star power, plus its archival footage of seedy ’70s Midtown puts HBO’s “The Deuce” to shame — but this documentary on NYC’s iconic housing complex for “qualified singers, actors, dancers, and behind-the-scenes members of the entertainment community” comes up just short […]

Word on the Street from the 300 West Block Association

Word on the Street from the 300 West Block Association

BY ZAZEL LOVEN | On the balmy evening of October 18, the star-studded annual meeting of the 300 West Block Association — a citizens group active in Chelsea since 1959 — was called to order. New arrivals in the neighborhood joined us at St. Paul’s German Lutheran Church (315 W. 22nd St., btw. Eighth & […]

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