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OUT IN THE OPEN

OUT IN THE OPEN

BY PUMA PERL Saturday night, August 12, 2017. Community Garden 6th and B. We make music, we make art. The events of the day reverberate.   Somewhere in this country, Someone’s making a picket sign, Someone hears the car crashing, Someone’s making the world’s best pizza. Someone’s living, someone’s dying. Someone’s pulled over for Driving […]

Transition from Innocence: How Chelsea Adapted to Cold War Concerns

Transition from Innocence: How Chelsea Adapted to Cold War Concerns

BY MANNY MARTIN | I am back at Chelsea Square Restaurant (at Ninth Ave. and W. 23rd St.) for some nourishment, and to collect my thoughts about “early Chelsea.” Who will be my server today: George, Herman, or Pedro? George seats me. As is our habit, we have a brief exchange about the political highlights of the […]

Mental Health-Themed Mural Spans Bridge to Spread Message of Hope

Mental Health-Themed Mural Spans Bridge to Spread Message of Hope

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A vibrant and engaging mural designed to take on the stigma surrounding mental illness is spreading its message — 90 feet long and six feet high — along a once-gloomy pedestrian walkway. Recently installed for permanent view across both sides of the Port Authority bridge on W. 34th St. (btw. […]

How I Spent My Summer Trumpcation

How I Spent My Summer Trumpcation

BY MAX BURBANK | By the time you read this, the bitter clementine we call President Donald Trump will be well into a 17-day vacation at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. A very private resort, according to its website, it boasts “world-class amenities.” So you know it’s not a dump, like the […]

Chelsea to Cali: Sky Rink All Stars Ready for Nationals

Chelsea to Cali: Sky Rink All Stars Ready for Nationals

BY NICOLE JAVORSKY | “I need some emotion here.” Marni Halasa, figure skating coach for the Sky Rink All Stars, called out words of advice for Catherine Mayer as she practiced her solo. “Bigger! There.” Team captain Mayer, 17, got up before daylight had even begun to boil the street. As she glided around the […]

Whimsical, Surreal, Satirical: Wine’s Installation is a Window Into the Soul — But Whose?

Whimsical, Surreal, Satirical: Wine’s Installation is a Window Into the Soul — But Whose?

BY JUDY RICHHEIMER | After dancing, say, at Marquee, or drinking at The Half King, and before fighting for a cab on Ninth Ave. or praying that the E is running after midnight, the merrymaker who glances at a certain window just to the west of the doorway at 415 W. 23rd St. is in […]

Talking Statues Project Has History Asking, ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’

Talking Statues Project Has History Asking, ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The ubiquitous sound — a cellphone ringtone — rang out in Bryant Park, but the person on the other end would have surprised historians. It was, after all, a call from Gertrude Stein, who passed away over 70 years ago. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t Stein, but rather an actor […]

B-Ballers Back to Sinking Baskets at Renovated Court

B-Ballers Back to Sinking Baskets at Renovated Court

BY JACKSON CHEN | It’s game on at the Robert Fulton Houses as officials unveiled the newly renovated basketball court on Ninth Ave. Young b-ballers, parents, and community advocates joined New York City Housing Authority reps, elected officials, and the developer during the July 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new courts between W. 18th and […]

Play’s Vision of Integrated Infantry Casts Women Who Saw Combat

Play’s Vision of Integrated Infantry Casts Women Who Saw Combat

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | It was less than two years ago — December 2015 — that the last barriers barring women from certain combat positions finally fell. Now, the new play “Bullet Catchers” envisions a not-so-distant future where women and men officially serve together in the same infantry unit. “It’s been a 70-year journey […]

Gail Borden Chisholm, 62, Vintage Poster Dealer

Gail Borden Chisholm, 62, Vintage Poster Dealer

BY ROBERT CHISHOLM AND SUZANNE CHISHOLM | Gail Borden Chisholm, a longtime gallery owner and collector / dealer of vintage original posters in the Village and Chelsea, died July 5 after a three-month illness. The cause of death was lung cancer. She was 62. Gail chose to spend her final days at home surrounded by […]

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