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PeopleWay, Yea and Nay: Debating the Fate of 14th Street

PeopleWay, Yea and Nay: Debating the Fate of 14th Street

YEA: I am a member of Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt; transalt.org) who lives on 14th St., between Seventh and Eighth Aves. I stand for a more people-friendly 14th St., and for a more efficient, healthy, and equitable use of its right of way, prioritizing walking, cycling, and clean public transportation. This is, in my opinion, the […]

Just Do Art: Week of March 9, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of March 9, 2017

PEN PARENTIS LITERARY SALON: “ASPECTS OF LOVE” | Fifteen is pretty much the high water mark of sassy and sullen, when it comes to the rough seas of parenting. When it comes to Pen Parentis, however, it’s been smooth sailing for season #15, whose March installment looks at love in all of its intense permutations by […]

Burger Joint Puts Meat on the Bones of an Emerging Neighborhood

Burger Joint Puts Meat on the Bones of an Emerging Neighborhood

BY DENNIS LYNCH | East Village favorite Whitmans is up and running at its third Manhattan location, right on the edge of Hudson Yards. Chelsea Now stopped by earlier this week to put the kitchen to the test and talk about the new place with co-owner Larry Kramer. Kramer and his cohorts transformed a “completely […]

Adieu, Alan’s Alley: Video Shop’s Closing Credits Scrolling Soon

Adieu, Alan’s Alley: Video Shop’s Closing Credits Scrolling Soon

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | They say all good things come to an end, and after nearly three decades of providing recommendations and rentals, Alan’s Alley Video is closing. “We’re really in the process of shutting down,” owner Alan Sklar recently told Chelsea Now at his W. 23rd St. apartment. Sklar, 67, opened his original store […]

Just Do Art: Week of March 2, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of March 2, 2017

OCEAN VUONG: BOOK SIGNING & READING | While one resident of NYC was out on the campaign trail selling the notion of closed borders, another was spending 2016 as a best-selling author. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, poet and essayist Ocean Vuong immigrated to America at the age of two as a child refugee. Released last year […]

Chelsea Then and Chelsea Now

Chelsea Then and Chelsea Now

BY MANUEL MARTIN | Sixty years ago I was a 13-year-old growing up in Chelsea! Sixty, yikes! Herman is pouring me a cup of coffee at the Chelsea Square Restaurant (on W. 23rd St. and Ninth Ave.), as I look out the window and see a new Chelsea. Life was simpler and more innocent in the […]

From Rehab to Rockwood, Rocker ‘Reckless’ No More

From Rehab to Rockwood, Rocker ‘Reckless’ No More

BY SEAN EGAN | At 30, Matt Butler can finally look back with clarity at his time on a destructive path taken by many a musician given to the excesses of the rock and roll lifestyle. Four years after spending his salad days as a Lower East Side rocker in the throes of addiction, Butler […]

Head Fake: The Myth of Trump’s Crafty Competence

Head Fake: The Myth of Trump’s Crafty Competence

BY MAX BURBANK | “My fear is that [insert insignificant outrage Trump committed that you are paying too much attention to] is a deliberate distraction from [insert much larger outrage Trump committed that I, the much smarter person, am focused on].”—Your Facebook feed, every other post. A diversion. A distraction. A smokescreen. Trump is “The […]

Lorrie Goulet: She Puts Spirit in the Stone

Lorrie Goulet: She Puts Spirit in the Stone

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Lorrie Goulet’s New York studio, located in a townhouse in the heart of Chelsea, includes a stunning collection of work spanning seven decades. Set up on pedestals, her many sculptures tell of a life devoted to art. “I was always happy to be in the studio,” she explained, clarifying that it […]

What’s In While School’s Out

What’s In While School’s Out

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Midwinter Recess Week is almost upon us — and although the classrooms will be empty from February 20 through 24, there are still plenty of lessons to be learned. These activities at local theaters, museums, and libraries will keep cabin fever at bay while hammering home the point that there’s a […]