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Health: Its Own Reward (Lifestyle Change Award Also Nice)

Health: Its Own Reward (Lifestyle Change Award Also Nice)

Heart disease and stroke causes one in three women’s deaths each year, most due to the lifestyle choices people make. Have you or someone you know made a positive change that greatly improved chances of living longer? The American Heart Association and Macy’s are searching for an inspirational woman from the New York metropolitan area […]

Tantrums and Tyranny: An All Access Account of Cut-Rate Leadership

Tantrums and Tyranny: An All Access Account of Cut-Rate Leadership

BY MAX BURBANK | Breaking News! Michael Wolff ignites a media firestorm and turns Washington, DC on its head with the release of his scathing, tell-all indictment of a pathological Liar-in-Chief surrounded by la- la-la-la-la, etc. Well, it’s all crap. I don’t mean the book is inaccurate. It’s dead-on. I just mean A) The administration’s […]

Community Activities: The ‘Treecycle’ and Gather Edition

Community Activities: The ‘Treecycle’ and Gather Edition

TREE AND WREATH RECYCLING IN CHELSEA | Clement Clarke Moore, a founding father of Chelsea, famously wrote “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” That’s enough to cement his place in history — but the serene patch of neighborhood green that carries his name into the present day has a holiday tradition of its own that’s become written […]

Pot-Stirring ‘Spicy’ Playwrights Don’t Sugarcoat Reality

Pot-Stirring ‘Spicy’ Playwrights Don’t Sugarcoat Reality

BY REBECCA FIORE | Adult themes of compassion, redemption, and solidarity ran through “Stirring the Pot: The Spicy Plays” — 10 short works for the stage written by kids and performed Dec. 8-10 by professional actors, as part of the 52nd Street Project’s Playmaking program. The Playmaking program is the first of many available to kids […]

Resolutions for the Rage-Filled Screaming Set

Resolutions for the Rage-Filled Screaming Set

BY MAX BURBANK | If you’re anything like me, right about now you’re thinking, “What? How can it be almost New Year’s again? Didn’t we just have one?” If you’re really like me, you’ve also missed another meeting with your parole officer and you’re crouched down under your work desk, sipping off-brand booze out of […]

When the City Truly Never Slept

When the City Truly Never Slept

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | It was a time of sex, drugs, and disco. Early this month, a firecracker storyteller amused a decidedly jaw-dropped crowd with an X-rated exposition about 33 of her photos — black and white and color — that capture the spirit of that bygone era. Judi Jupiter took most of her shots, now […]

The ‘Revolutionary Optimism’ of Shirley Littman, 80, Will Shine On

The ‘Revolutionary Optimism’ of Shirley Littman, 80, Will Shine On

BY REBECCA FIORE | Shirley Littman was a cab girl. She lived her life in Manhattan, taking cabs everywhere. Every time she slid in the backseat, her husband Larry would give directions, and she would whip up a thoughtful conversation with the driver. More times than not, at the outset, the driver would be reserved […]

Grocery Gain: Westside Market to Open Second Chelsea Location

Grocery Gain: Westside Market to Open Second Chelsea Location

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Chelsea is ending the year with a win, after a loss that took many by surprise and deprived its major thoroughfare of a reliable destination for prepared food and grocery store staples. Signs covering the doors and windows of the former Garden of Eden Marketplace on W. 23rd St. near […]

All About Eve: Two Tuneful Things on The Night Before Christmas

All About Eve: Two Tuneful Things on The Night Before Christmas

  Dec. 22–25: A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS | Snow on the ground would certainly be nice, but its absence isn’t enough to quash the deal — but Christmas without the three cool cats sporting plaid scarves and warm smiles in the above photo? That’s non-negotiable — and for good reason. What began as an affectionate tribute […]

Everybody Dance Now: Retroclubnyc Delivers Throwback Thrills, Playful Nostalgia

Everybody Dance Now: Retroclubnyc Delivers Throwback Thrills, Playful Nostalgia

BY SEAN EGAN | While New York is rightly known for its active nightlife and plethora of trendy clubs, variety is not necessarily its forte. Often, it seems the same throngs of club kids and incessant four-on-the-floor beat follow you wherever you go. This leaves very few options for those of a slightly older persuasion […]