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Community Activities: The Garage Sale and Food Fest Edition

Community Activities: The Garage Sale and Food Fest Edition

BETTER BLOCK ASSOCIATION/FRIENDS OF PIER 84 ANNUAL GARAGE SALE | Theater programs, “Playbill” and otherwise! Old photos with personality! Amateur art worthy of hanging on your wall! That’s the promise — worthy of those exclamation points — from the West 44th Street Better Block Association/Friends of Pier 84, as to what will be up for grabs […]

At Food Fest, Hell’s Kitchen Serves a Full Plate of Local Color

At Food Fest, Hell’s Kitchen Serves a Full Plate of Local Color

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Hell’s Kitchen resident Christian Miles had an easy commute to his May 20 assignment: Go to the 9th Avenue International Food Festival and return with a full plate of photos. For more info on this annual event, visit 9thAve.Org.

The Quirks of the Game: Playing Penn South’s Concrete ‘Field’

The Quirks of the Game: Playing Penn South’s Concrete ‘Field’

BY JOSH ROGERS | I didn’t grow up with a backyard, but I did have “The Back,” the concrete,  rectangular play area behind my Penn South building. That’s what my closest friends and I called it. Our “Front” was Sandbox Park,  on the same mid-block between W. 26th and 28th Sts. The Back was mostly silver-colored back then and often called the Silvertop, but I […]

On This Stretch of 10th Ave., It’s Always ‘Sonny’ in Hell’s Kitchen

On This Stretch of 10th Ave., It’s Always ‘Sonny’ in Hell’s Kitchen

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Longtime Hell’s Kitchen business owner Sonel “Sonny” Ramirez is a man of few words. “I’m a quiet guy,” he told this publication last week at one of his two businesses on a stretch of 10th Ave. between W. 51st and 52nd Sts. Ramirez, 72, settled in Hell’s Kitchen when he […]

‘Prelude’ Performers Set Tantalizing Tone for Programming at The Shed

‘Prelude’ Performers Set Tantalizing Tone for Programming at The Shed

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | It was a beautiful evening — warm enough to hint that summer is on the way. I had reserved free tickets online for a couple of events at “A Prelude to The Shed,” the public introduction to a performance space that will open next spring as part of the Hudson Yards […]

Learn to Take Tea Like a Duchess in Time for the Royal Wedding

Learn to Take Tea Like a Duchess in Time for the Royal Wedding

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Any time there’s a royal wedding, a royal birth, or even a Brexit, Americans suddenly embrace their colonial roots and develop an obsession with all things British and fancy. Nothing is more regal than a tea party, complete with extended pinkies and refined manners. So, in preparation for the impending royal […]

Visiting Neighbors Celebrates the Timeless Talent of Seniors

Visiting Neighbors Celebrates the Timeless Talent of Seniors

BY LAURA SCHARF | We haven’t had many picture perfect spring days this year — but on April 28, the weather gods were smiling for Visiting Neighbors’ 24th Annual Senior Talent Show, the highlight of the Chelsea Day Festival, which ran along Eighth Ave. from W. 14th to 23rd Sts. An enthusiastic audience gathered around […]

Penn South Ceramics Studio Sale is a Solid Choice for Shoppers

Penn South Ceramics Studio Sale is a Solid Choice for Shoppers

Every single year, it’s the same thing — and that’s just fine with us. Handmade, one-of-a-kind items are about to be put up for grabs at the Penn South Ceramics Studio Spring Sale. Artsy and affordable, this sale is perfectly timed for Mother’s Day. Are you planning to get her flowers? Pick up a vase […]

Secret Bars Deliver Prohibition Era Atmosphere to Ninth Ave.

Secret Bars Deliver Prohibition Era Atmosphere to Ninth Ave.

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | The long lines outside a tiny coffee shop are a puzzle to many Chelsea residents strolling along Ninth Ave. at night. By day, a single barista makes caffeinated beverages in a space that barely fits two stools — but at night, an unmarked door opens to reveal a hopping 1920s-style cocktail […]

Max’s Marvelous Middle Age Rage Phase

Max’s Marvelous Middle Age Rage Phase

BY MAX BURBANK | As this publication’s resident political satirist, it may come as a shock to some of you that I know no other pundits. I do not rub elbows, hobnob or otherwise socialize with my fellows in any way beyond Facebook friendships of the “I know who you are, but you don’t know […]