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Celebrating Empirical Evidence and Truth with a March for Science

Celebrating Empirical Evidence and Truth with a March for Science

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Decked out in everything from lab coats to T. rex costumes — and carrying signs leaving no doubt about the link between science and creativity — tens of thousands participated in the New York City satellite of April 22’s global March for Science (marchforscience.com). The march began at Central […]

Daffodils Are What’s Doing, and Worth Watching

Daffodils Are What’s Doing, and Worth Watching

Longtime local Tom Cayler snapped these sure signs of spring at the Hell’s Kitchen Playground (10th Ave., btw. W. 47th & 48th Sts.). The neighborhood oasis is, Cayler noted, “primarily a playground; handball, basketball, kiddie area — but through the good offices of the 47-48th Street Block Association, the little gardens bordering the playground are […]

Some Actually Like Our Ludicrously Long Headlines And, Also, All That Awesome Alliteration

Some Actually Like Our Ludicrously Long Headlines And, Also, All That Awesome Alliteration

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It’s not often we contemplate leaving the comfy confines of Chelsea. Indeed, venturing anywhere beyond this particular patch of our beloved borough requires a really good reason — and we can cite at least one. Over the weekend, our publishers, editors, designers, and sales force made the trek upstate to attend […]

Rainbow Flag Creator Leaves Legacy of Pride

Rainbow Flag Creator Leaves Legacy of Pride

BY ANDY HUMM | Gay pioneer and artist Gilbert Baker, who died in his sleep at age 65 on March 31 at his home in Manhattan, did not just create the iconic Rainbow Flag, but gave it away freely to the world where it was embraced in every corner — from its origins in San […]

Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets

Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets

BY KIRSTEN THEODOS | For the past two years, I have dedicated my free time — when I’m not raising my two young children — advocating for the City Council to pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), a bill that would stop in excess of 1,000 small businesses from closing and save 8,000 […]

Those Who Can’t Do, President

Those Who Can’t Do, President

BY MAX BURBANK | Let’s do a little thought experiment: It’s midnight and your toilet is totally plugged, just jammed up all to hell. You’ll call a plumber first thing tomorrow — but right now? You’re too irritated to sleep. Flipping through the channels, this infomercial catches your eye. It stars some chubby-ass, orange dope […]

Beyond the Ground Floor: Businesses You Can Look Up To

Beyond the Ground Floor: Businesses You Can Look Up To

BY MARIA DIAZ | As New Yorkers, we’re proud of our focus and hustle — and why not? That determination to get where we’re going, however, often happens at the expense of looking around to notice and appreciate all the unique things that make living here so “New York.” That’s why we at the Greenwich […]

Sugar Cookies’ Sweet Move: Stay in Chelsea

Sugar Cookies’ Sweet Move: Stay in Chelsea

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | There’s nothing cookie cutter about Sugar Cookies, a lingerie boutique going on nine years in Chelsea. The secret to the store’s success is owner Susanne Alvarado — and her memory. “When someone comes into the store, I make a point of listening to what they want and just paying attention,” Alvarado […]

Haru Sushi Brings a Sea Change to Hell’s Kitchen Cuisine

Haru Sushi Brings a Sea Change to Hell’s Kitchen Cuisine

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Haru Sushi opened its seventh restaurant in the city on the corner of W. 55th St. and Ninth Ave. last month, so Chelsea Now stopped by to see the new space and sample the menu. Haru’s top brass hope that it’s not just a strong link in their mini-chain, but a […]

The Mettle for Pedal: Enoch’s Bike Shop is a Wheel Wonder

The Mettle for Pedal: Enoch’s Bike Shop is a Wheel Wonder

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | “Wear a helmet” and “don’t go too cheap” are aphorisms Enoch Hooper dishes out like a Zen master doles out koans, when customers enter the doors of his eponymously named Enoch’s Bike Shop. The longtime Hell’s Kitchen resident and business owner may be a fan of short statements, but his […]