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Preserving Affordability at Penn South

Preserving Affordability at Penn South

BY COUNCILMEMBER COREY JOHNSON | Since taking office in 2014, one of my highest priorities has been to preserve and create affordable housing in Council District 3. This is absolutely essential if we are to address our housing crisis and retain a viable middle and working class. A big part of that effort involves preserving […]

Creamline’s Second Store is a Sweet Addition to Seventh

Creamline’s Second Store is a Sweet Addition to Seventh

BY DENNIS LYNCH | The owners of Chelsea Market staple Creamline have opened a new location in the heart of Chelsea that serves the same choice American classics that’s made it a favorite at the iconic food hall. Hunger and thirst in tow, Chelsea Now went to check out the new joint and chat with […]

Ship of State Meets Tip of Iceberg: Trump’s First 100 Hours

Ship of State Meets Tip of Iceberg: Trump’s First 100 Hours

BY MAX BURBANK FRIDAY: JANUARY 20, 2017 12:00 p.m. | Donald John Trump takes the oath of office, becoming the 45th President of the United States of America. Kellyanne Conway sports respectful attire for American Democracy’s funeral, cosplaying as a sexy Revolutionary War soldier. In a secret room deep below Trump International Hotel DC (the […]

Praising the Faith and Forgiveness of Detective Steven McDonald

Praising the Faith and Forgiveness of Detective Steven McDonald

BY FRANK MEADE | It was sad, but triumphant, day here in the city last Friday, as more than a mile of Fifth Avenue en route to St. Patrick’s Cathedral was closed down for the funeral procession of a police detective and servant of the people of the City of New York, who died on […]

All Dolled Up for Operation Orange Don

All Dolled Up for Operation Orange Don

BY MAX BURBANK | On Friday, January 20, our long national plummet down the rabbit hole comes to an end, and all signs point to a very hard landing in Wonderland. Congress and the president-elect have promised to “hit the ground running” — but that rarely happens when your chute fails to open on the […]

On MLK Day, Remembering Penn South’s Bayard Rustin

On MLK Day, Remembering Penn South’s Bayard Rustin

BY COUNCILMEMBER COREY JOHNSON | On January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we honor the legacy of the man who changed history and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. But as many Chelsea residents know — although many may not — Chelsea was home to another towering figure in the civil […]

Bully for Bulbach: Block Association Honors Outgoing Leader

Bully for Bulbach: Block Association Honors Outgoing Leader

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | After more than 25 years of leading the West 15th Street 100 and 200 Block Association, longtime Chelsea resident Stanley Bulbach has stepped down as its head. “I want to be a good neighbor and I want to help the block association, but it’s time for new leadership, new blood, […]

Rick Carrier, 91, Blazed Through the 20th Century as a Renaissance Man

Rick Carrier, 91, Blazed Through the 20th Century as a Renaissance Man

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Walter Mitty himself could scarcely imagine the horrors, heroics, adventures, and achievements experienced by Frederick Goss Carrier — but unlike the daydreaming wannabe in James Thurber’s 1939 short story, Carrier’s fantastic tales of blazing through life as a 20th-century solider, artist, author, inventor, independent filmmaker and wildlife conservationist are the very […]

Penn South Couple Took the Plunge by Riding the Tram

Penn South Couple Took the Plunge by Riding the Tram

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | “Marriage” and “guerilla” don’t normally belong in the same sentence — but for two Penn South residents, swiping their MetroCards and staging their wedding on the Roosevelt Island Tramway made perfect sense, not to mention memories to last a lifetime. Jennifer Dreussi Hansen and Wesley Hansen recently told Chelsea Now […]

Ruminations on Nominations: Trump’s Cabinet of Deplorables

Ruminations on Nominations: Trump’s Cabinet of Deplorables

BY MAX BURBANK | Do we really need to “wait and see” what Donald Trump will be like in office? Not unless we assume he’s been punking us all along. Despite having time to visit with Kanye, fix his desperate ego jones every day or so with a quick Nuremberg-style “thank you” rally, and get […]