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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 […]

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 […]