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‘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 […]

Spring Thing: High Line’s ‘Culture Shock’ Heralded New Season’s Start

Spring Thing: High Line’s ‘Culture Shock’ Heralded New Season’s Start

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Music, art, performances, and plenty of hands-on activities were on hand when the High Line heralded the start of their 2018 season. Christian Miles captured these images of April 21’s “Culture Shock” event, which happened along Chelsea’s iconic elevated park, between Gansevoort and W. 26th Sts. For information on […]

We Are The Champions: ‘Bathtubs’ Compels Us to Respect the Art of Industrial Musicals

We Are The Champions: ‘Bathtubs’ Compels Us to Respect the Art of Industrial Musicals

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Powered by a personal journey as eccentric and endearing as the show business subset it plumbs with the precision of a forensic investigator, the documentary “Bathtubs Over Broadway” — Dava Whisenant’s quirky and compassionate directorial debut — wants you to see the world of industrial musicals through the eyes of a […]

Beware the Coarsening

Beware the Coarsening

BY MAX BURBANK Fair warnings: First, the column you are reading is about bad behavior, moral blindness, and filthy language. As such, we need to spend a moment discussing the rendering of cuss words; a matter I have given perhaps more thought to than strictly necessary. Used for decades in newspaper comic strips, I considered […]

Women in Business, on Taking Leaps and Reaping Rewards

Women in Business, on Taking Leaps and Reaping Rewards

BY VICTORIA CALI & NICHOLAS ESPOSITO | It takes a passionate woman to become her own boss, and grow a business from the ground up. Here at the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), we are recognizing a trio of powerful individuals who have crushed the stereotypes and crumbled the stigmas that once held them […]