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CB4’s New Chair, Chelsea’s Burt Lazarin, Talks Transportation, Landmarking, Leadership

CB4’s New Chair, Chelsea’s Burt Lazarin, Talks Transportation, Landmarking, Leadership

BY WINNIE McCROY | After more than 40 years living in Chelsea, including many serving as a member of Community Board 4 (CB4), Burt Lazarin has moved to the top of the ranks. He was recently voted in as the new Chair of CB4, taking over for exiting Chair Delores Rubin. “I don’t think of […]

Miles of Aisles: The Chelsea Supermarket Guide

Miles of Aisles: The Chelsea Supermarket Guide

BY JOSH ROGERS | There may be more fun, noble, or perhaps even poetic reasons to celebrate life in Chelsea, but the thing I keep coming back to is the fact that food shopping has gotten so good. I know of what I write. I can’t tell you why I do it so much, but […]

Slip the Surly Bonds of School: Midwinter Recess Fun

Slip the Surly Bonds of School: Midwinter Recess Fun

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | From “The Jetsons” to “Star Wars” to the occasional episode of “PAW Patrol,” generations of kids have seen flying ships on the screen and dreamed of slipping the surly bonds of school in favor of otherworldly adventures. Sadly, we’re not at the point where piling into a Tesla Roadster and riding […]

Bands of Every Feather Flock to Tom Clark’s Treehouse

Bands of Every Feather Flock to Tom Clark’s Treehouse

BY PUMA PERL | Tom Clark’s Lower East Side apartment contains all of the accouterments you’d expect from a musician: guitars, vinyl, amps, posters, and a candy dish filled with freshly baked cookies. Well, that’s what you’d expect from Clark. The hometown boy from DeKalb, Illinois, renowned for his all-night Thanksgiving dinners and jam sessions, […]

Police Blotter: From Our Feb. 15, 2018 Issue

Police Blotter: From Our Feb. 15, 2018 Issue

LOST PROPERTY: Loss of identity | A woman discovered that her New York State driver’s license was missing on Thurs., Feb. 1 at 5:40 p.m. The 80-year-old woman told police that she last saw her license on the corner of Eighth Ave. & W. 25th St. She was not bumped or jostled and does not think […]

Preservationists’ Prediction Comes to Pass: Chelsea Market Poised to Flip in $2B+ Sale to Google

Preservationists’ Prediction Comes to Pass: Chelsea Market Poised to Flip in $2B+ Sale to Google

BY WINNIE McCROY | After years of local residents wondering about the future of the Chelsea Market, it now appears that Google will purchase the famous food hall from its current owner, Jamestown, for nearly $2.5 billion — in excess of $1,600 per square foot. In fact, Google Maps already lists 75 Ninth Ave. between […]

Side Street Water Main Work Expected to End Before L Train Shutdown

Side Street Water Main Work Expected to End Before L Train Shutdown

BY NATHAN DICAMILLO | A project by the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to install new water mains from W. 15th St. to W. 18th St. between Eighth and Ninth Aves. began late last year and is scheduled for completion just as the L train’s shutdown is expected to put a strain on […]

Hell’s Kitchen Commons Concentrates on Community

Hell’s Kitchen Commons Concentrates on Community

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | On Mon., Jan. 29, an enthusiastic group of neighbors congregated at the Landmark Tavern (626 11th Ave., at W. 46th St.) for the 11th Annual Winter Gathering and Celebration of Hell’s Kitchen Commons, hosted by the West 45th/46th Street Block Association and the Mathews-Palmer Park Association. “Community, Collaboration, Enhancing our Parks […]

Mixed Reviews for Info Session Mirror Reception for L Train Shutdown Scenarios

Mixed Reviews for Info Session Mirror Reception for L Train Shutdown Scenarios

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | They came from as far as Canarsie and as close as the outskirts of Chelsea to the 14th Street Y near First Ave., with concerns about one thing: the L train shutdown. On the evening of Wed., Jan. 31, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the city’s Department of Transportation […]

Mayor Presents Increased Budget With Big Asterisk

Mayor Presents Increased Budget With Big Asterisk

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | While Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing to increase spending by roughly $2 billion in the city fiscal year that begins on July 1, cuts in federal and state support for the city may force the mayor to curtail those plans. “This budget proceeds against a backdrop of tremendous uncertainty,” the […]