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With El Quijote’s Closure, One Less Colorful Character in Chelsea

With El Quijote’s Closure, One Less Colorful Character in Chelsea

BY WINNIE McCROY | Chelsea’s old guard lines up to say their fond farewells this week to El Quijote, the Spanish restaurant located on the ground floor of the Chelsea Hotel (226 W. 23rd St., btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.). The wild — and wildly uneven — eatery has been serving up lobsters and liquor since […]

Canadian Newsprint is Not the Enemy — Tariffs Are

Canadian Newsprint is Not the Enemy — Tariffs Are

BY DAVID CHAVERN | Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for the staff and myself. But with the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end. The fact that […]

The 10th Precinct Police Blotter

The 10th Precinct Police Blotter

PETIT LARCENY: Denim as good source of calcium | Strong bones, moral weakness: A man stole a bottle of milk from London [Terrace] Grocery (250 10th Ave., btw. W. 24th & 25th Sts.). The incident occurred on Fri., March 23 at 1:05 a.m. Police say the 23-year-old suspect tried to hide the bottle of milk in […]

Almost 20, Chelsea Wine Cellar Gets Better With Age

Almost 20, Chelsea Wine Cellar Gets Better With Age

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Payment of the last tuition check symbolized freedom for Sun Ae Song, who, with her husband, had put three children through college. An empty nester ready to start a new chapter, she chose to focus on a favorite libation: wine. “It was time to do what I liked to do,” she recalled, […]

The War Against Democratic Turncoats Comes to Chelsea

The War Against Democratic Turncoats Comes to Chelsea

BY DONATHAN SALKALN (member, CRDC) | How does New York State — where Hillary Clinton took 59 percent of votes to Donald Trump’s 36.5 percent, and where it elected a Democratic Governor, a Democratic State Assembly, and a Democratic State Senate — still continue to turn its back on much needed Democratic legislation? The answer […]

City Reopens Its Chelsea Health Clinic

City Reopens Its Chelsea Health Clinic

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Three years after its planned closing sparked outrage and protests among AIDS activists, the renovation of the city’s Chelsea sexual health clinic is largely completed and the clinic has been seeing patients since March 5. “I want to give credit to the important alliance between the advocates and the people who work […]

Google Deal Sealed: Chelsea Market is Off the Market

Google Deal Sealed: Chelsea Market is Off the Market

BY WINNIE McCROY | In a move that cements Google’s commitment to the West Side tech corridor, the Internet giant announced on Tues., March 20 their purchase of Chelsea Market from Jamestown for $2.4B. The two companies have agreed to work together to ensure a smooth change of ownership, with Jamestown retaining its role as a […]

Community Urges Hartley House to Stay in Hell’s Kitchen

Community Urges Hartley House to Stay in Hell’s Kitchen

BY WINNIE McCROY | Citing a continued need for services and a love of the historic settlement house, community members and representatives from Community Board 4 (CB4) have united to urge the leadership of Hartley House against selling their property at 413 W. 46th St. (btw. Ninth & 10th Aves.) to whichever high-end condo or […]

Talking Point: Let’s Start with Love for the Second Amendment

Talking Point: Let’s Start with Love for the Second Amendment

BY JOSH ROGERS | “A well regulated Militia.” That’s how the Second Amendment starts. It’s a fact often ignored by people on both sides of the gun debate. Increasingly, I hear people who favor more gun restrictions quietly say something along the lines of, “If only we could change or get rid of the Second Amendment…” […]

10th Precinct Police Blotter

10th Precinct Police Blotter

  LOST PROPERTY: Pocket ‘key’ to solving mystery? | At least once in our lives, one way or another, most of us have misplaced or lost our keys. A 19-year-old woman had a close encounter with the latter as she left her house on the 400 block of W. 26th St. The incident occurred on Mon., […]