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DOT Backpedals on Two-Way Bike Lane for 13th St.

DOT Backpedals on Two-Way Bike Lane for 13th St.

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Village and Chelsea residents who have been battling the city’s L train shutdown scheme say they were blindsided last year to learn that the mitigation plan included a two-way crosstown protected bike lane on 13th St. Just as quietly, a few weeks ago, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) scrapped the idea […]

‘Earth’ to Chelsea: At Weekly Farmers Market, a Harvest of Fresh Food, New Ideas

‘Earth’ to Chelsea: At Weekly Farmers Market, a Harvest of Fresh Food, New Ideas

BY MION EDWARDS | Located on W. 23rd St. just off Ninth Ave., Down to Earth Farmers Market holds true to its name by providing a laid-back outdoor shopping experience every Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Dec. 15. The weekend of July 7 was no different, as Chelsea Now had the pleasure of interacting […]

Occupy Foley: Immigrant Advocates Camp Out at Downtown Park in Protest

Occupy Foley: Immigrant Advocates Camp Out at Downtown Park in Protest

BY COLIN MIXSON | A small band of diehard immigration advocates have maintained a 24/7 presence at Downtown’s Foley Square since June 27 as part of the Occupy ICE movement. The activists are evicted from the park proper when it closes each night, but promptly set up camp on the sidewalk just outside, and then move […]

Police Blotter: From Our July 19, 2018 Print Edition

Police Blotter: From Our July 19, 2018 Print Edition

PETIT LARCENY: Something’s ajar | Stealing is bad enough — but the shameless thievery of somebody’s well-earned dough? That really makes our wheat chafe (okay, chaff). Such a high crime of low behavior happened at 6:55pm on Thurs, July 12, when somebody ran off with the tip jar from Momenta, a bubble tea and juice shop […]

An Ode to Cattle Egret For Bringing a Little Wilderness to Our Penn South in Chelsea

An Ode to Cattle Egret For Bringing a Little Wilderness to Our Penn South in Chelsea

BY LISA RUIMY HOLZKENNER On a dreamy summer afternoon in July, I heard that a new avian creature Was roaming around our Penn South lawns, Somewhere between 24th Street and 28th Street So I wandered back and forth between both streets To meet our new neighbor, but she was nowhere to be found, Neither in […]

DOT Proposals Peddle More Protected Bike Lanes

DOT Proposals Peddle More Protected Bike Lanes

BY MION EDWARDS | Cyclists and pedestrians in the Upper Westernmost territory of Community Board 4 (CB4) coverage could be looking at a safer travel route, in the form of two proposed protected bike lanes. Taking place at the Hotel Trades Council on W. 44th St., June 20’s monthly meeting of the CB4 Transportation Planning […]

Hudson Guild Has Smart Addition to Early Childhood Education Program

Hudson Guild Has Smart Addition to Early Childhood Education Program

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | There is a new member of the Hudson Guild family. On Mon., July 2, Hudson Guild took over the operation of the Polly Dodge Center at 538 W. 55th St. (btw. 10th & 11th Aves.) from the YWCA. “Recently, the YWCA decided to no longer operate the Polly Dodge Center […]

Chisholm Larsson: Poster Boys for Vintage Posters

Chisholm Larsson: Poster Boys for Vintage Posters

BY JUDY L. RICHHEIMER | Robert Chisholm, co-owner with husband, Lars Larsson, of the vintage poster gallery Chisholm Larsson (145 Eighth Ave. near W. 17th St.), shrugged off his own generosity. Two patrons wanted to buy postcards — Chisholm Larsson carries small and oversized cards, reproducing some of the gallery’s collection — but one had only […]

Police Blotter: 10th Precinct

Police Blotter: 10th Precinct

Rough Ride | A man told police that around 4:20 a.m. on Wed., June 27, he got into the car of a woman he had just met and they headed toward a nightclub at Ninth Ave. and W. 16th St. When they stopped for gas at a station, the man, 21, gave the woman, 32, his […]

A Cruel Summer of Supreme Consequences

A Cruel Summer of Supreme Consequences

BY MAX BURBANK Monday night, President Trump ended the suspense and gave Brett Kavanaugh the rose. It’s hard to say just what about the young circuit judge Trump dug the most, except that it’s really not. The president’s “short list” was written by the Federalist Society — a cabal of noted, elderly, white male conservatives, […]