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Refuse Fascism Opens the Door to Closing the Book on Trump/Pence

Refuse Fascism Opens the Door to Closing the Book on Trump/Pence

BY TRAVIS STEWART | With activists at the wheel and a diverse assortment of concerned citizens on board, the Refuse Fascism movement’s Nov. 4 march made the case for removing the current administration from office. Although House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would, the next day, tell CNN’s Jake Tapper that impeachment is “not someplace […]

Chelsea Ceremony Pays Respect to ‘Veterans of All Generations’

Chelsea Ceremony Pays Respect to ‘Veterans of All Generations’

Revived in 2014 for the first time since the ’60s and observed every year since, this respectful gathering has reclaimed its rightful place as a Chelsea tradition. On November 11, you are once again invited to join in paying tribute to veterans, active duty members of the military, National Guard members, and reservists. The ceremony takes […]

Police Blotter: From the Pages of Our Nov. 9, 2017 Print Issue

Police Blotter: From the Pages of Our Nov. 9, 2017 Print Issue

PETIT LARCENY: Student’s harsh lesson | Imagine coming home from school and realizing your wallet was missing from your bag. That’s what happened to a 19-year-old student when she arrived home at noon on Thurs., Nov. 2. She was in her apartment on the 400 block of W. 19th St., when she realized that her wallet […]

Just Do Art: ‘Miracle’ at DOC NYC and ‘Literati’ at Caveat

Just Do Art: ‘Miracle’ at DOC NYC and ‘Literati’ at Caveat

“MIRACLE ON 42nd STREET” at DOC NYC | It’s got jazzy transition music and charismatic star power, plus its archival footage of seedy ’70s Midtown puts HBO’s “The Deuce” to shame — but this documentary on NYC’s iconic housing complex for “qualified singers, actors, dancers, and behind-the-scenes members of the entertainment community” comes up just short […]

Word on the Street from the 300 West Block Association

Word on the Street from the 300 West Block Association

BY ZAZEL LOVEN | On the balmy evening of October 18, the star-studded annual meeting of the 300 West Block Association — a citizens group active in Chelsea since 1959 — was called to order. New arrivals in the neighborhood joined us at St. Paul’s German Lutheran Church (315 W. 22nd St., btw. Eighth & […]

With Vehicle as Weapon of Terror, Lower Manhattan Bike Path Targeted

With Vehicle as Weapon of Terror, Lower Manhattan Bike Path Targeted

  NOTE: This article was updated on the afternoon of Nov. 2, with changes to reflect the FBI’s questioning of a second man in connection with the attack. BY COLIN MIXSON | A suspected terrorist killed eight people and injured 12 others with a pickup truck he allegedly drove onto a bike path bordering West St. […]

Community Wants WIC Participation at Gristedes; Activists and Ownership are Talking

Community Wants WIC Participation at Gristedes; Activists and Ownership are Talking

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | While community activists continue their push for grocery store chain Gristedes to once again accept WIC, the two sides agreed late last week to meet. John Catsimatidis, owner of Gristedes, and Italo Medelius and Miguel Acevedo, the leaders of the effort, had a conference call on Fri., Oct. 27 (Chelsea […]

Walk a Mile in the Shoes of a Marathoner: Why They Make a Run for It

Walk a Mile in the Shoes of a Marathoner: Why They Make a Run for It

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Their challenge is the same — but for Gene Byrne, 63, of Hell’s Kitchen and Andrew Leibowitz, 27, of Chelsea, the path they’ve traveled on the road to this weekend’s TCS New York City Marathon is as distinct as the neighborhoods they call home. “I look at myself as a clarion call for […]

No Dancing Around It: He’s a Hero

No Dancing Around It: He’s a Hero

BY LEVAR ALONZO | His split-second decision to perform an act of well-choreographed athleticism saved a life — and earned this professional dancer accolades more meaningful than the most thunderous of curtain call applause. “Gray Davis acted when others could not,” said State Senator Brad Hoylman at an Oct. 25 ceremony held at the David […]

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Celebrates 35 Years of Feeding Needs

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Celebrates 35 Years of Feeding Needs

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | For 35 years — through fire, the tragedy of 9/11, and power outages from Hurricane Sandy — Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen has served meals to those in need. “Nobody gets turned away. That’s the way it’s always been,” Father Rand Frew, founder of the soup kitchen, told Chelsea Now at an event […]