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Of Pivots and Paranoia: Trump’s Very Bad Week

Of Pivots and Paranoia: Trump’s Very Bad Week

BY MAX BURBANK | It seems impossible, but only a week ago, addressing a joint session of Congress, Donald Trump was riding high. Ascending the human scaffold of a Navy Seal widow, the president achieved what one-time Trump critic Van Jones called “One of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, […]

PeopleWay, Yea and Nay: Debating the Fate of 14th Street

PeopleWay, Yea and Nay: Debating the Fate of 14th Street

YEA: I am a member of Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt; transalt.org) who lives on 14th St., between Seventh and Eighth Aves. I stand for a more people-friendly 14th St., and for a more efficient, healthy, and equitable use of its right of way, prioritizing walking, cycling, and clean public transportation. This is, in my opinion, the […]

Police Blotter: Week of March 9, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of March 9, 2017

PETIT LARCENY: Cell sleeper | Perhaps the events of Sat., Mar. 4 will give this man a much-needed figurative wake up call — though a literal one may have come in handy a little earlier. At about 8:45pm, the 58-year-old arrived at Bean & Bean Coffee (318 Eighth Ave., at W. 26th St.), and settled […]

Just Do Art: Week of March 9, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of March 9, 2017

PEN PARENTIS LITERARY SALON: “ASPECTS OF LOVE” | Fifteen is pretty much the high water mark of sassy and sullen, when it comes to the rough seas of parenting. When it comes to Pen Parentis, however, it’s been smooth sailing for season #15, whose March installment looks at love in all of its intense permutations by […]

Tap Into the Unique Energy of Chelsea’s Small Businesses

Tap Into the Unique Energy of Chelsea’s Small Businesses

BY MARIA DIAZ | Have you walked up and down the streets of Chelsea lately and been surprised to notice that a familiar storefront business is no longer there? At the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), we know the stories of Manhattan’s ever-changing small business community. Over the last few months, we have taken […]

NCO Program Rolled Out at 10th Precinct

NCO Program Rolled Out at 10th Precinct

BY SEAN EGAN | There was once a time when community members would know their neighborhood beat cop by name — and that’s the era the NYPD is looking to harken back to with their Neighborhood Coordinating Officer (NCO) Program. Now arriving at the 10th Precinct (NYC’s 39th command to adopt this protocol), the NCO […]

Burger Joint Puts Meat on the Bones of an Emerging Neighborhood

Burger Joint Puts Meat on the Bones of an Emerging Neighborhood

BY DENNIS LYNCH | East Village favorite Whitmans is up and running at its third Manhattan location, right on the edge of Hudson Yards. Chelsea Now stopped by earlier this week to put the kitchen to the test and talk about the new place with co-owner Larry Kramer. Kramer and his cohorts transformed a “completely […]

West Side Workshop Troubleshoots L Train Shutdown

West Side Workshop Troubleshoots L Train Shutdown

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Around 225 people turned out to a city-run Community Workshop at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (328 W. 14th St., btw. Hudson St. & Eighth Ave.), to share their thoughts with city transit agencies on how to best solve the so-called “L-pocalypse” coming in 2019, when the city will completely discontinue […]

Pass Anti-Harassment Bills Posthaste, Activists Urge

Pass Anti-Harassment Bills Posthaste, Activists Urge

BY JOAQUIN COTLER | On the morning of Thurs., Feb. 23, more than 100 people rallied on City Hall’s steps calling for the City Council to pass a package of bills intended to curb “construction-as-harassment.” Their chants couldn’t have been clearer: “What do we want? Our bills passed! When do we want it? Now!” Tenant […]

Adieu, Alan’s Alley: Video Shop’s Closing Credits Scrolling Soon

Adieu, Alan’s Alley: Video Shop’s Closing Credits Scrolling Soon

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | They say all good things come to an end, and after nearly three decades of providing recommendations and rentals, Alan’s Alley Video is closing. “We’re really in the process of shutting down,” owner Alan Sklar recently told Chelsea Now at his W. 23rd St. apartment. Sklar, 67, opened his original store […]