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Hudson Yards Platform Soon to be Underway, Sparking Eastern Rail Yard

Hudson Yards Platform Soon to be Underway, Sparking Eastern Rail Yard

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Nearly four months after gleefully treating its workers — as well as numerous grateful reporters — to a five-foot-tall cake in celebration of the one-year anniversary of construction, Related Companies remains vocally optimistic about the current pace of work on its Hudson Yards development. The 26-acre megaproject’s first building, 10 Hudson […]

Google Wants Cut of Meatpacking BID as Residents Stew

Google Wants Cut of Meatpacking BID as Residents Stew

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Is Google part of the Meatpacking District? Of course, you could probably just Google that to try to find out the answer. Nevertheless, there was a vigorous discussion about the subject at a community outreach meeting on Monday, February 3, as part of the process of creating a new Meatpacking Business […]

Measuring Progress

Measuring Progress

It is time again for Chelsea Now’s Progress Report — our annual opportunity to review what has changed over the past year, while taking a look at what the next year will bring to our community, city and state. February 2013 was an exciting time. We emerged from Superstorm Sandy with the prospect of watching […]

Improving Conditions, Through Combined Block Power

Improving Conditions, Through Combined Block Power

BY BILL BOROCK  (President, CCBA)  |  The Council of Chelsea Block Associations (CCBA) was established in January of 1961 by residents of West 20th to West 22nd Streets, from Eighth to 10th Avenues. The boundaries of Chelsea have expanded with the passage of time — and with it, our membership has grown to reflect the […]

High Line’s Final Section to Tap Rustic Past

High Line’s Final Section to Tap Rustic Past

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  So much for the notion that a series runs out of ideas with each successive sequel. Set to open this fall after nearly two years of construction, the final installment of the High Line trilogy will cultivate a throwback aesthetic unlike the one offered along Sections I and II. Although High […]

Women’s Equality Act Faces an Election Year Senate

Women’s Equality Act Faces an Election Year Senate

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  The 2014 legislative session got off to a good start on January 27, when it passed the Women’s Equality Act (WEA) — to ensure that New York’s 10 million women achieve full equality, including the right to make their own decisions about their reproductive health and access to abortions. But the […]

Brookfield Bolsters Manhattan West Project with Overhaul of 33rd St. Office Space

Brookfield Bolsters Manhattan West Project with Overhaul of 33rd St. Office Space

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Brookfield Office Properties will soon begin a $200 million renovation of 450 West 33rd Street — a move the company says will integrate the office building as an “important lynchpin” within its forthcoming, mixed-use Manhattan West development. Work on the 16-story, 1.7 million-square-foot building ― which sits just east of 10th […]

Quinn Recommends Relocation of MSG

Quinn Recommends Relocation of MSG

BY YANAN WANG  |  In a June 19 letter to Madison Square Garden (MSG) Company President and CEO Hank Ratner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn argued for relocating MSG in order to accommodate improvements on an outdated Penn Station. “For the last 50 years,” Quinn wrote, “Tens of millions of commuters, business travelers and tourists […]

Return to Sender: Missing Mailbox Back Soon

Return to Sender: Missing Mailbox Back Soon

Community members became concerned a few weeks ago when they discovered that a mailbox was missing from the southwest corner of 17th Street and Seventh Avenue. Worried that the removal may be related to the potential sale or relocation of the Old Chelsea Station Post Office, local resident Dianna Maeurer sent an email to State […]

NYU’s Perry N. Halkitis charts ‘The AIDS Generation’

NYU’s Perry N. Halkitis charts ‘The AIDS Generation’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Since 2010, Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, has been a regular contributor to Chelsea Now — writing on matters surrounding gay men’s health. Past articles have focused on topics such as post-9/11 behaviors (September 7, 2011’s “HIV Researcher Charts ‘Terror Sex’ in Aftermath of 9/11”) and February 22, 2012’s “Mythologies […]

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