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A Farm Fresh Education at PS 11

BY YANAN WANG  |  I heard the sounds of the PS 11 Farm Market before I arrived. Above the soft chatter of adult voices, kids were shouting out words I hadn’t heard before: “Purslane! Kohlrabi! Sorrel!” In front of a white counter displaying a colorful arrangement of produce, eggs and maple syrup, parents and third-graders […]

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Hank Ratner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn argued for relocating MSG in order to accommodate improvements on an outdated Penn Station.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 […]

With New M12 Bus, Plaza Redesign, We’re on a Roll

BY COREY JOHNSON  | I want to thank Chelsea Now for allowing us the space to report on what Community Board 4 continues to advocate for on behalf of residents and business in the Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen and Clinton neighborhoods. To start, we applaud the MTA’s proposed new bus route on the Far West Side of Manhattan from West 59th Street to […]

Hudson Yards Set to Alter Skyline, Transform Neighborhood

Hudson Yards Set to Alter Skyline, Transform Neighborhood

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  The landscape of New York City is about to be altered forever, with the addition of a new neighborhood known as Hudson Yards. Over the next five years, construction efforts will transform the no-man’s-land in the West 30s into a thriving commercial and residential hub, featuring more than 13 million square […]

On the Block: CCBA Concerns

On the Block: CCBA Concerns

BY BILL BOROCK  |  In the September 19, 2012 edition of Chelsea Now, the Council of Chelsea Block Associations (CCBA) identified some community problems, then suggested possible solutions. In the spirit of Chelsea Now’s Progress Report, we happily accepted the invitation to update readers on the status of some issues we discussed and new ones […]

A New Neighborhood, from the Ground Up

A New Neighborhood, from the Ground Up

The recent groundbreaking of the Hudson Yards project will usher in five years of construction that will extend the High Line to West 34th Street, build platforms over the rail yards, construct massive commercial and residential high-rise towers and provide public spaces and a K-8 school for new residents. May 2010: Oxford Properties Group partners […]

Measuring Progress

Measuring Progress

We measure progress in many ways throughout our community. Crime rate: higher or lower? Test scores: better or worse? Housing costs: less or more expensive? But in the six months since becoming publisher of Chelsea Now, the challenge of our community to “progress” has not been easy — or easily measured, due to the unexpected […]