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Elevators are a Win but L Fight Continues

Elevators are a Win but L Fight Continues

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Village and Chelsea residents, along with disabled advocates and local politicians, hailed a major victory on Monday morning when they announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has agreed to install handicap-accessible elevators at the L subway station at Sixth Ave. and W. 14th St. But members of the 14th St. Coalition […]

At Chelsea Piers Fitness, 50 Epic Miles for Awareness and Charity

At Chelsea Piers Fitness, 50 Epic Miles for Awareness and Charity

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Josh Fly is helping others move forward by staying in the same place — and in doing so, he’s altering the notion that being stuck on a treadmill means you’re not making any progress. The Chelsea Piers Fitness fitness director will be spending Saturday, June 23 on a stationary exercise device […]

West 23rd Westside Market Slated to Open in Winter

West 23rd Westside Market Slated to Open in Winter

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Westside Market on W. 23rd St. near Seventh Ave. — the former Garden of Eden Marketplace — is expected to open sometime this winter, according to the grocery chain. The grocery store was slated to open in late spring this year, according to the store’s signage, with Westside Market’s […]

Fret No More: Hotel Group Says Chelsea Guitars Can Stay

Fret No More: Hotel Group Says Chelsea Guitars Can Stay

BY WINNIE McCROY | In what is a victory for both the proprietor of Chelsea Guitars and the neighborhood as a whole, the new owners of the storied Chelsea Hotel have agreed to let Dan Courtenay’s iconic guitar shop remain in the building. Thanks to some forward-thinking businessmen, the shop that has been providing musicians […]

Three Cheers for Pride Parades!

Three Cheers for Pride Parades!

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Everyone loves a parade — but marching in a parade is much more fun than watching one. I perform with a team of LGBT cheerleaders called Cheer New York, and every year the squad marches in New York’s Pride parades. Cheer New York doesn’t cheer for a sports team; we cheer […]

Stroller Reflections: How We Used to Roll

Stroller Reflections: How We Used to Roll

BY JOSH ROGERS | I have an anniversary this week, but no one’s going to be upset that I almost forgot. Wheels don’t have feelings, and the special moment was by a dumpster. For many guys (yes, and for some women), “wheels” mean a car. But after my childhood Matchbox car collection (which my children […]

‘Fake News Horror Show’ Explores New Technology, Online Propaganda

‘Fake News Horror Show’ Explores New Technology, Online Propaganda

BY MION EDWARDS | The NYC Media lab hosted the “Fake News Horror Show!” Thurs., June 7 at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. Though it wasn’t much of a horror show at all, it did serve as an effective wake-up call to focus on strategies to combat the multifaceted problem of false […]

Chelsea at Odds with Pride Parade Route’s Marching Orders

Chelsea at Odds with Pride Parade Route’s Marching Orders

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Not a single marcher has set foot on any street or avenue to join New York City’s Pride Parade, but at least one Chelsea resident is threatening to sue the group that produces the annual event if it again attempts to stage the start of the parade in that neighborhood. “For […]

Heritage of Pride Takes Heat Over Parade Route Change

Heritage of Pride Takes Heat Over Parade Route Change

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The organization that produces New York City’s annual Pride Parade and related events first considered a controversial new route for this year’s parade in Dec. 2016, but throughout the first six months of 2017, as it was negotiating a resistance contingent in last year’s parade, it never told activists in that […]

Shared History: Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen Divvy Donated Design Elements

Shared History: Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen Divvy Donated Design Elements

BY WINNIE McCROY |Parks in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen will now have a common design thread running through them, thanks to the conciliatory actions of the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) and the neighborhood group Hell’s Kitchen Generations (HKG). A June 2 protest rally organized by HKG was canceled when HRPT agreed to share some […]

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