Posts Tagged ‘chelsea’

Chelsea Residents Sue to Stop Possible “Speakeasy Casino” From Opening in Residential Building

Chelsea Residents Sue to Stop Possible “Speakeasy Casino” From Opening in Residential Building
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A group of Chelsea residents are suing their building owner to prevent a potential “speakeasy casino” from opening on their apartment building’s ground floor.


Bodega Owners Add Plant-Based Menu Options

Bodega Owners Add Plant-Based Menu Options
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In an effort to appeal to customers and financially recover from the pandemic, some New York City bodega owners are adding plant-based food to their menus.


Chelsea Residents Rethink Open Streets Program

Chelsea Residents Rethink Open Streets Program
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As the city recovers from the pandemic, some residents question the need to continue the Open Streets program, while others want it to stay.


Complaints About Chelsea’s Dirty Sidewalks Soar as Tourism Returns

Complaints About Chelsea’s Dirty Sidewalks Soar as Tourism Returns
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As tourism returns, some Chelsea residents feel sidewalks are dirtier than ever, but the New York Department of Sanitation doesn’t see it as a problem.


Senate Bill Looking to Ban Pet Stores From Selling Animals Creates Controversy

Senate Bill Looking to Ban Pet Stores From Selling Animals Creates Controversy
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The New York State Senate approved a bill that looks to prevent pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits. The Assembly is set to vote on the legislation, which has pets stores fearing they will be pushed out of business, later this year.


Arson Attacks in Chelsea Shock Community

Arson Attacks in Chelsea Shock Community
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Fires run rampant throughout Chelsea raising concerns over arson attacks.


New Pace Gallery: ultra pricey art takes over Chelsea

New Pace Gallery: ultra pricey art takes over Chelsea
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The Pace Gallery opened in Chelsea. Only some of the mega gallery’s expensive art is for sale, and residents wonder how its opening will impact the neighborhood.


New metro website launches in January

New metro website launches in January
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A new website, The City, hopes to fill the gaps in New York’s local journalism scene.


Affordable housing out of reach for those who need it most

Affordable housing out of reach for those who need it most
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A new affordable housing project in Chelsea is slated for completion at the end of 2018. But living there remains a pipe dream for some of the very individuals it was meant to attract.


Further delays for the Women’s Building as third block party nears

Further delays for the Women’s Building as third block party nears
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While Women’s Building developers wait for access from the state, they unite the community where they can: on the streets.


Old-school Chelsea donut shop opens East Village location

Old-school Chelsea donut shop opens East Village location
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After 50 years, Chelsea’s legendary Donut Pub will add an East Village outlet.


Getting a head start

Getting a head start
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The Hudson Guild, over a century old, gives pre-K students a start in Chelsea.


Chelsea lacks free after-school programs

Chelsea lacks free after-school programs
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As Chelsea gentrifies, some children are getting left behind.


Construction delays as the Women’s Building builds community first

Construction delays as the Women's Building builds community first
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Construction slightly delayed, the Women’s Building is building community before breaking ground.


Today’s “Footloose”: Push for repeal of cabaret law

Today’s "Footloose": Push for repeal of cabaret law
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The repeal of a 1926 law that prohibits dancing is up for debate.


Proposal to modify Chelsea building is rejected

Proposal to modify Chelsea building is rejected
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Chelsea Land Use Committee declined an alteration plan for 500 West 22nd St. and asked for a more substantial effort to retain the building’s past.


Amazon’s second bookstore opens in Midtown West

Amazon's second bookstore opens in Midtown West
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Amazon opened its second New York brick-and-mortar bookstore in August, close to some of the city’s independent bookstores.


Hidden signs about plant safety confuse High Line visitors

Hidden signs about plant safety confuse High Line visitors
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Eating delicious edible-looking berries at The High Line can get you fined or sick, but there aren’t signs to warn you about specific ones.


Prayer and protest: LGBT synagogue resists Trump

Prayer and protest: LGBT synagogue resists Trump
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Members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, a Chelsea LGBT synagogue, gather weekly to call and write their representatives.


Midtown comedy clubs weigh in on Trump bump

Midtown comedy clubs weigh in on Trump bump
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Making fun of Trump may no longer be lucrative.


Small West Chelsea building ignites parking debate

Small West Chelsea building ignites parking debate
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Community Board 4 approved additional parking spots for a new residential building in West Chelsea, creating controversy among local residents.


The Women’s Building welcomes input from Chelsea residents

The Women's Building welcomes input from Chelsea residents
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The Women’s Building hosted a block party on 25th September in Chelsea, to draw inputs from the community about the redevelopment of Bayview Correctional Facility, a former women’s prison on West 20th Street.


Chelsea street fair faces new round of challenges

Chelsea street fair faces new round of challenges
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On September 24, the London Terrace Tenants Association held its annual street fair as New York City seeks to reform festival rules.


No room to grow for the Flower District

No room to grow for the Flower District
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Flower wholesalers in the historic 28th Street market are under strain from hotel construction and traffic but have no plans to relocate.