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Meet two in the Nov. 6 race for 10th Congressional District: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/two-to-consider-for-10th-cong...
11/01/2018
Two to Consider for 10th Congressional District: Nadler and Levin

Meet two in the Nov. 6 race for 10th Congressional District: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/two-to-consider-for-10th-congressional-district-nadler-and-levin

Congressmember Jerry Nadler: Progressive Champion BY CONGRESSMEMBER JERRY NADLER (nadler.house.gov) | As a veteran Democratic Congressmember, I have worked throughout my career to make politics in New York City and Washington serve the needs of everyday New Yorkers. I was first elected to Congress i...

Science museum meets funhouse at this visually stimulating Chelsea destination. Trav S.D. has the skinny: http://chelsea...
11/01/2018
Don’t Let This Museum’s Illusions Elude You

Science museum meets funhouse at this visually stimulating Chelsea destination. Trav S.D. has the skinny: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/dont-let-this-museums-illusions-elude-you

BY TRAV S.D. | If you have been wondering about those long lines outside the old Bank Building on the southwest corner of 14th St. and Eighth Ave., we have solved the mystery. As of Sept. 20, the historic structure (built 1907) has been home to an interactive permanent exhibition called the Museum o...

For policy wonks and theater geeks, the sweetest Halloween night treat is seeing all content from our Nov. 1 print editi...
11/01/2018
Community Rallies so Rent Spike Won’t Write Drama Book Shop’s Final Act

For policy wonks and theater geeks, the sweetest Halloween night treat is seeing all content from our Nov. 1 print edition up online already! http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/community-rallies-so-rent-spike-wont-write-drama-book-shops-final-act/

BY WINNIE McCROY | After learning that rent hikes are likely to shutter their beloved Drama Book Shop in early 2019, longtime customers are rallying to support the 100-year-old independent store, which stocks thousands of plays, serves as a go-to gathering place for passionate patrons of the arts, a...

Every day is Halloween for the sinfully scary and frighteningly funny Sharon Needles--but on this day, especially. So en...
11/01/2018
The Venerable, Voluptuous, Halloween Horror of Sharon Needles

Every day is Halloween for the sinfully scary and frighteningly funny Sharon Needles--but on this day, especially. So enjoy my hubby's interview with Sharon and look for her in your (severed) neck of the (haunted) woods. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/the-venerable-voluptuous-halloween-horror-of-sharon-needles/

BY VICTOR O | Sharon Needles will probably kill us in our sleep for saying so, but the unofficial “Queen of Halloween” and self-professed “Future of Drag” — who made her bones as the dark horse winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 4 with an uncompromisingly unique point of view and ...

Every day is Halloween for the sinfully scary and frighteningly funny Sharon Needles--but on this day, especially. So en...
10/31/2018
The Venerable, Voluptuous, Halloween Horror of Sharon Needles

Every day is Halloween for the sinfully scary and frighteningly funny Sharon Needles--but on this day, especially. So enjoy our interview with Sharon and look for her in your (severed) neck of the (haunted) woods. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/the-venerable-voluptuous-halloween-horror-of-sharon-needles/

BY VICTOR O | Sharon Needles will probably kill us in our sleep for saying so, but the unofficial “Queen of Halloween” and self-professed “Future of Drag” — who made her bones as the dark horse winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 4 with an uncompromisingly unique point of view and ...

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselv...
10/31/2018
Violet Chachki Steps Up for Change On Stage, in Prada Campaign

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselves, and finding their identities, through fashion. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/violet-chachki-steps-up-for-change-on-stage-in-prada-campaign/

BY JAKE WOLFE | Prior to her NYC appearance next week, we got the chance to chat with influential fashion queen, Violet Chachki. Winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Violet has parlayed her clout as a recognizable television personality to become a rising pop culture legend. With October i...

Former Village Voice writer/editor Elizabeth Zimmer has high praise for Elaine May and her castmates, in "The Waverly Ga...
10/31/2018
Getting Old is for Great Stars: Elaine May Amazes in ‘Waverly Gallery’

Former Village Voice writer/editor Elizabeth Zimmer has high praise for Elaine May and her castmates, in "The Waverly Gallery." http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/getting-old-is-for-great-stars-elaine-may-amazes-in-waverly-gallery/

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | It’s been 57 years since Elaine May and her comedy partner, Mike Nichols, catapulted to stardom from the stage of Broadway’s John Golden Theatre. Since then, she’s become a showbiz legend: writing, directing, and starring in movies like “A New Leaf,” “The Heartbreak...

Every day is Halloween for the sinfully scary and frighteningly funny Sharon Needles--but on this day, especially. So en...
10/31/2018
The Venerable, Voluptuous, Halloween Horror of Sharon Needles

Every day is Halloween for the sinfully scary and frighteningly funny Sharon Needles--but on this day, especially. So enjoy our recent interview with Sharon and look for her in your (severed) neck of the (haunted) woods. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/the-venerable-voluptuous-halloween-horror-of-sharon-needles/

BY VICTOR O | Sharon Needles will probably kill us in our sleep for saying so, but the unofficial “Queen of Halloween” and self-professed “Future of Drag” — who made her bones as the dark horse winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 4 with an uncompromisingly unique point of view and ...

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselv...
10/31/2018
Violet Chachki Steps Up for Change On Stage, in Prada Campaign

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselves, and finding their identities, through fashion. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/violet-chachki-steps-up-for-change-on-stage-in-prada-campaign/

BY JAKE WOLFE | Prior to her NYC appearance next week, we got the chance to chat with influential fashion queen, Violet Chachki. Winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Violet has parlayed her clout as a recognizable television personality to become a rising pop culture legend. With October i...

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.c...
10/31/2018
After Years of Blight, Affordable Housing on Horizon at Seventh Ave. Site

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/after-years-of-blight-affordable-housing-on-horizon-at-seventh-ave-site/

NOTE: This article was updated on Oct. 25 to correct the reported number of units. BY WINNIE McCROY | After decades of promises, New York City is about to make good on a move to renovate a strip of dilapidated buildings on W. 22nd St. Hope is now in sight for the properties at 201–207 Seventh…

Former Village Voice writer/editor Elizabeth Zimmer has high praise for Elaine May and her castmates, in "The Waverly Ga...
10/31/2018
Getting Old is for Great Stars: Elaine May Amazes in ‘Waverly Gallery’

Former Village Voice writer/editor Elizabeth Zimmer has high praise for Elaine May and her castmates, in "The Waverly Gallery." http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/getting-old-is-for-great-stars-elaine-may-amazes-in-waverly-gallery/

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | It’s been 57 years since Elaine May and her comedy partner, Mike Nichols, catapulted to stardom from the stage of Broadway’s John Golden Theatre. Since then, she’s become a showbiz legend: writing, directing, and starring in movies like “A New Leaf,” “The Heartbreak...

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselv...
10/31/2018
Violet Chachki Steps Up for Change On Stage, in Prada Campaign

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselves, and finding their identities, through fashion. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/violet-chachki-steps-up-for-change-on-stage-in-prada-campaign/

BY JAKE WOLFE | Prior to her NYC appearance next week, we got the chance to chat with influential fashion queen, Violet Chachki. Winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Violet has parlayed her clout as a recognizable television personality to become a rising pop culture legend. With October i...

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselv...
10/31/2018
Violet Chachki Steps Up for Change On Stage, in Prada Campaign

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselves, and finding their identities, through fashion. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/violet-chachki-steps-up-for-change-on-stage-in-prada-campaign/

BY JAKE WOLFE | Prior to her NYC appearance next week, we got the chance to chat with influential fashion queen, Violet Chachki. Winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Violet has parlayed her clout as a recognizable television personality to become a rising pop culture legend. With October i...

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.c...
10/31/2018
After Years of Blight, Affordable Housing on Horizon at Seventh Ave. Site

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/after-years-of-blight-affordable-housing-on-horizon-at-seventh-ave-site/

NOTE: This article was updated on Oct. 25 to correct the reported number of units. BY WINNIE McCROY | After decades of promises, New York City is about to make good on a move to renovate a strip of dilapidated buildings on W. 22nd St. Hope is now in sight for the properties at 201–207 Seventh…

Chelsea's own Louis Bertot is ready for November 6. Are you? Sam Bleiberg reports. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/old-sch...
10/31/2018
Old-School Organizer Helps Lead the Charge for New Blood in Politics

Chelsea's own Louis Bertot is ready for November 6. Are you? Sam Bleiberg reports. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/old-school-organizer-helps-lead-the-charge-for-new-blood-in-politics/

BY SAM BLEIBERG | The current political cycle in New York has seen well-funded incumbent campaigns crumble against progressive challengers who mobilize supporters online and in the field. Few better represent this zeitgeist than Louis “Lou” Bertot — and he’s not new to the party. Bertot has ...

Former Village Voice writer/editor Elizabeth Zimmer has high praise for Elaine May and her castmates, in "The Waverly Ga...
10/31/2018
Getting Old is for Great Stars: Elaine May Amazes in ‘Waverly Gallery’

Former Village Voice writer/editor Elizabeth Zimmer has high praise for Elaine May and her castmates, in "The Waverly Gallery." http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/getting-old-is-for-great-stars-elaine-may-amazes-in-waverly-gallery/

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | It’s been 57 years since Elaine May and her comedy partner, Mike Nichols, catapulted to stardom from the stage of Broadway’s John Golden Theatre. Since then, she’s become a showbiz legend: writing, directing, and starring in movies like “A New Leaf,” “The Heartbreak...

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.c...
10/30/2018
After Years of Blight, Affordable Housing on Horizon at Seventh Ave. Site

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/after-years-of-blight-affordable-housing-on-horizon-at-seventh-ave-site/

NOTE: This article was updated on Oct. 25 to correct the reported number of units. BY WINNIE McCROY | After decades of promises, New York City is about to make good on a move to renovate a strip of dilapidated buildings on W. 22nd St. Hope is now in sight for the properties at 201–207 Seventh…

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselv...
10/30/2018
Violet Chachki Steps Up for Change On Stage, in Prada Campaign

In advance of her Halloween gig, we sat down with Violet Chachki to get her advice to her young fans expressing themselves, and finding their identities, through fashion. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/violet-chachki-steps-up-for-change-on-stage-in-prada-campaign/

BY JAKE WOLFE | Prior to her NYC appearance next week, we got the chance to chat with influential fashion queen, Violet Chachki. Winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, Violet has parlayed her clout as a recognizable television personality to become a rising pop culture legend. With October i...

The Police Blotter from our current issue includes a tribute to a recently retired member of Chelsea's 10th Precinct: ht...
10/30/2018
Police Blotter: The Sgt. Thomas McManus Tribute Edition

The Police Blotter from our current issue includes a tribute to a recently retired member of Chelsea's 10th Precinct: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/police-blotter-the-sgt-thomas-mcmanus-tribute-edition

BY SCOTT STIFFLER ASSAULT: Don’t Cross These Hotheads | A cabbie is recovering from an assault after a dipsy (possibly tipsy?) duo with boundary issues gave him what-for. The male victim told police that around 2:05 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 19 he was driving his taxi, and honked his horn at two men who ...

Chelsea's own Louis Bertot is ready for November 6. Are you? Sam Bleiberg reports. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/old-sch...
10/30/2018
Old-School Organizer Helps Lead the Charge for New Blood in Politics

Chelsea's own Louis Bertot is ready for November 6. Are you? Sam Bleiberg reports. http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/old-school-organizer-helps-lead-the-charge-for-new-blood-in-politics/

BY SAM BLEIBERG | The current political cycle in New York has seen well-funded incumbent campaigns crumble against progressive challengers who mobilize supporters online and in the field. Few better represent this zeitgeist than Louis “Lou” Bertot — and he’s not new to the party. Bertot has ...

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.c...
10/30/2018
After Years of Blight, Affordable Housing on Horizon at Seventh Ave. Site

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/after-years-of-blight-affordable-housing-on-horizon-at-seventh-ave-site/

NOTE: This article was updated on Oct. 25 to correct the reported number of units. BY WINNIE McCROY | After decades of promises, New York City is about to make good on a move to renovate a strip of dilapidated buildings on W. 22nd St. Hope is now in sight for the properties at 201–207 Seventh…

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.c...
10/30/2018
After Years of Blight, Affordable Housing on Horizon at Seventh Ave. Site

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/after-years-of-blight-affordable-housing-on-horizon-at-seventh-ave-site/

NOTE: This article was updated on Oct. 25 to correct the reported number of units. BY WINNIE McCROY | After decades of promises, New York City is about to make good on a move to renovate a strip of dilapidated buildings on W. 22nd St. Hope is now in sight for the properties at 201–207 Seventh…

The Police Blotter from our current issue includes a tribute to a recently retired member of Chelsea's 10th Precinct: ht...
10/30/2018
Police Blotter: The Sgt. Thomas McManus Tribute Edition

The Police Blotter from our current issue includes a tribute to a recently retired member of Chelsea's 10th Precinct: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/police-blotter-the-sgt-thomas-mcmanus-tribute-edition

BY SCOTT STIFFLER ASSAULT: Don’t Cross These Hotheads | A cabbie is recovering from an assault after a dipsy (possibly tipsy?) duo with boundary issues gave him what-for. The male victim told police that around 2:05 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 19 he was driving his taxi, and honked his horn at two men who ...

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.c...
10/29/2018
After Years of Blight, Affordable Housing on Horizon at Seventh Ave. Site

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/after-years-of-blight-affordable-housing-on-horizon-at-seventh-ave-site/

NOTE: This article was updated on Oct. 25 to correct the reported number of units. BY WINNIE McCROY | After decades of promises, New York City is about to make good on a move to renovate a strip of dilapidated buildings on W. 22nd St. Hope is now in sight for the properties at 201–207 Seventh…

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.c...
10/29/2018
After Years of Blight, Affordable Housing on Horizon at Seventh Ave. Site

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/after-years-of-blight-affordable-housing-on-horizon-at-seventh-ave-site/

NOTE: This article was updated on Oct. 25 to correct the reported number of units. BY WINNIE McCROY | After decades of promises, New York City is about to make good on a move to renovate a strip of dilapidated buildings on W. 22nd St. Hope is now in sight for the properties at 201–207 Seventh…

Former Village Voice writer/editor Elizabeth Zimmer has high praise for Elaine May and her castmates, in "The Waverly Ga...
10/29/2018
Getting Old is for Great Stars: Elaine May Amazes in ‘Waverly Gallery’

Former Village Voice writer/editor Elizabeth Zimmer has high praise for Elaine May and her castmates, in "The Waverly Gallery." http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/getting-old-is-for-great-stars-elaine-may-amazes-in-waverly-gallery/

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | It’s been 57 years since Elaine May and her comedy partner, Mike Nichols, catapulted to stardom from the stage of Broadway’s John Golden Theatre. Since then, she’s become a showbiz legend: writing, directing, and starring in movies like “A New Leaf,” “The Heartbreak...

The Police Blotter from our current issue includes a tribute to a recently retired member of Chelsea's 10th Precinct: ht...
10/29/2018
Police Blotter: The Sgt. Thomas McManus Tribute Edition

The Police Blotter from our current issue includes a tribute to a recently retired member of Chelsea's 10th Precinct: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/police-blotter-the-sgt-thomas-mcmanus-tribute-edition

BY SCOTT STIFFLER ASSAULT: Don’t Cross These Hotheads | A cabbie is recovering from an assault after a dipsy (possibly tipsy?) duo with boundary issues gave him what-for. The male victim told police that around 2:05 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 19 he was driving his taxi, and honked his horn at two men who ...

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.c...
10/29/2018
After Years of Blight, Affordable Housing on Horizon at Seventh Ave. Site

From blighted buildings to 26 units of affordable housing, on Seventh Avenue; Winnie McCroy reports: http://chelseanow.com/2018/10/after-years-of-blight-affordable-housing-on-horizon-at-seventh-ave-site/

NOTE: This article was updated on Oct. 25 to correct the reported number of units. BY WINNIE McCROY | After decades of promises, New York City is about to make good on a move to renovate a strip of dilapidated buildings on W. 22nd St. Hope is now in sight for the properties at 201–207 Seventh…

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