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Man robbed at gunpoint in Chelsea

BY GABE HERMAN | A man was robbed at gunpoint in Chelsea on Monday evening, according to police. On Oct. 14, around 7:45 p.m., a 54-year-old male victim started talking with another man in front of 400 West 25 St. Police say the two men agreed to walk to another location as they continued talking, […]

BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea public housing residents protested this spring after the mayor proposed a plan that would let private developers build on public land as a way to raise needed funds for the NYCHA developments. Now, before the plan goes any further, elected officials have announced a working group that will include local […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Daily Goods, a healthy fast-casual shop, has opened a location in Chelsea Market. This is the store’s second location, after a spot in the Financial District at 116 John St. The nutritionist-curated menu comes from Director of Nutrition Molly Knauer and Executive Chef Christopher Patt. The new location expands its menu […]

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The following are notable crimes from the 10th Precinct: Chelsea cellphone robbery caught on video Police are looking for a suspect in a sidewalk cellphone robbery in Chelsea on Thursday, Sept. 12. Around 1:25 p.m., in front of 532 West 22 St., a man approached a 37-year-old woman and grabbed her cellphone from her hand, […]

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This story was originally published on OCT. 14 by THE CITY.  BY RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH, THE CITY | A much-celebrated, years-long effort to convert a former all-female prison on Manhattan’s West Side to a hub for women is over, its backers announced. In an abrupt move, the NoVo Foundation — the philanthropy group founded by […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A play to be performed on the Lower East Side will explore the life of artist Harry Smith, who also famously compiled the American Anthology of Folk Music. “Harry Smith at the Chelsea Hotel,” written and directed by Terese Coe, will be performed on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Dixon […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Grand larcenies have skyrocketed 50 percent from the previous year in Chelsea, according to the NYPD’s 10th Precinct. Police officers met with local residents on Oct. 8 to discuss issues that included drug activity and quality of life issues related to homelessness, and said that the increases in grand larcenies are, in part, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is in the midst of a month-long residency in the city, giving students and community groups throughout the boroughs a chance to record in the nonprofit’s studio and promote activist causes. The nonprofit, in its 22nd year, offers a state-of-the-art mobile facility and free workshops […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A large stretch of the West Side Highway is getting a lower speed limit as part of an effort to improve traffic safety under the Vision Zero program, officials announced on Oct. 10. Starting Oct. 12, the speed limit will drop from 35 mph to 30 mph from Battery Place up […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Cops are still looking for the firebug who tried to torch the Masonic Hall in Chelsea on Tuesday night. Around 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 8, in front of the building at 46 West 24 St., at Sixth Avenue, police said that a man threw an “incendiary device” at the unoccupied building, causing […]

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