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YOUR WEEKLY COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SERVING CHELSEA, HUDSON YARDS & HELL’S KITCHEN

A Tale of Two Tenant

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BY EILEEN STUKANE Residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen who pioneered once-undesirable neighborhoods now find themselves living on favored city streets, where some new owners/landlords are using various means of harassment to push out rent-regulated tenants and convert their homes into market-rate apartments. In a Dec. 11, 2015 meeting at the Brooklyn offices of Chelsea Now and our sister publications, Manhattan Borough President Gale

THE SNOW MUST GO ON

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Capital Campaign Launched to Upgrade Waterside Play Area BY TRAVIS STEWART The Dan Carpenter Community Room at Hudson Guild’s W. 26th St. Elliott Center was the site of a “charrette,” or stakeholders’ brainstorming session, concerning the future of the Chelsea Waterside Play Area. Convened by the Friends of Hudson River Park Playground Committee, the Mon., Jan. 25 meeting was presented as an opportunity for the community to contribute ideas and concerns about the space, to help the Continued on page 5

FAIRY TALE FASHION Photo by Richard Hillman

Looks can be deceiving, in the realm of evil stepmothers, humble maidens and little girls with red hoods. Turn this storybook to page 18, for an inside look at The Museum at FIT’s new exhibit.

Even covered in snow, legendary playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer George M. Cohan stood tall in Times Square, giving his regards to Broadway. Theatrical press agent and longtime Hell’s Kitchen resident Richard Hillman took this photo on Sat., Jan. 23, after venturing down W. 46th St. “to see what the situation at ‘Hamilton’ was like. Although the cancellation line stretched past the Marriott Marquis, I joined the chilly crowd.” Soon after, The Broadway League determined there was too much white stuff on the ground for the Great White Way to go on with the show. “Those poor folks,” said Hillman of the “Hamilton” hopefuls, “some of whom had been there since 5 a.m. I stepped out of line and walked into Times Square to get a few shots.” Having provided Chelsea Now with a front page photo, Hillman made his way back home. “I am now sitting in front of a lovely fire,” his email read, “drinking red wine. And one for Mahler!”

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VOLUME 08, ISSUE 04 | JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 03, 2016

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January 28, 2016

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