Sunday, April 20, 2014
By Gisele Regatao : Senior Editor, Culture, WNYC News
A gallery in Chelsea is about to become a marshmallow factory.
Oscar Murillo, a London-based emerging artist originally from Colombia, is turning David Zwirner on West 19th Street into a candy-making facility.
His piece, entitled "A Mercantile Novel," opens on Thursday April 24th and is done in collaboration with Colombina, ...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Police are investigating a possible anti-gay hate crime that occurred shortly after midnight Wednesday morning in Chelsea.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The New York City area is home to about 4 million Catholics, and each church that serves this population has its own challenges and needs. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez and Brigid Bergin check in on a left-of-center church uptown, and one in Sunset Park offering services in four languages.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
As development booms in Chelsea, some smaller arts spaces say they're worried about being squeezed out of the neighborhood.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Chelsea arts scene is expanding and thriving, even though several galleries flooded and had their collections damaged during Sandy. Dan Duray, of the Observer’s Gallerist page, said the community has bounced back quickly and is experiencing a boom.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
International powerhouse Hauser & Wirth has opened a gallery in what was once a roller rink and massive nightclub – the Roxy – on West 18th Street. The gallery is Hauser & Wirth’s second location in Manhattan. It also has a space on the Upper West Side.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
Parts of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District are now the largest outdoor public Wi-Fi zone in the city thanks to Google and the Chelsea Improvement Company.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
The Education Department has presented plans to rezone parts of District 2, covering Midtown East, Greenwich Village and Chelsea. Families and local residents can weigh in on the proposals later this month, ahead of the Community Education Council vote.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
By Elbert Chu
Adrian Allannic, a third grader, has learned the lessons of healthy eating at home, but at his school, Public School 11 William T. Harris, he gets to live his healthy habits all day. A growing number of more affluent parents and a motivated principal have brought a new emphasis on fresh foods to the school of almost 700 students in Chelsea, Manhattan. Many schools in New York City have taken steps to provide healthier foods for students in their cafeterias, but P.S. 11 has gone further than most. Elbert Chu's multimedia report shows another way in which New York City's parents are Paying for Public School.
Monday, April 09, 2012
On Monday, workers affixed a vinyl mural onto the scaffolding wrapping around Google's New York headquarters. The cartoons on the mural refer to famous landmarks and key figures in Chelsea’s past, from Major Thomas Clark, who named the neighborhood in the 1700s, to Jack Kerouac, who wrote On the Road at the Chelsea Hotel in the 1950s.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
"Sleep No More," a play that's part-dance, part-art installation from the British theater group Punchdrunk, was supposed to have closed a number of times. But every time a closing date approached -- the most recent one Oct. 8 -- the production team behind the show decided to add more performances.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
New York City's countless art galleries will come out of summer hibernation for the fall openings this week. Check out WNYC's incredibly handy downloadable map and mobile phone guide to the Chelsea fall art openings here, complete with food and drink options, and spots where you can kick up the stilettos or scarf disco fries.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Del Close, who taught long-form improvisational comedy in Chicago in the '70s, passed away in 1999. But his memory lives on for 72 straight hours of improv in the city this weekend. The Del Close Marathon, which was started by the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), kicks off on Friday.
Monday, September 13, 2010
The arts season got off to a rip-roaring start this past week as the city's roughly 600 galleries opened their doors to a stampede of eager viewers. It was cheek-to-jowl in many galleries, especially on Friday at Gagosian, where it was stiletto-to-stiletto for Dan Colen's sprawling show of tipped-over-motorcycles and bubble-gum paintings.