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Marshmallows and Colombian Workers as Art

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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, ...

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WNYC News

Possible Anti-Gay Hate Crime Under Investigation in Chelsea

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Police are investigating a possible anti-gay hate crime that occurred shortly after midnight Wednesday morning in Chelsea.

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WNYC News

Catholic Church’s Challenges Reflected in City’s Diverse Parishes

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.

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WNYC News

Small Chelsea Galleries Worry About Being Squeezed Out of the Neighborhood

Sunday, March 03, 2013

As development booms in Chelsea, some smaller arts spaces say they're worried about being squeezed out of the neighborhood.

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Features

February Arts Preview

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.

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WNYC News

International Gallery Hauser & Wirth Unveils Chelsea Location

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.

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New Tech City

Chelsea Gets the City's Largest Free Public Wi-Fi Network

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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. 

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Schoolbook

District 2 Parents Mull Latest Rezoning Plans

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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.

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Schoolbook

With Parents' Support, a Chelsea School Goes Healthy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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.

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Features

Google Building’s Scaffolding Shows Chelsea’s Past

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.

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Features

The Insatiable Appetite for 'Sleep No More'

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.

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Gallerina

The Gallerina Guide to the Fall Openings in Chelsea

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

WNYC

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.

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Features

Del Close Lives on at the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Marathon

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.

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Gallerina

At the Art Openings: Decadence, Decay and Dogs

Monday, September 13, 2010

WNYC

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.

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Know Your Neighbor

Ms. Blu, The Psychic Singer

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

She sports blue clothes and an equally blue 'do, and when she sings the blues she channels the mood of the crowd. Meet Ms. Blu of Chelsea.

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Know Your Neighbor

Stanley, The Philosophical Clown

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A clown, a mask-maker for pro-wrestlers, the Hasidic Jew on Conan O'Brien, Stanley Allan Sherman is a modern-day Renaissance man. 

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Studio 360

Chelsea Hotel

Saturday, October 13, 2001

A healthy combination of luster and notoriety continue to make the bohemian Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan a destination for artists. 

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