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2015 Update To "Why West Chelsea Floods".

2015 Update To “Why West Chelsea Floods”.

Since 2013, when I wrote “Why West Chelsea Floods” and presented Aqua-Fence as the best and least-expensive solution for keeping West Chelsea dry, two developments have come up that would prevent the installation of this product around the entire district. Neither are trivial, but both can be overcome. • The first is that FEMA will...
Shin Gallery ~ Smarter Than Schmatta

Shin Gallery ~ Smarter Than Schmatta

The questionable clothing boutique cum quasi gallery that used to be at the NE corner of Orchard and Broome has been supplanted by Shin Gallery, run by Hong Gyu Shin and featuring contemporary Korean and Asian artists. The inaugural show is the sublime work of Hong Seung-Pyo, work best described not as what but as...
Rezoning

Rezoning

It’s a fairly easy matter to change the zoning in a neighborhood, just look at Hudson Square (see this article). That’s why it is important for galleries to get involved with the process and be active with city agencies, especially in West Chelsea. It starts with Community Board 4 meetings. The next meeting is at...
West Chelsea After 2005 ~ North and South

West Chelsea After 2005 ~ North and South

The two M1-5 districts established in the 2005 “Special West Chelsea District” Zoning Resolution are shown on the map below. You can read the entire text of Article IX, Chapter 8 here.These two areas – West Chelsea Gallery District North and South – are the last stand for galleries, sort of the Alamo for the...