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For the month of November, 2017, Bleecker street will be unmissable, with  raffles, giveaways and tours augmenting it’s already world-class shops, restaurants, and nightclubs, a targeted media campaign will draw all eyes on the street that’s always been the heart of the Village. It all will be highlighted in a one-day shopping event on November 18th, spotlighting the fantastic retail spaces of our ...

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Kick back, drink up, chow down, or dance — it’s all fun and games at Slate NY. Photo by Paul Wagtouicz.

Working long hours all week long, week in and week out, can leave us feeling quite accomplished — but exhausted. Luckily, we’re living in one of the best neighborhoods in one of the best cities on earth when it comes to rounding the corner and leaving your workday stress behind.

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Imad Khachan shows a customer chess set. Sets range from $10 to $10,000. Photo credit: Russ Marhull

The Chess Forum once did battle with another chess shop across the street. The Chess Forum is steeped in history.

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Zen Bikes owner John Keoshgerian surveys his store from the comfort of a recently restored barber chair. Photo by Scott Stiffler.

At the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), we know the stories of Manhattan’s ever-changing small business community. Over the last few months, we have taken a step back to evaluate and recognize what we love most about our corner of this city.

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Message received: Binod Bhattarai, of Landmark Wine & Spirits — a stop on Sept. 24’s Chelsea Small Business Crawl. Photo by Naeisha Rose.

On a sunny and slightly crisp fall afternoon, just hours before a full week had passed since the Sept. 17 bombing, foot traffic was back to normal along W. 23rd St. — but visible signs of the explosion lingered between Sixth and Seventh Aves., from boarded windows above to shards of glass on the sidewalk below.

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“I of the Beholder” was the theme of the 2011 Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, inspired by French surrealist painter Odilon Redon’s “Eye Balloon” —— hence the eyeball balloons. The 2012 parade was canceled in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Last week the city was buzzing with the news that the Village Halloween Parade, a Downtown tradition for 39 years, is not definite for 2013. If the parade producers don’t raise $50,000 by Oct. 21, the annual event won’t take place this year.

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Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce members posing for a photo with Sixth Precinct officers, including Maria Diaz, G.V.C.C. executive director, at far left; Ken Russo, fourth from left; Rocio Sanz, third from right; and Mathew Heggem, far right.

Getting down to business: Members of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce recently toured the Sixth Police Precinct’s stationhouse on W. 10th St. and also the adjoining Bomb Squad headquarters on Charles St. The Bomb Squad’s super-sniffing dog was happy to say hi to the local business leaders, as were members of the precinct’s detectives squad.

Photo by Zach Williams L to R: NYPD Officers Ravi Singh, Scott Williams, James Quirk, Sgt. Maggie Clamp, Officers Jackson Dagobert, Sean Malone and Gerard Collins were honored at The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce’s 11th Annual Safe City, Safe Streets luncheon.

For local businesses to thrive, merchants, their staff and their shoppers all need to feel safe. Honoring the police who protect the neighborhoods where its 200 members do business, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) held its 11th Annual Safe City, Safe Streets luncheon at Manhattan Penthouse last week.

Photo by Sam Spokony Officers of the Year honored on Dec. 12, from left: Officer Sergio De La Mota, Ninth Precinct; Officer Liam Cawley, Sixth Precinct; Sergeant Michael Filomena, 10th Precinct; Officer Michael Relf, 14th Precinct; and Officer Leonardo Nimo, 13th Precinct.

The 10th Annual Safe City, Safe Streets Luncheon, organized by the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), recognized NYPD service throughout the ranks, but it specifically highlighted five Officers of the Year for 2013.

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Semi-private pods at Regus in Chelsea. Photo credit: undefined

Telecommuters and entrepreneurs looking for a place to work have a new — and free — alternative in Chelsea.