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Straight Outta Compton's Pre-Parody: CB4

A Parody, by definition, is a satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature. You’ve seen them before at the movies. But have you ever seen a parody in advance of the original film’s success? 279 more words


Old driveways block new trees

Small vehicular ramps known as curb cuts continue to influence the West Side streetscape, years after commercial vehicles last utilized them.

At least 146 obsolete curb cuts remain throughout Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, comprising enough space to accommodate hundreds of trees, according to a 2010 preliminary survey conducted by Community Board 4 (CB4). 557 more words


Every 90s suburban white boys' dream has arrived: Straight Outta Compton

If you were a teenage boy in the late 80s and early 90s, you knew one thing better than your name; Gangsta rap!

While there were many ‘followers’ at the time, the true pioneers of this brand of angry hip hop was NWA; which of course stood for ‘N&$%^@ With Attitude’. 785 more words

Can I Be Frank

Movie Quote of the Day - CB4, 1993 (dir. Tamra Davis)

Virgil Robinson: Any person who would defile America’s pastime by wearing a baseball cap backwards.. . well, that’s an evil that speaks for itself!

Movie Quote Of The Day

44,105 times they decide

Lack of sleep was the high price paid by nearby residents — when the Department of Buildings (DOB) decided, on 122 dates, that after-hours work was in order for a $150 million condominium project to proceed with exceptional speed at the Walker Tower (210 W. 1,001 more words


Cast Revealed for CB4 Biopic "Straight Outta Locash" (Ice Cube, Hannibal Buress & More)


The cast for the upcoming CB4 biopic was revealed today, and it is already causing a fair amount of controversy. For our younger readers, CB4 was the premiere gangster rap group from the 90s, which consists of MC Gusto, Dead Mike and Stab Master Arson. 259 more words


Grief, Solidarity and Resolve as French Expats Gather

Chelsea resident Lawrence Walmsley began the morning of January 7 perusing the news on his iPad, when he came across something that he could not initially believe: a mass shooting in Paris. 1,376 more words