Good news. After being pushed off West 28th Street, thanks to the luxury High Line condo explosion, the Folsom Street East fair is returning June 22--and it will happen just one block south, on West 27th Street.
Organizer Dave Hughes told 1010 WINS, “We did community reach-out and talked to a lot of the businesses on 27th Street, and you know, a lot of the places we spoke to like the Hotel Americano were very encouraging, and so, you know, we decided to move.”
On the Folsom East site, coordinator Gary Martin says, "We're thrilled to bring Folsom Street East back to the streets of New York City. We believe that 27th Street will be a great new venue for our event and are confident that our final permit will be approved in light of Community Board 4's unanimous recommendation to SAPO earlier this month that it go forward."
So, happily, contrary to earlier reports, the High Line hyper-gentrification machine hasn't killed all the kink of Chelsea -- yet. While it lasts, get out there and enjoy the grit.
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