Chelsea is Flush with Newspapers

Hope Chelsea residents still love print.

In what seems like a story from the roaring 20s, Chelsea is now ground zero for a good old fashioned newspaper war. The New York Post reports that publishers Straus News and Community News Group both will have weekly papers getting distributed in the neighborhood.

Straus News escalated things by launching Chelsea News, a new weekly paper for the West Side hood. There are now 50 distribution boxes for Chelsea News—a spinoff of Straus’ Chelsea Clinton News—in Chelsea.

Les Goodstein, president of Community News Group was unfazed by the addition of Chelsea News. His paper—the previously bi-weekly Chelsea Now—is upping the ante and going weekly.

This could get ugly. Someone drop a dime to the coppers.