Ninth Avenue between West 17th and 18th streets will be taken over by a Wells Fargo bank.
Artimus Construction wanted to bulldoze the playground for parking, but will now renovate it.
Officials are now considering other options for the displaced parking lot.
The project next to Chelsea's Fulton Houses was certified earlier this week.
The proposal is part of an affordable housing development on West 18th Street.
The former Desmond Tutu Hotel will bring back its fired workers after it reopens as the Highline Hotel.
Owners say the layoffs are due to Sandy, but employees claim bosses used the storm to get rid of them.
Cops have identified a person of interest in the slaying of 19-year-old Dante Sanders.
Six businesses on Ninth Avenue between West 17th and 18th streets had their leases terminated.
The Elliot-Chelsea provides low- and medium-income tenants with swanky condo-like amenities.
Relatives of Brandon Romero are one step closer to having the street where he grew up named after him.
Despite a change in design to accommodate their demands, opponents still say the expansion isn't needed.
La Boom, a three-floor, 600-person Latin music and culture club, is set to open in Hell's Kitchen.
Organizers said a forum meant to find a compromise on Chelsea Market's controversial expansion only showcased tensions and disagreements.
Residents at the Chelsea housing development will get healthy veggies at decent prices.
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