Chelsea

In Malawi, one of A Million Miracles

In Malawi, one of A Million Miracles
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Sightsavers International launches A Million Miracles campaign.


Street art contributes to property values, neighborhood character in Chelsea

Street art contributes to property values, neighborhood character in Chelsea
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Chelsea wall murals benefit the neighborhood in more ways than one.


Blind community struggles for increased fitness access

Blind community struggles for increased fitness access
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Fitness accessibility for the blind and visually impaired is problematic around Manhattan.


Fulton Houses starts resident course program

Fulton Houses starts resident course program
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The Robert Fulton Houses public housing is starting a work skills training program and hopes to join forces with the Housing Authority to expand the courses’ reach.


$6,000 a year: Why the city budget for after-school sports isn’t enough

$6,000 a year: Why the city budget for after-school sports isn't enough
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As obesity affects almost one-third of the country’s children, school sports teams are passe, city needs more comprehensive physical education programs.


In wake of Sandy firings, hotel and residents disagree on what makes a good neighbor

In wake of Sandy firings, hotel and residents disagree on what makes a good neighbor
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Community Board 4 “punished” the High Line Hotel for reneging on a deal it made to rehire workers, but now hotel management may be willing to follow through.


Startups move to co-shared offices amid high real estate prices

Startups move to co-shared offices amid high real estate prices
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Skyrocketing real estate prices are pushing budding entrepreneurs to seek alternative office space that helps them participate in New York’s booming technology industry.


Grassroots theater in turmoil

Grassroots theater in turmoil
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Over the past ten years, 25% of all off-off Broadway spaces have been forced to close their doors or relocate several times due to unaffordable rents and city gentrification.


Leave certification to the pros, architects say

Leave certification to the pros, architects say
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Architects oppose potential state legislation that would abolish a faster building process in the city.


Smoke-free housing slower to come to buildings that need it most

Smoke-free housing slower to come to buildings that need it most
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Smoke-free housing efforts by the Manhattan Smoke-Free Partnership target low-income developments like the Robert Fulton Houses, where there are higher rates of asthma, but, change in these neighborhoods may come slowly.


Anti-gay assaults rise in 2013

Anti-gay assaults rise in 2013
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Reports of anti-gay attacks in New York have already surpassed 2012 figures, a trend that prompted a state senator to review the State Hate Crime Law.


Development ‘taxing’ on Midtown West

Development 'taxing' on Midtown West
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Luxury condominiums and green buildings receiving tax exemptions are not making the money they otherwise would for the city budget.


Burlesque wows at Highline Ballroom

Burlesque wows at Highline Ballroom
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The close of the New York Burlesque Festival was a revealing theatrical event and awards ceremony called The Golden Pasties.


Activist seeks improvements on M11 bus, one signature at a time

Activist seeks improvements on M11 bus, one signature at a time
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Ruth Shapiro, 86, is circulating a petition in the latest attempt to spur the Metropolitan Transit Authority into action over slow M11 bus service.


Gadgets top choice for back-to-school shoppers

Gadgets top choice for back-to-school shoppers
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As more students download books on e-readers, do their classwork on tablets and submit printed assignments, technology items are in great demand during this back-to-school season in Midtown West.


Proposed housing development faces sudden community backlash

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Excitement for a new affordable housing building turns sour as community members learn unsettling details close to city approval deadline.


Affordable housing not affordable enough for some seniors

Affordable housing not affordable enough for some seniors
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Seniors find it difficult to meet the income quotas required to secure an apartment in a proposed affordable housing development .


Chelsea residents push for better parking

Chelsea residents push for better parking
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A housing expansion on the parking lot of the Fulton projects means fewer off-street spaces and more worries for residents of West 18th and 19th Streets near 9th Avenue.


Emergency care remains out of reach for aging residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen

Emergency care remains out of reach for aging residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen
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Three years after St. Vincent’s Hospital closed, seniors are at the mercy of cross-town traffic and overextended facilities. A survey shows the aging West side community has health concerns and little access to emergency health care.


Teens make design statement on the High Line

Teens make design statement on the High Line
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Fourteen local teens participated in a fashion show on the High Line, marking the end of a two-month long apprenticeship program.


Chelsea locals prevent new restaurant from opening

Chelsea locals prevent new restaurant from opening
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Local residents prevailed against the owner of a Cuban bar and restaurant who wanted to open a new location on the ground floor of a West 26th Street condominium, between 6th and 7th avenues.


Puerto Rican Restaurant: Tradition in the Midst of Change

Puerto Rican Restaurant: Tradition in the Midst of Change
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Since 1996, Maria Montalvo has owned and managed La Taza de Oro, an old-fashion Puerto Rican restaurant in Chelsea. As the neighborhood continues to change, Montalvo remembers the restaurant’s past and looks toward the future.


CB4 Launches Community Job Site

CB4 Launches Community Job Site
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Community Board 4’s new job website hopes to lower unemployment rates in the community by providing local businesses with free job listings.


Low-Income Chelsea Residents Fear Threats to Public Housing

Low-Income Chelsea Residents Fear Threats to Public Housing
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With gentrification speeding up and the housing authority’s plans to build private housing on its land, community housing advocates worry about the future of the neighborhood.