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After Sandy: Miracle on 26th Street

After Sandy: Miracle on 26th Street
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Some clinics were left without power for almost a week and others lucked out and continued business as usual right after the storm.


After Sandy: Victims Deliver To Victims

After Sandy: Victims Deliver To Victims
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After Fulton House recovered from Hurricane Sandy, Miguel Acevedo, the president of its tenant association, decided that he should hand out donations to those still in need, along with several volunteers.


FIT Museum Puts Ivy Style on Display

FIT Museum Puts Ivy Style on Display
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Tweed jackets, blazers, corduroys and plaid neckties are currently on display in “Ivy Style,” a new exhibition at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Chelsea. The exhibit, sponsored by Brooks Brothers, is a collection of classic Ivy League staples whose influences date back to the campuses of Princeton, Yale and Harvard in  the […]


After Sandy: City Distributes Basic Supplies in Chelsea

After Sandy: City Distributes Basic Supplies in Chelsea
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New York City has organized the distribution of basic supplies for Hurricane Sandy Victims at the Chelsea Park soccer field on West 27th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, between 1 and 5 p.m. Giveaways were provided by the federal government and aid groups including the Salvation Army and American Red Cross, as well as […]


After Sandy: Pedal Power

After Sandy: Pedal Power
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With all means of public transportation being shut due to Sandy, locals started digging out their bikes for repair or purchased new ones, resulting in an increase of at least 30 per cent in the sale of bicycles.


Voters by the Numbers

Voters by the Numbers
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We, along with anyone even vaguely familiar with the west side of Midtown Manhattan, can predict now that President Barack Obama, along with down-ballot democrats, will win big in the neighborhood. We are not competing, nor can we, with pollsters like The New York Times’ Nate Silver, so we’ve chosen not to focus on the […]


The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
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Chelsea was among the neighborhoods badly hit by Hurricane Sandy. The day after the storm, residents coped with massive power cuts while trying to get back into their daily routines.   As of 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, there was no power south of 25th street.   The much-publicized collapse of a building façade, […]


Floral Traders Work Hard to Remain in the District

Floral Traders Work Hard to Remain in the District
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Over the last 20 years, the flower district has shrunk and gone through a lot of changes, especially technology and gentrification. However, the local shops in the district still work hard to put a smile on peoples’ faces.


Midtown’s Flowers a Global Industry

Midtown's Flowers a Global Industry
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With the flower district gearing up for the holiday season, shop employees discuss how the plants arrive in New York City


How to — Literally — Find the Date of Your Dreams

How to -- Literally -- Find the Date of Your Dreams
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A first location based mobile phone application for Jewish singles was launched early September to help people meet their prospective dates in real time.


Supporting Small Business? Chelsea Residents Know How Hard It Is

Supporting Small Business? Chelsea Residents Know How Hard It Is
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The presidential candidates talk about support for small businesses, but rising prices make it hard for Chelsea independents.


Sikhs Organize Bowl-a-thon for Fun and Funds

Sikhs Organize Bowl-a-thon for Fun and Funds
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A bowl-a-thon was held by a Sikh American civil rights advocacy group in the U.S. on Sunday to raise funds for the rights of the Sikhs to fight alleged discrimination against the community.


City to Build Private Housing on NYCHA Land

City to Build Private Housing on NYCHA Land
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Looking to increase revenue, NYCHA seeks bids from contractors to kick off plan to build market rate housing on publicly-owned land.


Buddhist Temple Relocates to Accommodate Growing Number of Followers

Buddhist Temple Relocates to Accommodate Growing Number of Followers
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After almost two decades, the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City has purchased its own place in Chelsea to accommodate the growing number of followers. October 26-28 will mark the grand opening of the temple.


LGBT Youth Service a Casualty of Chelsea Rents

LGBT Youth Service a Casualty of Chelsea Rents
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Rising rental prices have forced the Ali Forney Center, which provides services to LGBT youths, to open in Harlem in advance of closing its current Chelsea site.


Gauguin with the Grandparents

Gauguin with the Grandparents
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Museums make access to art easier for older people with targeted tours and programs.


Art Fair Tries to Balance Quality and Price

Art Fair Tries to Balance Quality and Price
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At a bi-annual contemporary art fair, it’s all about affordable prices for artwork. But who says what’s affordable in the art world?


“We The People” Art Exhibit Opens in Chelsea

"We The People" Art Exhibit Opens in Chelsea
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The art exhibit “We The People” has opened at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space on West 19th Street in Chelsea. The theme of the exhibit is the 2012 presidential election campaign. The show consists of art reflecting major political topics like health care and gay rights, that will help to determine the outcome of […]


HIV/AIDS Rent Cap Bill, Struck Down Twice, Headed for Third Try

HIV/AIDS Rent Cap Bill, Struck Down Twice, Headed for Third Try
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Legislation that establishes a rent cap for people living with HIV/AIDS has been defeated twice — but with a new senator in place for the 27th District, which includes Chelsea, the long battle for affordable housing continues, with a third bill slated for a post-November election vote.


Students Fight for Their Futures at City’s Student Registration Center

Students Fight for Their Futures at City's Student Registration Center
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Over 13,000 New York City students and parents, who either did not have schools or were unhappy with their placements, turned to Student Registration Centers for help.


For a Week, Chelsea’s Art Scene Shifts to Miami

For a Week, Chelsea's Art Scene Shifts to Miami
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Many Chelsea galleries packed up and headed to Art Basel Miami Beach last week, widely considered the most important art fair in North America. But some galleries skipped the event this year.


Activists Unite Against AIDS Stigma

Activists Unite Against AIDS Stigma
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New York City heralded World AIDS Day 2011 with film screenings, art exhibitions and group discussions. Supporters of HIV/AIDS awareness and education are seeking new and novel ways to promote their cause.


Herbie Hancock Performs For Launch of New Canon Product

Herbie Hancock Performs For Launch of New Canon Product
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Jazz legend Herbie Hancock performed a five song set, including the 1973 hit “Chameleon,” for a crowd of Canon executives and photographers, who transformed his classic into a new kind of music video.


Busting Through the Lavender Ceiling

Busting Through the Lavender Ceiling
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Everyone knows about Rosie and Ellen. But have you ever heard of an equally successful gay male comedian? Probably not. Here, professors and professional comedians sound off about the issue.