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Seniors feel safer in Midtown West, but more improvements needed

Seniors feel safer in Midtown West, but more improvements needed
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As the Safe Streets for Seniors program ends, senior citizens in Midtown West are concerned about safety along Tenth Avenue.


Mayor de Blasio’s small business initiative: Who has input?

Mayor de Blasio's small business initiative: Who has input?
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Mayor de Blasio’s new initiative will help small businesses, but some wonder if non-English-speaking business owners in the community will be heard.


Scientists to Central Park carriage foes: Hold your horses

Scientists to Central Park carriage foes: Hold your horses
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California scientists have partnered with Manhattan’s largest horse-carriage stable to see if they can prove that New York’s horses are happy right where they are — working in Central Park—and not retired, as the Mayor has proposed.


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.


Porno stores dwindle in Midtown

Porno stores dwindle in Midtown
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Adult video stores are moving away from an area once known for having the highest concentration of x-rated venues in New York, as the city continues putting pressure on this industry.


West Clinton Rezoning Seeks to Balance Gentrification and Neighborhood Character

West Clinton Rezoning Seeks to Balance Gentrification and Neighborhood Character
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The swank, 19-story Ink48 hotel and the sprawling construction site of Gotham West, a 1240-unit residential complex anchored by a 31-story tower, are becoming landmarks in rapidly changing West Clinton. But a proposed rezoning of the neighborhood seeks to restrict such soaring developments and increase the number of affordable housing units.


Will This Area Catholic School Be Saved?

Will This Area Catholic School Be Saved?
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Holy Cross School on 43rd Street is one of 27 Catholic schools being considered for closure by the Archdiocese of New York this year.


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.


Realtors Look to Rename Hell’s Kitchen-Clinton as “Chelsea North”

Realtors Look to Rename Hell’s Kitchen-Clinton as “Chelsea North”
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In Midtown West, rebranding a neighborhood can do a lot to bring in new renters and buyers. And that’s exactly what some real estate agencies are looking to do.


Wine Store Afloat on Current Events

Wine Store Afloat on Current Events
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Jehovany Diaz, 50, hopes that Election Day brings New Yorkers out of their homes in large quantities.  Diaz isn’t running for office today nor is he politically motivated; he’s the store manager at Ninth Avenue Wine in Hell’s Kitchen. Outside his store Diaz proudly displays a sign stating, “Come in and elect your wine on […]


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 […]


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.


Rooftop Farm Welcomes Toddlers

Rooftop Farm Welcomes Toddlers
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Standing in the center of a circle of preschoolers, holding a pack of cabbage seeds, Lauren Baccus asked, “Who likes salad?” “I don’t!” shouted Harry, a four-year-old boy. “You might like it if you grew it, though — That’s what farmers say,” Baccus replied with a smile. Baccus and the children were at the Hell’s […]


Local Businesses Ready to Profit from High Line 3

Local Businesses Ready to Profit from High Line 3
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Businesses near the third and final section of the High Line look forward to a spike in business with the new High Line segment and southern Hudson Yards redevelopment.


Mom’s Club Provides Outlet for Mothers in Clinton Shelter

Mom’s Club Provides Outlet for Mothers in Clinton Shelter
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A Mom’s Club provides support for young mothers who live at the Clinton Family Inn, one of four locations of the Homes for the Homeless’ American Family Inns program.


Tree Men of the West Side

Tree Men of the West Side
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Your street-side Christmas tree men do not live your run-of-the-mill life. “A lot of them are bohemians,” says Scott Lechner, owner of Soho Trees. But he believes this ragtag group is his secret to success.


Clinton Theater Seeks ‘Legal’ Status

Clinton Theater Seeks 'Legal' Status
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The Emerging Artists Theatre Company has been trying to lease a space on 45th St. since last February. But first, it must change the building’s decades-old certificate of occupancy.


Hell’s Kitchen Bar Denied Local Approval

Hell's Kitchen Bar Denied Local Approval
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Hell’s Kitchen residents and Boxers’ bar owners wait on the State Liquor Authority to determine the fate of the bar that abuts a school yard.


Pets Go on Parade on Pier 84

Pets Go on Parade on Pier 84
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Have you ever seen a turtle speed down the red carpet? The fifth annual Pet Parade on Pier 84 on 44th Street had everything from turtles to dogs as owners and pets competed against one another for awards.