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As In-Person Learning Resumes, School Nurses Want More Resources and Support

As In-Person Learning Resumes, School Nurses Want More Resources and Support
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With New York City public school students back in classrooms, school nurses are concerned they don’t have enough help.


Hell’s Kitchen Residents Need More Funds to Restore NYC’s Oldest Community Mural

Hell's Kitchen Residents Need More Funds to Restore NYC's Oldest Community Mural
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A neighborhood committee struggles to complete the restoration of a beloved community mural in time for its 50th anniversary.


Midtown Street Vendors Fight to Survive Amid City’s Reopening

Midtown Street Vendors Fight to Survive Amid City’s Reopening
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When the Covid pandemic forced New York City to lock down last year, street vendors were designated as essential workers. Now, as the city reopens, vendors are facing increased challenges related to licenses and permits.


Senate Bill Looking to Ban Pet Stores From Selling Animals Creates Controversy

Senate Bill Looking to Ban Pet Stores From Selling Animals Creates Controversy
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The New York State Senate approved a bill that looks to prevent pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits. The Assembly is set to vote on the legislation, which has pets stores fearing they will be pushed out of business, later this year.


Community Board Fights for Safety Improvements at Crash Prone Intersection

Community Board Fights for Safety Improvements at Crash Prone Intersection
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The intersection at West 42nd Street and 11th Avenue has been the site of ten traffic accidents so far this year.


Oldest LGBTQ Bar in Hell’s Kitchen Closes Permanently

Oldest LGBTQ Bar in Hell’s Kitchen Closes Permanently
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Hell’s Kitchen community feels the impact of oldest LGBTQ nightclub closing down.


Complaints About Homeless Population Rise As City Converts Hotels

Complaints About Homeless Population Rise As City Converts Hotels
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Complaints about the City’s homeless population rise as several Midtown hotels are converted into shelters.


City Takes Steps to Accommodate Pets in Homeless Shelters

City Takes Steps to Accommodate Pets in Homeless Shelters
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The City Council approves two bills that aim to make homeless shelters more pet-inclusive.


Arson Attacks in Chelsea Shock Community

Arson Attacks in Chelsea Shock Community
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Fires run rampant throughout Chelsea raising concerns over arson attacks.


New York City Council passes bird-safe glass bill

New York City Council passes bird-safe glass bill
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Since the end of the last Ice Age, birds have migrated between the Arctic tundra and the Caribbean along the Atlantic Flyway, a migration route that passes over New York City. Drawn by an evening glow, the birds often fly into the city by night, drop into green spaces to forage, and leave the city […]


One Day at the Midtown Community Court

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In the heavy, Thursday-morning quiet of the Midtown Community courtroom, screens mounted high on the walls played an informational slideshow. “One of the country’s first problem-solving courts,” a slide read. “If you are mandated to community service or social services sessions, go to the 6th floor: Alternative Sanctions Department.” The first United States Community Court […]


Subway Sonata: Great music for the price of a subway ride

Subway Sonata: Great music for the price of a subway ride
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The subway has become a destination for entertainment rather than transportation for some New Yorkers and visitors


Politics are unavoidable at Indigenous Day of Remembrance

Politics are unavoidable at Indigenous Day of Remembrance
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Organizers tried to avoid making this year’s Indigenous Day of Remembrance, a memorial ceremony for Native Americans, too political. But attendees brought up everything from Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation to abuse by the Catholic church. As one attendee said, “Indigenous resistance and existence is political in itself.”


Mount Sinai’s new construction project raises neighborhood concerns 

Mount Sinai’s new construction project raises neighborhood concerns 
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With construction beginning at 432 W. 58th St., local residents fear excessive noise and sidewalk closures.


Hell’ s Kitchen residents demand pedestrian safety measures

Hell' s Kitchen residents demand pedestrian safety measures
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With W41st &10th posing a threat to pedestrian safety, locals challenge the community board to find a solution.


Plans for L-train shutdown face resistance from 14th Street residents

Plans for L-train shutdown face resistance from 14th Street residents
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Residents of 14th Street are fighting plans to reroute traffic to their neighborhood during L-train shutdown.


There’s definitely something fishy about the Hudson River

There's definitely something fishy about the Hudson River
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The Hudson River gets a bad rap for being dirty. As it turns out, there’s lots of life there.


New rooftop farm takes aim at Hell’s Kitchen fresh produce shortage

New rooftop farm takes aim at Hell's Kitchen fresh produce shortage
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Residents of Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood grappling with lack of access to fresh food, can expect a new rooftop farm in 2018.


Affordable Art Fair makes original works accessible

Affordable Art Fair makes original works accessible
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Now in its 16th year the Affordable Art Fair opened its doors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea from September 28 through October 2 to aspiring and established art enthusiasts and collectors featuring 500 artists.


Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd

Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd
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Cast members from the hit musical “Hamilton” drew crowds as they registered people to vote.


Manhattan Plaza Block Sale puts community over profit  

Manhattan Plaza Block Sale puts community over profit  
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Manhattan Plaza Tenants Association held its sixth annual Block Sale in Hell’s Kitchen.


On the outside: protest at the debate

On the outside: protest at the debate
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Photos tell the story of various groups who took to the streets to protest outside the presidential debates at Hofstra University.


New York’s food first responders

New York's food first responders
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The Detectives Endowment Association canteen truck is among the first to respond to a crisis in New York City, helping to support the servicemen and women who support New York City.


Speak up: What people who aren’t at the podium have to say

Speak up: What people who aren't at the podium have to say
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We hit the streets — and got on buses and landed on rooftops — to find out what the residents of Midtown West want the candidates to address.