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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.


After peaceful holiday, Jewish leaders unconcerned over hate crimes report

After peaceful holiday, Jewish leaders unconcerned over hate crimes report
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Despite the Anti-Defamation League saying that hate crimes rose across the city and state, catching the attention of state senator Brad Hoylman, reaction among rabbis and academics was mostly muted.


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.


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.


Radio City Rockettes teach young dancers to “Shine”

Radio City Rockettes teach young dancers to “Shine”
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Five dance schools were selected to participate in a dance contest hosted by The Radio City Rockettes. After learning choreography from the show’s scene, “Shine,” competing schools recorded their routines and posted them to Radio City’s Facebook page for fans to vote.


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.


Chelsea LGBT center raises record donations from awareness ride

Chelsea LGBT center raises record donations from awareness ride
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Cyclists pedal 275 miles to raise $606,091 to support Chelsea’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.


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.


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.