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Learning more, one move at a time

Learning more, one move at a time
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A non-profit organization, Chess-in-the-Schools helps students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods cope better with academics and social life.


Dog walk calls for more attention

Dog walk calls for more attention
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Strut Your Mutt, the annual national charity event hosted by Best Friend Animal Society, took place at Pier 84 on Saturday, September 28.


At a busy crossroad, a temporary retreat

At a busy crossroad, a temporary retreat
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The owners of the Bryant Park sukka, the Chabad of Midtown congregation, have to jump through hoops yearly to attain the permits. The Bryant Park sukka serves thousands of people during the Jewish festival of Sukkot.


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.