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Drag queens take over the Javits Center

Drag queens take over the Javits Center
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RuPaul’s DragCon event took place at the Javits Center in New York, signaling a growing acceptance of drag queens by mainstream society.


A bus trip to stop Kavanaugh and start a better future

A bus trip to stop Kavanaugh and start a better future
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A group of 34 New York women signed up for a last-minute bus trip to Washington, D.C. to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination — and, they say, to help empower women everywhere.


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.”


2019 charter commission concludes initial public hearings

2019 charter commission concludes initial public hearings
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The 2019 Charter Revision Commission, its members appointed by the City Council, concludes its initial round of public hearings in Manhattan.


Affordable housing out of reach for those who need it most

Affordable housing out of reach for those who need it most
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A new affordable housing project in Chelsea is slated for completion at the end of 2018. But living there remains a pipe dream for some of the very individuals it was meant to attract.


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.


Local leaders push to keep Harborview Terrace 100 percent affordable

Local leaders push to keep Harborview Terrace 100 percent affordable
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Harborview Terrace is facing an uncertain future, as the mayor pushes for market rate units instead of 100 percent affordable housing.


IKEA shoppers fed up with company’s customer service

IKEA shoppers fed up with company's customer service
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Thousands of IKEA shoppers have fallen victim to the company’s troubled customer service.


High school seniors launch student-run café

High school seniors launch student-run café
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Seniors at Food and Finance High School hope their new student-run café will land them scholarships and culinary jobs.


Curbside parklettes spark controversy for local businesses

Curbside parklettes spark controversy for local businesses
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A new Midtown West parklette across the street from a needle exchange and drug treatment center poses a question for residents and business owners: Who gets to enjoy public spaces? :


Further delays for the Women’s Building as third block party nears

Further delays for the Women’s Building as third block party nears
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While Women’s Building developers wait for access from the state, they unite the community where they can: on the streets.


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.


Pink’s second life

Pink's second life
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The Fashion Institute of Technology takes a new look at pink.


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.


Back to school, the 2018 edition

Back to school, the 2018 edition
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Reading, writing, arithmetic — and security issues, food prep, auditions and college nerves. Students to back to school in Midtown West.


Listen up: Your future’s talking

Listen up: Your future's talking
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Sometimes younger people — not older ones — are hard of hearing.


Chelsea lacks free after-school programs

Chelsea lacks free after-school programs
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As Chelsea gentrifies, some children are getting left behind.


Public transit in Midtown West often a ‘nightmare’ for the disabled

Public transit in Midtown West often a 'nightmare' for the disabled
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Just under half of the subway stations in Midtown West are accessible, which often makes commuting miserable for workers and residents who cannot use stairs.


27 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act passes, advocates push MTA for change

27 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act passes, advocates push MTA for change
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New York City disability advocate organizations speak up about MTA’s lack of accessibility.


Chelsea activists demand more vouchers for low-income mothers

Chelsea activists demand more vouchers for low-income mothers
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Chelsea activists demand more WIC access for low-income mothers and infants.


Lax buildings enforcement results in loss of affordable housing

Lax buildings enforcement results in loss of affordable housing
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The latest casualty in affordable housing.


Construction delays as the Women’s Building builds community first

Construction delays as the Women's Building builds community first
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Construction slightly delayed, the Women’s Building is building community before breaking ground.


Communist party holds forum on politics and racism

Communist party holds forum on politics and racism
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A group of around 20 gathers in Midtown Manhattan to share perspectives on racism and capitalism.


Nordstrom Rack to open in Herald Square as department store industry shrinks

Nordstrom Rack to open in Herald Square as department store industry shrinks
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Nordstrom Rack opens a new store in Midtown as brick-and-mortar store sales are declining.