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Midtown Faces Suicide Crisis Amid Pandemic

Midtown Faces Suicide Crisis Amid Pandemic
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At least eight people have died by suicide in Midtown this year, according to local news reports.


Doubts Over The Vessel’s Safety Remain

Doubts Over The Vessel’s Safety Remain
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After four people committed suicide by jumping from the Vessel, the reopening of the tourist attraction is uncertain.


Controversy Continues Over Vaccine Mandate for Public School Workers

Controversy Continues Over Vaccine Mandate for Public School Workers
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New York City public school employees who refuse the vaccine remain on unpaid leave.


Hell’s Kitchen Residents Upset By City’s Change of Plans for Housing Units

Hell’s Kitchen Residents Upset By City’s Change of Plans for Housing Units
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Hell’s Kitchen residents feel blindsided by city’s decision to erect supportive housing residence instead of planned median income building.


Chelsea Residents Rethink Open Streets Program

Chelsea Residents Rethink Open Streets Program
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As the city recovers from the pandemic, some residents question the need to continue the Open Streets program, while others want it to stay.


Midtown Record Stores Find Innovative Ways to Withstand Changing Industry

Midtown Record Stores Find Innovative Ways to Withstand Changing Industry
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Midtown record store owners introduced a variety of products in their stores to navigate the changing music industry.


Koreatown Restaurants Fight to Survive as Office Vacancies and Crime Increase

Koreatown Restaurants Fight to Survive as Office Vacancies and Crime Increase
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As office vacancies and crime rise in Midtown South, Koreatown restaurants are fighting to keep their doors open.


Demonstration for Reproductive Justice Held at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Demonstration for Reproductive Justice Held at St Patrick's Cathedral
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With the recent passing of the Texas abortion law, reproductive rights advocates in New York City want unrestricted access to abortions.


Complaints About Chelsea’s Dirty Sidewalks Soar as Tourism Returns

Complaints About Chelsea’s Dirty Sidewalks Soar as Tourism Returns
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As tourism returns, some Chelsea residents feel sidewalks are dirtier than ever, but the New York Department of Sanitation doesn’t see it as a problem.


Revel Scooter Accidents Leave People Questioning Bike’s Safety

Revel Scooter Accidents Leave People Questioning Bike’s Safety
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New Yorkers have mixed feelings about the safety of Revel scooters.


Housing Works Pushes for Overdose Prevention Centers Amid Changing Administration

Housing Works Pushes for Overdose Prevention Centers Amid Changing Administration
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Local advocacy groups push new Governor Kathy Hochul to bring the Opioid Prevention Center Program to New York City.


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.


The Met Debuts First Opera by Black Composer, Catching Up to New York City Indie Companies

The Met Debuts First Opera by Black Composer, Catching Up to New York City Indie Companies
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“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” opened the Met’s 2021-22 season, marking the first time the 138-year-old cultural institution has staged an Opera by a Black composer. Local opera groups say it’s about time.


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.


There’s a Bitter Fight Between Café China and Its Former Employees

There's a Bitter Fight Between Café China and Its Former Employees
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After a Michelin restaurant in Midtown East moved to a new location, its former employees opened a new restaurant in the old location, prompting a bitter fight.


Tentative Agreement Reached Between Healthcare Workers and Hospitals

Tentative Agreement Reached Between Healthcare Workers and Hospitals
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After a month of negotiations, the 1199 Healthcare Workers Union and the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes finally reached a tentative agreement.


Helicopter Noise Complaints Up as Commuter Flights Return

Helicopter Noise Complaints Up as Commuter Flights Return
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Commuter flights out of the West 30th Street heliport in Midtown are up so far this year and so are the complaints.


Midtown Bookstores Keep Their Doors Open Amid the Pandemic

Midtown Bookstores Keep Their Doors Open Amid the Pandemic
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The number of Midtown bookstores has been declining for years, but the pandemic has added another layer of stress to booksellers.


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.


Paris Theater Reopens to Excitement and Concerns

Paris Theater Reopens to Excitement and Concerns
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The Paris Theater reopens but the foot traffic isn’t there.


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.