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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.


While gay bars flourish, lesbian bars have trouble hanging on

While gay bars flourish, lesbian bars have trouble hanging on
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As gay bars flourish in Chelsea, lesbian bars cling to life.


Garment District fate in limbo as locals worry about it all unravelling

Garment District fate in limbo as locals worry about it all unravelling
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As the fate of the Garment District inches towards resolution, many stakeholders look on anxiously.


Today’s “Footloose”: Push for repeal of cabaret law

Today’s "Footloose": Push for repeal of cabaret law
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The repeal of a 1926 law that prohibits dancing is up for debate.


Survey spotlights LGBT senior housing needs

Survey spotlights LGBT senior housing needs
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A first-ever, citywide survey of LGBTQ-identifying people over 50 reveals a growing struggle to find comfortable, affordable places for them to live.


Prayer and protest: LGBT synagogue resists Trump

Prayer and protest: LGBT synagogue resists Trump
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Members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, a Chelsea LGBT synagogue, gather weekly to call and write their representatives.


Midtown comedy clubs weigh in on Trump bump

Midtown comedy clubs weigh in on Trump bump
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Making fun of Trump may no longer be lucrative.


Case of missing student worries Chinese tourists visiting NYC

Case of missing student worries Chinese tourists visiting NYC
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After a visiting Chinese student went missing in June, Chinese tourists in New York have mixed feelings about safety in the U.S.


Artists create safe community through spoken word

Artists create safe community through spoken word
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In difficult political times, artists from marginalized groups take to the stage.


DACA’s demise: The long good-bye

DACA's demise: The long good-bye
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Westsiders express strong opinions in the wake of the decision to rescind DACA.


In a New York state of — two — minds

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One way or another, a New Yorker is about to become the 45th President of the United States. Here’s what people think, as the whirlwind starts to subside.


Rent increase in Chelsea might force out longtime filmmaker

Rent increase in Chelsea might force out longtime filmmaker
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Independent filmmaker Marc Levin might become a casualty of the Chelsea gentrification that is the subject of his new HBO documentary.


For beleaguered homeless, a strained system with no easy fixes

For beleaguered homeless, a strained system with no easy fixes
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Homeless services in Midtown are strained as the population grows.


“Fame” school calls for a return to its original mission

"Fame" school calls for a return to its original mission
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A petition titled “Bring Fame back to the ‘Fame’ school” calls for a change in admissions criteria at the legendary performing arts high school. The petition has garnered over 10,000 signatures.


Spectators head to Pier 84 for tugboat competition 

Spectators head to Pier 84 for tugboat competition 
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Racing tugboats: The Working Harbor Committee hosted the 24th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition.


Mentors are key to success for jazz musicians

Mentors are key to success for jazz musicians
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In a music industry that suffers more than others from the entrance in the digital age, young artists look up to their predecessors for business tips.