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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.


New York City Council passes bird-safe glass bill

New York City Council passes bird-safe glass bill
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Since the end of the last Ice Age, birds have migrated between the Arctic tundra and the Caribbean along the Atlantic Flyway, a migration route that passes over New York City. Drawn by an evening glow, the birds often fly into the city by night, drop into green spaces to forage, and leave the city […]


Sandy Stewart: Singing the Song and Telling the Story

Sandy Stewart: Singing the Song and Telling the Story
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“Just sing the song and tell the story.” For singer Sandy Stewart, that is the task. “I’ve been doing this for 70 years. I know what works,” Stewart said, sitting on the red sofa bed in her one-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side. On Oct. 31, Stewart will receive the Mabel Mercer Award at […]


Chinatown Murders Reveal Systemic Issues in Homeless Policy

Chinatown Murders Reveal Systemic Issues in Homeless Policy
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Following the killings of four homeless men in Chinatown, homeless advocates and the street population themselves say they need better long-term solutions to the homeless crisis.


Subway Sonata: Great music for the price of a subway ride

Subway Sonata: Great music for the price of a subway ride
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The subway has become a destination for entertainment rather than transportation for some New Yorkers and visitors


New metro website launches in January

New metro website launches in January
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A new website, The City, hopes to fill the gaps in New York’s local journalism scene.


CUNY adjuncts demand higher wages

CUNY adjuncts demand higher wages
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Pushing for higher adjunct salaries, CUNY’s union disagrees over whether to strike.


Cannabis companies promote marijuana at AdWeek conference

Cannabis companies promote marijuana at AdWeek conference
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Cannabis entrepreneurs gather at the annual Advertising Week conference in Midtown to discuss marketing marijuana.


An elite college in Midtown struggles to stand out

An elite college in Midtown struggles to stand out
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A Midtown West College has the admissions standards and pedigree to be one of the nation’s top colleges. Why does it fly under the radar?


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.


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.