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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.


LGBT homeless in their twenties find few support options

LGBT homeless in their twenties find few support options
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LGBT homeless youth, who already face violence and discrimination, receive fewer services after they turn 21.


Small West Chelsea building ignites parking debate

Small West Chelsea building ignites parking debate
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Community Board 4 approved additional parking spots for a new residential building in West Chelsea, creating controversy among local residents.


Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd

Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd
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Cast members from the hit musical “Hamilton” drew crowds as they registered people to vote.


The Women’s Building welcomes input from Chelsea residents

The Women's Building welcomes input from Chelsea residents
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The Women’s Building hosted a block party on 25th September in Chelsea, to draw inputs from the community about the redevelopment of Bayview Correctional Facility, a former women’s prison on West 20th Street.


A mission for diversity in a ‘segregated’ school district

A mission for diversity in a 'segregated' school district
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A diversity committee, assembled by the Community Education Council District 2, aims to dismantle racial inequities in public schools.


New York’s food first responders

New York's food first responders
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The Detectives Endowment Association canteen truck is among the first to respond to a crisis in New York City, helping to support the servicemen and women who support New York City.


No room to grow for the Flower District

No room to grow for the Flower District
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Flower wholesalers in the historic 28th Street market are under strain from hotel construction and traffic but have no plans to relocate.


The three Rs — plus waste management

The three Rs -- plus waste management
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Starting this year, 100 schools across NYC set up an ambitious goal: To become zero waste facilities within five years.


Foreign journalists feel unsafe in China, report says

Foreign journalists feel unsafe in China, report says
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A report by a New York-based advocacy group finds the working environment for foreign journalists in China has worsened over the past few years.


High Line seeks to become everybody’s park

High Line seeks to become everybody's park
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Carmelita Tropicana performed at the High Line as the elevated park seeks to appeal to the local community through more diverse events.


A Chinese therapy Michael Phelps didn’t use finds followers in midtown Manhattan

A Chinese therapy Michael Phelps didn't use finds followers in midtown Manhattan
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Qigong, a practice of traditional Chinese medicine, had millions of believers in China back in the 1980s. It is gaining followers in NYC since Michael Phelps’ use of cupping, another traditional therapy, during the Olympics.


2016: More grades geared to more graduates

2016: More grades geared to more graduates
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The first day of school is always a big deal, whether you’re starting pre-K or finishing high school. Here’s what happened in Midtown West.


The Ladies’ Mile: property rights vs. preservation

The Ladies' Mile: property rights vs. preservation
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Preservationists are rallying to defeat two bills recently introduced at City Council, both aimed at regulating the Landmarks Preservation Commission.


Victims of domestic violence add to homeless population

Victims of domestic violence add to homeless population
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Additional city resources will help a growing segment of some of the most vulnerable of the city’s homeless population.


Numbers rise as funding for elder employment falls

Numbers rise as funding for elder employment falls
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Older workers face obstacles in entering — or re-entering — the workplace, as services are reduced.


New design guidelines attempt to protect NYC waterfront sites

New design guidelines attempt to protect NYC waterfront sites
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New York’s Waterfront Alliance promotes new design guidelines for environmentally friendly and publicly accessible waterfronts.


The ‘Sisterhood of the Orange Shorts’ goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The ‘Sisterhood of the Orange Shorts’ goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Hooters restaurant chain is raising money to fund breast cancer research.


Open data for all?

Open data for all?
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Tech heavyweights throw their capital behind the annual BigApps competition and the City Council keeps pushing open data legislation. Meanwhile, the city’s 311 hotline receives thousands of service requests a day – all of them, of course, catalogued online.