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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.


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.