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Seniors face increased difficulty as Almanac predicts blistering winter

Seniors face increased difficulty as Almanac predicts blistering winter
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Seniors and service providers prepare for what the Almanac says will be another tough winter.


English language learners transition in school

English language learners transition in school
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The DOE and outside groups work to improve English-language skills.


Residents wary of new affordable housing plans in Midtown West

Residents wary of new affordable housing plans in Midtown West
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Councilman Corey Johnson, Commissioner Vicki Been, and Community Board 4 leaders discuss affordable housing at the Fashion Industries High School in Chelsea.


As construction increases, new safety initiatives are slow to materialize

As construction increases, new safety initiatives are slow to materialize
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As construction increases in Midtown West, the Department of Building’s safety initiatives are slow to materialize.


City Council considers law easing ID for transgender New Yorkers

City Council considers law easing ID for transgender New Yorkers
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A newly proposed bill to ease the process of changing the sex field on a birth certificate has been introduced in New York City, but some transgender individuals say serious challenges remain for the community.


Bar Association event highlights desire for better women’s networking events

Bar Association event highlights desire for better women's networking events
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A Women in the Court’s Task force event at the New York City Bar Association highlighted a need for better networking events for female in-house attorneys.


Public housing residents concerned about living conditions as winter approaches

Public housing residents concerned about living conditions as winter approaches
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According to a new report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, public housing in New York has deteriorated in recent years, and some residents agree with this assessment.


In Malawi, one of A Million Miracles

In Malawi, one of A Million Miracles
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Sightsavers International launches A Million Miracles campaign.


Critics Academy prepares future critics for changing media landscape

Critics Academy prepares future critics for changing media landscape
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The New York Film Festival Critics Academy prepares aspiring film critics for the changing media landscape by giving them the opportunity to pitch and write professional criticism.


New York Film Festival selection committee undergoes changes under new director

New York Film Festival selection committee undergoes changes under new director
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In the second year of Kent Jones’ tenure as director of New York Film Festival (NYFF), changes to the selection process.


Justice Center and neighborhood organizations shine light on financial abuse and domestic violence

Justice Center and neighborhood organizations shine light on financial abuse and domestic violence
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Service organizations and Manhattan Family Justice Center work to spread awareness about the prevalence of economic abuse in cases of domestic violence.


Organizations strive to make adult literacy a priority

Organizations strive to make adult literacy a priority
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Although adult literacy has gotten little attention in the past decade, organizations such as the International Center provide a variety of English classes for adults that encourage conversation.


Blind community struggles for increased fitness access

Blind community struggles for increased fitness access
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Fitness accessibility for the blind and visually impaired is problematic around Manhattan.


Seniors feel safer in Midtown West, but more improvements needed

Seniors feel safer in Midtown West, but more improvements needed
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As the Safe Streets for Seniors program ends, senior citizens in Midtown West are concerned about safety along Tenth Avenue.


Young entrepreneurs start consulting firm at Fulton Houses

Young entrepreneurs start consulting firm at Fulton Houses
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Acevedo & Associates, founded by young residents of the Robert Fulton Houses public housing project, tries to bridge the gap between the booming affluence of Chelsea and its low-income communities.


New Garment District market gives vendors access to NYC culinary scene

New Garment District market gives vendors access to NYC culinary scene
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UrbanSpace’s new market in the Garment District gives vendors access to prime real estate in New York City.


High Line Park engages local residents with Latin dance parties

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Through it’s “¡Arriba! Dance Parties on the High Line” series, the High Line Park tries to engage local Chelsea residents.


Online component of summer reading program shows mixed results

Online component of summer reading program shows mixed results
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The New York Public Library’s summer reading program recently ended for the year. Readers can choose to log their books electronically or on paper.


Muslim group debates future of Islam

Muslim group debates future of Islam
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Muslim group discusses Islamofascism and true faith.


Career-changer sees a local fashion future

Career-changer sees a local fashion future
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Dana Glaeser, 37, quit his job as a marketing executive to start his own accessories company, and was among nearly 3,000 participants in the NY Now Trade Show in late August.


Fashion groups join to support Garment District and emerging designers

Fashion groups join to support Garment District and emerging designers
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As fashion tenants slowly leave the Garment District, a group of small businesses, non-profits and emerging designers come together to revitalize the area’s stylish legacy.


Birdland celebrates Charlie Parker’s birthday

Birdland celebrates Charlie Parker's birthday
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A famed New York jazz club celebrated the birthday of its namesake with three nights of music inspired by the legendary Charlie Parker.


Pre-K to post-grad: Midtown West goes back to school

Pre-K to post-grad: Midtown West goes back to school
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Back-to-school in Midtown West is as diverse as the population: Specialty high schools, public, private, and all those Pre-Ks. Meet some aspiring performer-students, a veteran crossing guard and more.


Startups move to co-shared offices amid high real estate prices

Startups move to co-shared offices amid high real estate prices
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Skyrocketing real estate prices are pushing budding entrepreneurs to seek alternative office space that helps them participate in New York’s booming technology industry.