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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.


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.


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.