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While gay bars flourish, lesbian bars have trouble hanging on

While gay bars flourish, lesbian bars have trouble hanging on
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As gay bars flourish in Chelsea, lesbian bars cling to life.


Garment District fate in limbo as locals worry about it all unravelling

Garment District fate in limbo as locals worry about it all unravelling
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As the fate of the Garment District inches towards resolution, many stakeholders look on anxiously.


Today’s “Footloose”: Push for repeal of cabaret law

Today’s "Footloose": Push for repeal of cabaret law
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The repeal of a 1926 law that prohibits dancing is up for debate.


Survey spotlights LGBT senior housing needs

Survey spotlights LGBT senior housing needs
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A first-ever, citywide survey of LGBTQ-identifying people over 50 reveals a growing struggle to find comfortable, affordable places for them to live.


Prayer and protest: LGBT synagogue resists Trump

Prayer and protest: LGBT synagogue resists Trump
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Members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, a Chelsea LGBT synagogue, gather weekly to call and write their representatives.


Midtown comedy clubs weigh in on Trump bump

Midtown comedy clubs weigh in on Trump bump
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Making fun of Trump may no longer be lucrative.


Case of missing student worries Chinese tourists visiting NYC

Case of missing student worries Chinese tourists visiting NYC
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After a visiting Chinese student went missing in June, Chinese tourists in New York have mixed feelings about safety in the U.S.


Artists create safe community through spoken word

Artists create safe community through spoken word
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In difficult political times, artists from marginalized groups take to the stage.


DACA’s demise: The long good-bye

DACA's demise: The long good-bye
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Westsiders express strong opinions in the wake of the decision to rescind DACA.


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.


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.