Hells Kitchen

New rooftop farm takes aim at Hell’s Kitchen fresh produce shortage

New rooftop farm takes aim at Hell's Kitchen fresh produce shortage
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Residents of Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood grappling with lack of access to fresh food, can expect a new rooftop farm in 2018.


Grassroots theater in turmoil

Grassroots theater in turmoil
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Over the past ten years, 25% of all off-off Broadway spaces have been forced to close their doors or relocate several times due to unaffordable rents and city gentrification.


Anti-gay assaults rise in 2013

Anti-gay assaults rise in 2013
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Reports of anti-gay attacks in New York have already surpassed 2012 figures, a trend that prompted a state senator to review the State Hate Crime Law.


Emergency care remains out of reach for aging residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen

Emergency care remains out of reach for aging residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen
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Three years after St. Vincent’s Hospital closed, seniors are at the mercy of cross-town traffic and overextended facilities. A survey shows the aging West side community has health concerns and little access to emergency health care.


Porno stores dwindle in Midtown

Porno stores dwindle in Midtown
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Adult video stores are moving away from an area once known for having the highest concentration of x-rated venues in New York, as the city continues putting pressure on this industry.


Renewed Attempts to Preserve “New York’s Temple of Power”

Renewed Attempts to Preserve “New York’s Temple of Power”
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The Interborough Rapid Transit Powerhouse might fall off the city’s historical map, unless protected.


Tiny Turnout in Midtown for Small Business Saturday

Tiny Turnout in Midtown for Small Business Saturday
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Looking into a cosmetic mirror, Kylie Cobb adjusted and examined the frames, occasionally turning to her parents for opinions, hoping to find a pair she felt was comfortable.  Picking up a pair of Fendi frames, she said “I may get this one,” at Manhattan Eyeworks’ 50 percent discount for Small Business Saturday. Sponsored by American […]


Sweater Tree Brightens Hell’s Kitchen

Sweater Tree Brightens Hell's Kitchen
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Wrapped in whimsical knitted stripes in bright colors and smiley faces, a tree in a sweater stands before the red storefront of Domus, a 10-year-old home décor store on 44th Street near Ninth Avenue.   Many neighborhood residents pass the tree with brief smiles, while visitors stop to look more closely or take pictures. “It’s making me cold,” […]


Affordable Housing Renovation Plans Trouble Residents Facing Relocation

Affordable Housing Renovation Plans Trouble Residents Facing Relocation
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Plans to renovate a SRO complex in Hell’s Kitchen leave dozens of tenants uncertain about their future in the neighborhood.


After Sandy: Gas Lines Start to Ease in New York

After Sandy: Gas Lines Start to Ease in New York
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Lines at many gas stations are slowly shrinking, as more gas supplies arrive in New York. The city struggled with a gas shortage for a week, triggered by the superstorm Sandy. Miles-long lines at gas stations led to much anger and frustration among drivers. At Hess gas station at 502 West 45th Street in Hell’s […]


Voters by the Numbers

Voters by the Numbers
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We, along with anyone even vaguely familiar with the west side of Midtown Manhattan, can predict now that President Barack Obama, along with down-ballot democrats, will win big in the neighborhood. We are not competing, nor can we, with pollsters like The New York Times’ Nate Silver, so we’ve chosen not to focus on the […]


Duo Tackles Voter Registration for Homeless Youth

Duo Tackles Voter Registration for Homeless Youth
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As Americans prepare to cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election; two staff members at Covenant House New York prepare youth to vote.


Rooftop Farm Welcomes Toddlers

Rooftop Farm Welcomes Toddlers
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Standing in the center of a circle of preschoolers, holding a pack of cabbage seeds, Lauren Baccus asked, “Who likes salad?” “I don’t!” shouted Harry, a four-year-old boy. “You might like it if you grew it, though — That’s what farmers say,” Baccus replied with a smile. Baccus and the children were at the Hell’s […]


Parents Grade the Grades: Are School Evaluations Right?

Parents Grade the Grades: Are School Evaluations Right?
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Parents at two Midtown West schools, one that received an A and one that got a C, have mixed feelings about the grades the city has affixed to their child’s school.


Tree Men of the West Side

Tree Men of the West Side
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Your street-side Christmas tree men do not live your run-of-the-mill life. “A lot of them are bohemians,” says Scott Lechner, owner of Soho Trees. But he believes this ragtag group is his secret to success.


Clinton Theater Seeks ‘Legal’ Status

Clinton Theater Seeks 'Legal' Status
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The Emerging Artists Theatre Company has been trying to lease a space on 45th St. since last February. But first, it must change the building’s decades-old certificate of occupancy.


Capturing Hell’s Kitchen flavor

Capturing Hell's Kitchen flavor
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A three-hour walking tour aims to capture Hell’s Kitchen’s unique flavor and rich history, from the crowded restaurant blocks of Ninth Avenue, to the artisanal bakeries and unpretentious delis on the side streets that lead to the river.


The Host of Hell’s Kitchen

The Host of Hell's Kitchen
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Thrift and New, a resale shop at the corner of Ninth Avenue and 43rd Street serves as a salon for neighborhood residents and customers.


The Feral Cats of Midtown

The Feral Cats of Midtown
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Many people are aware of the rat problem in New York, but are they aware of the cat problem? Feral cats have formed colonies throughout the city and it’s often up to organizations such as the Urban Cat League to help cull the populations.


The Midtown Gazette Goes to Comic Con

The Midtown Gazette Goes to Comic Con
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Superman was there. In fact, a few hundred Supermans were there, along with Poison Ivys, Wonder Womans and Spidermans — Spidermans everywhere. We were there (but not in costume) to cover the four-day, sold out convention at the Javits Center. Here’s what we saw at Comic Con.


Hell’s Kitchen Bar Denied Local Approval

Hell's Kitchen Bar Denied Local Approval
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Hell’s Kitchen residents and Boxers’ bar owners wait on the State Liquor Authority to determine the fate of the bar that abuts a school yard.


Hell’s Kitchen Seniors Prepare for the Winter

Hell’s Kitchen Seniors Prepare for the Winter
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During the winter, many senior citizens are unable to get from their homes to the Clinton Senior Center, where lunch is offered at a voluntary contribution of $1.50. The center used to provide home delivery, but funding was cut. Finding a sustainable alternative in an increasingly expensive neighborhood can be a challenge.


Poseidon Bakery, serving Hell’s Kitchen since 1923

Poseidon Bakery, serving Hell’s Kitchen since 1923
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For the past 88 years, four generations of Fable family members have been preparing traditional Greek pastries at Poseidon Bakery at 629 9th Ave. From the counter of this Hell’s Kitchen institution, owner Lili Fable has witnessed the neighborhood’s significant transformation in the past decade.


The Girls of Comic Con

The Girls of Comic Con
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Everyone knows that sex sells, and the comic book industry is no exception. At New York Comic-Con 2011, women wore the same skimpy costumes so often seen in comic books.