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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.


Two young debutants of the Cabaret Convention discuss the future of the genre

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“A bastion of tradition,” “an exclusive country-club retreat for an older audience repelled by the abrasive tone of contemporary pop,” wrote Stephen Holden, a long-time music critic for The New York Times, of the Cabaret Convention four years ago. This month, the convention, produced by the not-for-profit Mabel Mercer Foundation, celebrates its 30th anniversary, with […]


One Day at the Midtown Community Court

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In the heavy, Thursday-morning quiet of the Midtown Community courtroom, screens mounted high on the walls played an informational slideshow. “One of the country’s first problem-solving courts,” a slide read. “If you are mandated to community service or social services sessions, go to the 6th floor: Alternative Sanctions Department.” The first United States Community Court […]


GPS watches and running apps have taken over. But is the technology good for training?

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Coaches and runners in New York City feel conflicted about whether GPS apps and watches actually improve training.


State proposed e-cig ban creates confusion for NYC retailers

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A statewide ban on the sale of flavored electronic cigarette products and nicotine e-liquids has stalled in court, creating confusion among New York City retailers uncertain about how to adapt their business to a pending regulatory change. There are nearly 1,000 active e-cigarette retail licenses in New York City, according to the NYC Department of […]


Food waste experts convene in New York City

Food waste experts convene in New York City
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Non-profit operators, entrepreneurs, city officials and individual food waste experts convened on Friday, September 27 at the Javits Center for Stop Food Waste NYC, a self-described “interactive teaching market,” in an effort to address the mounting crisis in our landfills. Food scraps make up 21 percent of New York City’s waste stream, according to a […]


311 Complaints: Call center data offers false portrait of indoor environmental health hazards

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The Upper West Side has filed the most complaints for indoor
environmental problems since 2010. But other neighborhoods have far
more severe indoor environmental health complications.


New Pace Gallery: ultra pricey art takes over Chelsea

New Pace Gallery: ultra pricey art takes over Chelsea
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The Pace Gallery opened in Chelsea. Only some of the mega gallery’s expensive art is for sale, and residents wonder how its opening will impact the neighborhood.


NYC soccer leagues struggle for field space

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As they grow, recreational soccer leagues request more field space in New York City parks. But the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation can’t seem to meet their demands.


Aladdin Hotel: Notorious Hell’s Kitchen homeless shelter begins its shutdown

Aladdin Hotel: Notorious Hell’s Kitchen homeless  shelter begins its shutdown
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City begins busing residents to new homes, while others remain in rundown shelter not knowing when they will move.


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.


Pink’s second life

Pink's second life
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The Fashion Institute of Technology takes a new look at pink.


Celebrating women at the Space & Science Festival

Celebrating women at the Space & Science Festival
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The Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid museum strives to get more girls and women interested in STEM fields.


The midterms: from the farmers market to Trump Tower

The midterms: from the farmers market to Trump Tower
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The midterms matter, and every day it seems they matter more. Midtown West residents plan to turn out for an array of reasons.


Old-school Chelsea donut shop opens East Village location

Old-school Chelsea donut shop opens East Village location
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After 50 years, Chelsea’s legendary Donut Pub will add an East Village outlet.


Getting a head start

Getting a head start
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The Hudson Guild, over a century old, gives pre-K students a start in Chelsea.


A small business hangs on, but barely

A small business hangs on, but barely
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A deli owner at the intersection of bike lanes and gentrification sees his business slump.


City Council passes bill to mandate safety training for construction workers

City Council passes bill to mandate safety training for construction workers
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A bill that requires a minimum of 40 hours of safety training for construction workers passed the City Council on September 28th.


Bryant Park West: San Francisco borrows a park plan

Bryant Park West: San Francisco borrows a park plan
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San Francisco reimagines Bryant Park.


With an eye on the future, Mood Fabrics plans to relocate

With an eye on the future, Mood Fabrics plans to relocate
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Project Runway’s go-to fabric merchant in the Garment District, Mood Fabrics, is moving.


Todd English food hall faces a wary Chelsea

Todd English food hall faces a wary Chelsea
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Celebrity chef Todd English is in talks to open a mini food hall in a restaurant space in Chelsea, but first he has to earn the support of a community tired of noise and disruption.


Target to open its first location in Midtown

Target to open its first location in Midtown
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Target will open its first Midtown store on 34th Street near Herald Square on October 20.


Mayor’s proposal to reduce building emissions raises concerns

Mayor's proposal to reduce building emissions raises concerns
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The mayor’s proposal to make New York buildings more energy-efficient raises concerns.