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Droidcon NYC highlights Android’s non-conformity and growth potential

Droidcon NYC highlights Android's non-conformity and growth potential
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App developers use Droidcon NYC as an opportunity to discuss why they prefer Android over iOS.


Kingdom of the Marvelous art exhibit in Chelsea

Kingdom of the Marvelous art exhibit in Chelsea
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A haunting and mystical art exhibit debuts at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea.


Theater community raises funds to combat HIV/AIDS

Theater community raises funds to combat HIV/AIDS
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Every year, the historic theater district transforms into a flea market to raise funds against HIV/AIDS.


Cornell University launches accelerated MBA program in NYC

Cornell University launches accelerated MBA program in NYC
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Cornell Tech launches an accelerated MBA program in New York City, focused on entrepreneurship and the tech industry.


NYPD heightens security for Jewish holidays as leaders preach hope

NYPD heightens security for Jewish holidays as leaders preach hope
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The NYPD plans heightened security during Jewish High Holidays, while many members of the religious community focus instead on the holidays’ message of hope.


Mayor de Blasio’s small business initiative: Who has input?

Mayor de Blasio's small business initiative: Who has input?
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Mayor de Blasio’s new initiative will help small businesses, but some wonder if non-English-speaking business owners in the community will be heard.


As autumn approaches, public musicians anticipate seasonal challenges

As autumn approaches, public musicians anticipate seasonal challenges
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Though the city’s Music Under New York program hosts subway performances year-round, musicians face special challenges in colder weather.


Street Vendor Project launches campaign to expand retail-on-wheels

Street Vendor Project launches campaign to expand retail-on-wheels
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The Street Vendor Project launched a new campaign to request more vendor licenses, permits and open streets.


Fulton Houses starts resident course program

Fulton Houses starts resident course program
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The Robert Fulton Houses public housing is starting a work skills training program and hopes to join forces with the Housing Authority to expand the courses’ reach.


Farmers market vendors push for revised parking regulations in Herald Square

Farmers market vendors push for revised parking regulations in Herald Square
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Farmers market vendors move a step closer to having parking regulations revised in Herald Square.


Learning more, one move at a time

Learning more, one move at a time
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A non-profit organization, Chess-in-the-Schools helps students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods cope better with academics and social life.


On Pier 57, plenty of young ambition

On Pier 57, plenty of young ambition
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Pop-up shops installed this summer inside recycled shipping containers at Pier 57 will close on October 20, with casualties of the pier’s complete renovation scheduled to start around Thanksgiving. What they don’t know is whether they’ll be invited back to be part of “Super Pier,” as the new venue is called. While most of the […]


Dog walk calls for more attention

Dog walk calls for more attention
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Strut Your Mutt, the annual national charity event hosted by Best Friend Animal Society, took place at Pier 84 on Saturday, September 28.


At a busy crossroad, a temporary retreat

At a busy crossroad, a temporary retreat
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The owners of the Bryant Park sukka, the Chabad of Midtown congregation, have to jump through hoops yearly to attain the permits. The Bryant Park sukka serves thousands of people during the Jewish festival of Sukkot.


The Rainforest Alliance talks sustainable eating at Union Square greenmarket

The Rainforest Alliance talks sustainable eating at Union Square greenmarket
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Union Square Greenmarket and the Rainforest Alliance hosted a panel of celebrity chefs for the third annual Follow The Frog Week, a program that promotes food products made from sustainably farmed produce.


Dancers remember September 11th with Table of Silence tribute

Dancers remember September 11th with Table of Silence tribute
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The Buglisi Dance Company took over Lincoln Plaza on Wednesday, September 11th to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. The dance, which began at 8:15 and ended at the approximate time at which American Airlines Flight 11 struck the north tower of the World Trade Center, functioned as a living memorial and a call for world peace.


Gadgets top choice for back-to-school shoppers

Gadgets top choice for back-to-school shoppers
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As more students download books on e-readers, do their classwork on tablets and submit printed assignments, technology items are in great demand during this back-to-school season in Midtown West.


Election Night in New York City

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Follow The Midtown Gazette on Storify to see our election night coverage, updated throughout the evening.


Hot Time, Summer in the City

Hot Time, Summer in the City
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Reporters cover the latest news in Midtown West — the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict, the future of exports, gay couples, food and movies, the Union Square greenmarket, the royal family and more.


Plaza District Skyscrapers Drive Prices Through the Roof

Plaza District Skyscrapers Drive Prices Through the Roof
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One57, the residential building dubbed “the billionaires club,” is going to change West 57th Street and raise prices when it opens next year.


Vulnerable Pets Find Helping Hands

Vulnerable Pets Find Helping Hands
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Some pets need help getting a home. Other pets need help being taken care of. Read two stories about how Midtown pets are getting by in the city.


Low-Income Chelsea Residents Fear Threats to Public Housing

Low-Income Chelsea Residents Fear Threats to Public Housing
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With gentrification speeding up and the housing authority’s plans to build private housing on its land, community housing advocates worry about the future of the neighborhood.


Upscale Consignment Shops Sprout Up in Chelsea

Upscale Consignment Shops Sprout Up in Chelsea
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A new wave of luxury consignment shops in Chelsea reflects the style of the neighborhood for less than half the price.


Cheapest Times Square Hotels Near Extinction

Cheapest Times Square Hotels Near Extinction
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When Times Square was at its seediest, cheap hotels proliferated the area. Only the New York Inn and the Hotel Carter remain, though the Hotel Carter has recently completed renovations and is no longer in the under $100-per-night market.