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“God and Conflict” Author Speaks at United Nations and Book Event

"God and Conflict" Author Speaks at United Nations and Book Event
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Peace activist Philip Hellmich, author of the new book “God and Conflict,” discussed conflict resolution through spirituality at the United Nations High Level Forum on Culture of Peace and at a local event.


Koreatown Museum Bridges the Cultural Gap for Americans, Koreans

Koreatown Museum Bridges the Cultural Gap for Americans, Koreans
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Karen Madsen leaned over the glass case, peering with great interest at the assortment of colorful knots; clumps of jewel-colored tassels all consisting of a single, long thread. As she considered the traditional Korean knots, called norigae, Robert Turley explained the knots’ incredible value as artifacts that were difficult to come by and owned only by those who were royal or extremely wealthy.


Retired at Twenty: New York City Carriage Horses

Retired at Twenty: New York City Carriage Horses
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The debate over the iconic New York City carriage horse continues to be waged. Yet it leaves out one crucial question: where do these horses go to retire? The answer is a bit more complicated than you might think.


Bookstore Boom at Penn Station

Bookstore Boom at Penn Station
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Local businesses in the underground realms at Penn Station report that books sales are on the rise since the closure of Borders.


No Baby Steps for Baby Buggy Charity

No Baby Steps for Baby Buggy Charity
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Baby Buggy founder and president Jessica Seinfeld, along with husband Jerry Seinfeld, visited the Empire State Building to celebrate her organization’s ten year anniversary with a lighting ceremony on December 5. Baby Buggies, dedicated to donating essential items to in-need families, showcased their blue and green lights on the Empire State Building Monday.


Ticket Promoters Lure Broadway Attendees

Ticket Promoters Lure Broadway Attendees
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Paid ticket promoters stand outside of the TKTS booth at Times Square to sell same-day performance tickets to loyal customers. Their opinion can be easily bought or found on the list of 10 to 16 shows they have been paid to promote.


Developer Clears Hurdles for Demolition of Historic Building

Developer Clears Hurdles for Demolition of Historic Building
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After a two-year delay, a new office building is set to go up in the Meatpacking District, though no timetable for start of construction has been set.


Decking the Halls in the Flower District

Decking the Halls in the Flower District
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Flower district stores prepare for their busiest season of the year, and hope that this year will bring an economic turnaround.


Who Works in the Garment District?

Who Works in the Garment District?
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 The Garment District  The Garment District spans the west side of Midtown Manhattan from Ninth Avenue to Fifth Avenue, from 34th Street to 40th Street. It is less than one square mile in area—but is key to the manufacturing history of New York City. The first purpose of the city’s garment industry was the production […]


Celebrity Branding Bonanza at Macy’s

Celebrity Branding Bonanza at Macy's
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On Black Friday, prepare to be surrounded by Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Beyonce’s new brands at Macy’s. They are just three of the many celebrities who have utilized social media and taken advantage of a weak economy to launch new brands.


‘You Can’t Go Wrong with Cashmere’

'You Can't Go Wrong with Cashmere'
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Are you shopping on Black Friday? That’s the question we asked shoppers at Columbus Circle, Ladies’ Mile and Herald Square. The answer? It seems the economy is still in a downward spiral.


Calorie Bomb: Snack at Your Own Peril

Calorie Bomb: Snack at Your Own Peril
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So, where are you going to eat on Black Friday? It’s not just clothing stores that plan to gear up for the big day. Restaurants and food stands also prepare for the rush of shoppers.


Black Friday Buyers: Too Big a Secret to Tell

Black Friday Buyers:  Too Big a Secret to Tell
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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a fashion buyer during Black Friday? Keep wondering, because fashion buyers from the Garment District will not reveal their secrets as we head into the biggest shopping season of the year.


Herbie Hancock Performs For Launch of New Canon Product

Herbie Hancock Performs For Launch of New Canon Product
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Jazz legend Herbie Hancock performed a five song set, including the 1973 hit “Chameleon,” for a crowd of Canon executives and photographers, who transformed his classic into a new kind of music video.


Midtown West: Walking Can Be Bad for Your Health

Midtown West:  Walking Can Be Bad for Your Health
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Transportation Alternatives has compiled a color-coded list of the most dangerous Community Board districts for pedestrians. Community District Five topped the list with 8,604 accidents during a 15-year period and a “code red” designation.


Where In The World Is Little Brazil?

Where In The World Is Little Brazil?
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Little Brazil has undergone many changes in past few decades. Today the once buzzing section of West 46th Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues takes up no more than a quarter of that space.


Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink Opens Ahead Of Wintry Weekend

Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink Opens Ahead Of Wintry Weekend
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As the snow fell in Manhattan on Saturday, Bryant Park’s newly opened ice-skating rink experienced a lull in visitors.


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.


Supplement Study Doesn’t Faze Locals

Supplement Study Doesn’t Faze Locals
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A new study citing a link between supplement use in older women and a higher death rate doesn’t appear to have made an impact on midtowners’ shopping habits.


Crowd-Pleasing Detour Spotlights Anita’s Way

Crowd-Pleasing Detour Spotlights Anita’s Way
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Times Square just turned the spotlight on Anita’s Way. Artist Adam Frank unveiled his newest installation, a simple spotlight in a passageway — hoping to brighten people’s days as they pass by.


Times Square Autumn Carnival

Times Square Autumn Carnival
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The Times Square Autumn Carnival on Oct. 23 did not have any animals or rides, but did feature funnel cakes and super hero fist fights for its crowd of tourists.


Chelsea Galleries Remain Strong Despite Development

Chelsea Galleries Remain Strong Despite Development
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Condo and retail developers have spent the past decade following artists from other parts of New York to west Chelsea. But the rapid development has yet to eat away at the vibrancy of the Chelsea art scene.


Parents at PS11 Get Creative Raising Money with the Chelsea Fall Festival

Parents at PS11 Get Creative Raising Money with the Chelsea Fall Festival
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Chelsea’s William T. Harris School has a small but mighty PTA board. In an effort to raise money to keep the school’s crucial art programs alive, the group held its bi-annual Chelsea Craft Fall Festival.