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Chelsea health clinic’s makeover is modern — and delayed

Chelsea health clinic's makeover is modern -- and delayed
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Chelsea District Health Center gets a $17million-dollar makeover, but the long renovation has meant limited access to quality care.


Proposal to modify Chelsea building is rejected

Proposal to modify Chelsea building is rejected
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Chelsea Land Use Committee declined an alteration plan for 500 West 22nd St. and asked for a more substantial effort to retain the building’s past.


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.


Trying to bring political change through bubble tea

Trying to bring political change through bubble tea
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Can the popularity of bubble tea help get Taiwan back into the United Nations?


Hidden signs about plant safety confuse High Line visitors

Hidden signs about plant safety confuse High Line visitors
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Eating delicious edible-looking berries at The High Line can get you fined or sick, but there aren’t signs to warn you about specific ones.


Whitney Museum examines protest with new exhibit

Whitney Museum examines protest with new exhibit
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The Whitney Museum showcases protest, including of itself.


Chelsea explosions — ongoing coverage

Chelsea explosions -- ongoing coverage
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Two “intentional” explosions hit Chelsea on Saturday night.


Midtown’s Flowers a Global Industry

Midtown's Flowers a Global Industry
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With the flower district gearing up for the holiday season, shop employees discuss how the plants arrive in New York City


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 […]


DOMA Hits LGBT Couples Even After Death

DOMA Hits LGBT Couples Even After Death
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In late September, Edie Windsor’s challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act was heard before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Upon the death of her wife in 2009, Windsor was forced to pay more than $300,000 in estate taxes than she would not have paid had she been married to a man. Almost by accident, Windsor has become the face of challenges to DOMA.


Buddhist Temple Relocates to Accommodate Growing Number of Followers

Buddhist Temple Relocates to Accommodate Growing Number of Followers
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After almost two decades, the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City has purchased its own place in Chelsea to accommodate the growing number of followers. October 26-28 will mark the grand opening of the temple.


War Veterans, Civilians Meet For Dialogue

War Veterans, Civilians Meet For Dialogue
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A group of about 45 people consisting of civilians and military-veterans came together for a dialogue event in early October at Intersections International.


Louboutin’s Red Sole Prevails in Trademark Battle

Louboutin's Red Sole Prevails in Trademark Battle
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French shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s red-soled shoe remains popular in the wake of a trademark lawsuit against luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent.


“Glengarry Glen Ross” — Selling the Sure Thing

“Glengarry Glen Ross” -- Selling the Sure Thing
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David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Glengarry Glen Ross” begins previews on October 16th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for its third Broadway revival, starring Academy Award winning actor, Al Pacino, who appeared in the 1992 film in the role currently played by Bobby Cannavale.


Playwrights’ Week Returns to the Lark for its Nineteenth Year

Playwrights’ Week Returns to the Lark for its Nineteenth Year
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Last week, the Lark Play Development Center gave seven playwrights the chance to workshop a new play in ten hours of rehearsal and one public reading. At the end, the writers walked away having heard their pieces aloud, with a stack of written audience comments.


Bryant Park Becomes a One-Day Sheep Meadow

Bryant Park Becomes a One-Day Sheep Meadow
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A herd of sheep spent the day in Bryant Park to promote the wool industry, drawing both delighted onlookers and protestors.


Manolo Blahnik Collaborates with Young Designers for Spring

Manolo Blahnik Collaborates with Young Designers for Spring
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Shoe legend Manolo Blahnik collaborated for the third time with four young designers on a range of shoes for spring 2013.


Donizetti Comedy Opens New Met Season

Donizetti Comedy Opens New Met Season
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The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2012-2013 season with a new production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. The production, directed by Bartlett Sher and starring Anna Netrebko, is a prime example of star power.


“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.