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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.


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.