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The reinvented artist: MAD’s Artist Studios Program turns ten

The reinvented artist: MAD's Artist Studios Program turns ten
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As the Museum of Art and Design celebrates the 10th anniversary of its residency program, artists no longer see life in the city as crucial to their careers.


Finding the funny in the presidential campaigns

Finding the funny in the presidential campaigns
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Comedians at Electoral Dysfunction use political satire to cope with the 2016 presidential election.


Chelsea street fair faces new round of challenges

Chelsea street fair faces new round of challenges
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On September 24, the London Terrace Tenants Association held its annual street fair as New York City seeks to reform festival rules.


A mission for diversity in a ‘segregated’ school district

A mission for diversity in a 'segregated' school district
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A diversity committee, assembled by the Community Education Council District 2, aims to dismantle racial inequities in public schools.


Koreatown restaurants struggling in a more competitive K-town

Koreatown restaurants struggling in a more competitive K-town
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New chain restaurants on 32nd Street, including some well-known Korean brands, force family-owned Korean restaurants to adapt.


How the West was won, in Chelsea

How the West was won, in Chelsea
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Stores survive despite the impact of the High Line and the Hudson Yards development.


The NYPL creates the largest audio archive of persons living with disabilities

The NYPL creates the largest audio archive of persons living with disabilities
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The New York Public Library’s oral histories project, Visible Lives, is now the nation’s largest audio archive of persons living with disabilities.


Adoptapalooza: Helping shelters find homes for NYC’s homeless pets

Adoptapalooza: Helping shelters find homes for NYC’s homeless pets
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The Adoptapalooza pet adoption event, hosted by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s animals, saw 300 animals available for adoption


Vegan group rallies to raise awareness of animal cruelty

Vegan group rallies to raise awareness of animal cruelty
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Local activists urge all of us: Put down that ham sandwich, replace those leather shoes, and get serious about ending animal cruelty.


City makes slow progress on subway improvements for the visually impaired

City makes slow progress on subway improvements for the visually impaired
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The new Hudson Yards subway station shows what’s being done — and what isn’t — for the vision-impaired traveler.


Midtown West hits the books

Midtown West hits the books
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New York City’s 1.1 million students returned for their first day at 1,800 schools on a scorching Wednesday, one day after the city saw its hottest temperature of 97 degrees. Over 65,500 children registered to attend the newly-implemented free, full-day, pre-K program, more than triple the 20,000 children who attended last year. The graduation rate for […]


Blind community struggles for increased fitness access

Blind community struggles for increased fitness access
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Fitness accessibility for the blind and visually impaired is problematic around Manhattan.


Birdland celebrates Charlie Parker’s birthday

Birdland celebrates Charlie Parker's birthday
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A famed New York jazz club celebrated the birthday of its namesake with three nights of music inspired by the legendary Charlie Parker.


Grassroots theater in turmoil

Grassroots theater in turmoil
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Over the past ten years, 25% of all off-off Broadway spaces have been forced to close their doors or relocate several times due to unaffordable rents and city gentrification.


Smoke-free housing slower to come to buildings that need it most

Smoke-free housing slower to come to buildings that need it most
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Smoke-free housing efforts by the Manhattan Smoke-Free Partnership target low-income developments like the Robert Fulton Houses, where there are higher rates of asthma, but, change in these neighborhoods may come slowly.


Burlesque wows at Highline Ballroom

Burlesque wows at Highline Ballroom
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The close of the New York Burlesque Festival was a revealing theatrical event and awards ceremony called The Golden Pasties.


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.


Teens make design statement on the High Line

Teens make design statement on the High Line
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Fourteen local teens participated in a fashion show on the High Line, marking the end of a two-month long apprenticeship program.