Midtown West

City educators face challenges working with New York’s most vulnerable youth

City educators face challenges working with New York's most vulnerable youth
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Educators who work with homeless, trafficked, or exploited youth face daily challenges that extend far beyond the classroom.


Seniors face increased difficulty as Almanac predicts blistering winter

Seniors face increased difficulty as Almanac predicts blistering winter
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Seniors and service providers prepare for what the Almanac says will be another tough winter.


As construction increases, new safety initiatives are slow to materialize

As construction increases, new safety initiatives are slow to materialize
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As construction increases in Midtown West, the Department of Building’s safety initiatives are slow to materialize.


New York’s working — at least for now

New York's  working -- at least for now
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‘Tis the season to have a job, and maybe a raise, in much of Midtown West.


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.


Parents want French dual language program

Parents want French dual language program
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French parents want to expand the French-Language dual language program in public schools in the New York City. With help and lobbying efforts from the French Embassy, non-profit educational organizations and parents who wish to send their children to learn French at public schools, the number of schools offering the program has increased steadily. And the program may soon extend to Chelsea.


$6,000 a year: Why the city budget for after-school sports isn’t enough

$6,000 a year: Why the city budget for after-school sports isn't enough
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As obesity affects almost one-third of the country’s children, school sports teams are passe, city needs more comprehensive physical education programs.


Anti-gay assaults rise in 2013

Anti-gay assaults rise in 2013
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Reports of anti-gay attacks in New York have already surpassed 2012 figures, a trend that prompted a state senator to review the State Hate Crime Law.


Radio City Rockettes teach young dancers to “Shine”

Radio City Rockettes teach young dancers to “Shine”
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Five dance schools were selected to participate in a dance contest hosted by The Radio City Rockettes. After learning choreography from the show’s scene, “Shine,” competing schools recorded their routines and posted them to Radio City’s Facebook page for fans to vote.


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.


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.


Room service change at Hilton leads a new industry trend

Room service change at Hilton leads a new industry trend
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The New York Hilton Midtown hotel ceased traditional room service and replaced it with Herb N’ Kitchen, a grab-n-go cafeteria. Some other major New York City hotels are reducing room service hours, suggesting a new trend.


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.


First day of school in Midtown West

First day of school in Midtown West
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Thousands of children filled Midtown West classrooms for New York City’s first day of school. The Midtown Gazette staff hit the streets to catch first-day moments with students, parents and administrators at the neighborhood’s public and private elementary, middle and high schools.


Luxe Hotels Up the Ante with Amenities

Luxe Hotels Up the Ante with Amenities
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Be it a legendary skyscraper or a new, edgy, avant garde hotel, the lodging industry is spending more and more on extras.


Special Issue: Who Will Live in Midtown West?

Special Issue: Who Will Live in Midtown West?
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A single question comes up everywhere in Midtown West: Who gets to live here?


Renewed Attempts to Preserve “New York’s Temple of Power”

Renewed Attempts to Preserve “New York’s Temple of Power”
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The Interborough Rapid Transit Powerhouse might fall off the city’s historical map, unless protected.


Midtown West Now and Then: The Times, They are A’Changin’

Midtown West Now and Then: The Times, They are A'Changin'
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Pictures and numbers: Midtown West in transition.


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.


New Year Brings Changes for Library’s Main Branch

New Year Brings Changes for Library's Main Branch
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This year the trustees of the New York Public Library have been thrust into the spotlight to defend their Central Library Plan, which would turn the library’s main branch into a combined research and circulation library. The 42nd Street building is a historic landmark, but also a widely used research library in the heart of Midtown West.


Finding God in Midtown

Finding God in Midtown
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Midtown is home to houses of worship ranging from the 133-year-old St. Patrick’s Cathedral to an 8-year-old Church of Scientology.


New Non-Profit Helps New Yorkers Care For Their Pets

New Non-Profit Helps New Yorkers Care For Their Pets
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PAWS NY, a new non-profit helps elderly and disabled New Yorkers care for their pets so that they do not have to give them up.


Tis The Season for Hiring: Radio City

Tis The Season for Hiring: Radio City
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As people flock to Radio City Music Hall for the 85th annual Christmas Spectacular, holiday hires look to remain after the season.