Midtown West

Who will be the next U.S. President?

Who will be the next U.S. President?
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Millions of Americans went to polling stations today, as they decided who gets to be the President of the United States for the next four years. As results came in, the race grew closer and thousands of people gathered at Times Square to watch, celebrate or commiserate together. Nora Goldbach and Matthew Barter stood and […]


Calling All Voters

Calling All Voters
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The SEIU Communications Center near Times Square was abuzz with phone calls all election day as groups came in to get out the vote. Volunteers from NAACP, Marriage Equality USA and 1199 SEIU, a healthcare workers union, filled cubicles and donned headsets to make sure constituents in New York and other key states were getting out to vote.


Social Media Edge Out Campaign Merchandise as the Season’s Must-Have

Social Media Edge Out Campaign Merchandise as the Season's Must-Have
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For students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Chelsea, social media campaigns for the election are more influential than fashion merchandise.


Midtown Poll Watch: Voters Turned Away

Midtown Poll Watch: Voters Turned Away
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Voters were turned away at Midtown polling places that said they’d run out of affidavit ballots.


Election Media Central: Times Square TV

Election Media Central: Times Square TV
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In the race for the White House, all major news channels in the U.S. broadcast extensive analytical coverage as polling stations close and votes are counted. Times Square became a center for people to meet and watch the coverage on the city’s iconic screens.


NYC Election Fever: Rockefeller Center

NYC Election Fever: Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center was draped in red, white and blue to celebrate Election Day.


Voters Ask: Does My Vote Matter?

Voters Ask: Does My Vote Matter?
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To vote or not to vote, that is the question — and all over Midtown West, people are coming up with different answers.


College Students: Yes, No, Maybe Someday

College Students: Yes, No, Maybe Someday
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At The New School, many students feel uninformed about major issues in this presidential election.


Election Day: Pennsylvania Station

Election Day: Pennsylvania Station
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  The early morning rush at Pennsylvania Station revealed a varied mix of people – some who had already voted, others who would vote later in the day and a few who just didn’t care. Jonathan Flowers, a 38-year-old Brooklyn resident and New York University scientist, 38, voted by absentee ballot, as he knew he […]


After Sandy: Pedal Power

After Sandy: Pedal Power
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With all means of public transportation being shut due to Sandy, locals started digging out their bikes for repair or purchased new ones, resulting in an increase of at least 30 per cent in the sale of bicycles.


After Sandy: Knicks Kick-Off New Season At Madison Square Garden

After Sandy: Knicks Kick-Off New Season At Madison Square Garden
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In an effort to return to normalcy after Hurricane Sandy hit the Tri-state area, New York Knicks fans streamed into Madison Square Garden Friday night for the team’s season opener against the Miami Heat. Newlyweds Jesse and Suszana Cohen traveled by train from Princeton, New Jersey to Penn Station for the game. Jesse Cohen, 26, is a season […]


Should Faith Determine Whom You Vote For?

Should Faith Determine Whom You Vote For?
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A week before the 2012 Presidential elections, a multi-faith panel discussed the relationship between faith and politics and the role of religion in driving people to vote.


Voters by the Numbers

Voters by the Numbers
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We, along with anyone even vaguely familiar with the west side of Midtown Manhattan, can predict now that President Barack Obama, along with down-ballot democrats, will win big in the neighborhood. We are not competing, nor can we, with pollsters like The New York Times’ Nate Silver, so we’ve chosen not to focus on the […]


It’s (Still) the Economy, Stupid

It's (Still) the Economy, Stupid
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Midtown West is an undisputed liberal strong hold, with the majority of voters registered as Democrats. But, with just a couple weeks left before the election, our editorial team took to the streets to get a closer look at what concerns are driving voters to the polls this year.


The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
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Chelsea was among the neighborhoods badly hit by Hurricane Sandy. The day after the storm, residents coped with massive power cuts while trying to get back into their daily routines.   As of 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, there was no power south of 25th street.   The much-publicized collapse of a building façade, […]


Broken Crane Stops Residents From Going Home

Broken Crane Stops Residents From Going Home
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The broken crane hanging at the top of the building at 157 West 57 Street provided more worries for nearby residents already frazzled by Hurricane Sandy. On Monday night, the New York City Police Department closed all roads and businesses, and evacuated residents from a square area from Columbus Circle south to West 55th Street, […]


New Yorkers on the Move Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

New Yorkers on the Move Ahead of Hurricane Sandy
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New Yorkers are always trying to get from point A to point B. But this afternoon, as the streets emptied and the supermarket aisles filled with people buying last-minute supplies, many were trying instead to get out of the city in advance of Hurricane Sandy. The National Weather Service predicts that New York City will […]


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


How to — Literally — Find the Date of Your Dreams

How to -- Literally -- Find the Date of Your Dreams
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A first location based mobile phone application for Jewish singles was launched early September to help people meet their prospective dates in real time.


Songs From Punjab Open White Lights Festival

Songs From Punjab Open White Lights Festival
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Punjabi folksinger Kiran Ahluwalia opened The White Lights Festival with a free concert at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. The festival explores the connection between classical music and other aspects of daily life.


Campaign for Marriage Equality Continues in New York

Campaign for Marriage Equality Continues in New York
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After New York legalized same-sex marriages in 2011, many activists were able to breathe a sigh of relief. But while New York joined five other states and DC in establishing marriage equality, the organizations that headed the state’s campaign haven’t stopped working. Now they’ve turned their attention to the national level.


“Domestic Violence Awareness Month” Competes For Awareness

“Domestic Violence Awareness Month” Competes For Awareness
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“Story by Story,” a 42-story stair climb to raise awareness and fundraise is just one of the events of “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.” Despite its success, the “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” campaign is fighting for the limelight this October.


Mobile Van Brings Mammograms to New York City’s Neediest

Mobile Van Brings Mammograms to New York City’s Neediest
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With breast cancer awareness month in full swing, women all over the country are learning about breast health — but for the staff of Project Renewal’s ScanVan, screenings are a 12-month affair.


Uninsured Patients Still Rely on Safety-Net Care

Uninsured Patients Still Rely on Safety-Net Care
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Despite the subsidies provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to make health insurance more affordable, some low-income women may still find the out-of-pocket costs of insurance unaffordable.