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People with disabilities report obstacles despite Lincoln Center’s continuous efforts to improve accessibility

People with disabilities report obstacles despite Lincoln Center’s continuous efforts to improve accessibility
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Lincoln Center still falls short when it comes to accessibility for people with disabilities, according to audience members at a recent outdoor concert series.


Residents seek safe pedestrian access to Riverside South Park

Residents seek safe pedestrian access to Riverside South Park
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Regular sidewalk closures make it daunting for residents in the West 50s to access the riverside waterfront park across the West Side Highway.


The three Rs — plus waste management

The three Rs -- plus waste management
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Starting this year, 100 schools across NYC set up an ambitious goal: To become zero waste facilities within five years.


Foreign journalists feel unsafe in China, report says

Foreign journalists feel unsafe in China, report says
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A report by a New York-based advocacy group finds the working environment for foreign journalists in China has worsened over the past few years.


West siders demand a voice in Port Authority bus terminal talks

West siders demand a voice in Port Authority bus terminal talks
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City officials will hold a special meeting with the Port Authority after months of contentious back and forth over a new bus terminal in Hell’s Kitchen.


Global Poverty Project hopes to end extreme poverty by 2030

Global Poverty Project hopes to end extreme poverty by 2030
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The Global Poverty Project plans to end extreme poverty by 2030 with the help of politically active citizens worldwide.


Street Vendor Project elects new board, promises to fight license cap

Street Vendor Project elects new board, promises to fight license cap
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A new study showing the economic benefits of street vendors may be the extra ammunition needed to get the city to reform restrictive licensing laws.


One year later: Does New York still recognize the yellow umbrella?

One year later: Does New York still recognize the yellow umbrella?
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New Yorkers for Hong Kong gathered in Union Square on Sept. 27 to recognize the first anniversary of the Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution, a pro-democracy movement.


NYC first lady promotes peer counseling for the homeless

NYC first lady promotes peer counseling for the homeless
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First lady Chirlane McCray’s $30 million initiative, Connections To Care, will provide mental health services to the homeless and lower income population at 12 city-wide locations.


Gap Inc. is the latest to drop criticized on-call scheduling

Gap Inc. is the latest to drop criticized on-call scheduling
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Gap Inc. announced it will phase out a controversial scheduling practice which critics say left workers with volatile work hours and unreliable paychecks.


Scientists to Central Park carriage foes: Hold your horses

Scientists to Central Park carriage foes: Hold your horses
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California scientists have partnered with Manhattan’s largest horse-carriage stable to see if they can prove that New York’s horses are happy right where they are — working in Central Park—and not retired, as the Mayor has proposed.


Following crime and mayhem, facing barriers to reporting

Following crime and mayhem, facing barriers to reporting
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New York may be enjoying record low crime rates, but barriers to crime reporting are not following the same positive trend.


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.


Affordable housing not affordable enough for some seniors

Affordable housing not affordable enough for some seniors
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Seniors find it difficult to meet the income quotas required to secure an apartment in a proposed affordable housing development .


Porno stores dwindle in Midtown

Porno stores dwindle in Midtown
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Adult video stores are moving away from an area once known for having the highest concentration of x-rated venues in New York, as the city continues putting pressure on this industry.


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.