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The Women’s Building welcomes input from Chelsea residents

The Women's Building welcomes input from Chelsea residents
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The Women’s Building hosted a block party on 25th September in Chelsea, to draw inputs from the community about the redevelopment of Bayview Correctional Facility, a former women’s prison on West 20th Street.


Increased funding for Silicon Alley startups alters Midtown real estate

Increased funding for Silicon Alley startups alters Midtown real estate
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The growth of Silicon Alley from a small group of startups to the country’s second largest startup hub comes with a price: a change in real-estate dynamics in the neighborhood.


To survive a high-rise fire, should residents stay or go?

To survive a high-rise fire, should residents stay or go?
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After two recent fire deaths, residents in Midtown high-rises aren’t always clear on fire safety protocols.


Books of Wonder turns 35, cautiously

Books of Wonder turns 35, cautiously
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Books of Wonder just celebrated its 35th anniversary as the oldest independent children’s bookstore in New York City. As businesses feel the pressure of gentrification, Books of Wonder has managed to stay afloat.


What most businesses don’t know: sidewalk signs are illegal

What most businesses don't know: sidewalk signs are illegal
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Business employees in Hell’s Kitchen say sidewalk advertisement signs are important to attract customers, but residents say they’re hazardous clutter on already crowded sidewalks. According to the New York Department of Sanitation Rules and Regulations, they’re illegal and could cost businesses hundreds of dollars in fines.


Street art contributes to property values, neighborhood character in Chelsea

Street art contributes to property values, neighborhood character in Chelsea
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Chelsea wall murals benefit the neighborhood in more ways than one.


Startups move to co-shared offices amid high real estate prices

Startups move to co-shared offices amid high real estate prices
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Skyrocketing real estate prices are pushing budding entrepreneurs to seek alternative office space that helps them participate in New York’s booming technology industry.


Leave certification to the pros, architects say

Leave certification to the pros, architects say
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Architects oppose potential state legislation that would abolish a faster building process in the city.


Development ‘taxing’ on Midtown West

Development 'taxing' on Midtown West
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Luxury condominiums and green buildings receiving tax exemptions are not making the money they otherwise would for the city budget.


Mystery surrounds canceled bike rack on East 55th Street

Mystery surrounds canceled bike rack on East 55th Street
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Reports conflict on whether a Citi Bike rack formerly planned on East 55th Street owes its cancellation to pressure from the five-star St. Regis Hotel.


On Pier 57, plenty of young ambition

On Pier 57, plenty of young ambition
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Pop-up shops installed this summer inside recycled shipping containers at Pier 57 will close on October 20, with casualties of the pier’s complete renovation scheduled to start around Thanksgiving. What they don’t know is whether they’ll be invited back to be part of “Super Pier,” as the new venue is called. While most of the […]


Chelsea residents push for better parking

Chelsea residents push for better parking
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A housing expansion on the parking lot of the Fulton projects means fewer off-street spaces and more worries for residents of West 18th and 19th Streets near 9th Avenue.