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Will This Area Catholic School Be Saved?

Will This Area Catholic School Be Saved?
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Holy Cross School on 43rd Street is one of 27 Catholic schools being considered for closure by the Archdiocese of New York this year.


Vulnerable Pets Find Helping Hands

Vulnerable Pets Find Helping Hands
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Some pets need help getting a home. Other pets need help being taken care of. Read two stories about how Midtown pets are getting by in the city.


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.


Black Cats and Pit Bulls Face Discrimination over Breed and Color

Black Cats and Pit Bulls Face Discrimination over Breed and Color
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At shelters and animal rescue groups across New York, certain animals tend to have harder time than others finding homes. From black cats that face superstitions to pit-bull dogs that people fear, more and more of these animals struggle to get adopted and frequently end up on the Animal Care & Control Euthanasia list.


West Side Parents Debate Elementary School Rezoning

West Side Parents Debate Elementary School Rezoning
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Parents were invited to make public comments on an elementary school rezoning proposal that would mean big changes for Chelsea and West Village families looking to began school from 2014 on.


Crowds Get Sneak Peek of the Macy’s Parade Balloons

Crowds Get Sneak Peek of the Macy’s Parade Balloons
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Macy’s began inflating their Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons in the streets around the Museum of Natural History, between 79th and 81st street, at 3 p.m. the day before the parade, drawing huge crowds. Visitors were allowed to enter the enclosure at 79th Street and make their way around the museum before exiting at the same spot. […]


Laughing Away Cultural Barriers

Laughing Away Cultural Barriers
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Said Durrah entered the a stage wearing a Keffiyeh, a scarf symbolizing Palestinian solidarity. “I come from a time-share location called Gaza strip,” said the Palestinian comedian, who was the first performer at Chelsea’s Gotham City Comedy Club for the 9th Annual New York Arab American Comedy Festival in late October. Seven Arab stand-up comedians […]


After Sandy: Victims Deliver To Victims

After Sandy: Victims Deliver To Victims
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After Fulton House recovered from Hurricane Sandy, Miguel Acevedo, the president of its tenant association, decided that he should hand out donations to those still in need, along with several volunteers.


College Group Pushes for Justice in Palestine, Others Push Back

College Group Pushes for Justice in Palestine, Others Push Back
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Justice for Palestine Student Groups, aims at raising awareness for Palestinian concerns among American students, amidst controversy about its message.


A Day in the Life of an Election

A Day in the Life of an Election
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From 14th Street to Lincoln Center and Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River, from early morning voter lines to big-screen vote projections at night in Rockefeller Center and Times Square, The Midtown Gazette captured Election Day.


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.


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.


Wine Store Afloat on Current Events

Wine Store Afloat on Current Events
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Jehovany Diaz, 50, hopes that Election Day brings New Yorkers out of their homes in large quantities.  Diaz isn’t running for office today nor is he politically motivated; he’s the store manager at Ninth Avenue Wine in Hell’s Kitchen. Outside his store Diaz proudly displays a sign stating, “Come in and elect your wine on […]


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.


After Sandy: Chelsea Bar Left in Darkness Returns to Light

After Sandy: Chelsea Bar Left in Darkness Returns to Light
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Flannery’s Bar, located on West 14 Street and Seventh Avenue, is no stranger to Chelsea night life. The Irish bar is a neighborhood favorite, and when Hurricane Sandy left the entire area in four days of darkness, patrons flocked to Flannery’s for candle light and familiar company. “They let us gather,” said Mitch Klein, a […]


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.


Duo Tackles Voter Registration for Homeless Youth

Duo Tackles Voter Registration for Homeless Youth
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As Americans prepare to cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election; two staff members at Covenant House New York prepare youth to vote.


Elder Abuse Gets a New Online Forum

 Elder Abuse Gets a New Online Forum
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Agencies and organizations dealing with elder abuse now have more virtual options to communicate.


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.


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.