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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 […]


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, […]


Hudson Surges with Sandy

Hudson Surges with Sandy
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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 […]


Sikhs Organize Bowl-a-thon for Fun and Funds

Sikhs Organize Bowl-a-thon for Fun and Funds
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A bowl-a-thon was held by a Sikh American civil rights advocacy group in the U.S. on Sunday to raise funds for the rights of the Sikhs to fight alleged discrimination against the community.


Comic Con Provides Fun Outlet for Couples

Comic Con Provides Fun Outlet for Couples
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Comic-Con brings together a wide spectrum of New York City residents and out of town visitors for a weekend of fun. Not all attendees where just comic fanboys: couples got in on the fun as well.


Free Love, 21st Century Style

Free Love, 21st Century Style
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At Union Square, you can find advice and some kindness every Saturday, if that’s what you’re looking for.


Columbus Day Parade Conquers Fifth Avenue

 Columbus Day Parade Conquers Fifth Avenue
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The Columbus Day Parade in New York on Monday created confusion as the NYPD blocked off much of Fifth Avenue.


“We The People” Art Exhibit Opens in Chelsea

"We The People" Art Exhibit Opens in Chelsea
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The art exhibit “We The People” has opened at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space on West 19th Street in Chelsea. The theme of the exhibit is the 2012 presidential election campaign. The show consists of art reflecting major political topics like health care and gay rights, that will help to determine the outcome of […]


Activists Mark Anniversary of Afghanistan Intervention

Activists Mark Anniversary of Afghanistan Intervention
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Activist group “The World Can’t Wait” demonstrated in Times Square to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the United States intervention in Afghanistan.


National Opera Center Opens on Seventh Avenue

National Opera Center Opens on Seventh Avenue
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The National Opera Center, a new hub for opera industry professionals rented by Opera America, opened its doors on Sept. 28.


“The Sopranos” Creator’s First Feature Debuts at New York Film Festival

“The Sopranos” Creator’s First Feature Debuts at New York Film Festival
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The centerpiece movie of the New York Film Festival, David Chase’s “Not Fade Away,” premiered on October 6 at Lincoln Center.


Alice’s Garden Brings Nature to the Public

Alice's Garden Brings Nature to the Public
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“This is everyone’s own private garden,” announced New York Sen. Tom Duane at the opening ceremony of Alice’s Garden on September 24, a public garden between Dyer Street and Tenth Avenue on West 34th Street. The garden, once managed by Alice Parsekian, a local caretaker who passed away in 2010, had fallen into disrepair before […]


Then and Now: Holiday Season in Midtown

Then and Now: Holiday Season in Midtown
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Midtown’s busy sidewalks and shimmering decorations are trademarks of the holiday season in Manhattan. A special visit to Macy’s Santa, window-watching on Fifth Avenue and ice-skating beneath the Rockefeller Christmas tree are among the many holiday traditions enjoyed by children, grown-ups, and tourists alike. According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the total number of tourists in […]


Holiday Happenings in Midtown

Holiday Happenings in Midtown
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Wonder what’s going on this holiday season? Everything from tree lightings to holiday markets are in store for visitors and residents.


World AIDS Day Flash Mob

World AIDS Day Flash Mob
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Who Works in the Garment District?

Who Works in the Garment District?
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 The Garment District  The Garment District spans the west side of Midtown Manhattan from Ninth Avenue to Fifth Avenue, from 34th Street to 40th Street. It is less than one square mile in area—but is key to the manufacturing history of New York City. The first purpose of the city’s garment industry was the production […]


Inside the OWS Eviction

Inside the OWS Eviction
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The Midtown Gazette reports from the street on the night Occupy Wall Street protesters were forced from their home base at Zuccotti Park.


Occupy Attorney Says NYPD Has Anger Issues

Occupy Attorney Says NYPD Has Anger Issues
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Margaret Kunstler, an attorney for Occupy Wall Street, is also the widow of famed civil rights lawyer William Kunstler, who defended the Chicago Seven after the riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. When we asked Margaret Kunstler if she was concerned about violence against the Occupy protesters, Kunstler gave the following reply during a […]


“Watch The Throne” Takes Over The New Garden

"Watch The Throne" Takes Over The New Garden
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Jay-Z and Kanye West took over the renovated  Madison Square Garden for two nights last week to promote their new collaborative album Watch The Throne.  The sold-out performances featured an amalgam of songs off the new album and old favorites, over 50 songs in all.  The setlist for the November 8 show can be found here.


New York City’s 42nd Marathon

New York City's 42nd Marathon
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Every autumn, New Yorkers prepare to feel inspired by The ING New York City Marathon. Sunday was no exception as spectators lined up on the sidelines in all five boroughs, holding signs and shouting names of friends, or strangers, who ran 26.2 arduous miles. For the 46,795 people who completed the 42nd annual race this […]


Slush Storm Hits New York

Slush Storm Hits New York
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  Midtown Manhattan on Saturday was beginning to look a lot like Christmas. An unwelcome sight, perhaps, given the proximity of the snowstorm to Halloween. Slush accumulated in city gutters and visible white tufts clung to car tops and treetops throughout the afternoon, prompting such nicknames as Snowtober and Trick or Sleet. The Weather Channel […]


Pumpkins as Art, Not Food, at the Union Square Greenmarket

Pumpkins as Art, Not Food, at the Union Square Greenmarket
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With Halloween less than a week away, two artists craft unique details into pumpkins at the Union Square Greenmarket this past Saturday, October 22nd, while Occupy Wall Street protestors gathered at the southern end of the square for the second week in a row.