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The Newly Founded (or Nearly Dead) Toy Frenzy

The Newly Founded (or Nearly Dead) Toy Frenzy
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Is fidget spinner’s fame nearing the end of its life at a street fair?


New rooftop farm takes aim at Hell’s Kitchen fresh produce shortage

New rooftop farm takes aim at Hell's Kitchen fresh produce shortage
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Residents of Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood grappling with lack of access to fresh food, can expect a new rooftop farm in 2018.


The reinvented artist: MAD’s Artist Studios Program turns ten

The reinvented artist: MAD's Artist Studios Program turns ten
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As the Museum of Art and Design celebrates the 10th anniversary of its residency program, artists no longer see life in the city as crucial to their careers.


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.


Construction to transform Penn Station begins

Construction to transform Penn Station begins
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Construction to transform the old Farley post office in to an extension of the country’s busiest train station has begun.


Prayer and protest: LGBT synagogue resists Trump

Prayer and protest: LGBT synagogue resists Trump
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Members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, a Chelsea LGBT synagogue, gather weekly to call and write their representatives.


Whitney Museum examines protest with new exhibit

Whitney Museum examines protest with new exhibit
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The Whitney Museum showcases protest, including of itself.


DACA’s demise: The long good-bye

DACA's demise: The long good-bye
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Westsiders express strong opinions in the wake of the decision to rescind DACA.


In a New York state of — two — minds

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One way or another, a New Yorker is about to become the 45th President of the United States. Here’s what people think, as the whirlwind starts to subside.


Peaceful co-existence in the 10th precinct

Peaceful co-existence in the 10th precinct
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Chelsea’s 10th precinct is an oasis of calm, and residents know why.


Chinese crepes, New York entrepreneur: How far can he go?

Chinese crepes, New York entrepreneur: How far can he go?
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A New Yorker who makes traditional Chinese “grab-and-go” street crepes wants to expand.


Finding the funny in the presidential campaigns

Finding the funny in the presidential campaigns
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Comedians at Electoral Dysfunction use political satire to cope with the 2016 presidential election.


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.


Rent increase in Chelsea might force out longtime filmmaker

Rent increase in Chelsea might force out longtime filmmaker
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Independent filmmaker Marc Levin might become a casualty of the Chelsea gentrification that is the subject of his new HBO documentary.


For beleaguered homeless, a strained system with no easy fixes

For beleaguered homeless, a strained system with no easy fixes
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Homeless services in Midtown are strained as the population grows.


Chelsea Mosque develops new safety guide

Chelsea Mosque develops new safety guide
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The Muslim community at a Chelsea mosque institutes new safety procedures after the September 17 explosion in the area.


“Fame” school calls for a return to its original mission

"Fame" school calls for a return to its original mission
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A petition titled “Bring Fame back to the ‘Fame’ school” calls for a change in admissions criteria at the legendary performing arts high school. The petition has garnered over 10,000 signatures.


Spectators head to Pier 84 for tugboat competition 

Spectators head to Pier 84 for tugboat competition 
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Racing tugboats: The Working Harbor Committee hosted the 24th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition.


Mentors are key to success for jazz musicians

Mentors are key to success for jazz musicians
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In a music industry that suffers more than others from the entrance in the digital age, young artists look up to their predecessors for business tips.


Affordable Art Fair makes original works accessible

Affordable Art Fair makes original works accessible
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Now in its 16th year the Affordable Art Fair opened its doors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea from September 28 through October 2 to aspiring and established art enthusiasts and collectors featuring 500 artists.


LGBT homeless in their twenties find few support options

LGBT homeless in their twenties find few support options
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LGBT homeless youth, who already face violence and discrimination, receive fewer services after they turn 21.


Small West Chelsea building ignites parking debate

Small West Chelsea building ignites parking debate
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Community Board 4 approved additional parking spots for a new residential building in West Chelsea, creating controversy among local residents.


Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd

Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd
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Cast members from the hit musical “Hamilton” drew crowds as they registered people to vote.


De Buck Gallery opens season with Zero artist Bernard Aubertin

De Buck Gallery opens season with Zero artist Bernard Aubertin
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De Buck Gallery in Chelsea opened its September season with late French artist Bernard Aubertin, an underrepresented constituent of the post-war Zero movement.