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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.


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.


Manhattan Plaza Block Sale puts community over profit  

Manhattan Plaza Block Sale puts community over profit  
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Manhattan Plaza Tenants Association held its sixth annual Block Sale in Hell’s Kitchen.


Chelsea street fair faces new round of challenges

Chelsea street fair faces new round of challenges
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On September 24, the London Terrace Tenants Association held its annual street fair as New York City seeks to reform festival rules.


Will Ladies Mile see a Black Friday bump?

Will Ladies Mile see a Black Friday bump?
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Fifth Avenue retailers wait to see if this year’s significant increase in median income will inflate Black Friday sales.


A weekly cycle of its own for Ben’s Kosher Deli

A weekly cycle of its own for Ben's Kosher Deli
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A family-owned deli actually has two owners to stay faithful to an orthodox Jewish tradition that prohibits operating a business on the Sabbath. Ben’s Deli stays open seven days a week without breaking any rules.


A mission for diversity in a ‘segregated’ school district

A mission for diversity in a 'segregated' school district
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A diversity committee, assembled by the Community Education Council District 2, aims to dismantle racial inequities in public schools.


On the outside: protest at the debate

On the outside: protest at the debate
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Photos tell the story of various groups who took to the streets to protest outside the presidential debates at Hofstra University.


New York’s food first responders

New York's food first responders
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The Detectives Endowment Association canteen truck is among the first to respond to a crisis in New York City, helping to support the servicemen and women who support New York City.