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Getting a head start

Getting a head start
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The Hudson Guild, over a century old, gives pre-K students a start in Chelsea.


A small business hangs on, but barely

A small business hangs on, but barely
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A deli owner at the intersection of bike lanes and gentrification sees his business slump.


Voters to decide on community board term limits

Voters to decide on community board term limits
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On election day, voters decide whether to impose community board term limits — as officials argue over whether expertise or diversity matters most.


Plans for L-train shutdown face resistance from 14th Street residents

Plans for L-train shutdown face resistance from 14th Street residents
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Residents of 14th Street are fighting plans to reroute traffic to their neighborhood during L-train shutdown.


Local officials ‘outraged’ over midtown’s $5 per gallon gas

Local officials ‘outraged’ over midtown's $5 per gallon gas
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Local officials are outraged by excessive gas prices at Bisma Mobil station in Midtown.


Electric scooters roll into Manhattan

Electric scooters roll into Manhattan
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Cities nationwide scramble to address the electric scooter invasion – and if two city councilmen have their way, New York will be next.


A clinic exclusive to Hudson Yards community draws criticism

A clinic exclusive to Hudson Yards community draws criticism
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New clinic in Hudson Yards restricts access to a community in desperate need of health care services.


There’s definitely something fishy about the Hudson River

There's definitely something fishy about the Hudson River
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The Hudson River gets a bad rap for being dirty. As it turns out, there’s lots of life there.


Back to school, the 2018 edition

Back to school, the 2018 edition
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Reading, writing, arithmetic — and security issues, food prep, auditions and college nerves. Students to back to school in Midtown West.


Listen up: Your future’s talking

Listen up: Your future's talking
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Sometimes younger people — not older ones — are hard of hearing.


Chelsea lacks free after-school programs

Chelsea lacks free after-school programs
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As Chelsea gentrifies, some children are getting left behind.


City Council passes bill to mandate safety training for construction workers

City Council passes bill to mandate safety training for construction workers
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A bill that requires a minimum of 40 hours of safety training for construction workers passed the City Council on September 28th.


Bryant Park West: San Francisco borrows a park plan

Bryant Park West: San Francisco borrows a park plan
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San Francisco reimagines Bryant Park.


27 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act passes, advocates push MTA for change

27 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act passes, advocates push MTA for change
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New York City disability advocate organizations speak up about MTA’s lack of accessibility.


Todd English food hall faces a wary Chelsea

Todd English food hall faces a wary Chelsea
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Celebrity chef Todd English is in talks to open a mini food hall in a restaurant space in Chelsea, but first he has to earn the support of a community tired of noise and disruption.


Chelsea health clinic’s makeover is modern — and delayed

Chelsea health clinic's makeover is modern -- and delayed
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Chelsea District Health Center gets a $17million-dollar makeover, but the long renovation has meant limited access to quality care.


Today’s “Footloose”: Push for repeal of cabaret law

Today’s "Footloose": Push for repeal of cabaret law
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The repeal of a 1926 law that prohibits dancing is up for debate.


Proposal to modify Chelsea building is rejected

Proposal to modify Chelsea building is rejected
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Chelsea Land Use Committee declined an alteration plan for 500 West 22nd St. and asked for a more substantial effort to retain the building’s past.


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.