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One Day at the Midtown Community Court

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In the heavy, Thursday-morning quiet of the Midtown Community courtroom, screens mounted high on the walls played an informational slideshow. “One of the country’s first problem-solving courts,” a slide read. “If you are mandated to community service or social services sessions, go to the 6th floor: Alternative Sanctions Department.” The first United States Community Court […]


Kent Jones reflects and bids farewell to the New York Film Festival

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    Over the last 57 years, the New York Film Festival, which has been hosted in Lincoln Center theaters since 1965, expanded its programs and grew its audiences, breaking its own attendance records in 2018. But now, the person who has been credited with much of the festival’s growth in the last seven years is leaving.


New metro website launches in January

New metro website launches in January
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A new website, The City, hopes to fill the gaps in New York’s local journalism scene.


DragCon diversity

DragCon diversity
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Everyone’s welcome at DragCon — but some attendees feel that they’re not welcome enough.


Drag queens take over the Javits Center

Drag queens take over the Javits Center
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RuPaul’s DragCon event took place at the Javits Center in New York, signaling a growing acceptance of drag queens by mainstream society.


Children celebrate at RuPaul’s DragCon

Children celebrate at RuPaul's DragCon
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Families bring their children to RuPaul’s DragCon 2018 to celebrate drag culture and open-mindedness.


Cannabis companies promote marijuana at AdWeek conference

Cannabis companies promote marijuana at AdWeek conference
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Cannabis entrepreneurs gather at the annual Advertising Week conference in Midtown to discuss marketing marijuana.


An elite college in Midtown struggles to stand out

An elite college in Midtown struggles to stand out
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A Midtown West College has the admissions standards and pedigree to be one of the nation’s top colleges. Why does it fly under the radar?


A bus trip to stop Kavanaugh and start a better future

A bus trip to stop Kavanaugh and start a better future
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A group of 34 New York women signed up for a last-minute bus trip to Washington, D.C. to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination — and, they say, to help empower women everywhere.


Politics are unavoidable at Indigenous Day of Remembrance

Politics are unavoidable at Indigenous Day of Remembrance
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Organizers tried to avoid making this year’s Indigenous Day of Remembrance, a memorial ceremony for Native Americans, too political. But attendees brought up everything from Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation to abuse by the Catholic church. As one attendee said, “Indigenous resistance and existence is political in itself.”


2019 charter commission concludes initial public hearings

2019 charter commission concludes initial public hearings
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The 2019 Charter Revision Commission, its members appointed by the City Council, concludes its initial round of public hearings in Manhattan.


Affordable housing out of reach for those who need it most

Affordable housing out of reach for those who need it most
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A new affordable housing project in Chelsea is slated for completion at the end of 2018. But living there remains a pipe dream for some of the very individuals it was meant to attract.


#CancelKavanaugh rally draws hundreds — and one Trump supporter

#CancelKavanaugh rally draws hundreds -- and one Trump supporter
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Protesters rallied on October 4th in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, one day before the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.


Mount Sinai’s new construction project raises neighborhood concerns 

Mount Sinai’s new construction project raises neighborhood concerns 
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With construction beginning at 432 W. 58th St., local residents fear excessive noise and sidewalk closures.


Playboy Club returns to Manhattan

Playboy Club returns to Manhattan
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After 32 years, Playboy Club reopened in Midtown. The club hopes to attract a new crowd, but old traditions and high prices might turn away millennials.


Playboy moves into club hub, worries community board

Playboy moves into club hub, worries community board
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The Playboy Club has reopened on 42nd Street in Midtown West, a location previously occupied by XL Dance. Community Board members worry that club-related crime will persist.


Local leaders push to keep Harborview Terrace 100 percent affordable

Local leaders push to keep Harborview Terrace 100 percent affordable
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Harborview Terrace is facing an uncertain future, as the mayor pushes for market rate units instead of 100 percent affordable housing.


High school seniors launch student-run café

High school seniors launch student-run café
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Seniors at Food and Finance High School hope their new student-run café will land them scholarships and culinary jobs.


Curbside parklettes spark controversy for local businesses

Curbside parklettes spark controversy for local businesses
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A new Midtown West parklette across the street from a needle exchange and drug treatment center poses a question for residents and business owners: Who gets to enjoy public spaces? :


Further delays for the Women’s Building as third block party nears

Further delays for the Women’s Building as third block party nears
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While Women’s Building developers wait for access from the state, they unite the community where they can: on the streets.


Hell’ s Kitchen residents demand pedestrian safety measures

Hell' s Kitchen residents demand pedestrian safety measures
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With W41st &10th posing a threat to pedestrian safety, locals challenge the community board to find a solution.


Pink’s second life

Pink's second life
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The Fashion Institute of Technology takes a new look at pink.


Celebrating women at the Space & Science Festival

Celebrating women at the Space & Science Festival
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The Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid museum strives to get more girls and women interested in STEM fields.


The midterms: from the farmers market to Trump Tower

The midterms: from the farmers market to Trump Tower
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The midterms matter, and every day it seems they matter more. Midtown West residents plan to turn out for an array of reasons.