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#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.


Meet the Reporters 2018

Meet the Reporters 2018
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Akintunde Ahmad is a graduate of Yale University, where he studied sociology with a focus on urban environments.  He has been featured on several media outlets, including The Ellen Show, MSNBC with Craig Melvin, Huffington Post, MTV and Black Enterprise, to discuss inequities in public school education in Oakland, California, where he’s originally from. He is […]


Old-school Chelsea donut shop opens East Village location

Old-school Chelsea donut shop opens East Village location
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After 50 years, Chelsea’s legendary Donut Pub will add an East Village outlet.


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.