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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.


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.


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.


The three Rs — plus waste management

The three Rs -- plus waste management
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Starting this year, 100 schools across NYC set up an ambitious goal: To become zero waste facilities within five years.


Foreign journalists feel unsafe in China, report says

Foreign journalists feel unsafe in China, report says
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A report by a New York-based advocacy group finds the working environment for foreign journalists in China has worsened over the past few years.


HeForShe hosts a night at MoMA

HeForShe hosts a night at MoMA
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HeForShe, a UN Women movement speared headed by actor Emma Watson has its 2nd birthday party at the MoMa. HeForShe is focusing on gender parity in academia in the year to come.


Bali and Beyond celebrates Indonesian independence

Bali and Beyond celebrates Indonesian independence
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It’s Independence Day in Indonesia and commemorations range from parades to bombing of illegal fish trawlers. We visit the Indonesian Street Festival, New York’s main celebration.


Chelsea explosions — ongoing coverage

Chelsea explosions -- ongoing coverage
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Two “intentional” explosions hit Chelsea on Saturday night.


West siders demand a voice in Port Authority bus terminal talks

West siders demand a voice in Port Authority bus terminal talks
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City officials will hold a special meeting with the Port Authority after months of contentious back and forth over a new bus terminal in Hell’s Kitchen.


Project Runway winner launches plus size line at NYFW

Project Runway winner launches plus size line at NYFW
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Ashley Nell Tipton, winner of Project Runway, launched a new plus-size clothing line on the first day of New York Fashion Week.


High Line seeks to become everybody’s park

High Line seeks to become everybody's park
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Carmelita Tropicana performed at the High Line as the elevated park seeks to appeal to the local community through more diverse events.


A Chinese therapy Michael Phelps didn’t use finds followers in midtown Manhattan

A Chinese therapy Michael Phelps didn't use finds followers in midtown Manhattan
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Qigong, a practice of traditional Chinese medicine, had millions of believers in China back in the 1980s. It is gaining followers in NYC since Michael Phelps’ use of cupping, another traditional therapy, during the Olympics.


Local Researchers digitize Holocaust documents

Local Researchers digitize Holocaust documents
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A local archive is working on a historic effort to digitize a cache of pre-war Yiddish documents rescued from the hands of the Nazis.