Posts Tagged ‘chelsea’

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.


Construction delays as the Women’s Building builds community first

Construction delays as the Women's Building builds community first
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Construction slightly delayed, the Women’s Building is building community before breaking ground.


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.


Amazon’s second bookstore opens in Midtown West

Amazon's second bookstore opens in Midtown West
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Amazon opened its second New York brick-and-mortar bookstore in August, close to some of the city’s independent bookstores.


Hidden signs about plant safety confuse High Line visitors

Hidden signs about plant safety confuse High Line visitors
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Eating delicious edible-looking berries at The High Line can get you fined or sick, but there aren’t signs to warn you about specific ones.


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.


Midtown comedy clubs weigh in on Trump bump

Midtown comedy clubs weigh in on Trump bump
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Making fun of Trump may no longer be lucrative.


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.


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.


No room to grow for the Flower District

No room to grow for the Flower District
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Flower wholesalers in the historic 28th Street market are under strain from hotel construction and traffic but have no plans to relocate.


Chelsea explosions — ongoing coverage

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


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.


New design guidelines attempt to protect NYC waterfront sites

New design guidelines attempt to protect NYC waterfront sites
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New York’s Waterfront Alliance promotes new design guidelines for environmentally friendly and publicly accessible waterfronts.


How the West was won, in Chelsea

How the West was won, in Chelsea
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Stores survive despite the impact of the High Line and the Hudson Yards development.


The NYPL creates the largest audio archive of persons living with disabilities

The NYPL creates the largest audio archive of persons living with disabilities
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The New York Public Library’s oral histories project, Visible Lives, is now the nation’s largest audio archive of persons living with disabilities.


Schools with computer science blaze trail ahead of city’s plan

Schools with computer science blaze trail ahead of city's plan
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In mid-September, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to bring computer science education to all of the city’s public schools within the next 10 years. Computer science, the study of how computers and their programs are created, is a complex subject, but an integral one as the worldwide economy becomes increasingly […]


Chelsea street fair struggles to stay afloat

Chelsea street fair struggles to stay afloat
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The London Terrace, a historic pre-war apartment complex in West Chelsea, hosted its 23rd annual street fair in late September. Although the fair is beloved by the community, it is struggling to stay afloat because of city-mandated fees for street fair organizers.


Books of Wonder turns 35, cautiously

Books of Wonder turns 35, cautiously
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Books of Wonder just celebrated its 35th anniversary as the oldest independent children’s bookstore in New York City. As businesses feel the pressure of gentrification, Books of Wonder has managed to stay afloat.


Rock Star Crystals fills a pricey vacancy amid small business turnover in Chelsea

Rock Star Crystals fills a pricey vacancy amid small business turnover in Chelsea
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Specialty store Rock Star Crystals moves into a neighborhood where shuttered windows often line the streets, as mom-and-pop businesses find it difficult to find affordable leases in Chelsea.


Public housing residents concerned about living conditions as winter approaches

Public housing residents concerned about living conditions as winter approaches
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According to a new report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, public housing in New York has deteriorated in recent years, and some residents agree with this assessment.


Street art contributes to property values, neighborhood character in Chelsea

Street art contributes to property values, neighborhood character in Chelsea
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Chelsea wall murals benefit the neighborhood in more ways than one.


Young entrepreneurs start consulting firm at Fulton Houses

Young entrepreneurs start consulting firm at Fulton Houses
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Acevedo & Associates, founded by young residents of the Robert Fulton Houses public housing project, tries to bridge the gap between the booming affluence of Chelsea and its low-income communities.