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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.


Kingdom of the Marvelous art exhibit in Chelsea

Kingdom of the Marvelous art exhibit in Chelsea
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A haunting and mystical art exhibit debuts at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea.


Fulton Houses starts resident course program

Fulton Houses starts resident course program
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The Robert Fulton Houses public housing is starting a work skills training program and hopes to join forces with the Housing Authority to expand the courses’ reach.


In wake of Sandy firings, hotel and residents disagree on what makes a good neighbor

In wake of Sandy firings, hotel and residents disagree on what makes a good neighbor
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Community Board 4 “punished” the High Line Hotel for reneging on a deal it made to rehire workers, but now hotel management may be willing to follow through.


Smoke-free housing slower to come to buildings that need it most

Smoke-free housing slower to come to buildings that need it most
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Smoke-free housing efforts by the Manhattan Smoke-Free Partnership target low-income developments like the Robert Fulton Houses, where there are higher rates of asthma, but, change in these neighborhoods may come slowly.


Activist seeks improvements on M11 bus, one signature at a time

Activist seeks improvements on M11 bus, one signature at a time
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Ruth Shapiro, 86, is circulating a petition in the latest attempt to spur the Metropolitan Transit Authority into action over slow M11 bus service.


Low-Income Chelsea Residents Fear Threats to Public Housing

Low-Income Chelsea Residents Fear Threats to Public Housing
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With gentrification speeding up and the housing authority’s plans to build private housing on its land, community housing advocates worry about the future of the neighborhood.


West Side Parents Debate Elementary School Rezoning

West Side Parents Debate Elementary School Rezoning
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Parents were invited to make public comments on an elementary school rezoning proposal that would mean big changes for Chelsea and West Village families looking to began school from 2014 on.


After Sandy: Miracle on 26th Street

After Sandy: Miracle on 26th Street
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Some clinics were left without power for almost a week and others lucked out and continued business as usual right after the storm.


After Sandy: Victims Deliver To Victims

After Sandy: Victims Deliver To Victims
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After Fulton House recovered from Hurricane Sandy, Miguel Acevedo, the president of its tenant association, decided that he should hand out donations to those still in need, along with several volunteers.


After Sandy: City Distributes Basic Supplies in Chelsea

After Sandy: City Distributes Basic Supplies in Chelsea
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New York City has organized the distribution of basic supplies for Hurricane Sandy Victims at the Chelsea Park soccer field on West 27th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, between 1 and 5 p.m. Giveaways were provided by the federal government and aid groups including the Salvation Army and American Red Cross, as well as […]


The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
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Chelsea was among the neighborhoods badly hit by Hurricane Sandy. The day after the storm, residents coped with massive power cuts while trying to get back into their daily routines.   As of 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, there was no power south of 25th street.   The much-publicized collapse of a building façade, […]


Supporting Small Business? Chelsea Residents Know How Hard It Is

Supporting Small Business? Chelsea Residents Know How Hard It Is
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The presidential candidates talk about support for small businesses, but rising prices make it hard for Chelsea independents.


LGBT Youth Service a Casualty of Chelsea Rents

LGBT Youth Service a Casualty of Chelsea Rents
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Rising rental prices have forced the Ali Forney Center, which provides services to LGBT youths, to open in Harlem in advance of closing its current Chelsea site.


Local Businesses Ready to Profit from High Line 3

Local Businesses Ready to Profit from High Line 3
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Businesses near the third and final section of the High Line look forward to a spike in business with the new High Line segment and southern Hudson Yards redevelopment.


“We The People” Art Exhibit Opens in Chelsea

"We The People" Art Exhibit Opens in Chelsea
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The art exhibit “We The People” has opened at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space on West 19th Street in Chelsea. The theme of the exhibit is the 2012 presidential election campaign. The show consists of art reflecting major political topics like health care and gay rights, that will help to determine the outcome of […]


HIV/AIDS Rent Cap Bill, Struck Down Twice, Headed for Third Try

HIV/AIDS Rent Cap Bill, Struck Down Twice, Headed for Third Try
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Legislation that establishes a rent cap for people living with HIV/AIDS has been defeated twice — but with a new senator in place for the 27th District, which includes Chelsea, the long battle for affordable housing continues, with a third bill slated for a post-November election vote.


Students Fight for Their Futures at City’s Student Registration Center

Students Fight for Their Futures at City's Student Registration Center
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Over 13,000 New York City students and parents, who either did not have schools or were unhappy with their placements, turned to Student Registration Centers for help.


For a Week, Chelsea’s Art Scene Shifts to Miami

For a Week, Chelsea's Art Scene Shifts to Miami
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Many Chelsea galleries packed up and headed to Art Basel Miami Beach last week, widely considered the most important art fair in North America. But some galleries skipped the event this year.


Busting Through the Lavender Ceiling

Busting Through the Lavender Ceiling
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Everyone knows about Rosie and Ellen. But have you ever heard of an equally successful gay male comedian? Probably not. Here, professors and professional comedians sound off about the issue.