Posts Tagged ‘Midtown West’

Chew on this: CBD-laced candy and weed legalization

Chew on this: CBD-laced candy and weed legalization
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Weed World Candies either contain THC and can get a customer high, or they don’t — depending on whom you ask.


Artists create safe community through spoken word

Artists create safe community through spoken word
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In difficult political times, artists from marginalized groups take to the stage.


Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd

Hamilton cast draws voter registration crowd
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Cast members from the hit musical “Hamilton” drew crowds as they registered people to vote.


City educators face challenges working with New York’s most vulnerable youth

City educators face challenges working with New York's most vulnerable youth
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Educators who work with homeless, trafficked, or exploited youth face daily challenges that extend far beyond the classroom.


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.


Comic Con proves it’s ‘hip to be square’

Comic Con proves it's 'hip to be square'
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This year’s New York Comic Con attracted its largest crowd ever, furthering the evidence that society has become more accepting of “nerds.”


Gap Inc. is the latest to drop criticized on-call scheduling

Gap Inc. is the latest to drop criticized on-call scheduling
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Gap Inc. announced it will phase out a controversial scheduling practice which critics say left workers with volatile work hours and unreliable paychecks.


Midtown West: It takes a village to host the pope

Midtown West: It takes a village to host the pope
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There’s more than usual going on in Midtown West, thanks to the papal mass: Read on to find out about everything from bobble-head pope dolls to loaves and fishes to roadblocks and commuter strategies.


As construction increases, new safety initiatives are slow to materialize

As construction increases, new safety initiatives are slow to materialize
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As construction increases in Midtown West, the Department of Building’s safety initiatives are slow to materialize.


City Council considers law easing ID for transgender New Yorkers

City Council considers law easing ID for transgender New Yorkers
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A newly proposed bill to ease the process of changing the sex field on a birth certificate has been introduced in New York City, but some transgender individuals say serious challenges remain for the community.


Seniors feel safer in Midtown West, but more improvements needed

Seniors feel safer in Midtown West, but more improvements needed
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As the Safe Streets for Seniors program ends, senior citizens in Midtown West are concerned about safety along Tenth Avenue.


Pre-K to post-grad: Midtown West goes back to school

Pre-K to post-grad: Midtown West goes back to school
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Back-to-school in Midtown West is as diverse as the population: Specialty high schools, public, private, and all those Pre-Ks. Meet some aspiring performer-students, a veteran crossing guard and more.


Parents want French dual language program

Parents want French dual language program
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French parents want to expand the French-Language dual language program in public schools in the New York City. With help and lobbying efforts from the French Embassy, non-profit educational organizations and parents who wish to send their children to learn French at public schools, the number of schools offering the program has increased steadily. And the program may soon extend to Chelsea.


Midtown West Now and Then: The Times, They are A’Changin’

Midtown West Now and Then: The Times, They are A'Changin'
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Pictures and numbers: Midtown West in transition.


Midtown Traditions

Midtown Traditions
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Midtown West is rich in holiday tradition. Here is the Gazette’s wide-ranging list of offerings.


Mozart’s Tito Receives Regal Reception at Metropolitan Opera

Mozart’s Tito Receives Regal Reception at Metropolitan Opera
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To mark the 225th anniversary of “Don Giovanni,” the Metropolitan Opera is showcasing three Mozart operas including a revival of “La Clemenza di Tito,” which opened Nov. 16. The performance featured a star-studded cast with Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianoti, Kate Lindsey, Barbara Frittoli, Lucy Crowe and led by acclaimed early music specialist Harry Bicket.  The other Mozart operas […]


Design Center Opens Midtown “Get Out The Vote 2012” Exhibition

Design Center Opens Midtown "Get Out The Vote 2012" Exhibition
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A “Get Out The Vote 2012” exhibition is currently on display at the AIGA National Design Center, located on Fifth Avenue between West 21 and 22 streets in Midtown. Sponsored by the Professional Association for  Design (AIGA), the exhibition is a collection of nonpartisan posters designed to encourage citizens to head to the polls on […]


It’s (Still) the Economy, Stupid

It's (Still) the Economy, Stupid
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Midtown West is an undisputed liberal strong hold, with the majority of voters registered as Democrats. But, with just a couple weeks left before the election, our editorial team took to the streets to get a closer look at what concerns are driving voters to the polls this year.


Bizet’s Lusty Gypsy Returns to the Met

Bizet’s Lusty Gypsy Returns to the Met
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Richard Eyre’s updated, relocated production of “Carmen” returns to the Metropolitan Opera, replacing a traditional production by the great director Franco Zeffirelli. The trend toward modern productions is a widespread phenomenon.


LGBT Synagogue Faces Funding Shortfall for New Home

LGBT Synagogue Faces Funding Shortfall for New Home
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The planned $17 million relocation of New York’s largest LGBT synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), from the West Village to Midtown West faces a delay of its scheduled 2013 opening due to a $5.5 million fundraising shortfall.


UNIQLO on Fifth Avenue a Success, According to UNIQLO

UNIQLO on Fifth Avenue a Success, According to UNIQLO
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When the doors of its new global flagship store open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, kicking off its first holiday sales season on Fifth Avenue and 53rd street, UNIQLO will face a test of how well it can compete in the big leagues against the likes of Macy’s and Lord & Taylor.


Where In The World Is Little Brazil?

Where In The World Is Little Brazil?
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Little Brazil has undergone many changes in past few decades. Today the once buzzing section of West 46th Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues takes up no more than a quarter of that space.


Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink Opens Ahead Of Wintry Weekend

Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink Opens Ahead Of Wintry Weekend
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As the snow fell in Manhattan on Saturday, Bryant Park’s newly opened ice-skating rink experienced a lull in visitors.


Cynicism, Massive Crowds Reign Supreme at Comic Con Festival

Cynicism, Massive Crowds Reign Supreme at Comic Con Festival
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New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s answer to the larger, more popular San Diego Comic-Con, has dealt with its fair share of problems since its debut in 2006. This year was no exception: Con-goers found themselves dealing with overcrowding, flagrant consumerism, and a bullying scandal worthy of Mean Girls.