Posts Tagged ‘New York’

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.


Topless protesters march for equal rights in Midtown

Topless protesters march for equal rights in Midtown
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Over 100 topless women and men marched in Midtown, and asked this question: If men can go topless in public, why can’t women?


Numbers rise as funding for elder employment falls

Numbers rise as funding for elder employment falls
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Older workers face obstacles in entering — or re-entering — the workplace, as services are reduced.


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.


What most businesses don’t know: sidewalk signs are illegal

What most businesses don't know: sidewalk signs are illegal
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Business employees in Hell’s Kitchen say sidewalk advertisement signs are important to attract customers, but residents say they’re hazardous clutter on already crowded sidewalks. According to the New York Department of Sanitation Rules and Regulations, they’re illegal and could cost businesses hundreds of dollars in fines.


Luxe Hotels Up the Ante with Amenities

Luxe Hotels Up the Ante with Amenities
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Be it a legendary skyscraper or a new, edgy, avant garde hotel, the lodging industry is spending more and more on extras.


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 […]


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.


Natural Sapphires Versus Treated Sapphires

Natural Sapphires Versus Treated Sapphires
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Looking for sapphire jewelries in Manhattan’s Diamond District? Be careful. Do you know the difference between a natural piece and a treated one? Can you distinguish them? How do you feel about the fact that most of the sapphires in the 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue are heat-treated? Read this and find out the truth about “natural sapphires.”


Harry Potter Comes to New York

Harry Potter Comes to New York
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Quidditch is an imaginary sport in the Harry Potter books, or is it? The Badassalisks, a New York quidditch team, sees things differently. They, along with a hundred other teams, attended the Quidditch World Cup this past weekend at Randall’s Island.


Acupuncture in New York

Acupuncture in New York
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Bill Cosby has taken acupuncture for 20 years. He says he knows for certain it works well for him. But 40 years after the practice arrived in the United States, many U.S. insurers still refuse to cover the procedure, and sometimes even the ones who do will try to avoid paying the bill, acupuncturists say.


The Girls of Comic Con

The Girls of Comic Con
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Everyone knows that sex sells, and the comic book industry is no exception. At New York Comic-Con 2011, women wore the same skimpy costumes so often seen in comic books.


First Chinese Woman Accepts Lasker Prize for Lifelong Malaria Research

First Chinese Woman Accepts Lasker Prize for Lifelong Malaria Research
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The famously private Chinese scientist Dr. Tu Youyou opens up for the first time about how it feels to be an 81-year-old woman winning one of the most prestigious awards in medical science.