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Controversy Continues Over Vaccine Mandate for Public School Workers

Controversy Continues Over Vaccine Mandate for Public School Workers
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New York City public school employees who refuse the vaccine remain on unpaid leave.


Beloved Central Park Horse Show Sidelined by COVID-19

Beloved Central Park Horse Show Sidelined by COVID-19
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The Central Park Horse Show would have happened this September, if not for COVID-19 and other logistical issues.


Hell’s Kitchen Residents Need More Funds to Restore NYC’s Oldest Community Mural

Hell's Kitchen Residents Need More Funds to Restore NYC's Oldest Community Mural
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A neighborhood committee struggles to complete the restoration of a beloved community mural in time for its 50th anniversary.


Black Broadway Artists Make History While Challenging Racial Norms in Theater

Black Broadway Artists Make History While Challenging Racial Norms in Theater
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A record number of Black productions are debuting on Broadway this year, a sign that the theater industry is finally becoming inclusive.


There’s a Bitter Fight Between Café China and Its Former Employees

There's a Bitter Fight Between Café China and Its Former Employees
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After a Michelin restaurant in Midtown East moved to a new location, its former employees opened a new restaurant in the old location, prompting a bitter fight.


Tentative Agreement Reached Between Healthcare Workers and Hospitals

Tentative Agreement Reached Between Healthcare Workers and Hospitals
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After a month of negotiations, the 1199 Healthcare Workers Union and the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes finally reached a tentative agreement.


Midtown Bookstores Keep Their Doors Open Amid the Pandemic

Midtown Bookstores Keep Their Doors Open Amid the Pandemic
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The number of Midtown bookstores has been declining for years, but the pandemic has added another layer of stress to booksellers.


Fifth Avenue Shows Signs of Recovery

Fifth Avenue Shows Signs of Recovery
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With a high vaccination rate in New York City, foot traffic to Fifth Avenue has increased significantly.


Oldest LGBTQ Bar in Hell’s Kitchen Closes Permanently

Oldest LGBTQ Bar in Hell’s Kitchen Closes Permanently
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Hell’s Kitchen community feels the impact of oldest LGBTQ nightclub closing down.


Paris Theater Reopens to Excitement and Concerns

Paris Theater Reopens to Excitement and Concerns
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The Paris Theater reopens but the foot traffic isn’t there.


Arson Attacks in Chelsea Shock Community

Arson Attacks in Chelsea Shock Community
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Fires run rampant throughout Chelsea raising concerns over arson attacks.


Synagogue caught in neighborhood conflict over building skyscraper on Upper West Side

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Hanging on the wall in Congregation Habonim’s entryway, architectural plans and collages depict the synagogue’s future home. The designs include a garden, chapel, nursery school, event spaces, and an elegant sanctuary. For the synagogue, the move promises big improvements. Their current location at 103 West End Ave is too small, forcing key services, like Bar […]


One Day at the Midtown Community Court

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In the heavy, Thursday-morning quiet of the Midtown Community courtroom, screens mounted high on the walls played an informational slideshow. “One of the country’s first problem-solving courts,” a slide read. “If you are mandated to community service or social services sessions, go to the 6th floor: Alternative Sanctions Department.” The first United States Community Court […]


Kent Jones reflects and bids farewell to the New York Film Festival

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    Over the last 57 years, the New York Film Festival, which has been hosted in Lincoln Center theaters since 1965, expanded its programs and grew its audiences, breaking its own attendance records in 2018. But now, the person who has been credited with much of the festival’s growth in the last seven years is leaving.


New metro website launches in January

New metro website launches in January
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A new website, The City, hopes to fill the gaps in New York’s local journalism scene.


DragCon diversity

DragCon diversity
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Everyone’s welcome at DragCon — but some attendees feel that they’re not welcome enough.


Drag queens take over the Javits Center

Drag queens take over the Javits Center
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RuPaul’s DragCon event took place at the Javits Center in New York, signaling a growing acceptance of drag queens by mainstream society.


Children celebrate at RuPaul’s DragCon

Children celebrate at RuPaul's DragCon
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Families bring their children to RuPaul’s DragCon 2018 to celebrate drag culture and open-mindedness.


Cannabis companies promote marijuana at AdWeek conference

Cannabis companies promote marijuana at AdWeek conference
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Cannabis entrepreneurs gather at the annual Advertising Week conference in Midtown to discuss marketing marijuana.


An elite college in Midtown struggles to stand out

An elite college in Midtown struggles to stand out
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A Midtown West College has the admissions standards and pedigree to be one of the nation’s top colleges. Why does it fly under the radar?


A bus trip to stop Kavanaugh and start a better future

A bus trip to stop Kavanaugh and start a better future
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A group of 34 New York women signed up for a last-minute bus trip to Washington, D.C. to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination — and, they say, to help empower women everywhere.


Politics are unavoidable at Indigenous Day of Remembrance

Politics are unavoidable at Indigenous Day of Remembrance
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Organizers tried to avoid making this year’s Indigenous Day of Remembrance, a memorial ceremony for Native Americans, too political. But attendees brought up everything from Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation to abuse by the Catholic church. As one attendee said, “Indigenous resistance and existence is political in itself.”


2019 charter commission concludes initial public hearings

2019 charter commission concludes initial public hearings
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The 2019 Charter Revision Commission, its members appointed by the City Council, concludes its initial round of public hearings in Manhattan.


Affordable housing out of reach for those who need it most

Affordable housing out of reach for those who need it most
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A new affordable housing project in Chelsea is slated for completion at the end of 2018. But living there remains a pipe dream for some of the very individuals it was meant to attract.