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Students say arts have been put on the back burner at ‘Fame’ school
06/06/2019
Protests rock LaGuardia HS

Students say arts have been put on the back burner at ‘Fame’ school

By Michael GarofaloDozens of LaGuardia High School students, parents and alumni gathered outside the elite Upper West Side public school June 3 to protest what they characterize as a shift in focus away from the performing arts education at the core of the school’s mission.Holding hand-drawn signs...

Historic sites project highlights key NYC landmarks for activism and culture 💪
06/03/2019
Mapping LGBT history

Historic sites project highlights key NYC landmarks for activism and culture 💪

As New York City prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising this June, one group is seeking to bring attention to the often underappreciated past of the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community through a focus on historic landmarks.The NYC LGBT Historic S...

How two different businesses thrive under one roof on the Upper West Side 🌆
05/31/2019
Unlikely partners

How two different businesses thrive under one roof on the Upper West Side 🌆

Can an optical store and an accountant succeed in a shared office? Well, two people on the Upper West Side are showing this can be done. Angel Eyes Optical and MID Tax Service, located at 2662 Broadway at 101st Street, have proven over the past decade that two different businesses can thrive under o...

Upper Westsider Noah Waxman on the “very old art” of designing shoes 👞
05/30/2019
Of soles and soul

Upper Westsider Noah Waxman on the “very old art” of designing shoes 👞

A pair of shoes is a basic part of everyday life: to traverse concrete and asphalt, New Yorkers need them to get from A to B. Shoes, of course, can mean more than just protection for your feet. They can give you the confidence to step into that big job interview, walk down the aisle at your wedding....

Take care of yourself this summer with some strategies and treatments for dealing with the most common form of arthritis...
05/29/2019
Don’t let joint pain wear you down

Take care of yourself this summer with some strategies and treatments for dealing with the most common form of arthritis 💪

Osteoarthritis — chances are either you have it or you know someone who does. It is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 30 million Americans. We are more likely to get diagnosed with it as we get older, especially after age 40. In fact, about 1 in 2 people will develop osteoarthritis of t...

Participatory Budgeting winners announced for West Side council district 🗳
05/27/2019
Chelsea votes funding to parks, tech and more

Participatory Budgeting winners announced for West Side council district 🗳

Results are in for the 2019 edition of the City Council’s Participatory Budgeting program, which lets New Yorkers vote on how to allocate $1 million in discretionary funding in their neighborhood. Residents of Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s third district, which covers the West Village, Chelsea...

Mayor Bill de Blasio joins the tradition of NYC politicians who have tested presidential waters 🍎
05/24/2019
Running from New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio joins the tradition of NYC politicians who have tested presidential waters 🍎

With his announcement last week that he would seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, Mayor Bill de Blasio followed in the footsteps of a long line of fellow New York politicos who have had designs on occupying the Oval Office over the last half century — without much success to sp...

A company’s plans to develop a contaminated site near two schools and the South Street Seaport meet fierce resistance ...
05/24/2019
“Poison parking lot” protest

A company’s plans to develop a contaminated site near two schools and the South Street Seaport meet fierce resistance at rally 🏙

A coalition of parents, activists and residents rallied together Thursday at the South Street Seaport to protest Howard Hughes Corp. over its plans to break ground on the site of a former thermometer factory, running the risk of exposing the community and school children to mercury.The site, a parki...

05/23/2019
Hundreds protest abortion laws

More than 500 demonstrators gathered in downtown Manhattan to oppose anti-abortion legislation passed in other states 📰

Hundreds of people gathered in Foley Square on Tuesday evening to protest the restrictive abortion legislation enacted in Alabama and other states in the South and Midwest. The rally, organized by the New York City chapter of Planned Parenthood, included keynote speakers such as New York City Comptr...

The exhibit — done in conjunction with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — grandly accomplishes a museum’s primary goal...
05/22/2019
So you want to be a rock and roll star

The exhibit — done in conjunction with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — grandly accomplishes a museum’s primary goals for both snobs and novices: educate, inform, inspire and entertain🎸

You don’t come face to face with greatness too often. But there it was, right in front of my eyes: Ringo Starr’s iconic Ludwig drum kit from his days in The Beatles. A few feet away, I spied the guitar that Buddy Holly (probably) used to write “Everyday” and other hits. Guitars played by the...

#ThrowBackTuesday for this Ivy League Athlete amidst the College Admission Scandals  🏈
05/21/2019
Reflections of an Ivy League athlete

#ThrowBackTuesday for this Ivy League Athlete amidst the College Admission Scandals 🏈

The college admissions scandal took another explosive turn last week with the news that a Chinese family had paid the private college counselor William Singer $6.5 million to get their daughter into Stanford, claiming she was a competitive sailor. As I’ve followed the news, I confess to feeling a ...

Forbidden Planet is the jam-packed center of the pop-culture universe, conveniently located right here in Manhattan 🛍
05/20/2019
A store that’s out of this world

Forbidden Planet is the jam-packed center of the pop-culture universe, conveniently located right here in Manhattan 🛍

“Avengers: Endgame,” the final film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity Saga, hit theaters late last month like a pop culture tsunami. Determined to see the original Avengers team up one last time, fans were breaking records for ticket sales even before the film opened on April 25. But...

05/17/2019
Council to move on Vision Zero checklist bill

Legislation would require DOT to consider installing protected bike lanes, pedestrian islands on all major projects. 🚧

Amid an uptick in fatalities on New York City roadways, the City Council is poised to pass legislation that would place new requirements on safety features the Department of Transportation must consider as it redesigns streets. Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced last week that he will hold a vo...

#FeelGoodFriday with how an art historian who went blind has learned to enjoy the city’s museums and galleries — tha...
05/17/2019
A new way of seeing

#FeelGoodFriday with how an art historian who went blind has learned to enjoy the city’s museums and galleries — thanks to technology that enhances accessibility for the vision-impaired. 🎨

Before you see her, you hear her. Her metal cane, swinging left to right to detect hazards in her path, clicks against the pavement. She pushes open the heavy wooden door and strides confidently onto the gallery patio, where an enormous bronze sculpture, an eight-foot rendering of a portion of Miche...

The groundbreaking crime analysis tool, which changed the way policing works in the city, continues to play a central ro...
05/16/2019
The NYPD’s CompStat at 25

The groundbreaking crime analysis tool, which changed the way policing works in the city, continues to play a central role in keeping New Yorkers safe 👮‍♂️

From nearly the moment CompStat was introduced in 1994, the New York City Police Department’s cutting-edge crime tracking and performance management system became an instrument of unparalleled influence in law enforcement.CompStat’s implementation here coincided with an unprecedented drop in cri...

Female fighter pilots — and other U.S. Air Force personnel — talk about their roles and challenges 💪
05/15/2019
Women Warriors at the Intrepid

Female fighter pilots — and other U.S. Air Force personnel — talk about their roles and challenges 💪

By Leida Snow We may have heard about women warriors, but it’s still a jolt to meet the nation’s first female fighter pilot, Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt. With her blond, loosely upswept hair and bangs, and her warm smile, Leavitt is disarming. But her no-nonsense, take-control voice assure...

This was posted a few weeks ago, but we wanted to share it here, too. Two NYC officials say the possibility of a Census ...
05/14/2019
A tool to hurt us

This was posted a few weeks ago, but we wanted to share it here, too. Two NYC officials say the possibility of a Census citizenship question has already caused damage. 📃📃

Last week, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States Department of Commerce v. New York, better known as the “Census citizenship case.”The City of New York, along with the New York State Attorney General and several other states and cities, is a plaintiff to the case ...

A high school student argues that the industry is trying to hook young people with flavored “starter kits 🚫
05/13/2019
Stop Big Tobacco’s kids menu

A high school student argues that the industry is trying to hook young people with flavored “starter kits 🚫

The tobacco industry has a kids menu. Death, disease and addiction now come in new imaginative electronic cigarette flavors like sour candy worms, unicorn milk, and smurf cake. It is no surprise that these companies are tapping into the imaginations of youth and luring them into a candy-coated addic...

Achilles International provides people with disabilities the opportunity to compete and the support they need to achieve...
04/15/2019
Nothing stops these athletes

Achilles International provides people with disabilities the opportunity to compete and the support they need to achieve their goals.

Read more about this non-profit organization and the work they do:

“There’s a hydraulic fuel leak,” Lou Chinal heard in his helmet radio. His colonel, who’d seen the fluid coming out of Lou’s Navy jet while flying nearby, continued, “You’ll need to jettison.” I assumed parachutes were parked on a jet pilot’s back, and up and out they’d go. I was...

Calling all West Siders: participatory budget voting is officially open!
04/08/2019
Chelsea projects on the ballot

Calling all West Siders: participatory budget voting is officially open!

By Michael GarofaloCalling all West Siders: participatory budget voting is officially open. The City Council program, now in its eighth year, allows residents to vote on how to allocate $1 million in discretionary funding in their council district.Projects on this year’s ballot in Council Speaker ...

Check out this interesting article featuring NYU Langone Health's Dr. Nabil Dagher on being an organ donor:
04/01/2019
You’re never too old to save a life

Check out this interesting article featuring NYU Langone Health's Dr. Nabil Dagher on being an organ donor:

You’re never too old to save a life. No, you don’t have to throw yourself in front of a speeding bullet or New York City driver. Just signing up as an organ donor will do the trick. Each of us is a veritable medicine chest stocked with 8 lifesaving organs (heart, 2 lungs, a dividable liver, panc...

Every week, scores of people fleeing violence and economic despair in their home countries seek assistance at Judson Mem...
03/29/2019
For immigrants: sanctuary and legal help

Every week, scores of people fleeing violence and economic despair in their home countries seek assistance at Judson Memorial Church - New York City. Read more about it here:

They start arriving every Tuesday around 4:30 p.m., seeking help at the New Sanctuary Coalition’s pro se legal clinic in Greenwich Village. Some are newcomers who have travelled from the outer boroughs, New Jersey, and as far away as Rockland County and Long Island. Others have immigration cases t...

How combat sports helped one man figure out what would bring him happiness.
02/26/2019
He fought to find himself

How combat sports helped one man figure out what would bring him happiness.

Chad Hernandez is an accomplished grappling competitor and MMA fighter, whose accolades include the two amateur championship titles in MMA and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The Manhattan resident, now 29, explains how a life spent in fighting brought him back to the classroom, and eventually....

They wait on line for fashion week sign-ups, work as “pacers” or dressers and clamor for sneak peeks behind the scen...
02/12/2019
How FIT students get into NYFW’s exclusive shows

They wait on line for fashion week sign-ups, work as “pacers” or dressers and clamor for sneak peeks behind the scenes.

Brightly dressed and designer-clad show attendees flood the streets outside of Industria, one of New York Fashion Week’s main event spaces. Fashion Institute of Technology design student Grace Peisker recalls racing through the streets outside the venue, wearing entirely black, hurrying to get ins...

Handwriting project in NYC provides a personal touch.✏️
02/08/2019
The Writing Den helps people in need connect

Handwriting project in NYC provides a personal touch.✏️

The unexpected arrival of a heartfelt, handwritten note from a distant friend or relative carries with it the power to rekindle a lost relationship, or reaffirm a bond. For that priceless gift, the cost of a pen, a piece of paper, a stamp and an envelope seems very small, indeed — yet for some, th...

Hilma af Klint was ahead of her time, and of all the men who followed in her footsteps. 🎨
02/05/2019
The woman who pioneered abstract painting

Hilma af Klint was ahead of her time, and of all the men who followed in her footsteps. 🎨

Until the last half of the last century, Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was pretty much on no one’s radar. And that’s the way she wanted it. After she veered into abstraction in the early 1900s, she insisted that her works be kept under wraps — seen by very few, virtually hidden .....

In hundreds of apartments across Manhattan, the elderly, the disabled and the poor have lived in fear and confusion sinc...
01/30/2019
Savaging the safety net

In hundreds of apartments across Manhattan, the elderly, the disabled and the poor have lived in fear and confusion since the federal shutdown on Dec. 22. Their troubles aren't over yet.

From Avenue A to West 145th Street, roughly 2,000 of the city's most vulnerable residents just got the scare of their lives.For 35 harrowing days, as the government shutdown dragged on, they faced the threat of being forced from their homes.It didn't happen. But the abrupt cutoff of federal funding....

The health costs of smoking are well known, but do you know the truth about the financial impact?
01/21/2019
The real cost of smoking in New York state

The health costs of smoking are well known, but do you know the truth about the financial impact?

The health costs of smoking are well known, the links to disease and death have been established beyond all doubt by decades of scientific research and epidemiological data. Now, the personal finance website WalletHub.com has done a thorough analysis of the potential financial impact of smoking on i...

The founder of Phoenix House adds his voice to the marijuana debate.
12/28/2018
Legal weed? Not so fast

The founder of Phoenix House adds his voice to the marijuana debate.

Dr. Mitchell S. Rosenthal has dedicated his life to helping people overcome addiction, providing them with the treatments and social services they need to live healthy, productive lives. In 1967, Rosenthal, a psychiatrist, founded Phoenix House, which today operates scores of alcohol and drug abuse....

Do you recognize these Doors of Manhattan? Click the link to download a Free Poster! 🚪📥🍎Immanuel Lutheran Churc...
12/18/2018
Doors of Manhattan

Do you recognize these Doors of Manhattan? Click the link to download a Free Poster! 🚪📥🍎
Immanuel Lutheran Church, New York City
The Church of The Holy Trinity

“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else,” the playwright Tom Stoppard once wrote. I've always thought the same thing about doors. They're mysterious; they hold promise of adventures, and secrets. I can't help but wonder what's happening behind them; or what world will emerge if I...

Are you getting the Best of Manhattan? Do you know which business offer the best Food & Drink, Arts & Culture, Workouts,...
12/10/2018
Best of Manhattan 2018

Are you getting the Best of Manhattan? Do you know which business offer the best Food & Drink, Arts & Culture, Workouts, Home Improvement, Gifts, places for Kids, Pets and more? Take a look through our list, and let us know where you shop! 🍎

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Commanding Officer Captain Kevin J. Coleman is "happy to back" in Chelsea with the NYPD 10th Precinct 👮
12/06/2018
Capt. Coleman’s mission possible

Commanding Officer Captain Kevin J. Coleman is "happy to back" in Chelsea with the NYPD 10th Precinct 👮

Commanding Officer Captain Kevin J. Coleman was recently assigned the top leadership position at Chelsea’s 10th Precinct — but he’s not an unfamiliar presence. The 15-year NYPD veteran called this neighborhood home for several years, in the early 2000s.“I loved living in Chelsea,” said the...

Free seminar being held on Wednesday, November 28 from 6-8:30 PM at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
11/26/2018
Spinal Deformities: Treatment and Options Spelled Out

Free seminar being held on Wednesday, November 28 from 6-8:30 PM at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Learn about different surgical procedures and treatment options available for adult scoliosis and spinal deformities at a free seminar being held on Wednesday, November 28 from 6-8:30 PM at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (173 Fort Washington Avenue). World-renowned spine specialists Lawrence Lenke, M...

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07/19/2018

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The Morgan showcases cult figure Peter Hujar’s photos of a lost New York
03/01/2018
Visual notes from the underground

The Morgan showcases cult figure Peter Hujar’s photos of a lost New York

Peter Hujar never, by a long shot, achieved the success and notoriety of Robert Mapplethorpe, the most prominent downtown photographer of the 1980s. In fact, a great rivalry existed between the two.“Mapplethorpe was a fantastic self-promoter, and Hujar a dismal one. He also was a slow-goer as an a...

The wrecking ball comes to a renowned downtown studio
02/28/2018
The last dance

The wrecking ball comes to a renowned downtown studio

BY CLARRIE FEINSTEIN On January 31, PMT Dance Studio, housed in a historic building on the northeast corner of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue, closed its doors for a final time. The building was sold to Extell Development and will most likely be demolished in the coming year. The building was home to....

Bitter battle over public art piece postpones its installation
02/27/2018
"Dog-man" makes few friends in Chinatown | Manhattan, New York, NY | Local News

Bitter battle over public art piece postpones its installation

Months from now, we may still be talking about the legend of the Dog-man: a cross-legged, tux-wearing creature with a man's body and a golden retriever's head, and holding an oversized red apple in one palm. We may marvel at the ease by which Dog-man brought more mayhem upon Chinatown than did many....

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