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It’s Babies-burg Now Hidden Malcontents: New York Residents question Harlem
 

It’s Babies-burg Now

Williamsburg's newest wave of residents is changing the face of the neighborhood, from hipster central to stroller haven, and generating new business opportunities focused on the growing baby demographic.

Hidden Malcontents: New York’s Christmas Tree Industry

While they all put on a merry face, New York's Christmas tree vendors have a history of bad blood and cutthroat business maneuvers.

Institutions like the Apollo Theater keep tourists coming to get a slice of Black America (Photo: Dervedia Thomas | City Beats)

Residents question Harlem’s longevity as the Black Mecca

A play about gentrification mirrors deep seated concerns in Harlem.

Eating healthy in the heights

03 January 2012

Individuals and organizations within Washington Heights are coming together to help the community combat obesity and eat healthier.

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Bar still fighting for space on a school yard

03 January 2012

Located on 10th Avenue at the corner of 53rd Street is a derelict one story building being sought by the gay sports bar franchise Boxers. While currently doing business in Chelsea, Boxers is hoping to expand into Hell’s Kitchen’s burgeoning nightlife scene. However, the proposed location is sitting uneasily with parents in the neighborhood. The […]

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Historic Flatbush Temple Springs Back to Life

26 December 2011

Temple Beth Emeth is trying to become a religious center by providing services like Jewish parenting classes, worship, sisterhood brunches, as well as avenue for local performing artists.

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Community Board 14 Dangerous for Traffic

26 December 2011

Traffic statistics reveal that Community Board 14 holds the most dangerous intersections in Brooklyn. Residents say safety is jeopardized by a lack of ticketing and poor street design.

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Lenox Hill Exercise

New Senior Centers launching at Lenox Hill

21 December 2011

The citywide Innovative Senior Centers program will be launching one of its first centers at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in January 2012.

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Mexicans Opt for Natural Remedies from Home

20 December 2011

An unassuming little store in East Williamsburg provides ancient herbal medicines to the Mexican and Latino community.

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The Lower East Side iPhone App

The Lower East Side Goes Mobile

15 December 2011

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District has developed a localized mobile app to promote local businesses and increase foot traffic in the neighborhood.

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Residents Call for Green Space in Chelsea

15 December 2011

Chelsea residents are clamoring for more green, community spaces. Some think the High Line is too touristy to satisfy Chelsea’s park void, and park advocates are looking for creative solutions.

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More Delays for Bronx Park Overhaul

15 December 2011

A popular park in the north Bronx is still waiting for bathrooms and basketball courts after numerous delays, and residents say that the Parks Department is not giving the borough the attention it deserves.

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St. Joseph’s Celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe

11 December 2011

Nearly 500 worshipers at St. Joseph's celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Mass, a parade and a feast at the Roman Catholic Church.

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