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BY VILLAGECARE | Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as H.I.V., diabetes or cancer can come as a blow and an instant change of life. This was the case for Diana, who received such news right around her 44th birthday. She had lived most of her adult life in a rough New York City […]

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When Crunch Fitness opened on west 23rd street in 2014, workouts in Chelsea were known for glam branding and nightclub atmospheres. Crunch has retained the fun but broadened the appeal — as its 2,300 members can attest to. That’s why on Tuesday February 26, from 5-8 pm, Crunch Fitness will be throwing a 5-year birthday […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The city announced in late December that it would expand a counseling program that combats opioid abuse to Mt. Sinai Beth Israel. The hospital, currently located at 281 First Ave., between 16th and 17th Sts., across from Stuyvesant Town, is the program’s first location in Downtown Manhattan. Called Relay, the program provides […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | State Attorney General Letitia James announced she had filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency to continue combating air pollution. “Over two-thirds of New Yorkers regularly breathe unhealthy air due to smog pollution,” James said. “Yet, Trump’s E.P.A. is ignoring the Clean Air Act and refuses […]

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At 2 years old, New Yorker Tabitha Ellis was required to wear a face mask over her nose and mouth for 15 to 20 minutes — three times a day — in order for medicine and water vapor to flow through her compromised body. The treatment often required her to plug medical equipment into an […]

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BY VICTORIA SCHNEPS-YUNIS | We are proud to present a unique way to call attention to what is known as the “silent killer.” One in three deaths among women in the United States each year is a direct result of heart disease. This killer delivers a fatal blow to more women in this country than all […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With the City Council passing the Asthma-Free Housing Act on Jan. 19, landlords will now be required to have their buildings inspected every year for asthma triggers, such as mold, pests and rodents. They will also have to address any conditions that could lead to infestation, and have to tell tenants about […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | “I smile from the minute I come in until the minute I leave,” said Joyce Steinglass, 80. Steinglass is one among more than 25 weekly  participants in Naomi Goldberg Hass’s  movement class at the Dapolito Recreation Center, at Varick and Clarkson Sts. The majority of students come from the Village area, […]

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BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | On Sun., Jan. 20, Overthrow New York, at Nine Bleecker St., put on a free event for 50 youth from ages 10 to 23. The idea was that boxing can improve health, like eating the proper foods, and helps young people learn to channel and release aggression and anger. There were two […]

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BY MICHELE HERMAN | The Integral Yoga Natural Foods Store on W. 13th St. closed on Dec. 9, but don’t blame the landlord. The store, around since 1973, was the ground-floor tenant of the Integral Yoga Institute. The two were separate entities with a shared commitment to the teachings of the Institute’s founder, Swami Satchidananda, and […]

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