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Celebrating the Year of the Pig, the Lunar New Year Parade wended its way through Chinatown on Sunday, down Mott St. from Canal St., through Chatham Square, onto East Broadway and finally onto Forsyth St.

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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 | A new mural on a Chelsea building honors the victims of last year’s Parkland school shooting and calls for awareness and action about the ongoing issue of gun violence in America. The mural was created by Manuel Oliver, father of Joaquin Oliver, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, […]

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Some designs at Fashion Week turned the tables by turning the lens back at the audience. These might just be some designers worth keeping an eye on.

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Updated Tues., Feb. 19, 5:15 p.m.: Venturing into Manhattan, Randy Credico, a.k.a. “Person 2” in the Roger Stone indictment in the Russian collusion investigation, was out on the town in Chelsea Monday. Of course, right along with him was his ever-loyal canine sidekick, Bianca. Also tagging along was a two-man Danish crew […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Mint Masala is among the growing number of halal restaurants in Greenwich Village, and its delicious food is great for any and all who happen to love good Indian food. Located at 95 MacDougal St., between Bleecker and W. Third Sts., it opened in summer 2014 as Mirch Masala, and recently changed […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Central Park carriage horses will no longer pick up passengers outside of the park. On Wed., Feb. 13, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron ruled in favor of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to ban horse-drawn carriages from waiting for passengers outside of the park. Edita Birnkrant, executive director of the […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | On Feb.13., the New York State Legislature held its first public hearing on sexual harassment in 27 years. “Some people in office view this as a problem that they would like to go away,” said Cynthia Nixon, the actor and activist who ran for governor last year, speaking at the law […]

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BY ERIC KOBER | If New York City is to mitigate its housing shortage, local land-use regulation needs to take advantage of the early 20th-century investment in subway transit, by allowing new housing at high densities in transit-rich areas. Simultaneously, the city needs to support the expansion of its higher-education institutions to ensure that its future […]

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