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Legendary art-supply store Pearl Paint, at 308 Canal St., closed Thurs., April 17. It had occupied the six-story building — now for sale — since around 1960. Before then it was on Church St. where it opened in 1933. Last Saturday, someone had covered the place’s shuttered gate with “Gentrification in Progress” crime scene-style tape.

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BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Go West: Not so many years ago, it might have been unimaginable for someone to suggest living in Hell’s Kitchen. Today, the gentrification of what was once a rough and tumble swath of tenements, factories, warehouses, and parking structures into a white-hot neighborhood –– from Eighth Avenue west to the Hudson […]

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BY LAUREN PRICE   |  Restored and reimagined piers, dazzling water views, lush grassy expanses, and a 32-mile bikeway –– the nation’s most heavily used –– are among the highlights at Hudson River Park, which has become the elegant front lawn for Manhattan’s West Side neighborhoods Comprised of multiple ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | In the wee hours one morning in the early 1980s, heading home after a euphoric night playing his congas at Crisco Disco in Chelsea, Novac Noury bought a newspaper. A listing for a building for sale on Little W. 12th St. caught his eye. He had been looking for a secret […]

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