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Olive's Day at the Groomers

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Residents of Chelsea are likely to bring their furry, four-footed loved ones to Towne House Grooming, located on West 19th Street off of Ninth Avenue. Elly Wong has owned the grooming haven for 6 and a half years, which also offers cat grooming, dog walking, and in-home dog boarding as part of its services. The […]

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Who Needs Snow When You've Got the Jersey Shore?

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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During the holiday season, networks typically take a midwinter recess, allowing viewers to catch up on shows while simultaneously hyping them up for its return – in three months. However, MTV demands your attention now. Its newest reality show, Jersey Shore, has a striking resemblance to the Real World (which is seen as a hit […]

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The Era of Fail

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by .

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The 21st century is known for many things: a struggling economy, the fall of print journalism, and the eight (and counting) years of the war on terror. It is fitting, then, that we have seen an increase of using the word ‘fail’ to describe the everyday/mundane catastrophes we encounter. Urban Dictionary defines the term as […]

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Next Stop: Basic Training

Posted on 30. Nov, 2009 by .

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Nickkita (or Nicky) Ramnine, 23, is currently the Skating School Coordinator at Chelsea Piers’ Sky Rink. Ramnine graduated in May from Brooklyn College with a degree in Anthropology and Women’s Studies and is now pursuing her dream of serving in the U.S. Army. Ramnine immigrated to New York from San Juan, Trinidad when she was 15 years […]

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Where's the Affordable Housing on the West Side?

Posted on 29. Nov, 2009 by .

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Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen residents and local officials continue their protest against the Western Rail Yard project at a public hearing on Nov. 23, demanding affordable housing for the community. Image from Hudson Yards Development Corporation (HYDC) This 13 acre site located between West 30th and West 33rd Streets from 11th to 12th Avenues is […]

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Tales from the High Line

Posted on 17. Nov, 2009 by .

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When I first told people my neighborhood beat was Chelsea, they always asked, “Oh, have you been to the High Line yet? I heard it’s really nice.” The what? I would think to myself, while nodding. “Yeah, it’s really nice.” I knew what the High Line was, but I had yet to see it for […]

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Francophones Fight to Keep Parish

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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St. Vincent de Paul Church on West 23rd street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Photo courtesy of Catholic Churches of Manhattan Blog Every Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m., 100 to 120 Francophones, some from as far away as Park Slope, come to St. Vincent de Paul Church in Chelsea to attend Mass celebrated in their native […]

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Sideline Supporters Cheer on Marathon Runners

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .

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On the first Sunday of November, thousands take part in the ING New York City Marathon. The marathon runs through all five boroughs, crossing over bridges, through neighborhoods, and eventually landing into Central Park to cross the finish line. The runners are the main attraction in this world-famous marathon, but the race also draws hundreds […]

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Free Hulu No More.

Posted on 24. Oct, 2009 by .

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but in case you haven’t heard, you will no longer be able to ‘Watch your favorites. Anytime. For free.’ As of 2010, Hulu.com will start charging users for content. According to Broadcasting and Cable, the announcement was made at its OnScreen summit in NYC on Oct. 21st […]

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So… Who Doesn't Have a Cell Phone?

Posted on 24. Oct, 2009 by .

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I got my first beeper in seventh grade. It was red, had a weird, fuzzy texture, and was attached to the hip of my jeans like it was the best invention ever made. Which, for a 12-year-old in 2000, was somewhat true. At my junior high school, beepers were the pre-cursory status icons that separated […]

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