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  1. War of Succession: The Battle to Replace Charles RangelRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The New York Observer

    In 2012 and 2014, octagenarian Congressman Charles Rangel -despite political scandals, health problems and his advanced age-shocked many in the political world by repulsing fierce Democratic primary challenges from State Senator Adriano Espaillat. In 2016, the contest to succeed the retiring U.S. representative comes down to one question: does Rangel have the power to pick his heir? If the answer is "yes," the next congressman from the 13th Congressional District will be Keith Wright , presently an assemblyman from Harlem .

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  2. Afternoon Bulletin: City To Vote On Rent Hikes, Pride Takes NYC, a 'Snowbot' and MoreRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | The New York Observer

    The Rent Guidelines Board is voting tonight on whether or not to raise the ceiling for rent-stabilized apartments. The options on the board include raising the rent on one-year leases by 0-2% and two-year leases by 0.5-3.5%.

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  3. A Viking Funeral for HBO's 'Vinyl'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | The New York Observer

    Unfortunately, this photo is all we have to remember HBO's Vinyl by, no, no, wait-this is a still from M*A*S*H . I would like to reflect on the loss of an extraordinary television program that offered a glimpse of a long-gone Manhattan, a dirty Eden that existed before the glitter of gentrification or the grotesqueries of terrorism.

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  4. Celebrate International Day of Yoga by Venturing Outside Your Usual StudioRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | The New York Observer

    Did you know that today is International Day of Yoga ? Unless you are a yogi or social media professional, probably not. Still, it's the perfect chance to work on your downward dog somewhere more exciting than your neighborhood studio.

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  5. Afternoon Bulletin: Vigil Held at Stonewall, Food Cart Mafia and MoreRead the original story

    Monday Jun 13 | The New York Observer

    People gather outside of the Stonewall Inn as a vigil is held following the massacre that occurred at a gay Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning. New Yorkers united outside the Stonewall Inn Sunday evening to show solidarity for the victims of yesterday's mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 dead and over 50 injured.

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  6. Williamsburg UnboundRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | The New York Observer

    Only in New York would we grant an official title for the most gentrified neighborhood. Or at least that's what happened this May, when NYU's Furman Center placed the crown of gentrification atop Williamsburg's head.

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  7. The Upper East Side's New No-Frills Facial BarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 7 | The New York Observer

    And while yet another in Manhattan doesn't seem like a novel concept, co-founders Cindy Kim and Matt Maroone are banking on it. The two, who met at Wharton Business School, want to cut through the clutter by providing clients with a no frills, results-oriented space to get your skin treated.

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  8. Will East Harlem Remain the Caboose on Manhattan's Real Estate Train?Read the original story

    Friday Jun 3 | The New York Observer

    Excepting a brief post-2008 pause, Manhattan's housing market has thus far in the new millennium marched so steadily toward unforeseen heights that it can feel like something of a shock to encounter a neighborhood not moving along in lockstep. The natural impulse upon stumbling across one of these real estate Brigadoons is to question: What's the deal? Typically, this is then followed by a fleeting moment of glee as you briefly contemplate your future home, which then gives way to a sweaty-palmed panic as you realize that, even as you sit there thinking about it, you're probably already being priced out.

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  9. On the Market: Nick Denton's Soho Pad Now a Rental; Ta-Nehisi Coates Lists PLG HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 31 | The New York Observer

    Revenge of the Hulk: Gawker's Nick Denton has put his Soho loft on the market as a $15,000 a month rental, the New York Post reported-a move allegedly spurred by the ongoing legal costs incurred because of the Hulk Hogan sex tape. It's very nice , if a bit cold.

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  10. The Sweat Sessions Are Boutique Fitness Classes for DudesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 30 | The New York Observer

    If you've been struggling with getting your gentleman caller to accompany you to a boutique class, or you yourself have been searching for something particularly masculine, the Meatpacking District is bring you the summer Sweat Sessions . The program includes classes from dude favorite Y7 , Physique57 and appearances from exclusive instructorsand they're all free.

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  11. Meet the Congressional Candidate Running to Represent Neighborhood That Doesn't ExistRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Assemblyman Keith Wright, retiring Congressman Charles Rangel 's favored successor , is running to represent the neighborhoods of Harlem, Washington Heights, Marble Hill, Fordham Manor andInglewood? A new piece of literature from the Harlem Democrat's campaign names "Inglewood" among several other communities he hopes will send him to Washington, D.C. Mr. Wright is one of half-dozen contenders fighting in his party's June 28 primary, and he has outpaced virtually all of his rivals in fundraising and endorsements.

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  12. The Walls Are Closing in on Bill de BlasioRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | The New York Observer

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference in Times Square March 22, 2016 in New York City. First, it appeared to be politics as usual-as long as the usual was a bit sordid.

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  13. Permanent Rachel Whiteread Piece on Governors Island Comes Complete With TrashRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Turner prize-winning artist Rachel Whiteread will be installing a permanent, site-specific installation in a new park that is nearing completion called The Hills on Governors Island, the Observer has learned. The artwork, titled Cabin , will be placed on Discovery Hill-one of four hills which also include Grassy Hill, Slide Hill and Outlook Hill, at the south end of the new park.

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  14. Bathroom Break: Designers Create New Generation of No-Gender Rest RoomsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Born in the offices of architects, the design upheaval is quieter than the noisy public debate over gender bathroom equality, but designers are clearly bending to political winds and client demand. Public space is being changed for generations to come.

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  15. On the Market: Community Boards Stymie City's Bike Lane NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Citi Bike is expanding further into Brooklyn and Upper Manhattan, with plans to open docks this August in lower Harlem ,Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook, according to Crain's . Annual memberships now cost $155, $45 more than a monthly metro card.

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  16. Green Acres: The Elusive, Shape-Shifting Urban BackyardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | The New York Observer

    All four immediately spoke not about height but rather about New Yorkers' increasing desire to be connected to nature. "Nature creates spectacular beauty, and people have an inherent desire to be connected to it," said Mr. Cook.

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  17. Musicians Mourn the Loss of Other Music, NYC's Best Record StoreRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | The New York Observer

    A landmark for music lovers for 20 years, last week Manhattan's Other Music announced it would be closing its doors for good on June 25. I've been going to record shops in New York City since the mid-'90s when me and my boys would make our monthly treks down the Thruway to Greenwich Village and my very first city spots, Generation Records and Revolver Records, for bootlegs . It wasn't until I was living back on Long Island and had gotten my first job out of college as an editorial assistant at CMJ New Music Report when I began visiting Manhattan regularly, and one of my favorite places to go downtown was East 4th Street-namely because of Other Music.

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  18. Scoop NYC Going Under Due to Lack of IdentityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Scoop NYC is packing it in after 20 years of selling its high-end contemporary duds. The trendy clothing boutique will be closing its more than a dozen stores nationwide.

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  19. On the Market: In Gentrifying Areas, Middle Class Is Most In Danger of DisplacementRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Brooklyn's Coignet building-the historic landmark perched perilously close to the Gowanus Whole Foods-has finally been restored-or at least, the exterior has, according to Gothamist . The grocer paid for the structural and exterior work, which has won a preservation award, though the interior is still in need of a gut renovation; the building is on the market for $5 million.

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  20. Afternoon Bulletin: Churchgoers Regroup, Nail Salons to Pay Back Underpaid WorkersRead the original story

    May 9, 2016 | The New York Observer

    After a fire destroyed a historic Serbian Orthodox church two weekends ago, the largely Serbian congregation of about 700 has begun to regroup. According to a spokeswoman, many churches from around the city had offered to host the congregation until it can return to a rebuilt Cathedral of St. Sava.

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