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Chelsea Clinic Protests Shift Focus to Mayor

Chelsea Clinic Protests Shift Focus to Mayor

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE| During a protest outside City Hall, some 30 members of ACT UP New York called on the de Blasio administration to replace the HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing services that were lost when the city closed its Chelsea sexually transmitted disease clinic for a two-year-long renovation. “This city government cannot ignore […]

City Request for Health Services Bids Shows Shift to PrEP, TasP Funding

City Request for Health Services Bids Shows Shift to PrEP, TasP Funding

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | City contracts that were recently put out for bids add further evidence that government HIV prevention dollars are favoring biomedical interventions that prevent HIV infections, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and moving away from behavioral interventions that seek to alter sexual behavior. “Increasingly, biomedical HIV prevention approaches have emerged as yet […]

Healthy Winter Comfort Foods

Healthy Winter Comfort Foods

BY CARLYE WAXMAN RD, CDN  (sweetnutritionnyc.com)  |  Emotional eating is a nasty byproduct of the long winter and its brutal weather. Did you ever get so depressed that the only thing keeping your mind off your real problem is a carton of ice cream? How about being so cold in your apartment at night that […]

Spend Your Fall Getting Fit by Going in Circles

Spend Your Fall Getting Fit by Going in Circles

BY TEAM HEAT  (Devon Cormack & Heather Hardy)  |  Fall is upon us! Don’t let the lack of sweet summer sun discourage you from heading out for some exercise — but it’s a little chillier, so you may need to add a layer or two. This 45-minute workout won’t cost you a dime, and will […]

Rooted in Chelsea, a Vegan Business Model Blossoms

Rooted in Chelsea, a Vegan Business Model Blossoms

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC Pamela Elizabeth is one busy restaurateur. Last month alone, two new vegan restaurants — one fast food and one an upscale sit-down — opened on the Upper West Side, expanding an empire that began nine years ago in Chelsea. Elizabeth and her business partner, Ronen Seri, opened their first vegan eatery, […]

Up With Down to Earth Farmers Market

Up With Down to Earth Farmers Market

BY CARLYE WAXMAN RD, CDN  |  It’s always exciting to stumble across a farmers market in your neighborhood. The idea that we can buy locally sourced produce makes us feel a little less urban, a little healthier, and can spark an idea to start or end the day off right. But besides knowing there’s beautiful […]

Chin at the Helm of City Council’s Committee on Aging

Chin at the Helm of City Council’s Committee on Aging

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Having served on the City Council’s Committee on Aging during her first term, Councilmember Margaret Chin was more than happy to take over the committee upon starting her second term in January. “And I think the senior advocates were happy too,” she said, smiling, during a recent interview in her Council […]

Penn South Classes Tone the Body, Sharpen the Mind

Penn South Classes Tone the Body, Sharpen the Mind

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  They may not be feeling the burn, but they’re definitely seeing an improvement in strength, coordination and mobility. Open to residents and neighbors alike, the high-energy, low-impact classes offered at the Penn South Senior Center are designed to get those 55 and over up from their chairs, out of the apartment […]

In the Know, On the Go

In the Know, On the Go

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  PENN SOUTH   The Penn South Program for Seniors provides recreation, education, cultural and social services — and welcomes volunteers. The program offers a variety of classes and events. Neighborly Nights — a series of events including concerts and film screenings — are 5:30pm on Wednesdays (twice a month). Thursday Specials, […]

Band Expands Horizons, and Lung Capacity

Band Expands Horizons, and Lung Capacity

BY MICHAEL LYDON  |  On a grey and snowy Tuesday morning in the East Village, a trickle of seniors citizens, bundled up in puffy winter coats, hats pulled over their ears, scarves wrapped around their necks and instrument cases large and small in their gloved hands, made their way to the Third Street Music School […]