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Beats: women's health, social issues and lifestyle. Columbia Journalism School grad. Tar Heel living in NYC. Bylines: amNewYork, China.org.cn, DIYMFA.com and HerCampus.com

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Amny flatiron article
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Flatiron District shows residential growth amid plethora of shopping ...

The Flatiron District is known as a prime destination for shopping, nightlife and offices for tech startups, but what many don’t know is that the nabe also has a growing residential community.

Chess article
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World Chess Championship to be held at Fulton Market Building | amNewYork

Kings and Queens are coming to Manhattan. The World Chess Federation (FIDE) is hosting the 2016 World Chess Championship at the South Street Seaport from Nov. 11 to Nov. 30.

Getdown3 article
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'The Get Down,' on Netflix, brings back Boogie Down Bronx | amNewYork

The Boogie Down Bronx comes back to life on Netflix in the “The Get Down.”
The late-1970s hip-hop drama series from Baz Luhrmann, the filmmaker best known for “Moulin Rouge,” depicts a group of young black kids with big dreams in the poverty-stricken South Bronx.

Koreatown7 article
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Secrets of Koreatown | amNewYork

Koreatowns across the United States are generally much newer than other ethnic enclaves, like Chinatowns, but they still hold extensive history. Koreatown in Manhattan is no exception.

Orlando article
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NYC stands in solidarity with Orlando shooting victims | amNewYork

Gay and straight alike, New Yorkers came together to send their love and support to the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando.

Hamilton article
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'Hamilton' brings new business opportunities to NYC | amNewYork

New York City has caught “Hamilton” fever and local businesses are reaping the benefits. “Hamilton” superfans and New Yorkers who don’t have the wherewithal to shell out a record-setting $849 for a premium ticket — even if they did, tickets are sold out for the rest of the year — are looking to get their “Hamilton” fix elsewhere in the city.

Startrek article
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Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at the Intrepid Museum | amNewYork

Trekkies, rejoice! You can now fulfill your lifelong dream of joining the Starfleet Academy as a cadet at the new "Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience," which opened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on July 9.

Schumer article
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Schumer pushes bill banning gun sales to people on terror watch list | amNewYork

Had a law that blocks people on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing guns been in effect, the Orlando attacks might never have happened, Sen. Charles Schumer said on Monday.

Dogs article
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Animal Lighthouse Rescue reunites rescued dogs from Puerto Rico | amNewYork

Bentley wore his nicest tie: a chocolate brown tie sprinkled with colorful Christmas wreaths. It wasn't Christmas, but it might as well have been.

Iltriangolo article
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Murals in NYC: State of the Art | amNewYork

At an Amtrak underpass tucked away in Astoria, Queens, a man and a woman stand opposite one another with paint rollers and spray cans in their hands. They’re putting the finishing touches on two giant murals — each one slightly bigger than a subway car — showing ancient Greek motifs, the national flag and philosophers like Socrates.

Nyu article
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Orlando nightclub shooting survivor Patience Carter, an NYU student | amNewYork

A journalism student at NYU was among the 53 survivors who suffered injuries in the Orlando shooting. At a press conference Tuesday, Patience Carter recalled the hours she spent trapped with other victims in one of the bathrooms at Pulse, the gay nightclub where the attacker, Omar Mateen, shot and killed 49 people.

Housing article
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Affordable NYC neighborhoods for recent college grads | amNewYork

Whether they’ve got degrees in philosophy or finance, college graduates are going to have to look outside of Manhattan for an affordable home.