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The Solidarity Center is a shared office, resource, meeting venue and work space that seeks to support grassroots social justice efforts in New York City. Located close to many subways (any train to 23rd St.). The Solidarity Center is entirely supported by individual monthly contributions. It is run and supported by volunteers.
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The Fashion Institute of Technology, generally known as FIT, is a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, business, design, mass communication and technology connected to the fashion industry, with an urban campus located on West 27th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.It was founded in 1944, accredited in 1957, and is ranked among the top five fashion schools in the world. It has an enrollment of more than 9,567 students. In 1967 FIT faculty and staff won the first higher education union contract in New York State. Since that time the UCE-FIT has continued to define and protect the working conditions of its members and the practice of shared governance of the college that the contract stipulates.AcademicsSeventeen majors are offered through the School of Art and Design, and ten through the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology leading to the A.A.S., B.F.A., or B.S. degrees. The School of Liberal Arts offers a BS degree in art history and museum professions and a BS degree in film and media. The School of Graduate Studies offers seven programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts or Master of Professional Studies degree.
Upright Citizens Brigade TheatreDistance: 0.3 miCompetitive Analysis 307 W 26th St New York, NY 10001
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is an American improvisational theatre and training center, founded by the Upright Citizens Brigade troupe members, including Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. It has locations in the New York neighborhoods of Chelsea and the East Village as well as the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard.The troupe was originally trained by Del Close at Chicago's ImprovOlympic, invented the ASSSSCAT show the success of which led to the troupe getting their own sketch show on Comedy Central from 1998 to 2000, and eventually founded their own theatre. In 2013, they co-authored a manual The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual.PhilosophyThe Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Training Center teaches longform improv, sketch writing, and various other comedy skills. The training center's philosophy of improv is based largely on the teachings of Del Close, with a strong emphasis on the "game" of the scene. The primary improvisational form is "The Harold", and the theater in all its incarnations has had a group of "Harold Teams", house teams that perform regularly.
The Continental NYC, originally known as Tower 111, is a 53-story, 338-unit luxury rental skyscraper designed by architect Costas Kondylis in the New York City borough of Manhattan at 885 Sixth Avenue and 32nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.
23rd Street is a broad thoroughfare in the New York City borough of Manhattan, one of the major two-way, east-west streets in the borough's grid. As with Manhattan's other "crosstown" streets, it is divided at Fifth Avenue, in this case at Madison Square Park, into its east and west sections. Since 1999 the area north of 23rd Street around the park has been referred to as Nomad. The street formerly ran from the East River to the Hudson River, but now terminates at 11th Avenue.HistoryThe street was designated by the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 that established the Manhattan street grid as one of 15 east-west streets that would be in width (while other streets were designated as in width).West 23rd StreetWest 23rd carves through the heart of Chelsea. For much of the late 19th century and early 20th century its western end was site of the Pavonia Ferry at Pier 63, just north of the Chelsea Piers. London Terrace is slight farther inland. In the late 19th century, the western part of 23rd Street was to American theater what Broadway is today, with the Opera House Palace and Pike's Opera House one block away and Proctor's Theater ("continuous daily vaudeville") across the street from the Hotel Chelsea. 23rd Street remained New York's main theater strip until The Empire opened on Broadway some twenty blocks uptown, ushering in a new era of theater.
Penn South is the common name for the Mutual Redevelopment Houses, a limited-equity housing cooperative development located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and West 23rd and 29th Streets, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The 10-building. 2,820-unit complex - every tower has 22 floors - was built in 1962, and was sponsored by the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union based on the cooperative model promoted by the United Housing Foundation. It was designed by Herman Jessor. The dedication ceremony, in May 1962, was addressed by President John F. Kennedy with former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in attendance.To help keep Penn South affordable to those with limited incomes, New York City gave the development 25 years of tax abatements, from 1961 to 1986. After that, the cooperative's shareholders voted for a 25-year phase-in of real-estate taxes, which was approved by the city's Board of Estimate. A further adjustment was made when the development asked the city in 1999 for tax relief when the building boom in Chelsea caused the project's assessed value to skyrocket. The city responded in 2001 by allowing the development's taxes to be calculated based on the cooperative's income, as is done with Mitchell-Lama housing. In return, the development must remain a limited-equity cooperative until 2022.
One Madison is a luxury residential condominium tower located on 23rd Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South, at the foot of Madison Avenue, across from Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, New York City. The building's address is 23 East 22nd Street, where the main lobby is located.HistoryAlthough much of the area nearby is included in various historic districts - such as the Ladies' Mile Historic District, Gramercy Park Historic District and Madison Square North Historic District - the location of One Madison is not, enabling the building to be constructed "as of right" with the transfer of air rights from the shorter buildings that surround the site.When the building was originally announced, it was to be 47 stories and called The Saya; the name was changed to One Madison Park around the time that construction began in 2006 and then to One Madison after it was taken over by the Related Companies. The building as constructed has 60 stories. It features 360-degree views and contains 53 residential units, topped by an 6,850-square-foot triplex penthouse with a 586-square-foot wraparound terrace. The original asking price for the penthouse was $45 million, and was originally announced as including a butler with his own one-bedroom apartment on a lower floor. Prior to Related's take over of the building, the penthouse was under contract for $32 million, but that deal never closed.
The Church of St. John the Baptist is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 211 West 30th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Fur District of the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. To the church's rear is the Capuchin Monastery of St. John the Baptist, located at 210 West 31st Street across from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden.HistoryThe parish was established in 1840 as the second parish to serve German Catholics in New York City, after St. Nicholas' Church, on East 2nd Street, which was established in 1833. An historian noted: "Both German parishes had lay trustees that were so overbearing that they drove out several pastors."The first church erected was a small timber structure. It was dedicated 20 September 1840. The first pastor was the Rev. Zachary Kunze, O.F.M., who, following disharmony with the lay Board of Trustees, resigned in 1844. Kunze left with a portion of the congregation and founded the nearby Church of St. Francis of Assisi. The problems were so great with the Board of Trustees that, following the resignation of Kunze, the parish of St. John the Baptist was under interdict until 1845 when the Rev. J. A. Jakob became its second pastor. More disagreements ensued and the church was again closed in June 1846. It variously reopened with different pastors, but burned down on 10 January 1847.
28th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)Distance: 0.2 miCompetitive Analysis West 28th St & Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 New York, NY 10001
28th Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 28th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times, and by the 2 train during late nights.Station layoutThis underground station, which opened on July 1, 1918, has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are used by the 2 and 3 trains during daytime hours. Both platforms have their original mosaic trim line, name tablets, and directional signs. Vent chambers are present and there is a closed newsstand on the northbound platform as evidenced by sealed windows on the walls. Blue i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with black "28" plate signs in white numbering on every other one.All fare control areas are on platform level and there are no crossovers or crossunders. The main ones are at the center of the platforms. On the Bronx-bound platform, a turnstile bank leads to a mezzanine with a token booth and two staircases going up to either eastern corners of 28th Street and Seventh Avenue. On the southbound platform, a turnstile bank leads to an unstaffed mezzanine (its Customer Assistance Booth was removed in 2010) and two staircases going up to either western corners of 28th Street and Seventh Avenue.
The Ladies' Mile Historic District was a prime shopping district in Manhattan, New York City at the end of the 19th century, serving the well-to-do "carriage trade" of the city. It was designated in May 1989, by the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission to preserve an irregular district of 440 buildings on 28 blocks and parts of blocks, from roughly 15th Street to 24th Street and from Park Avenue South to west of the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue). Community groups such as the Drive to Protect the Ladies' Mile District and the Historic Districts Council campaigned heavily for the status.The Ladies' Mile Historic District contains mostly multi-story store and loft buildings. These buildings became common after 1899 when laws prohibited combined home and production areas without a permit as well as the rise of unions who advocated for better working conditions.
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Please Note an Important Change to the Online Visa Application and Appointment System:
Starting on 3rd of August 2015, all applicants for a Schengen visa (type C, for stays of up to 90 days) can submit a visa application and book their appointment online with the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York. Please note that you will still need to come to this Consulate in person in order to go through the visa-interview, lodge the printed application form and the supporting documents, pay the visa fee and register your biometric data (fingerprints). Read more here: http://bit.ly/SwissVisaDeskNYC
The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York offers a wide range of services to citizens living in the following states and territories:
New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands.
Please note that the Consulate’s Facebook page is NOT designed for Visa or Consular queries. Please consult our website for visa-related questions: http://www.eda.admin.ch/newyork
Public Diplomacy at the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York:
• The Culture and Education Section provides and distributes materials about Switzerland, informs the public about the cultural scene in Switzerland and locally encourages cooperation with American institutions in the fields of art, architecture, and design.
• The Division for Economic Affairs and Communication, in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, monitors economic and financial markets in the New York area. It closely follows the developments and regulations in the local financial industry, particularly with regard to the needs and interests of Switzerland and Swiss companies, and further supports US-Swiss business relations in cooperation with the Trade & Investment Section. This section also manages social media, press relations and community outreach.
• The Trade and Investment Section, under the auspices of Switzerland Global Enterprise, supports and advises Swiss companies exporting to the US as well as North American companies considering a new or expanded direct investment in Switzerland, and in general supports and promotes US-Swiss business relations.
University Settlement Society of New York, Inc. first opened its doors on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1886, under the guiding mission of empowering residents by building on their strengths and knowledge through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy. Each year, University Settlement serves more than 25,000 people of all ages through our 21 program locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our network of programs includes childcare and preschool programs; Early Intervention services and the Butterflies mental health program for young children; after-school and summer programs; youth development, academic support and college advisement; adult literacy; mental health services; specialized senior services; arts programs; a credit union; and community centers that promote family recreation and community service. Funding from the Department of Youth and Community Development will allow us to utilize our expertise to establish a supportive, multi-generational community center on the Lower East Side, providing a variety of engaging educational and recreational activities for participants of all ages and building a more socially cohesive community.
University Settlement’s Cornerstone at Campos Plaza II Community Center will increase community involvement, leveraging resources to support the community in and near the NYCHA Campos Housing Development. Through our programming, children, youth, young adults and adults will be afforded multiple opportunities that meet their needs and works to develop social competencies that enable them to become economically self-sufficient, successful, active members of their communities. Our programming will promote healthy physical, mental, emotional and social development. In collaboration with community partners and stakeholders, an array of project-based activities for children, youth and young adults will be offered based on themes. For young adults and adults, programs will be offered to develop each participant’s individual skills, build self-esteem and self-worth, cultivate responsibility and involvement with the community, forge strong healthy relationships and open participants up to much broader possibilities for their futures.
6BC Botanical Garden Distance: 1.5 miCompetitive Analysis 622 East 6th St (Between Avenues B & C) New York, NY 10009
Our name --6BC--tells you where we are: on 6th Street in Manhattan's lively East Village, between Avenues B and C. But there's more to it:
'B' for Botanical
We call it a botanical garden because that's the traditional name for a garden where visitors come to learn about lots of plants from lots of places. Our garden includes hundreds of plants, native plants as well as many that were immigrants to New York-- and that makes our garden a lot like our community.
'C' for Community
Unlike many other botanical gardens, 6BC is also a community garden: East Villagers, all volunteers, started building it on a rubble-strewn empty lot in the early 1980s.
Since then, our garden's story, like our neighborhood's, has been one of constant challenge and change.
Today, after a period in which 6BC's survival, like that of other New York community gardens, was threatened by the city's exploding development, our garden's land has been permanently set aside for public use as part of the New York City Parks system.
Even so, the garden is still completely cared for and run by community members, all volunteers. We are a Green Thumb garden, and we work with a variety of community garden coalitions and enviromental groups to ensure the continued health of all community gardens--and a greener future for all of us.
We invite you to join us and to support 6BC financially as well as with your time and talents.
Entry is FREE & open to the public.
No drugs or alcohol
Stay on paths (People and pets)
Keep back from pond and pools
Do not pick or break plants
Do not run or shout
No bikes, skates or skateboards
No fires or barbeques
Take your garbage out with you
May through October
Monday-Friday: 6pm - 8pm
Weekends: 12pm - 4pm
Whenever the gate is open you are welcome to come on in & explore the garden.