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Protected: Budget cuts threaten New York City's industrial business zones

Posted on 23. May, 2010 by .

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Posted on 21. May, 2010 by .

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On Saturday, the Hudson River Pageant took place alongside….well, the Hudson River. The ecological parade, which marches down Gansevort Street near the downtown section of the Hudson River Park, features puppets, costumes, music, dance, songs and poetry. The event is designed to encourage the community to learn about ways to clean up and restore the […]

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Artists Set Up Shop at Grand Central Station

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by .

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If you’re looking for unique gifts this Christmas, then the city’s holiday markets are definitely the places to go. From late November through December, artists set up booths throughout the city in Union Square, Columbus Circle and Bryant Park. But if you want to do your shopping and stay toasty warm at the same time, […]

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Bike Battles in Williamsburg

Posted on 13. Dec, 2009 by .

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Just when you thought the bike-lane battle in Williamsburg was over…. For those of you who are tragically un-hip and don’t live in my ‘hood, let me recap for you. The 15 blocks of bike lane on Bedford Avenue, between Flushing and Division avenues, was painted over in the beginning of December by the Department […]

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Social Networking as a Problem-Solving Strategy?

Posted on 13. Dec, 2009 by .

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Last week, a team of MIT students won an online challange proposed by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Here’s how it worked: DARPA offered a $40,000 prize to the first group to locate 10 giant red weather balloons anchored  in secret locations across the U.S. Competitors were asked to used social networking sites […]

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Longwood Church Feeds the South Bronx Hungry

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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Every Saturday morning, Reverend John Udo-Okon wakes up at 1 a.m. He parks his two vans on East 163rd Street, in the Longwood neighborhood of the South Bronx, around the corner from his church, the Word of Life Christian Fellowship International. The vans reserve street space for the church’s weekly food pantry. The pantry is […]

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New York City Honors America's Veterans

Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by .

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Thousands of New Yorkers lined Fifth Avenue on Wednesday morning to catch a glimpse of the city’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade. More than 26,000 former and current military men and women marched from 23rd to 56th streets  as part of the country’s largest Veterans Day celebration. [audio:http://digitalstoragespace.com/10/lavin/audio/VeteranClip4.mp3] Sounds from the start of Wednesday morning’s parade. […]

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Where's Captain Planet When You Need Him?

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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Uh-oh. Apparently, some Americans are backtracking on that whole save-the-earth thing. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, over the last year, the number of Americans who believe that global temperatures are rising has fallen off. In April of 2008, 44% of Americans said global warming […]

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Oh, Arnold.

Posted on 28. Oct, 2009 by .

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As a champion of all things California (In n Out, sunshine, hippies, the word “hella”), I have to admit, we haven’t exactly had our best year. I mean. First, we passed that whole Prop 8 nonsense. Then, we somehow racked up 24 BILLION dollars of debt and we tried to close the gap by cutting […]

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Is It Spring Yet?

Posted on 25. Oct, 2009 by .

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A couple weeks ago, I was out with two of my friends, and we were watching the Yankees clinch a spot in the ALCS. My friend turned to me and said, “So. Who are you rooting for to win the World Series this year?” ….. I sort of just stared at him blankly. See, I’m […]

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