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NEW DRILLING RULES ANNOUNCED

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New regulations announced April 23 were designed to end natural gas drilling near New York City’s drinking water source. But the rules have sparked a backlash among environmental advocates, who claim that the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) missed an opportunity to ban drilling near the city’s water supply altogether
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Dangerous Intersections for Seniors

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The Department of Transportation released a list of 50 intersections with the most accidents involving senior pedestrians. Five Upper West Side blocks were included on the list, with West 66th Street and Amsterdam Avenue taking the top spot in the neighborhood. That intersection saw seven accidents that resulted in injuries between 2004 and 2008. An [&hellip
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Parents, Schools Tackle West 90s Traffic Hazards

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West 96th Street, a major four-lane thoroughfare, has long been a problem for parents of young children, seniors or anyone else who can’t react quickly enough. Aggressive drivers barrel out of nearby exits from the West Side Highway, and cross-town traffic streams in and out of the Central Park traverse. Many complain that drivers regularly [&hellip
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Son Attacks Father, Doorman

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A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault for hitting his father and the building’s doorman. Police said that April 24 at 9 a.m., an intoxicated Hamed Siljkovic was arguing with his 61-year-old father in his West End Avenue apartment, on the corner of West 84th Street. Siljkovic then allegedly punched his father and [&hellip
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Lofts Ain’t What They Used to Be

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Time was a Manhattan jazz loft, a downbeat, drafty, dingy, semi-dangerous place, was where you might hear anything, meet anyone and afterward end up anywhere. That’s why you dropped by. Today the Manhattan jazz loft is different: renovated, formalized, upscale. But drift back to the Jazz Loft, a bohemian hangout in the flower district from [&hellip
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