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Not So Amazin’ Season Start

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Sports

Citifield Courtesty of Adam Mazza Yesterday was the Mets’ opening day at Citifield. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the wind is howling mournfully between the empty seats. It seems many fans have soured over what hasn’t been an amazing year for the Mets, forcing to the team to have what looks to be the first Opening [&hellip
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Chinatown Soon To Be Pond Free

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown

UPDATE: (4/4/12) On April 5, State Senator Daniel Squadron will join the NYC Department of Transportation at 10 AM to officially break ground and begin repair of road-curb ponding conditions in Chinatown. The repairs will include milling and resurfacing large stretches of Mulberry and Baxter Streets, and filling potholes throughout Chinatown in order to remove and prevent “ponding” which is [&hellip
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Weinstein’s to MPAA: Bully doc to be bullied no more

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News, Film, Miscellaneous

Bully_poster Documentary Bully is hitting theaters unrated after repeated attempts by the film’s distributor The Weinstein Company (TWC) to lower the film’s rating to PG-13, which was given an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) . Picked up by TWC at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, the film focuses on the effects [&hellip
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Subway Fares Likely to Rise in 2013

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Downtown Social, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Courtesy of Dan Levy When representatives for the MTA were summoned to a New York City Council Transportation Committee Hearing on Tuesday, Mar. 6, officials had hoped to learn how the transit authority plans to spend its money over the next two years. And while some may have held out hope for improvements to the City’s subways and buses, [&hellip
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Don't Bully Us Into Being Rated R

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Family, Lifestyle, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town Downtown

This isn’t 1950 anymore where you can tell your child to ‘buck up’ when it comes to bullies. The bullying epidemic has reached untold proportions with an estimated 13 million children tormented annually by their peers. Now, director Lee Hirsh’s new film Bully is trying to combat bullying among children, but feels that the Motion [&hellip
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Super Tuesday Hits with GOP Nomination Still Up For Grabs

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, NY Press Exclusive, Politics

This year, March 6 signals the coming of Super Tuesday in which the greatest number of states will hold their primaries and caucuses for the upcoming presidential election. Seven states will hold their primaries, and three will hold caucuses to determine the actions of delegates sent to the national convention. This will be a big [&hellip
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If You Fall Off The (Health) Inspector's Horse, Try, Try Again

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, NY Press Exclusive

restaurant2 A recent report by political newspaper City and State revealed startling insight into the Department of Health’s letter-grading system. While 77 percent of restaurants garnered the coveted A grade, some have done so only after appealing their initial ranking. Points are awarded for differing health violations. Two points are deducted for minor problems such  as improper [&hellip
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People Dig Deep Into Their Pockets for the Low Line

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

lowline Space inNew York Cityhas always been at a premium, making new parks and green spaces a rare site on our bustling streets. And, since Mayor Bloomberg announced his ambitious PlaNYC in 2007 to make parks readily accessible to all residents, New Yorkers have had to get creative when it comes to getting some open space. [&hellip
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