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Fordham’s Continuing Ed at 60

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800px-Fordham_University_Admin_Building By Alex Mikoulianitch Fordham University may not offer quirky classes in its continuing education program, but what it does offer has been attracting students for over 60 years. “We’ve been doing continuing education since 1947, offering bachelor degrees to adults coming back to school in the evening,” said Isabella Frank, Fordham’s dean of continuing education [&hellip
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Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street

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occupy Protesters return to the Financial District to celebrate movement’s one-year anniversary By Paul Bisceglio Double-decker bus tourists had plenty to see when they reached the Financial District on Monday: grungy drum lines parading down the streets, crowds dressed in mock business suits, anarchist vests and polar bear costumes, and donuts hooked to fishing poles dangling [&hellip
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City Cracks Down on Illegal Hotels

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ws_illegalhotels_John Friia By John Friia City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, along with other elected officials, introduced new legislation last week that would crack down on illegal hotels operating throughout the city by increasing fines. Owners of residential buildings have been converting their properties into illegal hotels, by renting rooms and apartments to tourists at lower prices than [&hellip
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DOT Launches New Campaign To Get Pedestrians And Drivers to “LOOK!”

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LaHood and Sadik-Khan point to the curbside warning. (Photo courtesy of Gothamist) The New York City Department of Transportation teamed up with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to announce the relaunch of the “LOOK” safety campaign. LaHood joined DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan this morning at the intersection of 42nd Street and 2nd to unveil the new advertisements and features of the campaign. The campaign, which originally launched in 2006, has [&hellip
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2012 Vendy Awards Hits Governor’s Island with Proud Chefs and Drooling Mouths

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Previous Vendy Award offerings. Photo by wallyg, courtesy of Flickr Commons by Nora Bosworth About 1,500 food lovers swarmed Governor’s Island on Saturday to sample two dozen food trucks for the 8th Annual Vendy Awards.  The grand prize went to the Piaztlan Authentic Mexican food truck based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, which served their beef, pork and goat tacos to excited attendees. “This is my American [&hellip
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Liveblogging the First Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

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Foto-3     11:54 a.m.: Protestors gather at bowling green in front of National Museum of American Indian and Battery Park to report back on events before heading to next location. Protestors are wearing birthday hats and holding balloons to celebrate first anniversary. 12:05 p.m.: Occupy protestors invade battery park and form groups in front of [&hellip
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11-Year-Old Catches Piranha in Staten Island Pond

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Photo by Gregory Moine By Naomi Cohen An 11-year-old girl’s fishing trip turned dangerous when she fished a red-belly piranha out of Brooks Pond in Staten Island last week. “It was a fat, sassy fish,” Kaitlyn Crabbe’s grandfather Robert Crabbe, 63, told the New York Times. After a struggle with what she thought was a turtle, Kaitlyn showed her [&hellip
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Long-Awaited Broadway/Bleecker Street Transfer Still Awaited

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Photo by Mark Lyon By Naomi Cohen The Broadway-Bleecker Street transfer is now taking longer to open than all of the first part of the IRT in the early 1900s. After rumors of openings in June, then July, then mid-August, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking an oath of silence in finalizing a date. The project, over budget at $135 million, will [&hellip
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