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Dog Is To Cat As ____ Is To Kitten

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Education, Posts

SAT scores for New York City’s class of 2007 were the lowest they’ve been since 2003, the Department of Education announced this morning. The city’s public high school seniors scored an average of 903 out of a possible 1600 on the test—an eight-point drop from last year and the biggest decline in recent years. Students’ [&hellip
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More Bad News For 9/11 Rescue Workers

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts

World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers are suffering from asthma at a rate that’s 12 times higher than normal, according to a new Health Department survey released yesterday. 3.6 percent of the more than 25,000 workers enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry report the condition, supporting previous findings that 70 percent of [&hellip
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Saved By The Bell

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts

All NYU students received an email yesterday urging them to enter their cell phone numbers into the school’s electronic Student Information System. The database will allow university officials to communicate with students via cell phone text messages in the case of emergency: “The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority for [&hellip
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Pancake King May Be Coming To Midtown

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Posts

Yes, we know chains are evil. And no, we don’t want our beloved city over-run by big brands forcing long-time neighborhood favorites out of business. But sometimes even we need to make exceptions. Especially when pancakes are involved. The Post is reporting that IHOP—once known as the International House of Pancakes—is in talks to join [&hellip
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Thief Bags Seriously Pricey Purse

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Poor celebrities. They have it so rough these days. The Post reported today that earlier this month two burglars broke into a penthouse at the posh SoHo Grand Hotel and robbed starlet Kirsten Dunst of her iPod, two digital cameras, a cell phone, cash and—the true tragedy—her $13,000 Marc Jacobs purse. Dunst had just left [&hellip
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Meatball Defense Deemed Bologna

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

An NYPD counterterrorism detective has been fired for a failed drug test that he blamed on—get this—his wife’s meatballs. Anthony Chiofalo, a 22-year police veteran, was suspended without pay in 2005 after failing a random drug test. Chiofalo insisted throughout the investigation that he had never voluntarily used drugs and told supervisors that his wife [&hellip
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