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NYC Water Kicks Ass

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts

Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday that the city’s drinking water is so gosh-darn clean that the federal government is waiving a filtration requirement for water coming from the Catskills/Delaware watershed, which provides 90 percent of the city’s tap water. As part of the 10-year waiver deal that will save the city an estimated $8 billion, the [&hellip
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Shalom NYC!

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Education, Posts

The founder of a new public school that teaches Hebrew in Hollywood, Florida, is planning to bring his controversial idea to New York City. Former congressman Peter Deutsch (pictured) says that demand for space at the Ben Gamla Charter School, which opens at the end of August, has been much stronger than he expected, with [&hellip
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Domino Sugar Factory Inspires Artists

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

A group of Brooklyn artists is lobbying to create an art museum inspired by London’s Tate Modern at the Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg instead of the housing complex, waterfront esplanade and commercial space that developers currently have planned. The highly successful Tate Modern is housed in a former power plant by the London [&hellip
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NYCLU Questions Frisky Cops

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The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking the NYPD to release its stop-and-frisk records—data that the department has already refused to turn over to the City Council. Statistics released last year show that 508,540 people (an astounding half a million) were stopped in 2006 alone, five times [&hellip
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Accused Cop Killers Spared Death Penalty

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

The three men who have now been indicted on charges of killing police officer Russel Timoshenko and attempting to kill his partner, Herman Yan, will not be eligible for the death penalty, thanks to a decision announced yesterday by Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes. As we told you in the days following Timoshenko’s death, his [&hellip
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