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Disney Moves In, Gets Comfortable

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

The City Parks Department is teaming with Walt Disney to launch a pilot program to equip playgrounds with sand, water and so-called loose parts in addition to the traditional swings and jungle gyms. Back in January, we posted on a new South Street Seaport playground, complete with “play workers” and movable parts, and in June [&hellip
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Subway: Dirty Deeds On The Rise

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Two-thirds of people responding to a recent online survey say they have been sexually harassed on the subway, but only 4 percent reported it to authorities. And this just after we learned that our transit system is so darn clean. Over the last month, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer conducted a study of subway sexual [&hellip
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Not Quite Newsworthy

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

•    Yes, cops found cocaine in Lindsay Lohan’s pants when she was arrested Tuesday in Santa Monica for driving under the influence and with a suspended license, but the “actress” claims it’s not hers. That’s right folks, it belongs to all the little critters that us bloggers love to say live down there. •    Apparently, [&hellip
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Taxis To Strike Over New GPS System

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Today, the Taxi Workers Alliance will announce that a September strike will no doubt occur if the Taxi and Limousine Commission does not cancel its plans to add new technology in the city’s 13,000 yellow cabs. The new touch-screen monitors provide passengers with on-demand information and allow them to pay by credit card, but also [&hellip
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Lawsuits, Lawsuits Everywhere

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

•    Nicole Paultre-Bell, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield will file lawsuits in Brooklyn federal court today against the Police Department and the individual officers who fired the 50 shots that killed Sean Bell and wounded his friends. The plaintiffs accuse the cops of negligence, recklessness and civil rights violations. •    The first of the lawsuits [&hellip
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No.1 Line Is Number One!

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Yesterday, the Straphangers Campaign released its annual report grading all 22 of the city’s subway lines and, for the first time ever, the No. 1 ranks highest. Judging based on frequency, reliability, cleanliness, adequacy of announcements, breakdowns and chance of getting a seat, the 10th State of the Subways report gave the No. 1 above [&hellip
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Rap Sensations Arrested Rather Un-sensationally Last Night

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Rappers Ja Rule, 31, and Lil Wayne, 25—or Jeff Atkins of Saddle Brook, N.J. and Dwayne Carter of Miami—were each arrested Sunday night in unrelated incidents, and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. At about 10:30 p.m., Atkins was arrested on West End Avenue when cops pulled his luxury sedan over for speeding. Less [&hellip
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Smoking Ban Reduces Smoke! Who Knew?

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

Here’s a shocker: the city’s smoking ban really does reduce New Yorkers’ exposure to secondhand smoke. And it’s not just here, it’s the whole darn state that’s boasting pinker lungs. A study released yesterday reveals that nonsmokers are being exposed to only about half the secondhand smoke they inhaled prior to the state’s anti-smoking regulations [&hellip
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