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Aftermath Of Steam Pipe Explosion

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

The city is still reeling after yesterday’s steam-pipe explosion blew a 15-by-25-foot crater in a Midtown street, shooting near-boiling water and debris 120 feet into the air. With talk of al-Qaeda returning to its 2001 strength and an attack on the United States looming, many feared yesterday’s accident was a terrorist attack. But Mayor Bloomberg [&hellip
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‘See Something, Say Something’ And ‘Guns Equal Prison': Which Is Catchier?

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg and the Citizens Crime Commission unveiled a new ad campaign, which will read “Guns Equal Prison” in an effort to remind New Yorkers that illegal possession of a firearm guarantees three-and-a-half years in the big house. But somehow we don’t see many people thinking, “Oh man, really? Glad I saw that” and [&hellip
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Dirty Beach? Clean It Up

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So you know how we just finished telling you how wonderful New York City beaches are? Well, apparently they’re not. It seems not even throwing a drunken party on Rockaway Beach could save our sandy reputation. Last summer, independent watchdog group New Yorkers for Parks conducted a study of the city’s seven public beaches, and [&hellip
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The ‘Burg Hunts For Cool American Idol

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Music, Posts

The Fourth Annual Williamsburg Live Songwriter Competition begins at midnight tonight, allowing all you relatively undiscovered indie musicians to launch a career that will all-too-swiftly strip you of any cachet. Along with everyone else and their rockin’ grandmother, submit your creative genius to judgment by industry professionals and journalists. From over 1,000 entries, 150 contestants [&hellip
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Warhol Foundation Sued For Conspiracy To Control Art Market

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Yesterday, the owner of a 1964 Andy Warhol self-portrait filed suit against the late artist’s estate, charging that for the past 20 years it conspired to control the Warhol market by denying the authenticity of any independent collector’s piece in order to artificially increase the value of its own collection. In a $20 million lawsuit [&hellip
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You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Yours: Astroland & Thor Get It On

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Apparently, impending doom is good for business. According to the New York Post, Coney Island is having a grand ol’ summer, raking in the bucks thanks to New Yorkers’ advanced case of nostalgia. The paper recently surveyed 12 boardwalk businesses, 11 of which predict that this season’s profits may well exceed last season’s, with business [&hellip
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