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New York’s Hospitals Make The Grade

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

Ten city hospitals ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2007 “America’s Best Hospitals,” published today. The magazine reviewed 5,642 hospitals and medical centers in total, grading 173 in 16 specialties that include cancer, geriatrics, ophthalmology and heart and heart surgery. New York-Presbyterian Hospital is the sixth most kick-ass hospital in the entire country. For [&hellip
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Cheeky Photos Barred From Grope Case

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

Multiple ass-portraits will not be used in the case against subway-pervert Darnell McGee thanks to cops who failed to obtain a search warrant for the guy’s camera phone. Nevertheless, McGee, 33, is charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse for allegedly grabbing a woman’s rear after photographing it at the Union Square subway station last [&hellip
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Animal Rights Activists Not Horsing Around

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

Yesterday, animal rights activists gathered outside City Hall Park to demand that horse-drawn carriages be banned from the city. While they may be better for the environment, they’re not so great for congestion. Pointing to a July 4th accident involving a carriage horse and a taxi off Central Park, PETA Director Debbie Leahy said, “There’s [&hellip
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Quarter Of A Million Buys Car A Home

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Eight bucks in congestion pricing isn’t the only obstacle the city’s car-owners face. While real estate market struggles around the country, Manhattan property prices continue to rise—including parking spaces. Manhattan real estate agent Tom Postilio says there is a waiting list of eight people who are more than happy to pay $225,000 for one of [&hellip
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Short But Sweet: Magnolia Briefly Closed

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Posts

Magnolia Bakery—the famed West Village cupcake corner known for its spot on “Sex and the City,” its heinously long lines and its obscene use of butter—was closed yesterday by the Health Department. Citing mouse droppings and fruit flies near the garbage, health officials are requiring new bakery-owner Steve Abrams to install a sink in the [&hellip
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Possible Pay Raise For Sergeants

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Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced that police sergeants would get a big, fat raise under a tentative contract agreement between the New York City Police Department and a police union, Sergeants’ Benevolent Association, which represents 10,000 active and retired police sergeants. The deal offers a 27.5 percent raise over the course [&hellip
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