City Council Discusses School Breakfast Proposal in Face of DOH Backlash

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The City Council’s Committee on Education held a hearing today to discuss two proposed resolutions related to the Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program. BIC provides breakfast to children in city schools through one of two models: the hallway grab-and-go option or physical, in-classroom implementation. (by Alissa Fleck) One proposed resolution calls on the City’s [&hellip
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NYC Ranks 22 in List of Fittest US Cities

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Bloomberg may think we need to cut our sugar consumption, but it turns out New Yorkers are only getting fitter. Last month the New York City metro area ranked 22nd in the American Fitness Index, a report released annually from the American College of Sport Medicine which looks at health and fitness in the fifty [&hellip
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More Anti-Semitic Vandalism Appears in Williamsburg

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We reported on cases of anti-Semitic vandalism throughout Brooklyn neighborhoods in recent weeks, now it appears even more cases are cropping up. Police believe it’s possible the owners of a dozen vehicles in Williamsburg, which had windows shattered by a pellet gun overnight, were targets of anti-Semitic vandals, reports What’s News, an Orthodox Jewish Community [&hellip
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Infamous D17 Occupy Protesters All Found Guilty of Trespassing on Church Property

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Remember that gang of protesters—led by Bishop George Packard—whose case just went to trial after six months of limbo? All eight were found guilty of trespassing, and one received a particularly harsh sentence, reported Gothamist.  (by Alissa Fleck) Occupier Mark Adams, charged additionally with criminal mischief and “attempted possession of burglar’s tools,” will spend forty-five [&hellip
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Cell Phone Storage Companies Profit While Students Hurt

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Is there a better target for robbery than a shady van filled with thousands of cellphones? That’s just one complication that arises when considering the city’s perplexing cell phone storage procedure for high school students. Cell phones are banned in city schools—probably with good reason—but students who attend schools with metal detectors, and want cellphones [&hellip
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The Gin Palace: Because Why Should Gin & Tonics Ever Stop Flowing?

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It’s an absolute dream-come-true for gin & tonic lovers: the niche-y Gin Palace, which just opened on Avenue A, is serving gin & tonics on tap.  The menu is reasonably affordable—the $7 on tap option lists gin, Bittermen’s Commonwealth and grapefruit bitters as its ingredients. Gin Palace’s menu also boasts a variety of fancier gin-inclusive [&hellip
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Comptroller Liu Calls for a Rent Freeze

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New York City Comptroller John Liu is calling for a rent freeze in the city. Liu, who is running for mayor, attributes his proposal to “economically challenging times” and delays in building affordable housing, Capital New York reports. In his June 15th letter to the Rent Guidelines Board, Liu cites the City’s 9.7 percent unemployment [&hellip
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NYC Food Carts: Behind the Scenes of New Regulations

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Despite the unappetizing nickname “street meat,” food carts are an extremely popular snack and meal option in the City. They range from basic coffee or pretzel carts to elaborate, gourmet food trucks with their own Yelp pages and faithful customers who have no qualms about waiting in line for—what could be—hours. Now the Department of [&hellip
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“Rock of Ages” Fails to Rock at All

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Clearly no one was in a rockin’ mood this weekend. “Rock of Ages,” the musical adaptation starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta-Jones, earned just $15 million over its opening weekend, the Huffington Post reports. It ranked behind “Prometheus” and even “Madagascar 3,” proving a star-studded cast can lose out to aliens and cuddly, [&hellip
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