2012 Vendy Awards Hits Governor’s Island with Proud Chefs and Drooling Mouths

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Previous Vendy Award offerings. Photo by wallyg, courtesy of Flickr Commons by Nora Bosworth About 1,500 food lovers swarmed Governor’s Island on Saturday to sample two dozen food trucks for the 8th Annual Vendy Awards.  The grand prize went to the Piaztlan Authentic Mexican food truck based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, which served their beef, pork and goat tacos to excited attendees. “This is my American [&hellip
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Racism & Hate Speech on the Unofficial NYPD Message Board Following West Indian Day Parade

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(by Alissa Fleck) Various unofficial online NYPD discussion forums—including Facebook and the message board Thee Rant—have been an outlet for intense racism by NYPD officers in recent years. Gothamist reports last year numerous officers faced disciplinary action for hateful comments posted on Facebook following the West Indian Day Parade. The recent dismissal of Fishel Litzman, [&hellip
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Chelsea Market Upzoning Passes City Planning Commission, Moves to City Council

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The City Planning Commission voted today to approve an amended proposition by Jamestown Properties to upzone Chelsea Market. This plan allows for new structures to be built atop the 9th and 10th Ave ends of the complex, a modification zoning regulations currently prohibit, according to a statement by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation [&hellip
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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Claims He Asked Vito Lopez to Resign

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is now claiming he asked Assemblyman Vito Lopez to step down following accusations against him of sexual harassment in the workplace. These claims follow evidence in recent weeks Silver agreed to pay $100,000 to settle workplace harassment claims made against Lopez. Silver also stripped Lopez of his Assembly chairmanship, reports Gothamist.  [&hellip
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New York City Puts the “Ant” in Mutant

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If you needed any more proof New York City breeds freaks and mutants, it’s here. Gothamist is reporting the City may have created its very own specie of ant. (by Alissa Fleck) A Columbia professor decided, earlier this year, to investigate the wildlife outside his 63rd and Broadway building rather than go on a tropical [&hellip
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Do This Now: Labor Day BBQ Edition

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Sure, you’ve got plans for Labor Day—on Monday afternoon you’re going to clamber out onto a friend’s rusty old fire escape or share the cement median strip your neighborhood calls a park with 37 strangers and say you’re having a barbecue. If you’re lucky, someone will bring a package of Hebrew Nationals; if not, it’s Oscar [&hellip
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New York-Based Artists and Researchers Urge Public to Condemn Hydrofracking

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Sean Lennon & Yoko Ono. Photo by Aaron Adler. By Alissa Fleck Artists Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Mark Ruffalo, alongside longtime experts in the field, held a press conference today in Manhattan to promote “Artists Against Fracking,” an activist project with the aim of raising awareness about the ill effects of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking). Hydrofracking is a process of extracting gas by blasting [&hellip
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