Road Runners Battle Obesity, Build Esteem

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With the sun hoisted high over Icahn stadium May 15, nearly 2,000 kids from the five boroughs descended onto Randall’s Island for The New York Road Runners Youth Jamboree day. “It’s all about the kids,” said Mary Wittenberg, the club’s president and CEO—and she wasn’t kidding. Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the city. [&hellip
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Pig fit to be tied on West Side

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West Siders got a nose full last week when a restaurant decided to roast a pig in an alley behind their eatery in celebration of their year anniversary, according to this story by the West Side Independent. Apparently, Recipe, which serves rustic new American cuisine, cooked the swine to honor its staff and instead ended [&hellip
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Bike Lane Rebuffed, For Now

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Community Board 7’s West 87th Street office was packed with avid bicyclists, some clutching their helmets, some wearing them. Many donned neon pink and yellow stickers to show their support for protected bicycle lanes on Columbus Avenue
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Everything you always wanted to know about New York Indie Music

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Feel like you’ve fallen woefully out of the New York underground music loop? Was the last live concert you saw The Spin Doctors circa 1995? NYCMusicShow (on channel 25 for most cable providers) hopes to rectify that by focusing on the burgeoning music scene in all five boroughs. On its May 16th premiere the show [&hellip
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New Anti-Landmark Graffiti

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Anti-landmark graffiti is back on the church that is pitting neighborhood preservationists against the congregation’s leader. The message “Stop Gale Brewer’s Forced Landmarking” was painted on the sidewalk shed that hugs West Park Presbyterian Church, on West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
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