Four of the Most Dangerous New York City Projects

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by Alissa Fleck Violence is on the rise in the City this summer and cops blame everything from heat waves to the recession to tensions caused by—the ultimate hot-button issue—stop-and-frisk (or would that be the impending soda ban?). Unfortunately, either way, the City’s housing projects seem to suffer most in times like these. While it’s [&hellip
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AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo…What Your Email Address Says About You

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A person’s surface identity may now be inextricably bound up with Twitter feeds and other heavily tailored, virtual life-mélanges (Facebook Timeline, LinkedIn, etc.), but everybody still uses email, and in a few words email says a lot. My parents, entirely respectable people, still pay for AOL service. While I want to trust the decisions of [&hellip
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74-year-old “Femme Fatale” Kicked out of Apartment, Couch-Surfing in Style

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by Alissa Fleck Seventy-four-year-old Pearl Grossberg was recently evicted from her W. 12th St. rent-stabilized apartment, and has been couch-surfing ever since, reports Gothamist. Six years ago Grossberg got caught retiling her apartment—a violation of her rent stabilization contract—which resulted in a series of legal actions by her landlord that eventually got her thrown out. [&hellip
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CitiBike Implementation Potentially Delayed Over Software Glitches

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CitiBike has already faced heated controversy over placement of its docking stations, and the City bikeshare program hasn’t even launched yet. Delays in the implementation of CitiBike are resulting from faulty software, Mayor Bloomberg reported earlier this month. Now, Alta, the company in charge of the system, is reportedly asking CitiBank for $3.5 million ahead [&hellip
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Series of Storms Hitting New York Region Leaves Power Outages, Uninhabitable Homes

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The series of storms hitting the New York region this past weekend left destruction in its wake, causing at least one fatality and wreaking havoc on trees and residents’ power. Approximately 20,000 people lost power in the northern part of the state, reported WABC, while New York City and Long Island reported fewer outages, most [&hellip
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Full City Council Approves NYU Expansion, Promise Fight’s Just Begun

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Full City Council voted today, 44-1, to approve NYU’s modified expansion plan, despite continued community resistance. Speaker Christine Quinn called the modified plan significantly smaller than the original proposal and was satisfied with the outcome, reported WNYC. (by Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio) The decrease in size from approximately 2 million square feet down to [&hellip
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Annual NYC Poetry Festival: A Laid-Back Weekend Literary Retreat

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Where could you go to find parasols, corsets, a homemade merry-go-round plus bubble machine and a kimchi taco truck this weekend? That would be the second annual NYC Poetry Festival, just a quaint ferry ride away, on Governor’s Island. The festival featured several outdoor, makeshift stages scattered throughout a fenced-off, grassy area, where poets and [&hellip
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Outcry Over Placement of Citibike Stations: Concerns Go Far Beyond Aesthetic

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) and CitiBank have plans to install a CitiBike rental station in a SoHo memorial park, a park which commemorates four individuals who died in a fire, sacrificing their lives to save others’. This decision has been to the dismay—and outright anger—of many community members, and it’s not the first incident [&hellip
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