Zuccotti Park Security Guard Plays Computer Games, Smashes Occupy Camera

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It’s just another day in the life of a Zuccotti Park security guard. The park, which remains under watch by security 24/7 since the dissolution of the Occupy encampment, is still witnessing acts of rebellion. A Brookfield Properties security guard was playing computer games in the park last night, until he realized he was being [&hellip
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Brooklyn Residents Take Gowanus Into Their Own Hands

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The gross canal is experiencing new attempts to finally get it clean While still far, and I mean far from any semblance of cleanliness, Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal is slowly cleaning up its act. Recently mentioned by the New York Times, roughly two dozen local residents beat the city to the punch and —in step with the [&hellip
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New England Review Reading, An Intimate Gathering in Chelsea

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The Potomac Theatre Project (PTP) presented an evening tribute to Middlebury College’s New England Review Monday night, featuring five writers who have graduated from Middlebury and/or been published in the Review. The reading was the Review’s first in the City. PTP is dedicated to extending arts beyond the Middlebury campus and into major cities. (by [&hellip
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East River Ferries Hit 1 Million Riders, Revealing Locals Like to Frequent the Ferry Too

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More than 1 million people have ridden East River ferries since the service began just over a year ago, Mayor Bloomberg announced today. Bloomberg said this number far exceeds ridership projections, according to the Huffington Post. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rode the ferry from North Williamsburg to Lower Manhattan to celebrate the [&hellip
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‘Breaking Bad’ Season Five Premiere Breaks Records

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AMC continues to gain viewership and momentum Just a month after the conclusion of Mad Men’s most-watched season to date, AMC released that yesterday’s season 5 premiere of Breaking Bad, a show about a drug chef and his drug-dealing business, was the most-watched episode in the show’s history, marking “unprecedented growth” in viewership. According to the release, the [&hellip
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City Shooting Spikes and Heat Waves: Is There a Connection?

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Two are dead and six were wounded in shootings in the Bronx and Queens this past Sunday. These primarily drug-related shootings follow a long streak of summer violence, including a 3-year-old being struck with a stray bullet. The weekend following the Fourth of July saw seven deaths and 21 injuries from shootings and stabbing violence, [&hellip
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Update: Landmarks Commission Says Former Beastie Boy’s Home Not a Landmark

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Photo by James Kelleher. NY Press recently reported Developer Stephan Boivin filed for demolition permits for the home at 186 Spring Street, which formerly belonged to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) has been fighting to have the property preserved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). The LPC recently declared the site not [&hellip
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South Street Seaport Fire Caused by Electrical Wiring Mishap

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A fire that broke out at the South Street Seaport on Saturday was caused by faulty electrical wiring, reports the Huffington Post.  The fire started under Pier 17 and grew to engulf about 100 square feet, but was tamed in under two hours. Pictures of the blaze show onlookers photographing and gawking at immense clouds [&hellip
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Bloomberg Downsizing on Automobile Speeds: 13 Nabes Approved For Traffic Calming So Far

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More than 100 neighborhoods around New York City have applied for “traffic calming measures,” according to a statement issued by Transportation Alternatives, after Mayor Bloomberg unveiled his new “slow zone” program. The Department of Transportation has so far granted 13 safe zones, which reduce the speed limit in designated neighborhood areas from 30 mph to [&hellip
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