The Humor in Soda Ban Protest “Escapes” Bloomberg

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“The humor kind of escapes [him],” Mayor Bloomberg says of the “Million Big Gulp March” in protest of his proposed soda ban. This weekend New Yorkers for Beverage Choices took to the streets to urge Bloomberg to let them put what they want into their bodies. Bloomberg referenced obesity and obesity-related deaths in the City, [&hellip
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City Holds Contest, Wants to Cram More New Yorkers Into Tiny Spaces

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Remember Geico’s reality show spoof commercial “Tiny House”? It may be turning into even more of a reality for solitary New Yorkers who could find themselves living a little more like Alice in Wonderland after imbibing the growing potion. Or, the City could simply be updating itself to resemble living situations in comparable cities worldwide. [&hellip
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Coalition Against Soda Ban Trying To Amass Support

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons Brooklyn flooded with picketers voicing opposition against Bloomberg proposal More contention against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban bloomed again this weekend, as the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices hit the sands of Brooklyn this weekend in effort to voice their opinion. Members of the coalition, along with supports of the coalition’s efforts, canvassed along Coney [&hellip
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Protesters Show Up Outside Romney Hamptons Fundraiser, Condemn His “Koch Problem”

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Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared at three private fundraising events in the Hamptons this past weekend, raising a total of approximately $3 million, and causing quite a stir among protesters. Billionaire David Koch hosted one of these notable fundraisers at his shorefront home, reports ABC News. Oil tycoon Koch has come to be known as [&hellip
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CBGB Fest Temporarily Shut Down Following Concert Stabbings

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Two people were stabbed Friday at the CBGB Fest at Webster Hall, temporarily shutting down the event. According to a Bowery Boogie contributor attending the show, “all hell broke loose” when Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan stabbed the band’s bassist Mike “The Gook” in the chest in the VIP lounge. He allegedly stabbed someone else, as [&hellip
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Popup Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park Looking Hotter (or Cooler?) Than McCarren Park Pool

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A popup pool opened Friday in Brooklyn Bridge Park with an exclusive capacity of sixty swimmers. The pool, with its view of the Manhattan skyline, opened preceding the weekend heatwave which was expected to surpass the 100 degree mark, though it only hit a recorded high of 95. Brooklyn Bridge Park pool will be open [&hellip
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MTA Police Officer Stabbed by “Emotionally Disturbed” Man in Queens

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MTA police officer John Barnett was stabbed at 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning in Queens, before shooting and killing his assailant, reports Fox NY.  The incident took place at the Long Island Railroad station on Sutphin Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Barnett was stabbed in the left eye, out of nowhere, by 46-year-old “emotionally disturbed” Edgar [&hellip
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Column: Are City Council Hearings Better Than Broadway?

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There’s no “behind the scenes” of a City Council hearing, particularly one as contentious and impassioned as the recent hearing on NYU’s proposed expansion. Indeed the spectacle unfolded without pretense. (by Alissa Fleck) Last week at 8 a.m. on the morning of the hearing, plan opponents clutching massive, colorful banners flooded the City Hall steps [&hellip
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Best (& Worst) Twitter Reactions to Anderson Cooper’s Coming Out

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American journalist and TV personality Anderson Cooper came out as gay yesterday via friend and blogger Andrew Sullivan. Whether or not anyone was surprised by the announcement, reactions from the celebrity community have been overwhelmingly supportive. The best, worst, snarkiest and just plain weird are featured below: Best:  Joan Rivers: “[Anderson Cooper] came out! So, [&hellip
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