21-Year-Old’s Rape in Hudson River Park Sparks Protest, Demands and Self-Defense Classes

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Photo by Philocrites. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. by Nora Bosworth A 21-year-old woman was taking in the sunrise from Hudson River Park on Saturday, when a man dragged her into the bushes and brutally raped her.  Once her attacker fled the woman ran naked and shouting to nearby policemen; soon after the police apprehended John Stewart, 25, a homeless and convicted sex [&hellip
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Leaders Unveil NYCHA Safety Concerns, Recommendations

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Photo Courtesy of minusbaby By Naomi Cohen In light of a new report revealing safety concerns of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants in the Lower East Side, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh released recommendations for changes on Friday. “This is a cry for help,” said Stringer at the Seward Park [&hellip
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New York City High Schools Stock Up On Plan B For Students

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In an effort to combat teenage pregnancy, the New York City Department of Health has launched a new program that would provide emergency contraception for high school students. Under the citywide health  initiative CATCH — Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health — schools are supplied with Plan B, the so-called Morning After pill, to give to students who [&hellip
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Lawsuits Against NYPD Could “Bankrupt” the City

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The New York Police Department has received several lawsuits in the past year that could threaten the city. The city paid over $186.3 million in judgements related to lawsuits involving the NYPD just last year, Gothamist reports. Council member Peter Vallone fears that the number could reach $1 billion and “would bankrupt the city,” Vallone [&hellip
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U.S. Census Shows Gap Between Rich and Poor New Yorkers Has Grown

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Photo by dgphilli. Courtesy of Flikr Creative Commons. by Nora Bosworth In 2009 the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the country’s recession had formally ended; on Thursday a U.S. census showed that income inequality has risen throughout New York City, with Manhattan’s income gap mirroring that of sub-Saharan Africa. The New York Times reported that only a handful of developing countries—note, [&hellip
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Did You Know About the 800 Prisoners Held on the East River Barge?

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Photo by reivax. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. by Nora Bosworth Riker’s Island is well known to New Yorkers, both in lore and in the news. Yet its counterpart, a $161 million barge that houses an approximate 800 inmates, has gone largely unnoticed as it bobs on the East River. Apparently the jail at Riker’s addresses overcrowding in their main complex by holding [&hellip
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Two Taxi Plans Face Stoplights

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Photo Courtesy of Michelin Challence Bibendum By Naomi Cohen The Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow will replace all New York City yellow cabs, including hybrids, due to regulations signed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Thursday. Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2007 plan for the “largest, cleanest fleet of taxis anywhere on the planet” by mandating hybrid taxis, the Nissan NV200 Taxi [&hellip
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Fordham’s Continuing Ed at 60

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800px-Fordham_University_Admin_Building By Alex Mikoulianitch Fordham University may not offer quirky classes in its continuing education program, but what it does offer has been attracting students for over 60 years. “We’ve been doing continuing education since 1947, offering bachelor degrees to adults coming back to school in the evening,” said Isabella Frank, Fordham’s dean of continuing education [&hellip
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One on One at Fusion Academy

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fusionacademy_option2 copy   A new private school has opened on the Upper East Side, and it has the rare ability to assert that there is nothing else quite like it offered in Manhattan. The newest campus location of Fusion Academy, temporarily located at 49 E. 52nd Street, just started classes this week. What makes it different from [&hellip
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